• Second cousin apprehended in Harrisburg bank robbery

    by  • October 21, 2013

    Authorities now have both suspects in custody from last week’s bank robbery in Harrisburg. The second suspect, Casey Heflin, was apprehended last Friday in Missouri. Heflin’s cousin, 38-year-old Shawn Gregory, was charged with armed robbery in the hold up of the Old National Bank branch along Rollie Moore Drive last Thursday morning.  

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    Garrett to seek reelection to ROE superintendent office

    by  • October 21, 2013

    Keri Garrett, regional superintendent of schools, Clinton, Marion, and Washington counties, has announced she will seek re-election for Regional Superintendent of Schools at the November 2014 general election. Garrett has been an educator for 25 years, seventeen as a classroom teacher and the last eight years serving as the regional superintendent of schools for...

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    Woman’s body found off I-70

    by  • October 21, 2013

    Authorities say a body found near Interstate 70 in eastern Illinois is being investigated as a homicide. The Mattoon Journal-gazette and (Charleston) Times-Courier reports the body was found Friday afternoon in Casey by employees of the Illinois Department of Transportation. Casey police is say the body was found on a westbound entrance ramp to...

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    Lawmakers head back for veto session

    by  • October 21, 2013

    Illinois lawmakers are set to reconvene Tuesday to address pressing issues such as pension reform and same-sex marriage. But a looming deadline for opponents to challenge sitting lawmakers in 2014 is one reason those issues could be pushed off once again. The filing date for anyone considering challenging a legislator in the march primaries...

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    Body found in trunk of burned car

    by  • October 21, 2013

    Authorities in the St. Clair County village of Washington Park say they found the remains of a body in a car trunk after firefighters extinguished a fire in the vehicle. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the body was found Saturday night. Washington Park Assistant Police Chief James Mister says the body was so badly burned...

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    Student believed to be gunman in Nev. middle school shooting

    by  • October 21, 2013

    Siobhan McAndrew, Guy Clifton and John Bacon, USA TODAY USA TODAY - Two people are dead and two children critically wounded after gunfire erupted Monday at a Nevada middle school, Sparks police said. The Reno Gazette-Journal, citing Sparks City Manager Shawn Carey, said the shooter was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “We believe...

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