• Elderly Woodlawn man killed in farming accident

    by  • September 3, 2013

    According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, a 70-year-old rural Woodlawn man died Monday the result of a farming accident. Marks says Alan Dempsey was killed early Monday night while mowing hay in a neighbor’s field off of Illinois Route 15 just west of Woodlawn. Reports indicate Dempsey had stopped his tractor on...

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    Missing woman’s body found in Rend Lake

    by  • September 3, 2013

    Authorities resumed searching an area of Rend Lake today, ultimately finding the body an 18-year-old woman reported to have gone under water in an area west of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. Emilie Jo Turrentine was reported missing around 11 o’clock Monday morning, after authorities received a call about a possible drowning. Her body was...

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    BCMW accepting winter heating help appointments

    by  • September 2, 2013

    BCMW community services has announced they will be making appointments for the low income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP beginning tomorrow. This will be for winter heating bills. There are certain requirements that households must meet to be eligible. To schedule an appointment or to find out the requirements, contact the office in your...

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    Day four updates on IDOC escapee

    by  • September 2, 2013

    We’re day four into the search for an escaped Illinois Department of Corrections inmate, and  Illinois corrections officials say additional officers are being brought in to search for a missing eastern Illinois inmate who walked away from a work crew. Jared Carter escaped Friday morning while he was cutting grass on the grounds of...

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