• Centralia man shoots neighbors’ dog

    by  • January 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Marion County Humane Society President Laura Broviak, a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy responded last night to a call from the 3800 block of Bernard road of a Centralia man shooting his neighbor’s dog four times while he was riding his four wheeler. Broviak says the responding deputy sergeant told the dog’s owners...

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    Coroner confirms inmate suicide

    by  • January 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus, the 26-year-old inmate found dead Tuesday night at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro, was Christopher G. Nichol, from Marion County. Broaddus confirmed the cause of death was suicide. Department of Corrections records show Nichol was eight months into a six-year sentence out of Marion County for criminal...

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    Honest teen returns cash

    by  • January 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s some positive news about integrity and our young people. Alex Buchta, a 17-year-old senior at Salem High School went to the bank to cash her $73 paycheck from Mama Antonia’s. But after Alex left the bank she looked in her envelope and noticed there was a little more than the $73 she expected....

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    Suspected Mt. Vernon bank robber caught in Florida

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According the Mt. Vernon Police Department, Willie B. Franklin, 37, of Urbana, was arrested today in Florida. Franklin is suspected of robbing 5th/3rd Bank and GenFed Credit Union in Mt. Vernon and several other banks in Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana. He will be extradited to Illinois sometime in the future to face prosecution. Online...

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    Newly sworn lawmakers still face pension crisis

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The 97th Illinois general assembly ended its lame-duck session Tuesday night without lawmakers passing public-employee pension reform, after the House of Representatives adjourned. Governor Pat Quinn said  this morning that the lack of action on the pension crisis could result in the state’s credit rating being downgraded as early as today. Members of the...

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    Youth turkey hunt applications available

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Those interested in this spring’s youth turkey hunt can begin obtaining a license to participate. The Illinois Recreational Access Program is accepting applications for more than 100 private land hunting sites in 22 counties throughout Illinois. Eligible hunters must be under age 16 and have passed a hunter safety course.  They must obtain an...

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