• BREAKING: Marion County public defender resigns

    by  • April 22, 2013

    According to Marion County Resident Circuit Judge Mark Stedelin, Marion County’s lead public defender Timothy Huyett resigned Monday, after nearly three years serving Marion County.  Huyett replaced Circuit Judge Ericka Sanders when she was appointed to the bench in 2009. Stedelin said he could not comment beyond saying Huyett resigned Monday. By Monday afternoon,...

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    Wamac woman suffers brain injury in suspected domestic battery

    by  • April 22, 2013

    A 31-year-old Wamac woman is in St. Louis University Hospital with serious brain injuries, after a reported domestic battery on Saturday. According to Wamac Police Sgt. Brooks Alcorn, Wamac PD received a call Saturday night from St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia, regarding an incident that  is believed to have  taken place earlier...

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    Shimkus visits WILY/WRXX

    by  • April 22, 2013

    Congressman John Shimkus visited civics students Monday morning at Centralia High School. He then stopped by here for a visit with Tootie Cooksey, who interviewed him live on WILY 98.7 FM and 1210 A.M.   Shimkus announced this weekend that April 25 will be Tax Freedom Day in Illinois. The Collinsville republican says on...

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    Homemade cannon rocks Bell Club Rd. area

    by  • April 22, 2013

    Residents in the area of Bell Club Road Saturday night reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department hearing a very loud boom that shook the windows of some homes. After investigating multiple complaints about the sound, deputies discovered a resident in the 1900 block of bell club road had fired a homemade cannon. No...

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    Salem man charged with sex abuse

    by  • April 22, 2013

    A 41-year-old Salem man has been formally charged in Marion County Court with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.   Bradley Gibson is accused of committing sex acts with a 13 to 17 year old boy. Both charges allege the abuse took place from May 12th of last year to March 13th this...

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