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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 12:00 am

But ex-cop still on public payroll

A Springfield woman who says she was groped by a Southern View police officer in a patrol car last spring has sued the village, saying that Joseph Zeid Langan, who has since left the force, had no bus
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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 12:00 am

Promoted despite DUI history

A captain in the Springfield Fire Department could be disciplined after his third drunken driving arrest since 2005.Capt. Thomas A. Dodd, 51, was arrested on Dec. 30 shortly after 6:30 p.m. when an em
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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 12:00 am

But diocese screening process does not

Sexual no-nos among clergy are nothing new in the Diocese of Springfield.The diocese in 2005 hired a Methodist to figure things out when a priest was severely beaten after soliciting sex in Douglas Pa
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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 12:00 am

But secrecy remains

After a delay caused by a court setback, the Springfield City Council has extended health benefits to civil-union partners of municipal employees.But the council’s action might still be illegal
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Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Cuffed priest granted leave

Rev. Bernard Thomas Donovan at St. Aloysius Church in Springfield makes a 911 call to request help escaping from his handcuffs.
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:00 am

DAVID C. COPLEY Jan. 31, 1952-Nov. 20, 2012

David Copley was last.He presided over Copley Press, one of the last large family-owned newspaper chains in America, and had no heirs. The company got its start in Illinois in 1905, when Ira Copley, h
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:00 am

SHARY ELIZABETH ALWARDT March 4, 1989-Nov. 16, 2012

Shary Elizabeth Alwardt never gave up.She was born with a hole in her heart, which was bad enough. She also had pulmonary hypertension, a rare condition in which arteries that carry blood to the lungs
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:00 am

GROVER E. EVERETT Nov. 3, 1941-Nov. 15, 2012

Grover Everett had at least one James Bond moment.It came at a Lincoln air show in 1988, while Everett was still in his skydiving phase. He was second in line, jumping right after someone who was goin
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:00 am

MARY LEE LEAHY April 28, 1940-Dec. 12, 2012

Mary Lee Leahy fought for underdogs.Best known for representing state workers in a landmark Supreme Court decision that ended overt patronage in government, the Springfield attorney who succumbed to p
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 12:00 am

Police sued after cops laugh

A Springfield man has sued officers from Springfield and Jerome, claiming that police used excessive force while arresting him a year ago.A police microphone captures officers Michael Brown and Chance

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