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Cell phone in pocket saves Collinsville shooting victim

By   /  April 19, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

A man shot in uptown Collinsville Saturday afternoon sustained just a bruise to his leg when the only bullet on target hit a cell phone in the pocket of his blue jeans. The victim and suspect, whose names have not yet been released, were drinking alcohol outside the apartment building in which they both reside, in […]

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Guns and pot may mix in Illinois

By   /  April 19, 2014  /  Caseyville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Proposed rules for the State of Illinois’ implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, released Friday, remove a restriction allowing a person to have both a Firearm Owners Identification card and  a medical cannabis identification card. The proposed restriction had proven controversial, but may return. “The State is continuing to examine […]

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Seven-run inning dooms baseball Kahoks

By   /  April 19, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville High School held a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth at Waterloo Tuesday, but the Bulldogs used a seven-run inning to claim a 7-3 non-conference victory. The Kahoks scored first when Dylan McEwen drew a lead-off walk in the fourth inning. After advancing to second on Tanner Houck sacrifice and third […]

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Softball Kahoks lose two at Centralia

By   /  April 19, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Sherry Holten

The Collinsville High School’ softball team’s suddenly feast or famine offensive was both in the same day Friday in a doubleheader loss at Centralia. Collinsville Head Coach Cindy Kolda said the team hits together and goes into slumps together. Friday proved her correct. The Kahoks (9-6) managed only two runs in a 5-2 first-game loss […]

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