• Ex-spouses still hospitalized as more info comes out on Vernon incident

    by  • August 30, 2013

    Both parties remain hospitalized this morning, following a domestic incident Thursday between ex-spouses in Vernon that became violent. Marion County Sheriff Jerry DeVore says 30-year-old Heidi Thompson’s father took her to the Fayette County Hospital around 3:30 Thursday morning after her ex-husband allegedly struck her in the head with a baseball bat. She was...

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    Two Centralia men sentenced to IDOC

    by  • August 30, 2013

    A nine year prison sentence has been handed down to a 40-year-old Centralia man facing a meth charge. Howard Mays pleaded guilty to felony possession and manufacture of meth during a final pre-trial hearing yesterday. Mays was arrested January 24th during a traffic stop in Central City for a headlight being out. Mays was...

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    Three killed in semi/motorcycle accident

    by  • August 30, 2013

    Three people have died following a crash Thursday between a semi and a motorcycle in White County. The wreck occurred a little after 3 Thursday afternoon along Epworth Road near Carmi. Robert Leffingwell, 69, of Carmi was driving the semi and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man and woman riding the motorcycle,...

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    Law enforcement search for Marion bank robber

    by  • August 30, 2013

    Authorities in Williamson County are searching for a man who robbed a Marion bank Thursday morning. The holdup happened just after 11:30 Thursday morning at the MidCountry Bank location along Boulevard Street. Reports indicate an African American man believed to be in his 30’s and 5 feet 10 inches tall, entered the bank wearing...

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    Traffic tips for Labor Day travelers

    by  • August 30, 2013

    With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT is also providing advance notice of lane closures that will be in place for the holiday...

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    Ill. couple married for 71 years die hours apart

    by  • August 30, 2013

    A man and wife who were married for more than seven decades died hours apart this week at a hospice in northern Illinois. Family members say Robert and Nora Viands were always together during their 71 years of marriage. Their son calls their deaths — 16 hours apart at a Rockford retirement center— a...

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