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Illinois Secretary of State offices closing for another week

Jan. 14, 2022 07:38 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — All Illinois Secretary of State departments will not conduct in-person transactions including driver services for another week, until Jan. 24, the agency said Thursday, citing the continued high number of COVID-19 cases statewide. The Secretary of State...

Marion County jury trials halted after COVID-19 hits staff

Jan. 07, 2022 13:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jury trials have been halted in Indiana's most populous county after dozens of court employees tested positive for COVID-19 amid a statewide surge driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant. All jury trials in Marion County will be delayed and reset to dates...

Modified hunting system helps boy get first buck

Dec. 25, 2021 03:02 AM EST

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Eleven-year-old Lucas McCormick didn’t want to get out of bed when his mom, Kayla McCormick, woke him up on the first day of rifle season in late November. Like most young hunters, this Marion Center sixth-grader was stuck choosing between the determination to...

Prosecutors drop death penalty in Indiana officer's killing

Dec. 06, 2021 16:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are no longer seeking the death penalty for the man charged in the fatal shooting of a police officer who had come to his aid after the man's car overturned in a crash in Indianapolis four years ago. Marion Superior Judge Mark Stoner last week...

$1K offered for President Warren Harding's stolen dog collar

Nov. 25, 2021 10:06 AM EST

MARION, Ohio (AP) — A radio station serving U.S. President Warren G. Harding's Ohio hometown says a reward offered by one of its listeners is providing new hope of finding a long lost dog collar stolen from his historic home. Scott Spears, host of a morning radio show...

Students learn about homelessness by spending night outside

Nov. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EST

FARMINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the past nine years, North Marion High School teacher Kathy Lupo has spent one night in November in the cold with students she advises as part of the DECA program. One Night Without a Home is a fundraiser and awareness campaign that was...

Marion uncovers treasures in new city hall building

Nov. 14, 2021 01:02 AM EST

MARION, Ill. (AP) — Mayor Mike Absher saw the new city hall for the first time since construction began recently. The new city hall will be in the old bank building on the square. Absher said that First Southern Bank will have a drive-thru at the location, but they did...