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Imo's delivery driver robber head to prison

Friday, 07 June 2013 12:10 Published in Local News

A repeat-offender is headed back to prison after he was convicted of robbing an Imo's delivery man.

Travis Moorehead will spend 20 years behind bars for the crime in early 2011. Moorehead approached the drive in Dutchtown, showed a gun, and took $30. Police caught his while he was running away. Police say the weapon he used in the recent crime was a replica BB gun.

In 2004 Moorehead was convicted for committing a separate burglary. 

 

IDOT postpones work on McKinley Bridge

Friday, 07 June 2013 12:09 Published in Local News

Flooding is forcing the Illinois Department of Transportation to postpone planned work on the McKinley Bridge.

The original closure was scheduled to start tonight and run through the weekend, but the water is to high to complete the work safely. IDOT says the new start date is June 28, weather permitting.

 

Madison Co. State's attorney OK's conceal carry

Thursday, 06 June 2013 16:52 Published in Local News

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Concealed carry legislation is pending before the Illinois governor but the state's attorney in Madison County says citizens can start carrying weapons immediately.

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said Thursday that "it serves no just purpose" to deny citizens the ability to carry weapons. The Illinois Legislature passed concealed-carry legislation during its recent session under order by a federal appeals court, which ruled the state's ban unconstitutional. That legislation is awaiting action by Gov. Pat Quinn, who hasn't said if he will sign it or not.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Gibbons says people can carry a concealed weapon in his county as long as they meet seven requirements. Those requirements include possessing a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Citizens also must be carrying the weapon for self-defense.

 

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