• Man gets prison time for snatching postal package

    by  • August 16, 2013

    A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for bolting from a post office with a package containing an illicit drug without paying for it. Twenty-six-year-old Greg Carroll of Brownstown in Fayette County also was ordered Thursday by a federal judge in East St. Louis to serve three years...

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    Investigation continues into Ill. pipeline fire

    by  • August 16, 2013

    ERIE — (AP) — Investigators say they still don’t know what caused a massive pipeline fire this week in western Illinois. Monday’s rupture and fire in Erie created a 15-foot-deep crater in a cornfield and sent rolling flames hundreds of feet into the air. The fire could be seen for miles. The investigation is...

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    Man arrested after leaving IDOC ID at crime scene

    by  • August 16, 2013

    DECATUR — (AP) — Police didn’t have to work too hard to track down a man they say robbed a central Illinois home after he left his department of corrections id card on the ground. The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports 25-year-old Drake A. Ellis was arrested this week. He’s being held in the...

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    Possible contamination leads to pet food recall

    by  • August 15, 2013

    CINCINNATI–The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association...

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    New law strengthens 9-1-1 servcice

    by  • August 15, 2013

    Calling 9-1-1 may not always be effective when you’ve traveled outside your area code. That’s because many times the call will automatically be routed to an operator in your home town. But a new law requires the state to develop a 9-1-1 transfer system. It’ll allow emergency operators to direct calls to the closest...

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    Former congressman and wife prepare for prison

    by  • August 15, 2013

    With their sentences known, Jesse Jackson Jr. And his wife must now prepare for their stints behind bars. A U.S. judge in Washington on Wednesday handed the ex-Illinois congressman a 2 1/2-year prison term and his wife Sandra a yearlong sentence for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. In a concession to their two school-aged...

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