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3:16 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Bigamy, Forgery, Perjury & Theft

Blandinsville, IL – It's been said, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." A former Macomb postmaster learned that lesson the hard way when he took a second wife.

35-year old Josef Hernandez is charged with bigamy, forgery, and perjury after his original wife turned him in.

Hernandez lived in Blandinsville when the alleged crimes occurred. Police Chief Justin Lundgren says Hernandez created fake papers so that he could marry a second woman, even though he was not divorced.

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WIUM Local
10:23 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Threats To Shutter ISP Headquarters A Ploy?

Macomb, IL – The proposal to close five Illinois State Police headquarters and lay off nearly 400 troopers has caused a stir. Local law enforcement representatives joined community leaders and residents at an emergency Community Quality of Life Advisory Committee meeting.

State Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and State Rep. Rich Myers (R-Colchester) also joined the discussion to provide perspective from Springfield.

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12:29 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Emphasis - April 9

Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Democratic State Representative Jerry Kearns of Keokuk.

Kearns and his fellow lawmakers recently wrapped up their 2010 session in Des Moines after 79 days. He says the focus was crafting Iowa's multi-billion dollar budget for next year during difficult economic times.

Kearns says lawmakers had to make some difficult cuts, but were able to back-fill some money in areas such as education. He says the government reorganization bill, approved by lawmakers, will save Iowa millions of dollars.

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WIUM Local
12:04 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Keokuk Wants To Tear Down Home

Keokuk, IA – Keokuk Code Enforcement Officer Kathie Mahoney says the home at 323 Concert Street has fallen into extreme disrepair. There is no water or electricity connected to the home.

Mahoney says the city has to clean up the property every summer. She says complaints about 323 Concert Street have been filed for years, in particular about the smell from the home.

The former owner, William Howard, no longer lives at the property. He still keeps several dogs inside the home.

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WIUM Local
8:32 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Fewer Eagles Not a Cause for Concern

Illinois – Fewer bald eagles were counted during an annual mid-winter survey in Illinois. But organizers of the survey are not alarmed.

Illinois Audubon Society Executive Director Tom Clay says it's best to look at survey numbers from a multi-year period rather than just a single year.

"That long-term data lets science start to speak for what is happening in the natural world," says Clay.

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