WHOSE OWNER IS ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO A SHELTER HAS
A NEW HOME
puupy whose owner is accused of stealing him from the
Madison County Animal Shelter has a new home. Titus is
now residing with Thomas Carroll's parents in Vandalia.
Carroll is charged with burglary after he allegedly broke
into the shelter on Monday, April 10 and took his dog.
Carroll reportedly committed the alleged act because he
did not have the $125.00 fine to get his dog out of the
shelter. Carroll was released Wednesday from the Madison
SHOOTER GETS HOSPITAL TIME, NOT PRISON TIME
man charged with gunning down a statehouse security guard
in 2004 will not be sent to prison. A judge says Derrick
Potts did kill Bill Wonzniak at the Illinois Capitol,
but was delusional at the time and is not guilty by reason
of insanity. Instead, he will be sent to a mental hospital.
Potts possibly faced 60 years for the murder and more
time for a handful of other charges. Lawyers for both
sides say he will likely spend a long time in a hospital
and will not be a threat to anyone.
ON THE POSSIBLITY OF BUSINESS LICENSES FOR GREENVILLE
the last two Greenville City Council meetings the idea
of licensing all businesses in town has come up for
discussion. Last Tuesday the Council decided to get
some input from the Chamber of Commerce and in their
Thursday morning meeting the Chamber board decided to
call a general membership meeting to get input from
any Chamber member who wants to speak to the issue.
The City has suggested an annual fee of 25 dollars to
maintain a Business license. At the general membership
meeting the City would present their reasons for wanting
businesses registered and licensed. Stay tuned for details
about a time and place for that Chamber membership meeting.
WHITE UNVEILS AD CAMPAIGN TO KICK OFF DONATE LIFE MONTH
of State Jesse White encouraged Illinoisans to join
the state's new organ and tissue donor registry following
the unveiling of an ad campaign aimed at saving more
lives. April is National Donate Life Month and organizations
will be working together to promote organ and tissue
donor awareness throughout Illinois. This is especially
important this year following a law that took effect
on January 1 creating a new organ and tissue donor registry.
The new registry ensures a person's decision to donate
organs and tissue following their death will be carried
through. Donors who registered before January 1 of this
year need to re-register with the Secretary of State's
office. White noted that it only takes a minute to register
and you can register by going onto www.lifegoeson.com,
by visiting any Illinois state driver's license facility,
or by calling the Illinois Secretary of State Organ/Tissue
Donor Program at 1-800-210-2106.
VANDALS AT WORK
Paint ball vandals were busy early Thursday morning.
Fortunately when the damage was spotted around 8am yesterday
the paint was still wet. Watson's drug store, Lucky's
Pet Store and Greenville Tire along 3rd street were
all targets, police are investigating
The JV Comets split a doubleheader on Thursday. Greenville
won the opener 2-1 over Staunton as Matt VonderHaar
got the victory. Ky Stoecklin and Dustin White had the
RBIs. The JV Comets then lost 11-8 to Carlyle. Jay Haberer
had three hits including a double and triple. Dan Baumberger
had four hits including two doubles.
The GC Lady Panthers continued their winning ways with
a pair of wins over Blackburn on Thursday. The final
scores were 9-6 and 6-0.
JR HIGH TRACK
The Bluejays and Lady Bluejays went to Pana on Tuesday.
First place finishers were:
Adam Stroud, Hurdles; the 8th grade girls 4 x 100 team
of Kay Koonce, Joni Hoag, Amber Laurent, and Shanice
Rice; Cheyenne Stoecklin, 800; Shanice Rice, 200; Ashley
Holden, 100; the 7th grade girls 4 x 200 team of Chelsie
Evans, Tess Lohman, Mallory Smith, and Nori Stone; Tishelle
Riggins, Shotput; and Nori Stone, Long Jump.
PENALTIES FOR POLICE IMPERSONATION
Blagojevich says he will sign legislation that would increase
jail time for police impersonation, create new offense for
impersonation while carrying a deadly weapon, and broaden
definition of peace officer to include local, state, and
federal officials. The legislation would toughen penalties
for anyone who impersonates a police officer or fire fighter
while committing a more serious crime and would broaden
the definition of Peace Officer to include local, state,
or federal officials. In the Chicago area more there have
been more than 1,000 police impersonation cases over the
last three years. HB 5336 would be classified as a Class
2 felony with a sentence of three to seven years in jail.
It would broaden the definition of Peace Officer to include
any Homeland Securities Officers and local, state, or federal
authorities. Last year, the governor signed legislation
making it illegal to impersonate a pilot in restricted areas
of Illinois airports. HB 5336 will take effect immediately
after the Governor's signature.
AREA FUNERAL NOTICES TO REPORT
Partly to Mostly Cloudy with a 30% Chance of Afternoon Thunder-Storms
and a high around 81.
Isolated Thunderstorms with a high around 83
April is Autism Awareness Month and our guest is Linda
Haley from the Judevine Center for Autism. Linda will explain
what autism is and what services are available to autistic
children and their families. That's the WGEL Public Affairs
Program this Sunday following our noon local news on WGEL.
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