• FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters

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    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis. Authorities still...

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    Severe weather in area forecast

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      The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is reporting Kell Road Wednesday morning was flooded in areas and nearly impassable in others with logs large logs in the middle of the roadway. the Marion County Highway Department was notified. The problems on Kell Road could become wide spread, if the National Weather Service predictions for...

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    Cavaletto bill would help coon hunters

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      To hopefully avoid a repeat of problems experienced at last year’s World Coon Hunt in Salem, Rep. John Cavaletto, a Salem republican, has filed legislation calling on event organizers to inform landowners in advance of the event that hunters and their dogs will be in the area.   Last year a conflict arose...

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    Area libraries receive “Back to Books” grants

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    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded more than $1 million in “Back to Books” grants to 230 Illinois libraries to acquire fiction and/or non-fiction books, learning CDs and DVD and other educational materials. Libraries submitted applications specifying the types of books and other materials they would purchase if they received...

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    Man gets 30-years in sex crime case

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      A Wabash County man will be spending three decades behind bars for a sex crime.   Donald Campbell, 49, of Mount Carmel was sentenced to 30 years  in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sex acts while he  videotaped the incidents. Campbell is a former Mount Carmel firefighter.

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    New security concerns face race organizers

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    The Boston Marathon bombing is forcing people who organize races in Illinois to consider security in ways they’ve never had to before. Jan Seeley directs the Illinois marathon in Champaign-Urbana. The two-day event draws about 20,000 people and it’s coming up quick, on April 27. One of the first calls she received Monday was...

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