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66-year-old Vic Hawkins of Grayville died Tuesday evening in a construction accident at the industrial park in Grayville.  Mr. Hawkins was working to repair a skid steer loader when it malfunctioned, pinning him between the boom and bucket. 

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Murphy, Jr.Murphy, Sr.Shelton, ElizA Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy on routine patrol smelled anhydrous ammonia coming from a rural Fairfield, Ill. home Tuesday morning, stopped to investigate and found a suspected meth lab.  The investigation led to the arrest of three suspects and

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56-year-old Chalen K. Carter of Fairfield has been jailed on a felony charge of intimidation.  The charge stems from his arrest Sunday for DUI.  During the DUI investigation, Wayne County Sheriff’s police report

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Edwards County officials continue to investigate an apparent suicide in West Salem.  The body of 38-year-old Charlie Stuessel was found around 7:30 Friday night in the garage of his home.  Invetigators said Stuessel and his estranged wife had

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Center Street won this year’s Wayne County Scholastic Bowl, held at Frontier Community College in Fairfield.  Center Street defeated Cisne 235 to 155 to win the event.  Cisne defeated Wayne City, lost to Center Street and defeated New

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sauterIllinois State Police have launched a statewide enforcement operation targeting commercial motor vehicles.  Operation Sauter is a special enforcement operation dedicated to fallen Trooper James Sauter who was killed in the line of duty March 28 of last year

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westallHelen Marie Westall has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after admitting she hired a Mount Carmel man to murder 78-year-old Robert Westall.  Tyler McQueen stabbed Mr. Westall to death at his United Methodist Village apartment in Lawrenceville.

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The Fairfield City Council is considering a measure that would require landlords to pay the utility bills of renters who skip town without settling up their account.  The proposal has been met with much resistance from owners of rental

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Shores Builders, Inc. of Centralia has been approved as the contractor to build a new fire station for the City of Albion. Shores’ bid was $892,000 – far above the architect’s estimate of $625,000.  The original low bidder for

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Illinois lawmakers are getting involved in an effort to find out why the deer harvest numbers were so low during the 2013-2014 season.  Rep. Jerry Costello says he will meet with officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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