Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide cause evacuation of courthouse

The Johnson County Courthouse was evacuated Monday morning, March 9, when dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) were discovered inside the building moments after employees arrived for work. Employees arrived at their respective offices to discover something was not quite right. Court security deputy Al James began receiving reports …

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UPDATE – Buncombe man wanted by Williamson County sheriff

UPDATE: Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick would like to thank the public and the media for their help in locating a wanted person. Jamal Oxford was located at his residence last night by Deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.  Attention from the media and information from the public helped …

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ISP to merge FOID, concealed carry license application processes

Officials aim to modernize and expedite licensing process for efficiency SPRINGFIELD, ISP news release – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced Friday, March 6, 2015 the agency will begin accepting on-line FOID applications beginning March 16, 2015, to provide a more streamlined and modernized application process. The ISP will no …

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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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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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Congressmen to visit Dixon Springs Friday afternoon

U.S. Congressmen John Shimkus, Mike Bost and Rodney Davis are scheduled to be at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, at 1:30 p.m. to give an update on the U.S. Farm Bill and other legislative issues. Dixon Springs Agricultural Center is located at 354 State Highway 145 …

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Johnson County house fires keep area departments busy

No injuries, three dogs saved Johnson County fire departments responded to two house fires last week in as many days. With last week’s temperatures in the single-digits to low-teens, and extreme wind-chill factors, battling the fires were a challenge for local volunteer firefighters. “As long as we were working and …

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