• Court dismisses charge against care giver

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SALEM — A Marion County jury was discharged today before being seated for a second day of testimony in a felony criminal abuse or neglect charge against a Centralia personal care worker. The charge against 23-year-old Dylan J. Altom of Centralia was dismissed this morning, after defense attorney Matt Chancey filed a motion for...

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    Woman dies in Washington County jail cell

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    NASHVILLE — Washington County authorities are confirming an inmate was found dead last week in the county jail. According to reports, Nashville police responded to an incident at Little Nashville late Thursday evening, and took a suspect into custody. But, they say that person was found dead in her Washington County jail cell on...

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    Sesser man dies in Tuesday morning accident

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — A Sesser man died in a single-vehicle crash early this morning. Patrick T. Styve, 51, died from injuries he suffered in the 3:39 a.m. crash on Illinois 148, about a half-mile south of Illinois 154, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Styve was driving northbound on Illinois 148 when his...

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    Man shot and killed after shooting Pana officer

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    PANA — An unidentified man was shot and killed by an Illinois State Police swat team early Tuesday after he allegedly shot a Pana police officer. The police officer sustained a non-life threatening injury and was in stable condition at an area hospital, an Illinois State Police news release said. The incident occurred about...

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    Murray closure on indefinite hold

    by  • July 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — Despite a positive ruling from a federal judge, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration’s push to close the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia is on indefinite hold. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, there is no timetable for closing the facility, but the agency, which operates the Murray Center, anticipates...

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