McCracken County, KY – A Mayfield man wanted for a construction scam in Kevil Kentucky was arrested this morning in Effingham Illinois. Thirty-seven year old Jay A. Stanley of Mayfield received a seven-thousand dollar check from a Kevil resident for roofing materials. After several weeks Stanley did not show up for work, and the homeowner was unable to contact him. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department issued Stanley's arrest warrant last Thursday. He is charged with Theft by failure to make required disposition, a class D felony.
Springfield, IL – Beginning today, Illinois consumers will be paying more for toiletries, candy, soft drinks and liquor. That's because lawmakers have increased the state's sales tax to raise cash to pay for a statewide construction program.
Most candy had carried a 1 percent sales tax, but it now will be taxed at 6 and a quarter percent. It'll be the same for shampoos and toothpaste that until now were taxed at the lower rate if shop keepers deemed they had a medicinal effect.
Clarksville, TN – The Fort Campbell soldier charged in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old will be in court next week. 27-year-old Donald Ray Green, Jr. allegedly stabbed Byron Nixon in a Fort Campbell Boulevard parking lot late Thursday night. Green turned himself in on Friday, where he remains in jail on a million dollar bond. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports his hearing is set for September 9.