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Fire claims the life of a New Burnside man

A New Burnside man was killed early Monday morning, Dec. 21, when the mobile home he was living in caught fire. The New Burnside Fire Department was called to 113 W. 4th St. in New Burnside at 12:05 a.m. When they arrived the home was fully engulfed by fire. Larry …

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Ozark man charged with murdering his father

A shooting in Johnson County early Saturday afternoon, May 16, has left an Ozark man dead. And his son is being charged with his murder. Nicholas G. Schapmire, 67, of Ozark died Sunday, May 17, at an Evansville hospital, the day after being shot in the head with a revolver. …

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IDOT truck plowing snow shot on I-24

Four people in custody in connection with shooting MASSAC/JOHNSON COUNTY, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials are investigating an IDOT truck being shot, while plowing snow on I-24. The incident occurred on Monday, February 16, 2015, in Massac County. The investigation involved the Illinois State Police, Zone 7 Investigations, …

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Snow and ice covered roadways expected In Southern Illinois

Ullin, Illinois – With the prediction of winter weather later today into Monday evening, Illinois State Police (ISP) District 13 and 22 is warning motorists to take the necessary precautions before getting behind the wheel. Vehicle safety is equally important to driving safely while on the roadways. Extreme weather can …

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Cypress family looses home to fire

The home of Chad and Sandra Crippen, of rural Cypress, was completely destroyed by fire Friday night, Feb. 13. The house, located at 7405 Route 37 South, and all of the Crippen’s belongings were a total loss. The Buncombe Fire Department responded to the call at 6:52 last night. Fire chief …

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Patsy Ann Averitt – Obituary

Patsy Ann Averitt, age 64 years, a resident of rural Metropolis, Illinois and a former resident of Johnson County, passed away Thursday evening, February 12, 2015, at 9:15 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Patsy was born January 17, 1951 in McLeansboro, Illinois. She was the daughter of Royal Chally …

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County board postpones ATV usage discussion, approves 911 board

By Mike Kolb The meeting of the board of county commissioners began Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and rolled straight into the approval of last meetings minutes. The county board agreed that unfinished business was becoming an issue as some items were remaining there for months, so they made a point …

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Saline County man jailed after 100 m.p.h. chase, crashing stolen vehicle in Vienna

A police pursuit that began in Saline County Monday afternoon ended when the driver of a stolen car failed to negotiate a turn and crashed the vehicle in Vienna. Austin Carter, 21, of Saline County was arrested in Vienna on multiple traffic violations. A complete story on Monday’s pursuit can be …

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Injured Bald Eagle mends, released near Vienna

An injured Bald Eagle found October 16, 2014, on the Dallas and Charlene Harner Farm on Old Cypress Road near Vienna was released Saturday afternoon after two months of care and rehabilitation. When the Harner family found the eagle, unable to fly, they contacted a Federal game warden that put …

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