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Scammers nearly bilked a Piatt County resident out of $30,000 this week with a scheme that promised $4 million in sweepstakes money. It prompted Monticello Police Chief John Carter to issue a warning Friday about potential scams that come in the mail, email or telephone calls.
Bement Police are investigating the second robbery of the town's Subway sandwich shop in just over a month.
The Village of Bement is looking at the possibility of a business district as a way to bring in extra revenue to help out the local economy.
At last Tuesday’s (Feb. 11) board meeting, Julian Jacquin from Economic Development Resources in St. Louis, addressed the board about the possibility of creating such a possibility somewhere in Bement.
A Cerro Gordo man who accidentally shot a teen-age girl in the head with an arrow last fall has been sentenced to a year of court supervision and public service.
Monticello Police Chief John Carter invites the public to what he is calling a 'frigid dip' at 12 noon this Saturday just south of the police building – in the parking lot of Nick's Park. He said it is a practice run for the Polar Plunge that officers will take part in March 1 to raise money for Illinois Special Olympics.
Piatt County Sheriff's Police have released a photo of a suspect in the armed robbery that occured at the Subway sandwich shop in Bement Thursday (Jan. 16). He is described as a white male, approximately 5'8" to 5'10" tall with a medium build. The photo was pulled from the store's video surveillance.
Piatt County Sheriff's officials are investigating a robbery at knifepoint that occurred at the Subway sandwich shop in Bement at 8:43 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 16).
Piatt County Sheriff's Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Monticello man who died at his business early Saturday morning.
Plenty of new laws in effect
A look back at 2013 in Piatt County may also be a glimpse of what is to come in 2014.