• Contract talks resume at locked out Metropolis plant

    by  • October 2, 2014

    METROPOLIS — Contract talks meant to end a lockout of union-backed workers at a southern Illinois plant that helps make nuclear fuel are scheduled to resume. WSIL-TV reports that bargaining involving the Honeywell plant in the city of Metropolis in Massac County was scheduled to continue Thursday, weeks after talks were suspended. Some 130...

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    Carlyle man arrested for kidnapping at Centralia store

    by  • October 2, 2014

    CARLYLE — A 36-year-old Carlyle man is in the Clinton County jail this morning, with bail set at $100,000 after he was charged in court with multiple crimes, including felony kidnapping from the Centralia Walmart. According to Centralia detective Captain Richard Densmore, officers arrested Charles E. Anderson after an employee of the Walmart on...

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    Ballot ready, in-person absentee voting underway

    by  • October 2, 2014

    SALEM — In-person absentee voting for the Nov. 4 general election is underway in Marion County, and early voting will begin Oct. 20, says Marion County Clerk Steve Fox. Voter registration will close Oct. 7, but grace period registration that requires same day voting will start the next day on Oct. 8, and will...

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    Woman sentenced to prison for fatally striking motorcyclist

    by  • October 1, 2014

    MURPHYSBORO — A 38-year-old woman has been sentenced to seven years for hitting and killing a motorcyclist in 2011. Heather L. Richey, was convicted Tuesday of aggravated driving while under the influence. According to the Jackson County State’s Attorney, Michael C. Carr, Richey was driving northbound on Route 127 on May 6, 2011 near...

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    Mt. Vernon kicks off inner-city bow hunting season

    by  • October 1, 2014

    MT. VERNON — It isn’t uncommon to see deer just outside downtown Mt. Vernon, which is why city leaders would like to see more people participating in the inner-city bow hunting season, which kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Mt. Vernon’s inner-city bow hunt has been going on since 2011. Due to the abundance...

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