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Detainee Found Dead Sunday Morning

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 13:44:28 CST
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, State Police, and Montgomery County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a detainee found Sunday morning. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies found the body of 46 year old John Zupsich of Springfield unresponsive in the Montgomery County Jail.  Read more...

Missing Coffeen Man Found Dead

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:26:59 CST
(Coffeen)--On Wednesday afternoon, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office received a call about a man who was found dead. Sheriff's Deputies, the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, and State Police responded to the area, about two and a half miles southwest of Coffeen.  Read more...

Litchfield Woman Charged With Financial Exploitation

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:52:33 CST
(Litchfield)--A 53 year old Litchfield woman was arrested and faces charges of forgery, and financial exploitation of an elderly person. According to Litchfield Police, Theresa Thomas was taken into custody as a result of an investigation that began in January.  Read more...

Gillespie Man Charged in Infant Death

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:48:23 CST
A Gillespie man faces a manslaughter charge following the death of an infant. According to Illinois State Police, 27 year old Richard C. Morgan Jr. was charged on Monday with one count of Involuntary Manslaughter by the Macoupin County State‘s Attorney‘s Office.  Read more...

Authorities Respond To An Apparent Suicide in Taylor Springs

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:14:14 CST
(Taylor Springs)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and Hillsboro Police Department responded to an apparent suicide Monday morning in Taylor Springs. According to the Sheriff's Office, 911 received a report that someone had shot himself.  Read more...

Carlinville Man Injured in Accident

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:57:13 CST
A Carlinville man was injured in a single vehicle accident Monday morning south of Shipman.  Read more...

One Person Seriously Injured In An Accident Near Farmersville

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:53:43 CST
(Farmersville)--One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon near Farmersville. According to State Police, a vehicle driven by 64 year old Larry Conaughty of Farmersville waws westbound on the Farmersville Road when he lost control while attempting to make a turn onto Ball Road.  Read more...

Panhandle To Enter Into A Feasibility Study With Morrisonville and Nokomis

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:12:45 CST
(Raymond)--During the Panhandle Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board approved to enter into a feasibility study with the Morrisonville, and Nokomis School Districts. The measure passed four to three. Board members Rick Bormida, Kathy Johnson, and Terri Payne voting no.  Read more...

Troopers Found Three Hundred Thousand Dollars In A Car Near Highland

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:25:29 CST
(Highland)--State Police say they have seized three hundred thousand dollars found in a car they stopped on Interstate 70 near Highland. Troopers announced Wednesday that the money was found four days earlier in a westbound Dodge Durango stopped for improper lane usage.  Read more...

California Man Arrested On Drug Charges Following A Traffic Stop

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:33:30 CST
(Highland)--A California man is jailed in Madison County after being accused of possessing more that seventy pounds of marijuana found in a car he was driving. State Police arrested 27 year old Thomas Debakker, Jr. after he was pulled over Thursday for illegally speeding on Interstate 70.  Read more...

New Voter Cards for Macoupin County Arriving

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:50:01 CST
Pete Duncan, Macoupin County Clerk, has announced that new voter cards should be arriving now for every registered voter in the county. This move will accomplish two requirements of the Elections Office.  Read more...

Mt Olive Man Found Dead At Frank Holten State Park

Sat, 05 Nov 2011 07:37:00 CDT
(Collinsville)--A Mt. Olive man was found dead Friday morning at Frank Holten State Park in Centerville. According to State Police, 37 year old Thomas Knowles was found pinned under his vehicle. Emergency responders pronounced Knowles dead at the scene.  Read more...

Hillsboro Man Arrested Following Investigation

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:34:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A 35 year old Hillsboro man was arrested last Saturday, following a month long investigation. According to Hillsboro Police, James Rhodes was taken into custody at his appartment on Berry Street. During the investigation, officers uncovered that Rhodes was selling drugs from his appartment.  Read more...

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