THIS MONTH’S PRINT HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012 EDITION!
Here are your print headlines for the NEW issue of Disclosure, on stands starting yesterday, Monday, Sept. 17, and continuing through tomorrow, Sept. 19, until all deliveries are complete. Disclosure Heartland is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow (the 19th) as well, and for the first time ever, we are including Heartland stories in the online version, which you can get by signing up for an online membership.
Each print headline (in bold) is preceded by a dateline (location of article origination) and followed by a brief synopsis. If time permits, we’ll try to link the headline to the e-version article.
WHITE CO.—First Degree Murder charges filed; Motive in sexual assault, double shooting unclear: The most comprehensive piece you’ll find anywhere on the Wheeler/Evans death cases, along with analysis of what much of it means for the rest of us as we watch the court proceedings unfold. You think you’ve read everything on the case? Read this and see.
HARRISBURG—Medicap net widening?: With Carolyn Glore McGhee on the front page hiding her face as she steps off the sheriff’s vehicle at the courthouse, you know this article is going to be of interest to those in and around Saline.
CRAWFORD CO.—Violent criminal busted in beating: The bizarre tale of the Stifle family, and the beating of Harley Johnson. The stuff we dug up on this guy Jody/Jodi…we should call him Joke-y.
LAWRENCE CO.—Philanthropist’s estate in probate: What’s happened to Frank Ladner? We have the answers.
CLAY CO.—Child porn charged: ANOTHER child sex crime case filed in Clay County…but does this have anything to do with the REST of the bizarre stuff going on there?
HARDIN CO.—Newspaper wins FOIA fight over school internet access; Jerrells loses: Back in May, Ang wanted to know a little something about Hardin County Schools’ internet usage, by staff and administration. Former Superintendent Dr. Sandra Jerrells refused her FOIAs, which is always a bad thing with Ang, as she has more time than I do to follow up on these, as well as the tenacity of a pit bull on steroids when someone denies her FOIAs. The result is this big story on the back page.
SALINE CO.—Former court officer busted on public punching: The saga of Kyle Schwartz, with a little more detail and input than what we had online.
WABASH CO.—Serial underage drinker charged with sexual abuse: The son of one of Mt. Carmel’s better police officers has a bit of a problem; we hear his dad is pretty put out with him. This is the basic info as we know it right now.
LAWRENCEVILLE—Obnoxious noise gone: Remember those chirping, alarm-sounding crosswalk lights everybody’s been bitching about in downtown Lawrenceville? Well the mayor’s girlfriend was bitching loudly enough that it had an impact, as her office is close to the sound. I mean, never mind about the rest of us who had to endure it while it was out there…and that the poor blind guy who it was put up for said he never used them anyway…
FRANKLIN CO.—State politicians behaving badly after DUI stop: Gary Forby and Brandon Phelps, behaving so badly to trooper Moak that one of them had to issue a written apology. Seriously.
LAWRENCEVILLE—City woes continue: Two suspended; alderman getting tax break on building: Upheaval on city staff; but at least the mayor’s being fair about it.
HAMILTON CO.—Former funeral director, entire family, subject of mortgage foreclosure: John B. Jones is back in the headlines again, and no just because his sentencing has been delayed again…as we firgured it would be.
GALLATIN CO.–Pill popper gets probation, grow operation charged: The GallCo crim roundup.
RICHLAND CO.—Teen/serial crim works his way up to burglary: Christian Baca. In the vernacular of the kids his age, his life could be termed a “FAIL.”
ST. FRANCISVILLE—Prison guard arrested on weapons violation: A strange little story that started here and progressed here…until such time as we got further information from the sheriff and state police and found out dude was lying, point blank.
NEWTON—Newton city council meeting features ‘lightning round’ of council action: We have a new Jasper County correspondent, and this is one of his pieces produced for us…hope you like it.
LAWRENCE CO.—County board has speedy meeting; no urinalysis deletes one off payroll: Lawrence County board coverage, such as it was; and the reason Janice Pinkstaff is no longer in the sheriff’s courthouse office.
