• Alma mom pleads guilty to meth manufacture charge

    by  • October 8, 2014

    SALEM — A 50-year-old Alma woman was released from jail Wednesday, after she pleaded guilty in Marion County court to one of two felony meth charges against her. Beth Hall pleaded guilty to the September charge of Class 1 felony manufacture of less than 15 grams of methamphetamine, in exchange for the lesser Class...

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    Teen saves woman from oncoming train

    by  • October 7, 2014

    FRANKFORT (AP) — The life of an Illinois woman has been saved by a quick-thinking Frankfort Community High School student.  Colton Essary tells KFVS-TV that he and his friend were heading back to school during their lunch break when they saw a woman who had fallen on the train tracks. He says she was...

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    Coroner IDs teen killed in hit-and-run accident

    by  • October 7, 2014

    GRANITE CITY (AP) — A teen killed Monday night in a hit-and-run accident has been identified by the Madison County coroner. Coroner Stephen P. Nonn says 16-year-old Daniel D. Embrey was walking along the west side of Edwardsville Road at 14th Street in Granite City when he and one of the two friends he...

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    ISP investigating West City water department

    by  • October 7, 2014

    WEST CITY — Details are emerging about a search warrant executed on a southern Illinois village hall, as Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens confirmed Tuesday morning that his office and the Illinois State Police are investigating a local water department. Owens said that an audit for fiscal year 2013 turned up discrepancies that...

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    October is domestic violence awareness month

    by  • October 7, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — October is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in the state of Illinois. The month is designed to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence and available resources for those in need. Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler, says domestic violence knows no boundaries. It exists in all neighborhoods...

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    Rain delaying Illinois harvest

    by  • October 7, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s a familiar refrain: the rain is slowing down the harvest. The state recorded 2.22 inches last week. That’s 1.46 inches above normal. Unless farmers are in a hurry to get the corn out, says Doug Hartwig, many are leaving it in, so as to save money on drying. Hartwig, Heartland Region...

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