• Trial stalls for man accused of burning girlfriend

    by  • March 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The southern Illinois trial for a man accused of dousing his girlfriend with chemicals and setting her on fire has been delayed over a switch in defense attorneys. The Southern Illinoisan reports that a judge in Franklin County postponed Christopher Rollins’ trial after accepting a request by his attorney to withdraw from the case. The...

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    Dam West Campground opens Saturday

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    Just in time for warmer temperatures, Dam West Campground at Carlyle Lake, which was scheduled to open at noon Monday, will now be opening at noon, Saturday. McNair sites 1-32 and Area “C” will open on at noon Saturday on a first come first serve basis, but will be available for reservations as of...

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    Conservation program receives funding

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    Additional funding to a conservation program will help farmers, an environmental group says. A program geared to helping farmers with financial and technical needs will be funded for the rest of 2013, after being left out of a nine-month extension of the federal farm bill. Drew Thomason, outreach coordinator for the Illinois stewardship alliance,...

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    State trooper killed in fiery crash

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    An Illinois State Police trooper died late Thursday night after a fiery on southbound Interstate 294, just west of Chicago. State officials say 28-year-old Trooper James Sauter was on-duty in his squad car when a semi tractor truck struck his vehicle as it idled on the shoulder of the highway. Investigators say Sauter was...

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