HARDIN CO.—Felonious spitting in the hills and unsafe drug dealing top police blotter: Silly HarCo stuff….what else is there in HarCo, after all?
RICHLAND CO.—Longtime Olney meth doper’s case goes fed: Brian Boulb has been badbadbad…so sayeth the feds.
LAWRENCE CO.—Converted nipple and a gathering at the Laslie crib top blotter: Typical dope stories from out of Lawrence County.
WHITE CO.—Drive-by gangstas with BB gun shoot 15-year-old: As if they didn’t already have enough problems in Carmi and White County, now these little heathens, who’ve been raising hell for YEARS unchecked by parent or guardian, are shooting BB guns while driving through town. Great.
HARRISBURG—Simsburg up and running in Harrisburg: Daniel Dixon has brought something fun to tha ‘burg; read this article and check it out!
WILLIAMSON CO.—Marion realtor busted near park, allegedly with cocaine: Is there a big drug ring? We don’t know; all we know for sure is that Vicki Williams is charged, and Bryan Drew is representing her. Poor Vicki.
LAWRENCEVILLE—Contentious city council meeting leads to allegations of fiscal irresponsibility: It was kind of a wild city council meeting last week in Lawrence, and our stringers report it all.d
WHITE CO.—Knew her husband was not the killer; victim’s wife never wavered: We have an interview with Jacob Wheeler’s wife, and it is absolutely heartbreaking.
HAMILTON CO.—Charged with having sex with his sister; a pregnant woman at knifepoint, and burglary: Quite the roundup in HamCo…not necessarily a place we’d expect to find alleged incest….
SALINE CO.—Claims he allowed Stefko meth factory: One of our almost surreal meth stories coming out of ‘rado this month, with that name Stefko emerging again…
SALINE CO.—Saline Creek Pioneer Village & Museum: Photo spread of the stunning array of artifacts and curated items in one of the best-kept-secret museums and historical grounds in all of Saline County.
SALINE CO.—Woman with crush on cop jailed after threatening online to kill him and his family: This is a bizarre story. Don’t think for a minute that these things don’t happen…they do, and people follow through.
SALINE CO.—Rolling meth lab passes parked police cruiser, smelling of ether: Another ‘rado story, featuring Freeman STD.
JASPER CO.—Gunplay lands one behind bars: People like this dude in this crim roundup are the reason why Illinois has such oppressive gun laws.
SALINE CO.—Couple claims fornication when caught out in the sticks…but can’t explain meth lab: More craziness emerging from ‘rado…this one’s just ridiculous.
WHITE CO.—Ashley’s House: A tribute and a good cause: A fitting tribute to the late Ashley Weir by Omaha Fire & Rescue
CLAY CO.—Fitness exam ordered in case of man threatening to kill officer’s children: There are times when court-ordered psych evals are nothing but harassment. And then there’s Kevin Bunton.
CRAWFORD CO.—Group charged with liquor store heist, game of kick-the-cop lands one in jail: Richland County punk Tyler Wilkins has crossed the county line into Crawford to raise his own personal brand of hell there.
SALINE CO.—911 dispatch protocol called “A mess!”: The ongoing—and very expensive—saga of Saline County’s E911 agency, which board is now totally flummoxed since Disclosure has started following their exploits.
XENIA—Attornrey still running meetings, raking in big bucks; public comments now at issue: Things continue to smell rotten in Xenia in northwestern Clay County…and Aaron Leonard is leading the way.
SURLY & UNCOOPERATIVE (Jack): Jedi Chris, Facebook and the man with no friends
ICY (Ang): GateHouse Media does not love you; we have been saying it for years
PROSE & CONS (Brian): Escaping from Twitterdom, with help from the chair
ASK MIKE (Mike): Historical Cemetery preservationist featured
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Concerned over no capital credit checks at WTCI this year; Wonders what’s going on at Poor Boys.
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