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WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HER CAR

A Fayette County woman was found dead in her car shortly after 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.  According to Fayette County Coroner, Bruce Bowen, Rose Hagen returned to her home in Shobonier after being gone for a while to find her daughter, 57-year-old Donna Delaney, in a running car in a closed garage and called for help.  Bowen pronounced Delaney dead at the scene shortly after 5:00 p.m.  The incident is currently under investigation by the Fayette County Coroners office. An inquest will be held at a later date.

STEWART PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN ARMED ROBBERY CASE

One of the three men charged with allegedly robbing a Dairy Queen employee in the early morning hours of May 3 has pled not guilty.  19-year-old Brandon Stewart faces two counts of alleged Aggravated Robbery.  With his not guilty plea, the case will now go to jury trial.  No date has been set in Bond County court.  The other defendants in the case, 19-year-old Jason McCullough and 20-year-old Barton Davis were also to have been in court recently but the dates for both were rescheduled.  The Dairy Queen employee told police that he was leaving the business with the night deposit when two men in ski masks approached him and displayed a gun.  The employee was struck in the face by one of the men and they fled with a money bag.  Police say a third man was waiting nearby in a car.  Stewart, McCullough, and Davis were arrested a short time later on Old National Trail near Rocky Mountain Avenue and charged for their alleged involvement in the armed robbery. 

RESIDENTIAL BREAK IN

Greenville police are investigating a break-in at an apartment on Main Street.  Jamilah Baroudi told officers that sometime in the last five days, someone had entered the apartment and stole her medication.




TEENS CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING TRUCK

Two Madison County teenagers have been charged in Bond County Court for allegedly stealing a truck from Blankenship Construction of Mulberry Grove.  17-year-old Thomas A. Pope of Pontoon Beach was charged with alleged Theft and a 15-year-old male juvenile from Granite City was charged with two counts of alleged Theft and one count of alleged Criminal Damage to Property.  The Bond County Sheriff's Department reported last weekend that a truck was taken from Blankenship Construction and later driven into the pond at Timbertrails Campground.  A golf cart was also found in the pond.   

FIVE TEENS CHARGED IN WATER BALLOON INCIDENT

Five teenagers have been charged in Bond County Court after they allegedly threw water balloons at motorists on the night of May 3.  Greenville police reported that the group allegedly threw the balloons from a moving vehicle.  Charged with two counts each of Disorderly Conduct are 19-year-old Lee F. Ringo of Kankakee; 18-year-old Aaron J. Isom of Holly Springs, Mississippi; 19-year-old Daniel G. Hargrow of Memphis, Tennessee; 18-year-old Bryant L. Byrd of Cahokia; and 18-year-old Martin A. Yates of Memphis, Tennessee.



COFFEEN FREE METHODIST CHURCH HAVING ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The Coffeen Free Methodist Church will host an Ice Cream Social Saturday with a performance from a St. Louis Gospel group. Tina Nowlen of the Coffeen Free Methodist Church said they are having the Ice Cream Social because they enjoy having The Lesters, the St. Louis Gospel group, in the community and funds that are raised from the food sales will help their children go to summer camp this year.

The summer camp the kids will go to is Durley Campgrounds in Greenville. The social will start at 4:30 with the serving of hot dogs, bratwursts, and bar-b-que sandwiches with chips and drinks.  Homemade pies and cakes with ice cream will be served after the meal. The Lesters are expected to start performing at 6:00 p.m.

Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken for the Lesters.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music of the Lesters.  For more information you can call the church at 217-534-6304.

 






LOCAL BUSINESS MOVES TO NEW LOCATION

Custom Wrenches recently moved to a new location on Elm Street.  Custom Wrenches, which used to be on Route 140, moved about three weeks ago.  Shawn Lurkins, owner of the business, said they moved because they have a bigger building now and a lot more space to work. Lurkins said he really likes the new location because of the additional room and parking spaces available. He said they plan on staying at the location on Elm Street for a long time.

Custom Wrenches is a full-service automotive shop and the new address is 1102 South Elm Street in Greenville.  The phone number is 664-0159 and hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

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OBITUARIES

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WEATHER

Saturday: Mostly Sunny--High: 84--Low: 59

Sunday: Sunny--High: 82--Low: 59


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL's Public Affairs Program.  Our guests this week are Bill Davidson and Chris Woods of the Greenville Municipal Band.  Bill and Chris will be talking about the new CD titled "The Tradition Continues" that the band has just released.  That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


 

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