12-15-2008

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ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER SAVES LIFE

 

Illinois State Police officer Ralph Timmons said it was a scene scripted from a television show. Everyone was in the right place at the right time.  On November 30, around 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon, Trooper Scott Wobbe was on a traffic stop near Highway 159, on Interstate 55. He was surprised to see 14 year-old Alyssa Rice running down the center median trying to flag his attention.  Rice said her father was having a heart attack in their car.  Trooper Wobbe raced to the car and found 41 year old Michael Rice, of O'Fallon, unresponsive and turning blue.  Trooper Wobbe called for an ambulance and began CPR.  As luck would have it, a husband and wife were driving past the scene and stopped.  Dan and Lori Warner, of Caseyville, are both licensed anesthetists.  Together the three of them performed CPR until Maryville EMS arrived and took over.  Trooper Wobbe was elated by the success of the event saying his training just took over.  Mr. Rice has since been released from the hospital.  Captain Jerry Culp said he is very proud of the quick and dedicated response of his trooper and the teamwork he provided to save a life.  


FAYETTE COUNTY MAN ASKS FOR A NEW TRAIL

 

A Fayette County man, sentenced to a 20-year prison term, wants a second trial. Twenty nine year-old Michael York, of Ramsey, agreed to a 20 year prison sentenced for the murder of his child.  York was allegedly advised to do so by his court appointed lawyer.  According to the Fayette County Circuit Clerk's office, York has sent a notice asking to withdraw his sentence agreement. York says that his appointed lawyer, Edwin Potter, previously defended Krystal Heggie, the mother of the baby, in a previous unrelated criminal case.  York asked for a new public defender and will file a motion for a new trial on the grounds of conflict of interest.  York will be in Fayette County Court to formally withdraw his sentence on Dec 23, at 10:00 AM.

 

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MULBERRY GROVE ROYALTY

 

Mulberry Grove held their Homecoming ceremony recently. Congratulations to Mulberry Grove Homecoming Royalty, Queen Jamie Harris and King Chris Thomas. Queen Jamie is the daughter of Daryl and Angelia Harris, King Chris is the son of Mark and Anita Thomas. All are from Mulberry Grove.

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COMBAT ANIMAL FIGHTING IN ILLINOIS

 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Humane Society of the United States have announced a reward program to help stop animal fighting in Illinois.  Up to $5000 can be awarded to anyone who gives information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in animal fighting.  Animal fighting is a felony in Illinois, punishable by one to three years in prison and or fines up to $50,000. If you have any information about animal fighting, you are encouraged to call your local law enforcement agency.

 

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DEWEY STREET TRIAL NOT OVER YET

 

The trial over ownership of a portion of Dewey Street between the City of Greenville and the Kingsbury Park District continues after two more days of testimony earlier this week.  No date has been set for the trial to continue.

 


 

 

LOCAL MAN PLACES IN QUARTERFINALS

 

A local resident competed at the Livestock Marketing Association's Quarterfinal qualifying contest. Andrew McDowell, of Vandalia, placed 7th at Kingsville, MO. on Dec. 2, and now is eligible for next summer's World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. McDowell received a custom made belt buckle for his accomplishment.

 


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING

 

Greenville City Council will hold a special meeting in the Municipal Building Monday, December 15, at 6:00 PM.  Purchase of real estate and pending litigation are on the agenda.

 

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