12-28-2009

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ACCIDENT KILLS LITCHFIELD MAN

 

An early Sunday morning accident, on Route 16, claimed the life of a Litchfield man.  According to the Illinois State Police, 30 year-old Jason Star, of Litchfield, was traveling eastbound on Route 16 in Macoupin County, approaching Hornsby Road, when Star allegedly lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered road.  His vehicle then allegedly struck the back of another car, slid into a ditch, and struck a street sign, coming to rest on its hood.  The Macoupin County Coroner pronounced Star dead at the scene.  According to Illinois State Police, Star and his passenger were not wearing their seat belts.  The passenger and the driver of the other car were taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 


ACCIDENT SENDS FOUR TO HOSPITAL

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department responded to an accident Friday morning that sent four people to the hospital. According to the accident report, Jesse Droit, age 17, of Carbondale, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus southbound on Route 127 approaching Ginko Avenue. Droit then allegedly attempted to pass a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Lisa Pinkham, age 55, of Springfield, IL. Droit allegedly lost control on slick payment and allegedly struck Pinkham's vehicle. The Camry went off the right side of the roadway and traveled 123 feet before striking a concrete culvert. The Taurus spun 180 degrees, slid 208 feet and went off the left side of the road, coming to rest in mud. Droit's Taurus suffered minor damage but extensive damage was done to Pinkham's Camry. Bond County EMS transported Pinkham and three of her passengers to Greenville Regional Hospital.

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MURPHYSBORO MAN INDICTED FOR HEROIN DISTRIBUTION

 

According to U.S. Attorney Courtney Cox, Dennis A. North, age 60, of Murphysboro, IL, was indicted this month by a Federal Grand Jury in Benton, Illinois, charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin. The offense carries a penalty of 5 to 40 years imprisonment, a fine up to $2,000,000 and a term of four years supervised release.

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FEDERAL BONUS TO INSURE CHILDREN

 

Governor Pat Quinn announced that Illinois will receive a $9.1 million HHS performance bonus for its efforts to provide healthcare coverage to uninsured children. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 provided funding for performance bonus payments which is meant to encourage states to enact policies that promote enrollment and retention in health care benefits coverage for eligible children. Governor Quinn has made increasing children’s health care a priority, which will enable them to visit the doctor, get prescriptions, and have access to medical devices to help them stay healthy.

 




SPORTS

COMETS LOSE TO PANA

 

The Greenville Comets boys basketball team lost to Pana 76-47 Saturday night at the 38th Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament. The Comets are now 0-1 in their pool and next play Flora today at 12:30 p.m. and then play South Central tonight at 8:00 p.m. You can hear that game live here on WGEL. 

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OBITUARIES

HAROLD HANKE

 

Harold C. Hanke, age 84, of Hoffman, passed away Friday, December 25 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral services for 84 year-old Harold Hanke will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

CATHERINE PERRA

 

Catherine L. Perra, age 45, of rural Trenton, passed away Saturday, December 26 at her residence. Funeral services for 45 year-old Catherine Perra will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Trenton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


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