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    West Nile Virus confirmed in southern Illinois

    by  • June 5, 2014 • News

    The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that a bird and mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus. Department officials say Henry County Health Department employees found a bird that was infected with the virus on May 29 in Colona. Madison County Health Department found a batch of mosquitoes that tested positive...

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    Centralia man charged in Wednesday burglary spree

    by  • June 5, 2014 • News

    An apparent crime spree has led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Centralia man, who is now held in the Marion County jail. According to reports, Jeff Gallatin arrested for burglary after allegedly taking a golf cart from a shed in rural Kinmundy. Marion County Sheriff’s investigators believe initially wrecked a Jeep Wednesday morning...

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    Obit: Wilma Lorraine Holmes

    by  • June 5, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Wilma Lorraine “Mammie” Holmes, 100, of Centralia, entered heaven at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at her home in Centralia, where she had lived in for 72 years. She will be greeted by her deceased family members and friends. She was born in Seminary Township, in Pittsburgh, Illinois on November 15,...

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    Reward grows in fatal Vandalia arson case

    by  • June 4, 2014 • News

    A Vandalia retailer has raised funds for reward money in a fatal arson case. Circle K has raised $204 to put towards the Crime Watchers reward for specific information leading to the arrest for the person or persons responsible for the fire at Central High Apartments on May 10th in Vandalia, that lead to...

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    Area veterans hospitals under scrutiny

    by  • June 4, 2014 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois members of Congress are increasing their scrutiny of veterans hospitals in the state after an internal review showing several dozen patients waited more than three months for appointments at two facilities. A letter from Veterans Affairs officials to two U.S. senators says problems with delayed care and unauthorized wait lists...

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