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Second Illinois Prison May Have Chicken Pox
Sunday, December 21, 2014 4:18 AM
A prison in southern Illinois is on partial lockdown while awaiting test results for two inmates who may have chickenpox. Authorities say it's the second state prison this week where inmates are in isolation as a precaution to prevent chickenpox from spreading. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said Saturday the Pinckneyville Correctional Center lockdown affects one ...
Chickenpox Forces Southern IL Prison Lockdown
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:23 AM
A southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer told the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers Thursday that three cases of chickenpox at the Menard Correctional Center have been resolved. He says two other prisoners at the lockup near ...
Tamms Man Sentenced on Federal Gun Charge
Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:33 PM
A Tamms man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison on a federal gun charge. On Tuesday, 21-year-old Keithy D. Carter, a/k/a Darnell K. Carter, of Tamms, IL was sentenced for a federal firearm violation, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton announced today. Wigginton said Carter, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count ...
Services Set for Marion House Fire Victim
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:15 AM
Services are scheduled for a 4-year-old girl killed during a house fire in the southern Illinois city of Marion. Lux Brymer died early Saturday at a Marion hospital shortly after the blaze. The cause of the fire wasn't clear as of Monday, though Marion fire officials don't believe the origin is suspicious. Services will be at noon Friday at the Murman and Wilson Funeral ...
Rolling Roadblock on I-24 Bridge Thursday
Monday, December 15, 2014 2:53 PM
Starting Wednesday morning, traffic on the I-24 bridge between Paducah and Metropolis will be one-lane for awhile. The Illinois Department of Transportation will restrict traffic starting about 7:00 am, and the work zone will include some brief traffic stoppages between 1:00 and 3:00 am Thursday morning. IDOT will be placing a crane in the median on the Illinois end of the bridge. ...
Gas Prices Plummet; Even Lower Prices Predicted
Monday, December 15, 2014 8:50 AM
Average gasoline prices in Kentucky have fallen 18 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.40 a gallon Monday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 12.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.53 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Paducah, prices are as low as $2.34 a gallon. In Mayfield prices are as low as $2.36 and $2.28 ...
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