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Elderly Man To Serve Probation for Bank Robbery

An elderly man, who robbed a bank in July has been will be required to serve four years of probation. He must also spend 180 days on house arrest along with ten weekends in jail. The man was identified as 82 year-old Arthur Bays. The verdict was given to him in connection with holding up…read more »

Man Booked for Hitting Woman with Hammer

A man has been taken into police custody for assault and is facing charges. Police say, the incident happened at Trimble Street in Paducah. The man was identified as Jhah A. Rizen. Police say Rizen refused to let a woman leave the home after reportedly assaulting her, threatening to kill her, and holding a knife…read more »

Man Arrested for Failing to Appear

A Lake of the Ozarks man was taken into police custody in Cape Girardeau County. The arrest was made at 1:24.p.m.  on Thursday afternoon. The man taken into custody was identified as 27 year-old Pete A. Bellington. He was arrested on a Felony for failing to appear on a charge for Dangerous Drugs. The Montgomery…read more »

Three Arrested in Connection With Advertising

Three people were taken into police custody in McCracken County on Tuesday following an investigation at two area hotels. All three people were taken into custody in connection with complaints about online advertisements. The three suspects arrested were identified as 46 year-old LaWana F. Quertermous, 29 year-old Annie Yeager, and 26 year-old Aaron J. Kelley.…read more »

Illinois Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.3 percent

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in February, unchanged since November 2018, and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -12,600 jobs over-the-month based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. January  jobs gain was revised upward from the…read more »

Local Sports

Grizzlies’ Bradley to miss at least a week with bruised shin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the condition of Bradley’s shin was revealed after their 135-128 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Bradley had collected 21 points and five assists in that game. The Grizzlies said Bradley…read more »

Illinois professor creates women’s NCAA Tournament simulator

NEW YORK (AP) — University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson has always loved data. For the past seven years he’s had a men’s NCAA Tournament bracket simulator. After getting many requests, Jacobson decided to put together one for the women’s tournament. It’s believed to be the first of its kind for the women’s tournament to…read more »

Royals brimming with optimism despite 100 losses a year ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Very few teams coming off 100-loss seasons head to spring training full of confidence. The Kansas City Royals are a rare exception. Fresh off a strong finish to 2018, and after a quiet offseason for the first time in years, the Royals believe they are poised to take another step…read more »

Schwartz scores hat trick for Blues in 7-2 win over Oilers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Goals have been hard to come by this season for St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz. That all changed Tuesday night against Edmonton. Schwartz had three goals and an assist, David Perron added two goals and two assists, and the Blues cruised to a 7-2 rout of the Oilers. Schwartz,…read more »

Cincinnati Reds’ first African-American player dead at 94

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds’ first African-American player has died at the age of 94. The team says Charles “Chuck” Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut against the Braves in Milwaukee on April 17, 1954. It did not provide details. Harmon had remained a familiar figure in Cincinnati as…read more »

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