26, Jul 2014 - Benton, IL Dying Cancer Patient And Family Found Guilty On Pot Charges
A dying cancer patient and his family, who weren’t allowed to explain why they were growing marijuana, were found guilty of drug charges in an Illinois court, according to affiliate station WQAD. Benton and Loretta Mackenzie, as well as their son Cody, faced charges after police took 71 marijuana plants from their home in May, […]
26, Jul 2014 - Benton, IL Southern Illinois man found fit to stand trial for murder
BENTON - A southern Illinois man has been found fit to stand trial, facing charges that he allegedly murdered his wife.
26, Jul 2014 - Benton, IL Terminal cancer patient faces mandatory prison time for marijuana charges
QUAD CITIES — A man living near the Illinois-Iowa border who suffers from terminal cancer faces mandatory prison time for growing and using marijuana to treat his illness after he was found guilty of drug charges in Scott County Court, …
04, Apr 2014 - Marion, IL Southern Illinois man sentenced for bank fraud
BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois man has been ordered to spend two months in federal prison for defrauding a bank of $80,000. Thirty-nine-year-old Mark Troehler of Herrin also was sentenced Thursday to two months of post-prison home confinement and three years of supervised release. Troehler ...
01, Apr 2014 - Lawyer: Dad doesn't deny tossing toddler in creek - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - The lawyer for a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while still strapped into her car seat said Wednesday the real question for the jury is not whether he did it but whether he was thinking clearly that night.
01, Apr 2014 - Benton, IL Trial reset for woman accused in daughter's death
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — The trial of a southern Illinois woman accused of drowning her 8-year-old daughter has been postponed.