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Coroner accused of financial exploitation, old ordinance keeping some families from returning to Brookport

The Perry County, Mo. coroner is accused of financial exploitation of a 94-year-old woman. The Perry County, Mo. coroner is accused of financial exploitation of a 94-year-old woman.
Authorities are investigating after the body of a woman was found on the side of a road near Makanda. Authorities are investigating after the body of a woman was found on the side of a road near Makanda.
Law enforcement officers in Illinois are facing a back-log of concealed carry applications. Law enforcement officers in Illinois are facing a back-log of concealed carry applications.

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The Perry County coroner is accused of financial exploitation of a 94-year-old woman. Herbert Miller, 65, of Perryville is charged with financial exploitation of elderly/disabled person and theft/stealing. Todd Tumminia will have more on this story on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Some families in Brookport, Ill. whose homes were destroyed by the tornado this past November are finding it hard to get back into their hometown. That's because of an ordinance regulating how old a mobile home can be in the town. Arnold Wyrick was at the city council meeting today when they discussed this issue. He'll have more on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Illinois State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department are investigating after a body was found near the side of Potter's Road just south of Carbondale near Makanda. Rachel Gartner talked to authorities; you can click here for the story.

Law enforcement officers across Illinois are busy reviewing thousands of concealed carry applications. The stack of applications grows each day. Allison Twaits talked to the Marion Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff's Department about how they're handling the back-log.

Many of you have expressed outrage after we shared the story about a woman that posted her child for adoption on an online yard sale. We looked further and talked to the regional director at Lutheran Family and Children's Services, and a family that adopted through that program about how if that post is legal, it right? You can click here to see what they had to say.

Illinois got its first glimpse at the new GED tests. The tests were developed by Pearson VUE. It is a computer-based version.

Tornado survivors have until 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 to visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Brookport Library on U.S. Highway 45. There will still be ways available to get help after that date. You can click here for more.

The new Carbondale Fire Station construction has been delayed due to weather. According to the fire chief, the new fire station is a bit behind schedule due to weather halting work on the outside of the station.

In national news, at least 200,000 people want to help colonize Mars and they applied to be part of the Mars One expedition to head to the red planet. Would you want to make the one-way trip?

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
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