• McLeansboro man gets 15 years for child molestation

    by  • October 9, 2014

    MCLEANSBORO — A McLeansboro man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a child. Hamilton County prosecutors says 21-year-old Stephen Bridwell pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation of a child. He was arrested in May after prosecutors say he sent inappropriate texts and had sexual...

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    Woman shot before house destroyed by fire

    by  • October 9, 2014

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — Officials in Williamson County have released the name of that woman that was found following a fire at her house in rural Williamson County last month, and say she may have been murdered before the house was set on fire. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti said during a press conference...

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    FTC orders AT&T to pay $105 mil for bogus charges

    by  • October 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges — a practice known as cramming. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that AT&T Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of AT&T, billed...

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    Police searching for wanted sex offender

    by  • October 8, 2014

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help tracking down a 39-year-old wanted sex offender. Dale Ray Bozarth is wanted on a Williamson County warrant for failure to report a change of address. Bozarth was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in 2001 and is listed as a...

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    Emails reveal politics part of Quinn NRI program

    by  • October 8, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, proof emerged that Gov. Pat Quinn’s 2010 Neighborhood Recovery Initiative factored into his election strategy that year in personal emails from the governor’s former top aide that were released Wednesday by a legislative panel investigating the program. The emails from ex-Quinn chief of staff Jack Lavin represented...

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    Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

    by  • October 8, 2014

    (AP) — A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers. The study leader says there is no reason that ordinary people could not be taught to give the...

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