1-18-2011

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SUICIDE IN FRONT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT IN HIGHLAND

According to a press release from the Highland Police Department, shortly after 11:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, a 37 year-old male committed suicide in front of the Highland Police Department, located at 820 Mulberry Street in Highland.  A firearm was recovered at the scene and a suicide note was found at the victim’s apartment.  The Madison County Coroner’s Office is handling the investigation.


CHICAGO MAN SETENCED FOR COUNTERFEITING

A Chicago man, who allegedly swallowed evidence to avoid trouble, has been sentenced for counterfeiting. According to a press release from the United States Attorney of the Southern District of Illinois, Katrell Irvin, age 27, of Chicago, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding in September 2009, by Illinois State Troopers in Madison County. During the stop, officers found counterfeit U.S. currency concealed in the passenger and trunk areas of the vehicle. While in custody, Irvin later admitted to consuming two $50.00 counterfeit reserve notes because he did not want to get into trouble. A total of $1,550.00 dollars in counterfeit federal reserve notes were seized. Irvin was sentenced to ten months incarceration and three years supervised release.


DECEMBER POLICE REPORT

The year-end Greenville City Police report shows officers responded to 3,794 incidents, an increase of almost 500 over 2009. Criminal arrests were down in 2010 but traffic arrests including speeding violations were up. City police stopped 135 speeders in 2010 as opposed to only 76 in 2009. Injury accidents were down from 17 in 2009 to 11 last year.  Residential burglaries increased from 9 in 2009 to 13 in 2010.


SHIMKUS ASSIGNED TO FOUR SUBCOMMITTEES

Congressman John Shimkus was recently named to four of the six subcommittees of the House and Commerce Commission. Shimkus will chair the subcommittee on Environment and Economy and also serve on the subcommittees on Communication and Technology, Energy and Power, and Health. Shimkus is beginning his eighth term in Congress and has been on the Energy and Commerce Committee since his first term. That assignment prohibits Shimkus from serving on any other full committee. 


OBITUARIES

JUDY V. SHAVER

Judy V. Shaver, age 64, of Breese, passed away January 15 at her home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School, St. Mary’s Youth Council, or the Clinton County Humane Society.

LEANDER G. WEBER

Leander G. “Hank” Weber, age 91, of Greenville, formerly of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, January 14, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas with full military honors.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas Church or Bond County Hospice.


 

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