• FDA issues warning about jerky pet treats

    by  • May 21, 2014

    The FDA is issuing a new health warning about jerky pet treats imported from China. The agency reports 1,800 new cases of pet illnesses since its last warning in October. The FDA says the majority of treats were from china with flavors that include chicken, duck and sweet potato. Since 2007, the agency has...

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    House approves cannabis for kids with epilepsy

    by  • May 21, 2014

    The Illinois House has approved legislation that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana. Lawmakers voted 98-18 Wednesday in favor of the measure. The bill would add epilepsy to the list of treatable diseases in Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program. It also would allow children with epilepsy to consume oil from the marijuana...

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    Burglary reported at Murphysboro bank

    by  • May 21, 2014

    For the third time this year, the Old National Bank in Murphysboro has been the target of criminals. This time an unknown suspect broke through a glass door on Walnut Street, around 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. That suspect stole property and ran away. The bank had already been robbed at gunpoint twice this year, once...

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    Jesse White blocking license for ex-trooper

    by  • May 21, 2014

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office says he has been personally blocking attempts by a former Illinois state trooper to get his driver’s license back. The former trooper, Matt Mitchell, lost his driving privileges over a 2007 crash in which he killed two sisters. Mitchell was driving more than 120 mph at the...

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    UPDATE: Missing and endangered Carlyle man is found

    by  • May 21, 2014

    UPDATE: MICHAEL RAINEY HAS BEEN LOCATED. NO FURTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* The Carlyle Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing / endangered Carlyle man. Michael Kevin Rainey was reported missing by family members on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Rainey is believed to be driving a tan/beige...

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