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    Nearly one million Honda minivans recalled

    by  • March 17, 2014 • News

    Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 minivans for a defect that could increase fire risk. The recall includes some Honda Odysseys of model years 2005 through 2010. The automaker said it expects replacement parts won’t be available until the summer, but it can provide customers a temporary repair in the meantime. Honda said it would...

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    Hearing delayed in fatal fire in Percy

    by  • March 17, 2014 • News

    A pre-trial hearing has been delayed for a man accused of setting a southern Illinois house fire that killed four children last year. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Sunday that Monday’s hearing for Derrick Twardoski has been rescheduled for April 17. Twardoski has pleaded not guilty to four first-degree murder counts in the...

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    Obit: Troy Wright

    by  • March 16, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Troy Wayne Wright, 67, of Centralia, , formerly of Elgin, passed away at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. He was born on December 13, 1946 in Herrin, the son of John Vernon and Edna Martha (McGlasson) Wright. He married Cheryl Lynn Gunter on...

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    Obit: Alice Ann Heitkamp

    by  • March 15, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Alice Ann Heitkamp,75, of Centralia, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born July 9, 1938 in Centralia, the daughter of Enoch and Stella (Johnson) Morris. She married William “Willie” Heitkamp on July 15, 1956 at the First United Methodist Church...

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