Monday, August 4 2014, 12:34 PM CDT
Midday Update: Man accused for putting needles in meat; reserve troops come home; Weather warm up
68-year-old ronald avers is accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat is to learn whether he'll be eligible for bond.
A detention hearing was scheduled for this morning in east st. Louis.
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Avers was charged last week with seven felony product-tampering counts.
Investigators allege avers slipped sewing needles into various packaged meat items at a shop `n save in belleville from may of last year through last month.
One customer eventually bit into one of the needles, and a needle that was slipped into a steak stuck another customer. No serious injuries were reported.
The fbi says avers told investigators he allegedly did it "just for the hell of it."
Eighteen members of the illinois air national guard security forces are returning from a seven-month deployment to southwest asia in support of operation enduring freedom.
The illinois national guard says men and women of the 182nd airlift wing are scheduled to return today. They were responsible for law enforcement and security missions overseas.
Recognized for saving a life....
Illinois state trooper brian scott is now the recipient of one of the highest medals for his bravery.
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Friday was the 37th annual ...
Illinois state police awards ceremony.
More than 90-medals and awards were distributed
To officers and civilian employees...
For valor, dedication, and service. Scott was awarded a medal of honor for...
Lifting a car off of a u of i student during a traffic accident last year in champaign county.
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Republican gubernatorial candidate bruce rauner (row'-nur) Says money channeled through the cayman islands and connected to his business dealings had no impact on his personal tax rate. Rauner hasn't been accused of wrongdoing. But political experts have said it's a matter of optics. Democratic governor pat quinn's campaign has accused rauner of "stashing" money abroad to avoid paying taxes.