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A man from Hazel Green is facing several charges after being arrested in the early morning hours on Saturday. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department reports that 32 year old Theodore Hinderman was cited for Operating While Intoxicated, 1st offense, no proof of Insurance, criminal damage to property and open intoxicants. Hinderman was arrested at around...

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JoDaviess County Accident

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The JoDaviess County Sheriff’s Department reports an accident on West Stagecoach Trail near Galena. The accident happened just before 9am Sunday morning in which a 16 year old juvenile was traveling west on West Stagecoach Trail and failed to negotiate a curve. As the vehicle began to skid, it traveled off the south side of...

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Illinois Lottery officials say they support a short-term budget proposed by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner because it would pay lottery winners. The lottery is urging Democrats to pass it. The state of Illinois remains without a budget after Rauner and Democratic leaders couldn’t come to an agreement. Last year lottery winners sued when the state...

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Drug Task Force Arrests Montfort Man

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Montfort man is facing drug charges as a repeat offender after police found one-pot meth labs in his home. The Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on East Main Street in Montfort Wednesday – where officials found two one-pot methamphetamine labs, along with materials used in manufacturing meth, inside the house. Authorities...

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Drunk Driver Seen in Ditch, Later Arrested

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Sunday evening around 5:15pm, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a white car in a ditch just outside of Cassville on Highway 81. The caller said the driver of the white car appeared to be very intoxicated and was trying to get someone to pull him out of the ditch. Sometime...

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IRS Scammers Are At It Again

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

A woman from Belmont is the latest target of an attempted IRS scam. The woman last week received a phone call from a 202 area code from a person claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service saying the woman owed income taxes from 2008 through 2013. The caller, who the woman said had a...

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