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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Common Pleas court judge Richard Wetzel.

Two offered ILC by judge

A Knox County judge gave a Fredericktown woman a second crack at intervention in lieu of conviction and offered the same to a Mount Vernon man who said he’s never heard of the program before.

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Joshua Morrison/News A fire was reported shortly after midnight at The Arbors, 1575 Yauger Road, Apt. 25. Firefighters from Mount Vernon and College Township responded, as well as Fredericktown EMS. One woman was killed and four families displaced because of the fire. American Red Cross was called in to help.

Smoke inhalation cause of death

Smoke inhaled from an oxygen explosion is believed to have caused the death of a Mount Vernon woman, according to preliminary autopsy results.

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Groups offer help to village

A downtown plan has Fredericktown a year and a half ahead of the curve for revitalization efforts, and there are two local non-profit organizations ready to help.

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Judge: Traffic stop timing OK

A judge ruled that a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy did not unnecessarily prolong a traffic stop in which a K-9 unit discovered drugs on a Danville man.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Sept. 11, 2017, Mount Vernon Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire at homeless camp near Arch Park. Camps like this one have sprouted up around the city.

No fixed address: Homelessness and the law

Having contact with the legal system can deepen problems already plaguing a homeless individual. However, it can also lead to getting in touch with programs that can alleviate those problems, and being held to them by a court order.

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