• Smoking near oxygen results in Kell fire

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says a bedridden man was extremely fortunate not to be burned when a flash fire occurred from oxygen he was using while smoking in bed.   The incident occurred at a  home on Morton Lane in Kell Friday night.  McDaneld reports the man’s caretaker was able to get the...

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    Hundreds of Ill. bridges outdated, insufficient

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration. Those bridges range from spans over the Mississippi to overpasses around Chicago An Associated Press review of national bridge records found that some 7,795 bridges nationwide are classed as both “fracture critical”...

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    Ind. grandfather charged in 1973 death of Ill. baby

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An Indiana grandfather charged in an Illinois baby’s death more than four decades ago is expected in court. An extradition hearing is expected Monday in Porter County, Ind., where Gary Warwick was arrested last Thursday Prosecutors in southwestern Illinois’ St. Clair County last week charged 62-year-old Warwick in the 1972 death of 1-year-old Joseph...

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    State to honor late-Beatle George Harrison

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ governor doesn’t want a southern Illinois city’s observance of its connection to late-Beatle George Harrison to be just a local thing. Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed Saturday to be “George Harrison Day” statewide. That coincides with Benton’s plans to unveil a historical marker to commemorate Harrison’s 1963 visit to the 7,000-resident city. Harrison’s...

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