13, Sep 2014 - Change of venue sought in loud music killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A judge will wait until jury selection begins to determine whether to move the first-degree murder trial of a Florida man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music.
13, Sep 2014 - Jackson, IL "Now Hiring" Sign Goes Up At Thomson Prison
The “now hiring” sign has been hung up on the front door of the Thomson Prison in Illinois.The prison is holding a three-day job fair to help fill hundreds of well-paying positions in administration, health services, and inmate programs, just to name a few.Communities around Thomson say the opportunities can't come soon enough."Now we have a warden and the first 300 are about to be hired,” said ...
12, Sep 2014 - Woman sentenced in silicone injection case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.
12, Sep 2014 - Jackson, IL Man sentenced to 55 years on murder charges
Lorenzo Kent, Jr., was sentenced to 55 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his role in the May 2013 shooting death of Donmarquis Jackson.
12, Sep 2014 - Thornton, IL Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
05, Apr 2014 - Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge has awarded seven women physically and sexually abused by evangelist Tony Alamo another $525 million, pushing the total owed by the imprisoned preacher and an affiliated church to more than $1 billion.
04, Apr 2014 - Retrial set for Fla. man in loud music killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music won't be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.
04, Apr 2014 - Jackson, IL Illinois voters say 'no' to candidates who were convicted, indicted
Chicago may have a long and colorful history of political corruption, but voters will only take so much. In Tuesday's Democratic primary, a Chicago candidate who served a prison term for bribery and another due to go on trial on similar charges this spring both lost their races, despite predictions of local political observers, according to results available Wednesday. "It appears there is a ...
01, Apr 2014 - California lawmaker faces gun, corruption charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
01, Apr 2014 - Ex-gang leader was praised as role model - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown who was praised for cleaning up his public image after serving more than a decade in prison now faces up to 95 years behind bars on money-laundering and other charges.