• Centralia man arrested for Waltonville home invasion

    by  • July 19, 2013

    A Centralia man is in the Jefferson County Jail after an incident in Waltonville Wednesday. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call from an apartment at the Jefferson County housing authority of off Circle Drive in Waltonville, that 21-year old Skyler J. Lamberson allegedly went into his ex-girlfriend, Crystal...

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    EPA warns of dangerous algal blooms

    by  • July 19, 2013

    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is warning against coming in contact with water populated by algal blooms. EPA director Lisa Bonnett says blue-green algal blooms are capable of producing toxins that can harm health. Algal blooms grow well in shallow water getting lots of sunshine. Their strong color can make the water pea-green, blue-green...

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    US Sen. Kirk’s bill targets wasteful programs

    by  • July 19, 2013

    (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has introduced legislation he says will help eliminate wasteful federal programs. The Illinois Republican, who describes himself as a social moderate and fiscal conservative, says the bill he filed this week would create an independent good government commission. The proposed legislation would limit the commission to no more...

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    Judge: Mom’s statements usable during murder trial

    by  • July 19, 2013

    (AP) — A southern Illinois judge says a woman’s statement to investigators examining the drowning death of her 8-year-old daughter can be used during her murder trial. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Tedeschi on Thursday denied a request by Mary Jophlin’s attorney to keep the statements out of the...

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