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Florida man gets 20 years for making bomb threats against Sesser-Valier schools, disseminating child porn

BENTON — A Florida man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison after being found guilty of making bomb threats against a Southern I… Read more

2 involved in plot to deal extra-pure meth sentenced to federal prison; one will serve nearly 20 years

BENTON — Two people were sentenced in federal court Friday to prison terms for their roles in a conspiracy to sell an extra-pure form of me… Read more

Southern Illinois farm steeped in 180-year homestead history

OAKDALE — Andrew Jackson was president. “Oliver Twist” came out in hardback. Samuel Morse demonstrated his new-fangled telegraph machine. Read more

Plans for solar panel field in Metro East hit financial issues

EAST ST. LOUIS — A plan to create a solar panel field on an EPA Superfund site that was contaminated by aluminum production waste has run i… Read more

Benton man gets nearly 20 years in federal prison on conspiracy to deal super-pure meth

A Benton man has been sentenced to serve more than 19 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute meth. Read more

Jonesboro man sentenced to prison for meth offense

A Jonesboro man will spend eight years in prison for a methamphetamine offense, according to a Friday news release from Union County State’… Read more


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