• Police plan strong weekend presence

    by  • May 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Expect to see a strong police presence this holiday weekend. Buckle up, take your time and don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking alcohol. That’s the advice – and the warning – from the Illinois State Police for this Memorial Day weekend. The state police say they’re going to be out on...

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    Virtual legal clinic to aid Cairo women’s shelter

    by  • May 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says she has expanded her virtual legal clinic program to provide assistance to domestic violence victims in southern Illinois’ Cairo Women’s Shelter. The program allows victims of domestic violence to get a free legal consultation with a lawyer via webcams and high-speed Internet. They can get advice on...

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    Woman who threw newborn away sentenced to prison

    by  • May 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A Southern Illinois woman who threw her baby away after giving birth at a party has been sentenced to three years in prison. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office announced Friday that 25-year-old Casey Parnell of Du Quoin had been sentenced. She pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter...

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