• Mt. Vernon man dies in wreck on Hwy 148

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    According to Sheriff Roger Mulch at approximately 5:49 A.M. the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call reporting a vehicle on fire on IL Hwy 148 North of I-57, Upon arrival the vehicle was reported to have been overturned and fully engulfed in flames. Jefferson County Fire Protection District, Mt Vernon Fire Department,...

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    Two Americans killed in helicopter crash

    by  • April 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Two American service members are dead after the crash of a NATO helicopter in a field in eastern Afghanistan today. Officials say the cause of the crash is under investigation, but that initial indications are that there was no enemy activity in the area at the time. The international force didn’t identify the nationality...

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    Strong earthquake jolts southern Iranian town

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    Iran’s state TV is reporting that a 6.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted a town in the country’s south. The Tuesday report by the English-language channel Press TV says the earthquake struck Khormooj some 80 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, the home of Iran’s first nuclear power plant. There were no immediate reports of casualties or...

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    Voters head to the polls

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    It’s municipal Election Day, with the polls open from 6 this morning until 7 this evening. In addition to seats on councils and school boards up for grabs, many rural communities will have the opportunity to vote on electrical aggregation, which would bring in a third-party broker to purchase electricity at a discount for...

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