Attorney: Suit not about money; want Hess' job

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MOUNT VERNON — "These women aren't looking for money, they want him (Brian Hess) fired," said William Curphey, attorney for the six women who have filed a discrimination suit against Emergency Management Director Brian Hess, several county officials and members of the Emergency Management Agency and 9-1-1 boards.

Stolen truck leads MVPD on chase through city

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By PAM SCHEHL News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — A high-speed chase just after midnight on Friday morning led to the arrest of 20-year-old Ryan Harman, who is facing multiple charges as a result of the incident. “The pursuit only lasted approximately three minutes,” reported Mount Vernon Police Officer Troy Glazier, “but covered 1.8 miles… Read more »

Tom Looney, former Danville police officer, arrested

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FREDERICKTOWN — Former Danville police officer Tom Looney, 40, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Fredericktown Police Department on an outstanding warrant. In July 2010, the Knox County grand jury on one count of grand theft, a third degree felony; and possession of stolen property, a fourth degree felony. A gun specification was included in… Read more »

Federal lawsuit filed against Hess

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MOUNT VERNON — A federal lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court on Wednesday alleges Brian Hess, director of the Knox County Emergency Management Agency, sexually harassed 9-1-1 dispatchers and created a hostile work environment in the 9-1-1 Emergency Call Center since early 2009.