EDGAR CO.—Dee Burgin, disgraced former Deputy Sheriff, found guilty in federal court of civil rights violations on a young woman, former ambulance service owner that got away with not paying the $100,000 sale price to the taxpayers of Edgar County, current member of the Emergency Telephone System Board, and current employee of the Newman Police Department and Lawrence County Ambulance Service, has forced his name into the spotlight once again.
CRAWFORD CO.— A pair of Robinson men have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
EFFINGHAM CO.—In a very quiet plea deal that took place on a regularly-scheduled pre-trial conference date, Justin Dale DeRyke went from accused murderer to convicted murderer.
CRAWFORD CO.— An Annapolis man has been charged in Crawford County with sexual abuse of a minor.
CRAWFORD CO.—The former Palestine officer who was arrested in mid-March on a Domestic Battery count may have been the victim of a set-up.
ROBINSON—The Robinson city council continued on its efforts at the early April meeting (April 8) to clean up run-down properties in the city.
OBLONG—Slower traffic was the topic of discussion at the Oblong City Council meeting April 2, 2014.
JASPER CO.— As warmer weather sets in there has been an up-tick in crime in Jasper County. This issue features drug crimes, damage to property and an order of protection violation.
CRAWFORD CO.—A Clay County man eluded authorities in Crawford for a couple of days in early April, but the desire for a popsicle was what ended the two-day search for his whereabouts.
CRAWFORD CO.—A Robinson man has been charged with two counts of Theft and one count of Aggravated Driving While Under the Influence.