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Rams prepare for season - Mt. Vernon Register-News
All-state hurler Brock Fulkerson leads the pitching brigade ... 328 and drove in 28 RBI while playing the outfield. This season he could move to first base. It's a spot he's familiar with after spending his younger years there. Holloway added that Ryan ...
Clerk's spouse earned $146K from troubled program - Mt. Vernon Register-News
CHICAGO — — Tens of thousands of dollars earmarked for a Chicago anti-violence program that was launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010— and has recently come under scrutiny — was paid to the husband of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown ...
In this tech age, how can a plane go missing? - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Call 911 from the side of the road, and GPS satellites can tell dispatchers exactly where to send help. Airline passengers have access to detailed maps that show exactly where they are during their journey. Hop onto WiFi, and somehow Google knows whether ...
VIDEO: Skydiver, pilot treated after midair collision - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Flying snakes sound like creatures from a bad B-movie, but these serpents are elegant gliders that have evolved a special skill that sets them apart. In two new studies, engineers have used simulations to try to decipher how the wingless reptile manages to ...
Holder: Heroin deaths an 'urgent and growing public health crisis' - Mt. Vernon Register-News
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder, calling the rise in deaths from overdoses of heroin and prescription painkillers an "urgent and growing public health crisis," is outlining a series of efforts by the Justice Department to combat the epidemic.
Researchers tackle mystery of how some snakes can fly - Mt. Vernon Register-News
An ornate, lime-green snake hangs from a branch. Upon spotting a predator, it suddenly propels itself into the air, flattening and wiggling its body until safely landing in a faraway tree. Flying snakes sound like creatures from a bad B-movie, but these ...
Health, career fair attracts participants - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Several people attended the health and career fair Saturday at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building co-sponsored by the Jefferson County NAACP and Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. Discounted blood work vouchers were provided for participants, as ...
Hayes leaves fire department - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Hayes said he will miss getting out in public and the children he has taught through programs such as Operation Lifesaver, Risk Watch and Fire Prevention Week activities. "One thing I will miss is the kids coming up to me, like in Wal-Mart, saying ...
Retailers eye store closures - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — Two major retailers — with local stores in Mt. Vernon — announced this week they are closing a number of locations due to a sluggish market. Staples became the second major chain to announce mass closing of stores on Thursday, joining ...
County votes on aggregation - Mt. Vernon Register-News
This is the fifth story featuring candidates and referendum in Jefferson County for the March 18 Primary Election. Today the electric aggregation referendum is highlighted. MT. VERNON — The question of whether electric aggregation will be allowed in the ...