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Henry: 'They are trying to steal this election'

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Voters will learn next week whether a candidate for mayor will be eligible to run in the spring election, and questions about alleged political motivations for attempting to remove him from the ballot are simmering under the surface. Mike Henry says he believes the objection to his residency is politically motivated.

Challenge filed against candidate for mayor

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One of the city’s two contenders for mayor now faces a challenge to his candidacy based on a question of residency. Candidate Mike Henry says he was served with paperwork Tuesday afternoon alleging that his candidacy is illegitimate because he will not have lived in Carbondale for the requisite year preceding the April 2015 election.

Varughese lawsuit targets state trooper

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The mother of an SIU student found dead earlier this year is in the process of filing another lawsuit — this one against the now-named Illinois State Police trooper who came upon the scene of the student’s initial disappearance. Lovely Varughese provided the Times and other media a copy of the lawsuit Monday.

No charges coming in Molly Young case

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A special prosecutor assigned last year to review the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of Molly Young has concluded there is not enough evidence to warrant criminal charges, and the case will remain open. The final report was filed Friday at the Jackson County Circuit Clerk's office.

Elected official sentenced to prison

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A Murphysboro city alderman will spend about 27 months in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery. Ronald Nolan, 47, received two consecutive sentences for his actions in a string of incidents that started in September 2013.


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