12-26-2006 



DOCTOR ATTACKED FRIDAY LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

A Springfield heart doctor, who sees patients at Greenville Regional Hospital, is lucky to be alive.  According to Metro News source, Dr. Robert Trask was attacked last Friday by a woman who had a relationship with one of his patients.  The woman slashed Trask's throat with a knife leaving a seven-inch gash, and just missing his windpipe and several blood vessels.  According to the State Journal Register, the attack happened at 9:15am in St. John's Hospital Intensive Care Unit.  Police finally tracked down the woman, Tamara Goodwin, at her home in Adams County.  Officers say she was trying to commit suicide when they found her.  Goodwin's currently in jail, facing attempted murder charges.  Dr. Robert Trask was released from hospital Saturday night.


HOUSE FIRE IN POCAHONTAS

At 8:28 PM Saturday, Pocahontas / Old Ripley Firemen were called to a fire at the Jason Durrett home located on Zbinden Road northeast of Pocahontas.  The house was reportedly a total loss but the cause of the blaze is not available at this time.  Pocahontas firemen were on the scene until the early morning hours Sunday.  Several area departments were called to provide mutual aid.


CALVARY TEMPLE CHURCH VANDALIZED

At 9:17 Saturday morning, Greenville Police were notified of vandalism at the Calvary Temple Church on East College Avenue.  Graffiti had been spray painted on the church.  No additional information is available at this time and the incident is under investigation



ISP CONTINUES SEARCH FOR CLINTON COUNTY WOMAN

The Illinois State Police and the New Baden police department are continuing their search for a 24-year-old Clinton County woman.  Alison Nicole Stahl of New Baden was reported missing by her family on Friday.  She was last seen on December 13 driving a 1995 maroon Jeep with Illinois license plate 744 2117.  Anyone with information on Alison Nicole Stahl is asked to contact Special Agent Matt Vaughn at 346-3440.


HIT AND RUN    

Darrin Kelly of Greenville reported to Greenville Police that his 1987 Chevrolet Camaro was apparently struck while parked along Harris Avenue.  Kelly parked the car at approximately 7:00 PM Friday and at about 5:20 AM Saturday discovered that the driver's door of the vehicle had been damaged.  It appeared someone had struck the vehicle and left the scene.  Police are investigating.


HEAT DETECTOR CALL AT CHURCH

Greenville firefighters were sent in the 7am hour Monday to a heat detector sounding at the Free Methodist Church.  The detector is located in the furnace room and no fire was found.  The department was on the scene for around twenty minutes.


SPORTS

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OBITUARIES

DORIS J KOONCE

82-year-old Doris J. Koonce of Greenville passed away Sunday (Dec. 24) at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Visitation and funeral services will be private.  Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Memorials in memory of Doris J. Koonce may be made to the Bond County Humane Society. 

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