• Murphysboro alderman pleads not guilty to escape charge

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois alderman has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to escape while jailed in connection with an alleged sexual abuse and kidnapping.  The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports 46-year-old Ronald Nolan of Murphysboro entered the plea Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court. Prosecutors allege Noland attacked guards in October during a failed...

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    Nigerian man indicted for fraud in ESL area

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A Nigerian man is facing federal fraud charges after authorities say he posed as an Afghanistan-based U.S. soldier in order to dupe women into wiring him thousands of dollars. An East St. Louis federal grand jury indicted Adagun Moshood Olalekan on four wire-fraud counts. Investigators say he set up fake online profiles from September...

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    Kehrer pleads not guilty in stabbing death

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    A Jefferson County man is now set to go on trial in may on murder charges, after he pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of first degree murder. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, 47-year-old Sammy Kehrer been charged is three counts of first degree murder under different sections of the...

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    Bail set at $250k for man charged in stabbing

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    A 51-year-old Centralia man had to undergo surgery for internal bleeding, after an argument over a pair of shoes Tuesday night apparently led to his stabbing. According to police reports, 51-year-old Michael Mansker was stabbed in the stomach, and 27-year-old Robert Vorce, of  Iuka, has been charged with home invasion and aggravated battery in...

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