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Cash Seizure On Interstate 55

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:16:40 CDT
(Litchfield)--A traffic stop by Illinois State Police resulted in the cash seizure of over sixteen thousand dollars. According to District 18, a 2003 Volvo Station Wagon was stopped in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55, near mile marker 53.  Read more...

Macoupin County Deputy Injured

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:55:44 CDT
A Macoupin County Sheriff‘s deputy was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday morning west of Wilsonville. The Sheriff‘s Office reports that deputy Larry Rayburn Jr.  Read more...

High Speed Chase Ends In Accident

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:31:45 CDT
(Taylor Springs)--A 46 year old Harvel man was arrested following a high speed chase. According to the Taylor Springs Police Department, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding Friday morning at 1:30.  Read more...

Litchfield Hires New Superintendent

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:55:46 CDT
(Litchfield)--A new superintendent was hired during the Litchfield Board of Education meeting Thursday night. The board approved to hire John Mullett to a three year deal as the district's new leader. Mullett recently was the superintendent of the Breese School District.  Read more...

Hostage Situation Averted In Raymond

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:05:43 CDT
(Raymond)--A 22 year old Raymond man was arrested following a reported incident Wednesday afternoon in Raymond. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, a call came into the office reporting a barricaded hostage situation. Two females were at a residence on East 5th Avenue.  Read more...

Bank of America Sells Hillsboro Branch Office

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:16:26 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Bank of America has sold seven branch office, including the Hillsboro Branch Office, and two drive up facilities to Indiana based First Financial Corporation.  Read more...

Vazzi Elected Co Chair On The ILEAS Board

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:22:27 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Sheriff Jim Vazzi was elected to serve to represent Region 8 on the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Governing Board. According to the board, the election happened at the 10th annual conference that was held March 3rd thru the 5th in Springfield.  Read more...

Meth Lab Bust in Hillsboro

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:49:33 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Hillsboro Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office were called to an apparent meth lab in Hillsboro. According to Hillsboro Police, officers were called Monday to the one hundred block of East Brailey. 34 year old Michelle Scandell was taken into custody.  Read more...

Drug Shipment Intercepted At Litchfield Airport

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:49:06 CDT
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Police Department intercepted a drug shipment at the Litchfield Airport. According to Litchfield Police, on Saturday the department was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security regarding a flight of a small private plane that landed at the Litchfield Airport for fuel.  Read more...

Student Death Ruled Homicide

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:45:44 CDT
The death of a senior student at Blackburn College in January is now being investigated as a homicide. Macoupin County Coroner, Brad Targhetta, ruled that the death of 24 year old Joshua Ramza was from opium intoxication. The ruling came after toxicology tests were completed because an autopsy revealed no apparent cause of death.  Read more...

Theft at Royal Lakes Village Hall

Sat, 09 Mar 2013 09:30:57 CST
A burglary and theft at the Royal Lakes Villiage Hall is under investigation by the Macoupin County Sheriff‘s Office. On Wednesday, the Sheriff‘s Office took a report of a burglary and theft which occurred at the Village Hall which also houses a Macoupin County Sheriff‘s Office sub-post.  Read more...

More Cuts Proposed for the Hillsboro School District

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:36:16 CST
(Hillsboro)--More budget cuts were proposed during a special Hillsboro Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Assistant Superintendent Kyle Hacke presented a proposal for the board.  Read more...

Authorities Respond To A Suicide In Litchfield

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:34:27 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Police Department, along with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office responded to an apparent suicide Monday in Litchfield. According to the Litchfield Police Department, officers responded to the eight hundred block of South Lincoln. Reportedly a cell phone call came from the inside of the residence.  Read more...

Macoupin Farmer Wins $5_000 for Donation

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:53:24 CST
Betsy Meisenheimer of Palmyra was selected as a winner in America‘s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organization.  Read more...

Library Grants To Be Awarded To Area Schools

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:21:16 CST
(Springfield)--Secretary of State and State Librarian Jessie White announced school grants totaling up to one and a half million dollars taht will be distributed to 642 school districts. The grants are part of the 2013 School District Library Program Grants.  Read more...

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