• Rural Iuka man pleads guilty to sex assault

    by  • September 6, 2013

    A 40-year-old rural Iuka man scheduled for a jury trial in Marion County Court this week for criminal sexual assault has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony charge. Jason Vaughn pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He admitted to committing a sexual act with a person under the age of 18 in November...

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    Bridge collapses near Woodlawn; semi safely crosses

    by  • September 6, 2013

    A bridge has collapsed in Jefferson County. According to the Jefferson County dispatch, a bridge on Panzier Lane south of  Illinois Highway 15 collapsed near Woodlawn. The bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon as a semi was driving across. The truck made it to the other side. Semi driver James Garrison of Ashley was uninjured. Garrison...

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    Tips help Crimestoppers capture Fayette County fugitive

    by  • September 6, 2013

    A 29-year-old Fayette County fugitive wanted for reckless homicide has been found and taken into custody. Larry Ishum has been arrested on an outstanding Fayette County Warrant, charging him with reckless homicide with a motor vehicle and aggravated reckless driving resulting in bodily harm. The charges are in connection with a DUI related fatal...

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    New rehabilitation center opens at Marion VA

    by  • September 6, 2013

    A Veterans Administration Medical Center in southern Illinois, which serves portions of three states, has a new rehabilitation center. The 16,000-square-foot center will open later this month at the VA Medical Center in Marion. Officials on Wednesday christened the site, which was paid for by a $3.9 million contribution from Illinois AmVets. The site...

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    Road closures coming due to Mt. Vernon construction

    by  • September 6, 2013

    According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, work will result in the closure Monday of the Illinois 142 railroad crossing on the south side of Mt. Vernon. Work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday as Union Pacific crews will make repairs to the crossing and could last until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The...

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