• Death of 84-year-old Bonnie woman being investigated

    by  • October 4, 2013

    Local investigators have a suspect in custody in connection to the death of an 84-year-old Bonnie woman. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the body of Rita Newell was found inside her home Friday on West Helkin Drive in Bonnie. Deputies had been dispatched to the home to check on the well-being of an...

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    Internal investigations at sheriff’s department result in resignation, retirement

    by  • October 4, 2013

    We have disturbing news coming from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department of two internal investigations that resulted in one sudden resignation and one sudden retirement. The recent and sudden retirement of one of the department’s sergeant deputies came just days after an internal investigation into the deputy was launched regarding reported sexual harassment. Internal...

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    IDOC searching for inmate released before parole date

    by  • October 4, 2013

    An inmate apprehension team was dispatched Friday, to take back into custody an inmate accidentally released earlier in the day from Vienna Corrections. According to Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer, 38-year-old Michael Sanders was released Friday, when prison officials miscalculated his parole date and placed him on a passenger bus bound for...

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    Walnut Hill man killed in Friday morning accident

    by  • October 4, 2013

    One man was killed and another seriously injured Friday morning, when just before 1 a.m. they were involved in a one-car accident on Illinois Route 15 near Howard School Road near Ashley. According to Illinois State Police, 28-year-old Travis Braddy, of Walnut Hill was killed in the accident, when as he was driving his...

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    Mt. Vernon woman charged in stabbing

    by  • October 4, 2013

    A 36-year-old Mount Vernon woman is free on bond, after being arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing someone very late Wednesday night or very early Thursday morning. According to the Mount Vernon Police Department, they were called to a residence on the 300 block of Jordan after LaTanya Elion allegedly stabbed Brian Griffith in the...

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