2-23-2010

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HOMICIDE CHARGES AGAINST TWO GRANITE CITY PEOPLE

 

The Madison County Sherriff’s Department has charged two Granite City residents with the murder of William Javaux, age 54, also of Granite City.  Javaux’s body was found Saturday, on Canal Road in Edwardsville and remained unidentified until late Sunday.  The Madison County Sherriff’s Department alleges that Javaux was with Erin Brown, age 26, and Kip Joyce, age 31, Thursday, when all three where allegedly using heroin.  Javaux overdosed on the illegal drug and Brown and Joyce allegedly took Javaux’s body to Joyce’s residence. Then during the evening hours Friday, Brown and Joyce allegedly took Javaux’s body to Canal Street in Edwardsville and pulled his body out of the back of Joyce’s truck.  Kip Joyce faces charges of drug induced homicide and concealment of homicidal death and Brown faces a charge of concealment of a homicidal death.  Bail was set at $200,000 for Joyce and $50,000 for Brown. 


PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY TRUCK ON RT. 140

 

Bond County Sheriff's Officers responded to the scene of an accident Friday, February 19 at 6:55 p.m. at the intersection of Rt. 140 and Rich Shaw Lane, west of Patriot's Park.  According to the accident report, Kurt E. Baumberger, age 55, of Greenville, was eastbound on Rt. 140, in a 1994 Kenworth truck, when his truck struck a pedestrian.  The accident report showed that Frank W, Germanceri, age 72, of Greenville, had parked his vehicle in Rich Shaw Lane, just off Rt. 140, and for an unknown reason was walking across the highway.  The report illustration shows that the truck swerved to the right side of the road to miss the pedestrian.  Family members took Germanceri to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.


CARLYLE ALDERMAN INDICTED

 

Former firefighter and current Carlyle Alderman Stephen Kauling has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of forgery and theft, according to Clinton County State's Attorney John Hudspeth. Kauling, age 53, of Carlyle, was indicted on one count of forgery, a class 3 felony, and one count of theft, a class 2 felony. Kauling is accused of allegedly stealing from the Carlyle Fire Protection District and forging a signature on a withdrawal slip. Kauling had been a firefighter for many years and currently is an alderman since 2007. Kauling is to appear in court Wednesday, February 24.


SHIMKUS' STAFF TO BE IN BROWNSTOWN AND PATOKA

 

A member of Congressman John Shimkus's staff will be available to meet with local constituents in Brownstown, Monday, March 1, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Brownstown Village Hall, at 114 East Main Street.  The staff member will also be at the Patoka Village Hall, at 301 South Oak Street, March 1 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Local residents may take advantage of this opportunity to state their position on legislation pending before Congress or to seek assistance if they have a problem with a federal government agency.  For more information, call 217-492-5090.



OBITUARIES

HENRY W. BUSCH

 

Henry W. Busch, age 87, of O'Fallon, passed away Saturday, February 20 at St. Louis University Medical Center.  Funeral services for 87 year-old Henry Busch will be Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Schildknecht Funeral Home in O'Fallon.  Burial will be in St. Johns Evangelical Blackjack Cemetery in Troy, IL.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Victory Junction, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, North Carolina 27317.


 

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