• Murray Parents fighting back

    by  • January 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Members of the Murray Parents Association are putting up a fight when it comes to communications or a lack of communications with Department of Human Services administrators heading up the efforts to close the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia. MPA president Rita Winkeler and parent Dr. Karen Kelly are blasting a recent email...

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    Mt. Vernon suffers another bank robbery

    by  • January 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Another bank in Jefferson County is dealing with a robbery. Around 11 Saturday morning, the Fifth Third Bank Branch in the 2700 of Broadway in Mount Vernon was held up by someone authorities are describing as an African American man, surveillance photos of the suspect can be found on our Facebook pages and our...

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    Police blotter Jan.5, 2013

    by  • January 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested 31-year-old Matthew Brian Hawk, of Salem, late Friday night, after a traffic stop revealed he was allegedly driving while his license was suspended in Tennessee. He was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he posted bond and was released. Another traffic stop yesterday resulted in the arrest of...

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    Pinckneyville on lockdown after inmate assaults staff

    by  • January 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Southern, a Pinckneyville Correctional Center inmate struck a center security staff member in the face Thursday during a routine line movement, which prompted prison officials to order and place the unit on lockdown. The incident took place during routine line movement Thursday morning, when the prisoner stepped out of line and...

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    Senate approves bill to strip AFSCME memberships

    by  • January 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After two attempts the Illinois Senate narrowly approved on Thursday legislation that would strip AFSCME membership from thousands of Illinois state employees. In a 31-20 margin, senators approved a bill that broadens the definition of “manager” of workers under the jurisdiction of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, comptroller or treasurer....

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