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Thompson taking over as Cole County prosecutor

There’s a new prosecutor in Cole County. His name is Locke Thompson.

The Republican defeated Democrat D.K. Hirner in Tuesday’s midterms. He says he’ll be dealing with a crush of cases.

“You don’t write it off just because it’s a Department of Corrections case. You don’t say ‘Well the guy’s already in prison, we’re just not going to really handle this.’ You have to take each case on its own merits.”

Thompson unseated Prosecutor Mark Richardson in the August GOP primary.

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