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    Measure would allow DNA testing in plea deals

    by  • May 27, 2014 • News

    A measure that would allow some prisoners to have DNA evidence in their case tested after they agree to a plea deal is making its way through the statehouse. Convicts who plead guilty even though they’re innocent sometimes do so because of factors like police coercion, or simply not wanting to spend their life...

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    Ramey contract with city due to expire

    by  • May 27, 2014 • News

    In an interview in our studio Tuesday, Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby noted that the city’s contract with City Manager Dan Ramey expires July 31. But Ashby says Ramey has not indicated to him if he plans to renew the contract or not. According to Ramey, he has told the council of the contract expiration,...

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    Obit: Melvin M. Brink

    by  • May 25, 2014 • Obituaries

    JUNCTION CITY — Melvin “Mel” M. Brink, 78, of Junction City, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. He was born August 5, 1935 in Ferrin, the son of Edwin and Louise (Michael) Brink. He married Ruth Speiser September 30, 1956 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ferrin. Survivors...

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    Ex-state legislator faces more child porn charges

    by  • May 23, 2014 • News

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago announced Friday that a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment this week charging Keith Farnham of Elgin with possession, receiving and transporting child pornography. Initially, he was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of possession of child pornography. The 66-year-old has been released on bond...

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