• Hamilton County deputy coroner found shot to death

    by  • August 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities are investigating the death of the chief deputy coroner of Hamilton county, who also serves as the assistant chief of the McLeansboro Fire Department. Robert Lee Bryson, 52, died shortly before noon Wednesday from an apparent gunshot wound. His body was discovered at the McLeansboro fire station. Hamilton County coroner Ron Ewald confirmed...

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    Area marks another apparent fatal overdose

    by  • August 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, his office responded Thursday morning to a home in the 1300 block of south Elm Street in Centralia , for a deceased male. Cannon says 44-year-old Ken G. Fischer, a resident of the 2000 block of State Route 161, had reportedly been ingesting an illicit substance. Deputy...

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    AFSCME advises members on potential HIPAA violations at Murray

    by  • July 31, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Murray Parents Association President Rita Winkeler, the administration at Murray is now allowing a private contractor to access all residents’ files at the center, despite legal documents restricting that access. Winkeler says many of the staff feel that doing so is a violation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and  Accountability Act,...

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    Quinn to take up medical marijuana bill

    by  • July 31, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is poised to sign legislation that would make Illinois the 20th state nationwide to legalize marijuana for medical use. The Chicago Democrat’s public schedule obtained by The Associated Press says he’s going to take up the issue Thursday at the University of Chicago. While Quinn has been reticent...

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