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Two dead in Ina house fire - Mt. Vernon Register-News
INA — An elderly Ina couple died in a house fire Friday night after their home exploded. Coroner Eddie Joe Marks identified the victims at mid-morning Saturday. They are Byford and Wastina Campbell. Marks said the body of the male victim was found around ...
Rams beat rival Centralia - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – The Rams football team came up with big plays when they needed them in a 36-29 victory over rival Centralia on Friday night. “It's a little closer than I would have liked,” Mt. Vernon coach Jared Shaner said. “I wish we could have put ...
Stop dating yourself - Mt. Vernon Register-News
As I’ve mentioned before in this column, there’s a “farmers only” dating service called, well, FarmersOnly.com. Its tagline is, “City folks just don’t get it.” While that may be true, it doesn’t mean that farmers do get it when it comes to ...
As the price of oil falls, the gas tax should be going up - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Whenever the price of oil spikes, it’s a sure bet that some U.S. politicians will propose another gas tax holiday. So now that oil has fallen below $85 a barrel, and with America’s highways and mass-transit systems starved for funding, is anyone in ...
Renewables will go nowhere without better batteries - Mt. Vernon Register-News
One of the truisms of the 1970s was that solar power was a pipe dream. The price was too high — not just a little too high, but absurdly high. When Ronald Reagan came into office and ripped out the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had put on the White ...
One Virginia family's Halloween-season tradition: terrifying the neighbors - Mt. Vernon Register-News
LEESBURG, Va. - George Pellicano's daughter just killed his wife. The girl's charging around the room with a cleaver, shrieking uncontrollably. People are screaming. There's blood everywhere. And now, the dark-haired 11-year-old is running into the hiding ...
Arson suspected in fire - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — An apartment building fire on South Ninth Street is under investigation by the Mt. Vernon Fire Department. The fire is considered suspicious, according to Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Sargent. “We are considering it suspicious and under ...
Five myths about the Secret Service - Mt. Vernon Register-News
During the past five years, the U.S. Secret Service inadvertently let uninvited guests crash a state dinner, fired 10 agents for allegedly hiring prostitutes, pulled members of an elite counterassault team back from overseas duty for drinking, learned from ...
BB gun-toting would-be robber restrained by store customer - Mt. Vernon Register-News
When police in Oneonta, New York responded to a robbery in progress, they discovered a man wearing a ski mask being held on the floor by a customer. According to reports, Joseph A. Cardo, 34, entered a New York smoke shop wearing a ski mask. He carried a ...
VIDEO: Nurse who treated Ebola patient self-quarantines family - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Two Texas school campuses will be closed for cleaning on Friday after a nurse who treated a person with the Ebola virus voluntarily quarantined herself and her children, despite showing no symptoms of the disease. Ruth Cherry Intermediate and Davis ...
Suspect in 9-year-old's overdose death has lengthy record - Mt. Vernon Register-News
SUNBURY, Pa. — The convicted felon charged in the suspected drug overdose of a 9-year-old boy was accused in nine separate cases between 1974 and 1985, with several of the crimes involving children, according to court records in Northumberland County.
College: Rejecting applicants from Ebola-risk nations 'right and responsible' - Mt. Vernon Register-News
A Texas college is standing by its decision to reject the applications of potential students from countries the government cites as "at risk" for Ebola. A copy of an Oct. 2 letter from the the director of International Programs at Navarro College, a 2 ...
Bushue wins South 7 title - Mt. Vernon Register-News
CENTRALIA – Kate Bushue raced to an early lead and never looked back in Thursday's girls South Seven Conference cross country race. “Kate had a very good day, really went out,” Mt. Vernon coach Connie Harre-Blair said. “It was really wonderful to ...
Guy Baker - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Guy Wendell Baker, 87 years and 11 months, of Quincy and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born Sunday, Nov. 14, 1926, in Hazard, Ky., the son of Guy and Emily Anne (Thomas) Baker.
Street closed downtown - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Ninth Street from Broadway south to Casey Avenue is closed. The closure is for the set up for Fall Fest, which takes place this weekend. Crews are on the streets now setting up the entertainment area, including the stage, which will be located across Ninth ...