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Former prosecutor stands accused

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

A former Illinois prosecutor newly accused of suffocating his first wife in 2006 told investigators he found her dead in bed but never called emergency responders or offered her life-saving measures. That’s according to transcripts of a coroner’s inquest five weeks after 38-year-old Cory Lovelace’s death in Quincy.  They were  obtained by the AP and the Herald Whig newspaper.

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Date set for new LaSalle Casey’s

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

November 13 you can get breakfast pizza at the LaSalle Casey’s and park in a much larger lot. Jackie Curran became its manager in June. Curran said Casey’s is upgrading nationwide and the LaSalle store on Fifth Street will be identical to the Peru store – starting with the parking.  Other additions include a sub-station and seating.

The old store will close November 12 and the new store – directly across the street – will open the next day. A grand opening is planned for the November 14. Curran says they’ll be employing 33 people – mostly part-time positions. Applications are being taken now.

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Weather change coming

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

Now – more than ever – is the time to start watching for slow moving farm vehicles. Harvest in open areas is cranking up and farmers have the weather for it. It’s been sunny all the past week with gradually warming temperatures.

Now, the National Weather Service says there’s a change coming in the second half of the week. Rain is in the forecast from Wednesday night into Friday. Expect daytime temperatures to be 68 Friday and only 62 next Saturday.

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Utah authorities handling mysterious deaths

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

Police in Springville, Utah are working to find out what killed 5 members of a family whose bodies were found in a home. Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play.   The house was checked for carbon monoxide but the test was negative, though any of the gas that was present could have dissipated. The bodies were found by an older son and his grandparents. The area is near Provo.

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