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Tuesday Apr 8 | KFVS12

Ill. woman gets 5 years in child pornography case

A southern Illinois woman has been ordered to spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

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Related Topix: Carterville, IL

Tuesday Apr 8 | WSIL

Carterville Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Sex Assault

The Williamson County State's Attorney's Office says Monique Leonard, 4 5 , received the sentence after pleading guilty Monday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Carterville, IL

Thu Apr 03, 2014

WSIL

Crime Tracker: Illegal Garbage Dumpers Caught on Camera

Illegal garbage dumping has become a major issue in the area. It's costing taxpayers big time, but detectives are using technology to crack down on the crime.

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Related Topix: Herrin, IL

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WSIL

Bill Pushes for Illinois Drivers to Sign for Tickets

It's a situation many Illinois drivers have been through. If you get a ticket for something like speeding or not wearing a seat belt, the officer can take your license.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Field Fires In Southern Illinois Prompt Cautions

Authorities in Franklin County are using a recent spate of apparently suspicious field fires to warn residents that dry conditions could court disaster.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, IL, Sesser, IL, Carbondale, IL

Fri Mar 28, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Man sentenced for misconduct during driver's tests

A former Illinois state driver's license examiner convicted of sexual misconduct involving teenager girls during their road tests has been ordered to spend four years in prison.

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Related Topix: Herrin, IL

Tue Mar 25, 2014

WSIL

March Busy Month for Field Fires

Even with a little snow Monday night, the brush is still dry and brown. When that's combined with wind and some lower humidity days, it makes it easy for a small burn to get out of control.

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Related Topix: Fire

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