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Authorities ID man who died at music festival

Monday, 12 August 2013 12:39 Published in Local News

CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) - Authorities have identified the 24-year-old man who died at an annual southern Illinois outdoor music festival.

The Hardin County coroner says the cause of death for Cory Collins of Harrisburg is pending the results of toxicology tests. 

The Southern Illinoisan reports Hardin was found dead at the Hog Rock campground during the Gathering of the Juggalos. That's a weekend festival based around the band Insane Clown Posse.

Hardin County Coroner Jessica Cullum says her office received a call about the death on Friday. Illinois State Police are investigating.

The festival that runs through Sunday is expected to draw about 10,000 people.

The event in past years has resulted in unrest, including in 2011 when one attendee drowned while trying to swim in the Ohio River.

 

One dead after shooting in North County

Monday, 12 August 2013 12:35 Published in Local News

Police are looking for a teen after a fatal shooting in north county.

The shooting happened around 10:30 this morning outside the Bentwood Townhomes near the Norwood Hills Country Club. Still few details, but one teen was shot in the head and died. The second teen ran off.

It is unclear what led to the shooting.

This is a developing story.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing St. Louis area man has been found in a canal on the Mississippi River.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 46-year-old Dennis McMenamy of Richmond Heights had been missing since Friday after the Illinois Conservation Police found his empty fishing boat. His body was found Saturday afternoon about 100 yards north of a canal near Granite City, Illinois.

The search for McMenamy began Friday afternoon when the crew of a towboat spotted the 18-foot fishing boat trapped at the front of a 15-barge tow headed south near the Chain of Rocks Canal.

Authorities said the towboat operators were unaware the barge had hit anything until another boater alerted them to the fishing boat stuck at the front of the tow.

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