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Around the Tri States: Kirkwood woman, child killed in crash; man sentenced on meth charges

Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio

A weekly roundup of news from around the region.

Kirkwood woman, child killed in crash

A Warren County woman was one of three people killed in a traffic crash near Mendon.

Terra Durbin of Kirkwood was pronounced dead at the scene. She was driving a sedan in the southbound lane of Illinois Route 336 late Saturday morning.

A juvenile passenger in her vehicle was also pronounced dead at the scene. So was the driver of a truck involved in the crash, Timothy Ogle of Loraine.

Three others were injured in the crash, according to the Adams’ County Sheriff’s Department.

Man sentenced on meth distribution charges

A federal judge sentenced a western Illinois man to ten years in prison for distributing more than 200 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Marcus Moore, 35, was arrested in August of last year.

The Department of Justice brought the case against Moore as part of its Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police West Central Illinois Task Force, the Quincy Police Department, and the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office participated in the investigation and prosecution of the case.

Health and Wellness Center open at Memorial

A new Health and Wellness Center at Memorial Hospital in Carthage opened this week.

The center provides nutrition and diabetes education services in person and virtually, and has a teaching kitchen for cooking and nutrition classes.

It also has a sleep lab, conference room, and a space for diabetes education.

Patients seeing Ashlyn Housewright, Kara Andrew, or Kayce Fuhrman will now be seen in the new center and can enter through the side entrance to the hospital.

Knox County hazards mitigation plan

Knox County is working to update its hazards mitigation plan.

The process is meant to identify ways to protect residents, infrastructure, and vital services in severe weather.

The county’s All Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct.13 in the Public Safety Building’s emergency operations center at 150 S. Broad St.

The meeting is open to the public.

When the plan is complete, it will be presented for public review before it is submitted for government approval.

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