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Troy, IL man charged for downloading child porn

Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:40 Published in Local News

A Troy, Illinois man is facing charges for having child pornography.

Tyler Bergland allegedly downloaded several images and videos over a six month period. If convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison, supervised release for the rest of life, and a $250,000 fine.

 

Missouri household income drops in 2012

Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:50 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - New U.S. census data shows that Missouri is one of just two states where median incomes fell in 2012 from the previous year, as many residents continue to grapple with a slow-to- recover economy.

Median household income in the state was $45, 321 last year. That's a 1.6 percent decline from 2011. Nationally, the median income for U.S. households in 2012 was $51, 017. That figure remained flat after two previous annual declines.

The federal Census Bureau also reported a statewide poverty rate of 11.7 percent. But for single mothers with dependent children, the poverty level hovers around 44 percent.

Statewide, nearly 270,000 of the 1.5 million families who participated in the annual American Community Survey reported household incomes under $24,999.

 

Grand Jury indicts Justin DeRyke on three counts of murder

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:17 Published in Local News

A grand jury in Effingham County has indicted 22-year-old Justin DeRyke on three counts of first-degree murder.

DeRyke is accused of stabbing his 7-year-old niece Willow Long to death on September 8. For each count of murder, he faces a mandatory term of life in prison if convicted.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has taken her brother into protective custody and is investigating Willow's mother.

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