• Baby recliners recalled

    by  • December 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Four national retailers have agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners. Product Safety Commission says the four retailers – Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys T Us/Babies R Us – agreed to...

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    Salem man charged with home invasion

    by  • December 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A Salem man has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies for an alleged Wednesday home invasion and battery in Iuka. Shane Michael Nibert allegedly forced his way into the rural Iuka home on Omega Road and twice struck an occupant in the face, ultimately leaving the scene driving a black Pontiac Sunfire. It...

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    Permanent disability for child victim

    by  • December 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Bail has been set at $100,000 for 34-year-old Kell woman accused of allegedly battering her less than 2-year-old baby. Summer R. Austin is facing a Class X felony for the alleged battery that likely has resulted in the permanent disability of her child. According to Marion County Sheriff Jerry DeVore, Austin and the child’s...

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    Illinois lawmakers face challenges

    by  • December 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    (AP) A study of integrity in government is coming out soon, and Illinois might score well. Illinois was no. 11 in the nation in the last BGA-Alper integrity index, compiled in 2008 by the Better Government Association and Alper Services, a business consultant. BGA President Andy Shaw says the index takes into account open...

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    Winter storm hits area

    by  • December 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An anticipated snow storm moved into the area overnight, dropping snow and bringing high winds, which left roadways quite treacherous. Law enforcement agencies throughout the listening were busy all morning responding to weather related accidents, and advised that unless you have to be out on the roads it was best to avoid travel. An...

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