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Headlines for Friday, March 29, 2013

Trost, Brandon K paint Brown, Cody D paintEdwards County authorities report the arrest of two suspects accused of burglarizing vehicles at JDL Industries in Albion.  Cody Brown and Brandon Trost, both of Albion have been lodged in the White County Jail at Carmi on burglary and theft charges. Their bond has been set at $5,000 cash. Pictured – Brandon Trost (left) and Cody Brown (right).  Edwards County State’s Attorney Michael Valentine says formal charges will be filed on Monday.


After 47 years in broadcasting, Wayne County Broadcasting General Manager Dave Land has officially retired.   Land’s last day on the job was today. Land says he has no immediate plans after retirement except to “take it easy”. Land entered the field of broadcasting in 1966 at the age of 15 as the station’s janitor.  His father and founder of WFIW, the late Tom Land gave him his first job in broadcasting.

Additional charges have been filed against an Eldorado man accused of sexually abusing juveniles.  After additional victims came forward, more charges have been filed against 69-year-old James G. Roberts of Eldorado.  Roberts faces multiple class-X charges of predatory criminal sexual assault and felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Roberts remains in the Saline County jail pending an April 15 first appearance.

Judge Thomas J. Foster has denied a defense motion to allow contact jail visits for double murder suspect Danny K. Coston of rural Carmi. Judge Foster said he would not change county jail rules to accommodate Coston.  Coston faces multiple first-degree murder charges for the August, 2012 slayings of Jessi Evans, 17 of Norris City and Jacob Wheeler, 22 of Centerville.

Longtime Registered Nurse Pat Rigg of rural Albion is retiring today after more than 35 years on the job.  The last 7 ½ years, Rigg has worked at Rest Haven Manor Nursing Home in Albion.  She is the wife of Dave Rigg.

044Thursday’s guest at the Fairfield Rotary Club was local pharmacist Ed Potts talking about compounding drugs.  Ed said he became involved in compounding drugs after attending a training session in Minnesota in 2006. Potts says that people who have problems swallowing pills can benefit from drugs being compounded into a cream or ointment which can be absorbed through the skin.  Rotarian Steve Dawkins arranged for the program. Pictured left are Pharmacist Ed Potts of the Medicine Shoppe in Fairfield (left) and Fairfield Rotary Club President, Dr. Tim Taylor.


The annual Fairfield Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt has been set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Leo French Park in Fairfield.  McDonalds and Skateland Rollersport have donated coupons that can be found inside many of the eggs.


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