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Southern Illinois Man Makes Court Appearance for Rape of Girl

A Metropolis Illinois man, who was previously charged with raping a teen in McCracken County, appeared in Court.  The man was identified as 47 year-old Nathan Anderson. Court Records reveal that he entered into a not guilty plea for the following charges of third degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor.…read more »

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Raises Thousands of Dollars for Giving Tuesday

The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri met their goal of raising $35,000 for Giving Tuesday. Officials announced a Matching Gift Challenge as part of Giving Tuesday to assist the fundraising efforts for their organization’s new adoption and education center. Every gift and pledge made up to the total through December 3, 2019 was matched by JSE Surplus…read more »

Illinois Department of Insurance kicks off TV and radio ad campaign reminding residents to get covered before the end of ACA Open Enrollment

Highlighting the coming deadline to enroll in health insurance for next year under the Affordable Care Act, Get Covered Illinois began airing TV and radio ads in Chicago and Springfield to remind consumers that open enrollment ends December 15, 2019. The TV ads will run in the Chicago and Springfield markets, while radio ads will…read more »

Former Sheriff to be Released from Prison

A former Mississippi County Sheriff is expected to be released from federal prison before Christmas. Officials say 36 year-old Cory Hutcheson is expected to be released on December 18. He pleaded guilty   to federal felony charges in conjunction with global resolution of federal and state criminal and civil cases pending against him.  He pleaded guilty to…read more »

Southern Illinois Man Sentenced to Three Years

A southern Illinois Mortuary Director has been given a three year prison sentence for not depositing payments on behalf of people who bought pre-need funeral services from him. The man was identified as Nathan Lee; he is the former owner McDaniel-Lee Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sparta. He pleaded guilty this summer to the following…read more »

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Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition. Now, it’s happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away. This time, there is concern about the potentially dangerous heat.…read more »

Mitchell Trubisky helps Bears beat Cowboys 31-24

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago’s 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. In a matchup between…read more »

Brady, Patriots face Mahomes, Chiefs in AFC title rematch

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady wanted to make one thing clear: He did not injure his toe during a tryout to become the New England Patriots’ new placekicker. “Nope, that’s not how I hurt it and I’m not the new kicker,” the star quarterback said. The 42-year-old Brady actually has kicked in the NFL.…read more »

Missouri measures would allow college athletes to be paid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri college athletes could be paid under new proposals by state lawmakers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that at least two lawmakers are backing legislation next legislative session to allow student athletes to profit from their name and image. University of Missouri men’s basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin has said he…read more »

UEFA to boost Women’s Champions League with new group stage

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals, the European soccer body’s executive…read more »

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