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Headlines for Friday, June 13, 2014

Another Southern Illinois teacher is in trouble for taking inappropriate pictures of underage girls. Carterville band director, 40-year-old Todd Norrington is accused of taking pictures up a 14-year-old girl’s shorts at a Goodwill store in Carbondale.  He faces a charge of unauthorized video recording.  Norrington’s case follows the arrest of Fairfield High School math teacher and cross-country coach Timothy Goings. Goings is charged with videotaping girls in a FCHS locker room and a bathroom at a Fairview Heights motel.

Fire destroyed the Shawn Reynolds mobile home on N.W. 6th Street in Fairfield Thursday afternoon.  No one was home when the fire broke out shortly before 12:30.  The home was considered a total loss.

Another telephone scam is going around the area. The latest scam involves a caller offering to clean up a resident’s home computer to make it run faster. The caller’s over-the-phone instructions are designed to steal sensitive financial information, including bank account usernames and passwords.  If you receive one of these calls – simply hang up.

63-year-old Roger Young of Eldorado has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his wife.  His wife, Linda Young died shortly after his arrest from an apparent drug overdose.

A $250 Crimestoppers reward is being offered by the White County Sheriff’s Department for the arrest of a man who stole a Carmi man’s wallet at the Carmi Wal-Mart this week.  The suspect is a white male who left the Wal-Mart store in a white pickup truck.  The victim, Charles Hale of Carmi inadvertently left his wallet at the self-checkout counter of the store.  When he returned to retrieve the wallet – it had been stolen.

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