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Kevil Bank Robbery Suspect Shot in Cairo
Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:28 PM
A Paducah man wanted in connection to a Ballard County bank robbery has been found and is in custody after he was involved in a shooting. Just after noon on Saturday, Cairo Police and the Illinois State Police responded to a reported shooting Cairo. When they arrived, officers found 25-year-old Haywood Jones, who had received multiple gunshot wounds, and was taken by ambulance to a southeast ...
Former Employees Charged With Thefts from County
Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:41 PM
Three former employees of southern Illinois' Williamson County have been charged in connection with the disappearance of thousands of dollars from the circuit clerk's office, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said. Cheryl Cundiff, 58, Marsha Dickinson, 49, and Kelly Trammel, 43, are charged with felony theft and official misconduct, WSIU Radio reported. Authorities allege the ...
Illinois Farm Accidents Up From Last Year
Friday, September 19, 2014 11:25 PM
Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a year earlier, according to Bloomington-based Country Financial. There were only 12 farming-related deaths from July 2012 through June 2013. The highest farm death toll in recent years was in 2000, when 39 people died, Country Financial spokesman Chris ...
Quinn: No Pension 'Plan B' Before Court Ruling
Friday, September 19, 2014 7:15 PM
Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan. The Chicago Democrat, who ``fervently'' believes the plan is constitutional, said in an Associated Press interview that he'd like to get feedback from the courts before proceeding despite Illinois' urgent financial ...
Six SIU Students Arrested in Sex Assaults
Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
Six students at Southern Illinois University have been arrested in connection with two reported sexual assaults on the school's Carbondale campus last weekend. Four of the suspects - all 18 years old - were taken into custody last Saturday on suspicion of criminal sexual assault in the alleged attack on a fellow 18-year-old student, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. That person was treated ...
AFCO Industries, 19 Jobs Coming to Olmsted
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:43 PM
Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Louisiana-based AFCO Industries Inc., backed by a state investment, is opening an aluminum manufacturing facility in Olmsted that will create 19 jobs. “We are grateful for AFCO’s commitment to southern Illinois,” Governor Quinn said. "Manufacturers like AFCO are major contributors to Illinois' economy and support our local communities. ...
Arrest Likely After Fight, Shots Fired
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:47 PM
Shots were fired Tuesday night during an altercation in Metropolis. A witness told West Kentucky Star that gun shots were heard about 10:30 pm in the 400 block of 11th Street, and police and an ambulance were on the scene within a few minutes. Metropolis Police Chief Harry Masse said an altercation took place near Vienna Street and 11th Street, and shots were fired. He said nobody was ...
Southern Illinois Airport Receives $3.2M Grant
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:00 AM
A Southern Illinois airport is receiving $3.2 million in federal funds for construction of a new terminal. The grant for Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion was announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, both Democrats. The money is from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. The airport offers eight ...
Man Gets Six Years for Ramming Police Cars
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30 AM
A man who authorities said rammed two patrol cars during a chase in southern Illinois has been ordered to spend six years in prison. Victor Shea, 28, of Herrin was sentenced Monday in Williamson County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal damage to government property, WSIL-TV reported. Police have said that while leading Herrin and Energy police on a chase ...
Tamms Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession by Felon
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:10 PM
An Alexander County man has pled guilty to a gun crime in federal court. United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced that 23-year-old Keithy D. Carter, AKA “Darnell K. Carter,” of Tamms, pled guilty Friday to possession of a firearm by a felon, after a one-count indictment on the same charge. The U.S. Attorney's office ...
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