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Nightly NewsCap: News headlines from today & the weekend in AUDIO

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Topics covered include: Saturday’s motorcycle wreck in Hamilton County; a wreck north of Flora injures a Louisville woman; and Roman Moore, accused of armed robbery in Marion, has Josh Bradley as his attorney.

Zanotti takes on new crim cases

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WILLIAMSON CO. — Williamson County’s new state’s attorney Brandon Zanotti, who was handed the reins upon the resignation of long-time prosecutor Chuck Garnati, has had a busy September filing felonies.

Suspicious fire surrounded by silence

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MARION—The secrecy surrounding a house fire that occurred in Marion in early September has yet to be explained, and many in and around Williamson County are wondering why.

Tax favors? Corruption continues in assessment of properties in Williamson — Part 5

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This month’s installment of the scrutiny of questionable use of tax dollars in Williamson County, outlined by Elisabeth ‘Lily’ Abbott, Marion resident in her compilation of the matter, “None Dare Call it Corruption,” is the fifth in the series which was abrupted for the September issue, but returns for this October issue. The research was prompted by Abbott’s own tax and property battles with the city of Marion, Williamson County, and TIF District corporation owner Doug Bradley, who to this day doesn’t realize that a TIF District is effectively a taxing body. The research shows how Williamson County taxpayers are being deprived fair assessment of property tax values and income from higher-end properties that could alleviate other taxing woes, all in the name of “buddy” discounts and favoritism shown certain ones.

Harrisburg man charged in armed robbery

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WILLIAMSON CO.—The son of a boisterous and flamboyant Harrisburg woman was apprehended on a charge of armed robbery after video surveillance aided authorities in identifying him.

Deputy clerks finally charged in Williamson

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WILLIAMSON CO.—After more than a year’s wait, the three women who were escorted out of the Williamson County Courthouse and away from their employment at the circuit clerk’s office as deputy clerks have been charged and arrested for allegedly stealing public funds from their office.


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Roman Moore’s run of bad luck has compounded.

Nightly NewsCap: Capping off your week with the Friday night headlines in AUDIO

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Topics covered include: Williamson County releases information on voter registration; a piece on a wreck in Carmi; and a huge copper theft from Johnson Truck Sales in Norris City.



The deadline for registering to vote for the November 4, 2014, General Election is October 7, 2014, Williamson County Clerk, Amanda Barnes announced today.



Williamson County authorities today announced a big bust conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group (SIEG) in the Pittsburg area.

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