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Meth bust at Collinsville hotel nets a pair of alleged repeat offenders

By   /  August 23, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

A convicted methamphetamine manufacturer was arrested Sunday at the Americas Best Value Inn in Collinsville for allegedly repeating the offense. At the time of her arrest, Tamara Lynn Peoples, 54, of San Jose, Ill., was out on bail after being charged with methamphetamine manufacturer and possession of methamphetamine. The charges followed her arrest at another […]

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New book chronicles life of Collinsville’s moat house gangster

By   /  August 23, 2013  /  Books, Living  /  1 Comment

Bill Nunes discussing The Frank "Buster" Wortman story at Collinsville Public Library on Aug. 17. / Photo by Roger Starkey

Buster Wortman died 45 years ago this month, but he can still sell books. Bill Nunes’ latest book, The Frank “Buster” Wortman Story, is the second best-selling book at the Fairview Heights Barnes & Noble, Nunnes said. Only J.K. Rowling has the stature to outsell Wortman in the Metro East, it seems. Perhaps, though, it […]

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