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Chillicothe Man Charged for Setting Fire to Peoria Planned Parenthood

Chillicothe Man Charged for Setting Fire to Peoria Planned Parenthood

CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man has been charged with setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic earlier this month.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said 32-year-old Tyler W. Massengill of Chillicothe is accused of “malicious use of fire and an explosive to damage, and attempt to damage” the building in Peoria.

Massengill was arrested by that city’s police Tuesday. Online records do not indicate whether he has appeared in court or been assigned an attorney yet.

The attack on the clinic took place Jan. 15, two days after the state enacted sweeping reproductive health care legislation aimed at protecting abortion patients and providers.

Chillicothe Man Charged for Setting Fire to Peoria Planned Parenthood

Chillicothe Man Charged for Setting Fire to Peoria Planned Parenthood

CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man has been charged with setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic earlier this month. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said 32-year-old Tyler W. Massengill of Chillicothe is accused of “malicious use of fire and an explosive to damage, and attempt to damage” the building in Peoria. Massengill was arrested…Continue Reading

Dix Home Heavily Damaged in Tuesday Fire

Dix Home Heavily Damaged in Tuesday Fire

DIX, Ill. (WRXX) – A rural Dix mobile home was heavily damaged Tuesday night when fire broke out in the home in the 11-000 block of East Sumter. Three occupants of the home were able to safely escape the fire before firefighters arrived at the scene. Upon their arrival, Jefferson firefighter reported flames coming from the doors…Continue Reading

Sesser Firefighter Honored from Saving Disabled Woman

Sesser Firefighter Honored from Saving Disabled Woman

SESSER (WRXX) – A southern Illinois firefighter has been honored after saving a woman from a burning building. During a recent Sesser City Council meeting, Sesser Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Raymond Scott was honored for entering a burning home to save a disabled woman who was unable to escape the fire on her own.…Continue Reading

Two Men Arrested for Discharging Firearm Outside Marion Hotel Window

Two Men Arrested for Discharging Firearm Outside Marion Hotel Window

MARION – Two men are awaiting their day in Williamson County Court after they were recently cited and taken to jail in a recent shots fired investigation in Marion. According to Marion Police, last Thursday the police department received a 911 call relative to “shots fired” at the Quality Inn on West Main Street. Upon arrival, the reporting…Continue Reading

Three Arrested on Gun Charges in Carbondale

Three Arrested on Gun Charges in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Three people have been arrested in connection with the unlawful sale of firearms in Carbondale. According to Carbondale Police, officer executed a search warrant Tuesday at a home in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane. During the search, officers arrested 23-year-old Darrion J. Clark of Carbondale on a Jackson County arrest warrant for Unlawful…Continue Reading

Paducah Woman Hospitalized After Johnson County Crash Tuesday

Paducah Woman Hospitalized After Johnson County Crash Tuesday

JOHNSON COUNTY – A Paducah woman was hurt in a one-vehicle crash on I-24 in Johnson County Tuesday morning. According to Illinois State Police, just after 10, a car driven by 46-year-old Jana Braswell was driving west on I-24 at milepost 21 and left the roadway to the right striking several large trees. Braswell was…Continue Reading

Illinois Attorney General Files Appeals to Dismiss Restraining Order on Semiautomatic Gun Ban

Illinois Attorney General Files Appeals to Dismiss Restraining Order on Semiautomatic Gun Ban

Attorney General Kwame Raoul addresses members of the audience after being sworn into office at the Bank of Springfield Center on Jan. 14, 2019. (Vishesh Anand/Illinois Public Media, CC BY-NC 2.0) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has asked a state appellate court to dismiss a temporary restraining order on Illinois’ new…Continue Reading

Missouri Man Facing Life in Prison For Murder of Illinois Offcier

Missouri Man Facing Life in Prison For Murder of Illinois Offcier

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A Missouri man has been sentenced to life plus 13 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois officer killed while trying to stop the man from fleeing police. Twenty-four-year-old Caleb Campbell of Florissant, Missouri, was convicted last month in a bench trial for…Continue Reading

Jackson County Health Officials Seeing ‘Alarming’ Increase in Syphilis Cases

Jackson County Health Officials Seeing ‘Alarming’ Increase in Syphilis Cases

MURPHYSBORO (WQRL) – The Jackson County Health Department said Tuesday it’s seeing an alarming increase in syphilis cases, with a nearly double increase in cases from 2021. Officials said in a release a public health alert was sent to local physicians and health clinics. Many other counties throughout the State of Illinois are also seeing…Continue Reading

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