1-01-2007


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MURDER CHARGES IN CASE OF MISSING NEW BADEN WOMAN

A Washington Park man is accused of allegedly killing a New Baden Woman. Illinois State police have charged 34-year-old Walter Jennings with killing Alison N. Stahl of New Baden. The 24-year-old mother disappeared December 13th. Her body was discovered Friday morning in a lake at Frank Holten State Park. Police say Stahl had been stabbed multiple times. Jennings is being held at the St. Clair County Jail on one million dollars bond. Stahl's Jeep Cherokee was seized during an undercover drug operation a week ago last Friday in East St. Louis.  Two people were arrested in that case but the charges are unrelated to Stahl's murder.


CAR FIRE AT JUMPIN JIMMY'S

Greenville firefighters responded to a car fire on the Jumpin Jimmy's Citco parking lot yesterday. Around 4:45pm Sunday Laneia M Maxwell age 19 of Greenville told police the passenger she was arguing with allegedly grabbed the steering wheel of the car she was driving and turned it toward Jumpin Jimmy's. At the time of the incident the Pontiac Maxwell was driving was northbound on Route 127. The car struck the sign in the gas stations parking lot and burst into flames. The passenger in the car, Randall D. Scott, age 26 also of Greenville confirmed the driver's story and was taken to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries. A man on the scene used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.


MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN HIT AND RUN

A Bond County man was seriously injured last night when he was struck by a hit and run driver in rural Bond County. Richard Starkey age 44 of rural Sorento was walking on the north edge of Panama Avenue just after 10 o'clock last night when according to witnesses he was hit by a small passenger car. Richard Starkey was taken by helicopter to the hospital in Litchfield then transferred again by Arch helicopter to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. The Bond County Sheriff's department is asking anyone with information about the vehicle that left the scene to call 664-2151. The car is described as small, possibly red in color with a missing passenger side outside mirror, and with window glass broken from either or both front windshield and passenger side windows.


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HIGH BOND SET FOR WOMAN CHARGED WITH SLASHING THROAT OF DOCTOR

A Springfield woman charged with allegedly slashing a Springfield doctor's throat will likely be in jail for a long time, according to Metro News Source.  A judge has set a $500,000 bond for Tamara Goodwin.  Police say she used a razor to slash the throat of Dr. Robert Trask at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  Prosecutors say she laid in wait for the doctor.  They defend the high bond by saying that Goodwin tried to kill herself and may run if she's let out.  Police say Goodwin was thinking of revenge when she allegedly planned her attack over the weekend.  Dr. Robert Trask has seen patients for years at Greenville Regional Hospital.


POST OFFICES CLOSED ON JANUARY 2ND

All U.S. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no regular mail delivery on Tuesday January 2nd.  This announcement comes after an Executive Order issued by President Bush on Friday directed all federal agencies to be closed Tuesday as a mark of respect for former President Gerald Ford who passed away Wednesday, December 26.  The former President's body will be taken from the Capitol to Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday for a memorial service before being transported to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Express mail will be delivered on Tuesday.  Regular service will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ADDS PERSONNEL, TASERS AND I-70 SAFETY PATROL IN 2006

With 2007 just around the corner, Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown said there were many changes made this year at the sheriff's department.  Three new deputies and two new correctional officers were added. Brown commented that also in 2006 the department added tasers, which has been a great tool not only for officer safety, but public safety as well.  The I-70 safety patrol was also continued this year with several citations written.  Brown says the patrol not only brings in revenue, but the main focus is safety, as tickets have been written for speeds in the 80's 90's and even the 100's.

Another change to the Bond County Sheriff's Department this year was the radio numbers used by the county deputies.  Each number now corresponds to the license plate on their vehicle.  Brown commented it is an easier way to identify each deputy on the scene where multiple agencies might be responding.

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NEW LAWS IN ILLINOIS FOR 2007

As the new year approaches, there are a number of the new Illinois laws going into effect January 1st.  House Bill 4121 punishes individuals who falsely claim to be decorated war heroes by representing themselves as recipients of various military honors.  Several House and Senate bills will give law enforcement agencies more tools to protect Illinois families and communities from sex offenders.  This includes authorizing Global Positioning System monitoring and providing stricter guidelines for those who reside next to child care facilities.  House Bill 5284 requires carbon monoxide detectors in homes and apartments that use fossil fuel for heating or cooking.  Homes that have all electric appliances and do not have a fireplace or an attached garage will be exempt.  And Senate Bills 2303 and 2968 protect people trained in first aid or medical response from being sued for trying to help injured people.  They aim to alleviate the worries of "Good Samaritans" that they could be sued for helping someone.


ALARM INSTALLATION BRINGS OUT GFPD

A Greenville police officer on patrol late Thursday afternoon heard an alarm sounding at the Greenville College Music Center.  The Greenville Fire Protection District was notified and upon the arrival of one of the captains it was determined that workers were installing and testing a new system.  There was no fire and the call was cancelled before the department arrived.



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SPORTS

MONDAY SPORTS

HS BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the Comets and Lady Comets as they both picked up Consolation trophies over the weekend.

The Comets defeated Midwest Central 50-34 to win the Consolation bracket of the Williamsville Holiday Tournament.  Josh Fohne had 16 for Greenville.

The Lady Comets were 46-34 winners over Mt. Olive to win the Consolation trophy at the Riverton Tournament.  Monique Williams had 19 points. 



OBITUARIES

VIRGINIA IRENE MCCRAY

Virginia Irene McCray, 78 of Greenville and formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, December 28 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 78 year-old Virginia Irene McCray will be conducted today at 5PM at the Young Funeral Home.  Interment in Memory Hills Garden Cemetery in Allendale, Tennessee.  Friends may call today after 4PM at the funeral home.  For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

MYRTLE ROE

78-year-old Myrtle L. Roe of Mulberry Grove passed away Friday at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland.  Funeral services for 78-year-old Myrtle L. Roe are Wednesday at 10am at the Mulberry Grove 1st Baptist Church.  Interment in Green Hill Cemetery.  Visitation is Tuesday from 5-8PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials to the Mulberry Grove 1st Baptist Church, Faith Countryside Homes Activities Department, or Heartland Hospice. 

FAIRY BLACKBURN

88-year-old Fairy Blackburn of Coffeen passed away Saturday December 30th at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday January 2nd at 10AM at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen burial to follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5-8PM at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home.

MARGE MALISIA

75-year-old Marge Malisia of Panama passed away Friday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Funeral serices will be held Wednesday at 11AM at the Panama United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Panama. Visitaton will be Tuesday from 5-7PM at the Panama United Methodist Church.


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