04-08-2010

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HEAVY RAINS BLOW THROUGH AREA

Heavy rain and high winds blew through the area yesterday afternoon about 2:30. Local law enforcement officers and Greenville Firemen were busy responding to reports of downed trees and power poles. A power pole was reported down near the Econo Lodge and another power pole was down nearby on Rt. 127 and on Third Avenue in Keyesport. It was the third time since Saturday that parts of Greenville have been without electrical power. According to Ameren IP, 166 customers were affected as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for around thirty minutes and heavy rain and downed tree limbs were reported from all around Bond County. Trees were blown over on Rt. 140 at the Old Ripley Rock Pile, on Parent Street, Winter Street and Washington Street. 

 

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Downed Power Line Near Econo Lodge in Greenville

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Storm Damage South East of Greenville

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HIGHLAND HOME INVASION AND ATTACK….A FAKE?

 

On March 29, Highland Police responded to a report of a home invasion and attack where the attacker reportedly hit the resident with a pistol.  According to the Highland Police Department, it’s now believed that the entire account was a fabrication.  22 year-old Eric Pak told police that the intruder entered his apartment and attacked him, and that he, Pak, defended himself and stabbed the intruder with a steak knife in the stomach.  According to a press release from the Highland Police Department, Pak was re-interviewed due to inconsistencies in his story, and admitted to fabricating the story, self-inflicting his wounds and damaging his own apartment.  Pak was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct in that he allegedly filed a false report with police.  Bond was set at $20,000.  


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HIGH SCHOOL LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM

 

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois will host a group of students at the E. St. Louis Courthouse to launch a new High School Legal Studies program Friday, April 9. The students will attend a sentencing hearing in the courtroom. Students participating are from Althoff High School, E. St. Louis Senior High School, Emerson Park Charter School, Lovejoy/Brooklyn Senior High School and SIUE Charter School. The purpose is to afford highly motivated high school juniors and seniors with first-hand experience in the judicial system process.

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MULBERRY GROVE FFA HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

 

The Mulberry Grove FFA Chapter recently hosted an American Red Cross blood drive at Mulberry Grove High School.  Fifty-two persons registered with 46 units collected.  Phyllis Bandy received a six-gallon pin, Jane Ponder and Justin Joiner received one-gallon pins, and eight persons received blood drop pins as first-time donors.


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