ST. MARYS — After completing coursework a semester early to go to boot camp last February, senior Priscilla Dodson will return on Sunday to walk in commencement with her graduating class at Memorial High School, but set apart, in her dress blues, as a Marine.
It’s not the first time Dodson will feel different from her classmates.
CELINA — The man charged in the shooting death of a Rockford woman last year has pleaded guilty to the charge.
In a plea agreement reached on Friday, Daniel C. Martin pleaded guilty to murder, with a gun specification, in the death of Melinda S. Shinn. Martin shot and killed Shinn at 509 North St., Rockford, on Nov. 8.
Martin now faces 15 years to life in prison with an additional three years because of the gun specification. Martin is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. June 27.
CELINA — An arrest has been made in connection with the break-in of a Mercer County Sheriff's car earlier this week.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported his office is in the process of updating policies on firearms that are stored in office vehicles. The sheriff’s office does not disclose the types of weapons deputies have at their disposal as it is a risk to deputies for criminals to know what resources are available and what resources are not available.