• Furloughed inmate carjacks women and kids in Mt. Vernon

    by  • March 27, 2013

    According to the Mt.Vernon Police Department, officers responded at approximately 2:30 Tuesday afternoon to the BP gas station at 44th and Broadway for a female reporting that she had just been car-jacked at gun point. The initial investigation determined there in fact were two car-jackings. The first victim was abducted in her vehicle at...

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    The Orphans win USA-Today’s Best Mascot Contest

    by  • March 27, 2013

    Dedicated orphan fans and contest voters, not just locally, but across the country have spent days huddled over computer keyboards voting for their favorite mascot, and that has paid off for the Orphans. They have won the USA Today’s Best Mascot in the Nation contest over the five other competitors along with . The...

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    Another Menard inmate murdered

    by  • March 27, 2013

    Another segregation inmate at Menard Correctional Center in Chester has died under suspicious circumstances, says Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel. Dudenbostel responded to the prison late last night and declared the 35-year-old inmate dead. He says an autopsy is scheduled for later today and that the death is under investigation. Ty Peterson, spokesman for...

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