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Murbarger Murder Trial Set to Begin Tuesday

FAIRFIELD – The Wayne County jury trial of a 26-year-old man charged with the murder of his 15-year-old girlfriend nearly 10 years ago will kick off Tuesday morning with jury selection. Brodey Murbarger is accused of strangling and suffocating Megan Nichols to death in her Fairfield home on July 3, 2014, and later burying her

‘Manufacturing Matters’ Tour to Visit Carbondale, Highlight Industry’s Important Role in State and Regional Economy

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) will continue its statewide “Manufacturing Matters” tour Wednesday with a stop at Com-Pac International in Carbondale at 10 a.m. to detail the results of a new economic impact study measuring the industry’s significant contributions to the state and local economy. The “Manufacturing Matters” tour is visiting factories, educational

Brownstown Man Killed in Centralia Trench Collapse

CENTRALIA – Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon has released the name of the worker killed in a trench collapse Monday morning in Centralia. Cannon says 54-year-old Darrell McCammack, of rural Brownstown, was reportedly covered with dirt when one wall of the trench at East Kerr Street and North Poplar in Centralia collapsed. McCammack was pronounced