• Four injured in I-57 accident

    by  • July 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Illinois State Police, four Cobden residents were sent to Salem Township Hospital Monday morning, for injuries they received in an accident on Interstate 57, a mile north of Salem. Police say, 33-year-old Eric Carter fell asleep while traveling southbound and ran off the left side of the highway. He woke up,...

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    Patoka plans to oil roads

    by  • July 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Village of Patoka will begin oiling roads within the village limits, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Residents are warned to not park on the streets Wednesday or Thursday night. A rain date for oiling has been set for July 25th. Also in Patoka, this year’s fall festival theme is “let’s all go to...

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    Salem woman given 3 years for meth conviction

    by  • July 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 49-year-old Salem woman was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County Court to 3 years in prison on a Class 2 conviction for possessing methamphetamine manufacturing material. Kathy A. Sparling was originally charged with a Class X felony for the manufacture of between 100-400 grams of meth, Class 2 disposal of meth manufacture waste and...

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    Man pleads to escape in federal court

    by  • July 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An inmate at the federal prison in Marion who car jacked twice in Mount Vernon earlier this year pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Benton to an indictment charging him with escaping from custody while on an unescorted transfer between that facility and one in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The indictment, returned by...

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