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    Patoka in dire need of EMT volunteers

    by  • December 15, 2014 • News

    PATOKA — The Patoka Ambulance Service is in dire need of help. The volunteer department needs EMT Basics to run emergency calls. The basic requirements are a State of Illinois EMT license and valid drivers license. You should be willing to dedicate some of your time to responding to emergency calls and participating in...

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    Shop with a Cop program helps local children and families

    by  • December 15, 2014 • News

    CENTRALIA — The 2014 Shop with a Cop was a success in Centralia over the weekend. Centralia Police, Wamac Police, Marion County Sheriffs Office and their families shopped for 140 kids Saturday, spending nearly $14,000. And Monicals Pizza fed the group afterwards. On Wednesday night, youth from the Mt. Vernon/Jefferson County area got a...

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    Three vehicle crash leaves two drivers dead

    by  • December 15, 2014 • News

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — Two people are dead after a three-vehicle crash on Highway 37. Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says two cars collided head on Highway 37 just north of Yellowbanks Road in rural Benton. Each car had only the driver. Nicholas Lee Doyle, 23, of Benton was pronouced dead at the scene, the other...

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    Amber Alert ends with happy resolution, sisters found safe

    by  • December 15, 2014 • News

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — An afternoon Amber Alert for two Southern Illinois sisters had a happy resolution, with the two girls being located safe and reunited with their family. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is thanking everyone who helped investigators find 9-year-old Corbyn and 7-year-old Celsie Erwin. Sheriff Bennie Vick says his office received several...

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