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    Centralia teen sentenced in burglary case

    by  • August 16, 2013 • News

    CENTRALIA — A 17-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Thursday to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to a February residential burglary. D’Shawn Duncan pleaded guilty in June to entering a Centralia home where he was found with 17-year-old Asante Poore attempting to steal electronics from the bedroom. When the...

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    Construction to cause Monday road closures

    by  • August 16, 2013 • News

    The Mount Vernon Public Works Department will be closing some roads on Monday. Weather permitting; they will be paving south 26th street from Perkins to Forest avenues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Forest Avenue will also be closed then from south 26th to south 27th streets as they are paved. All vehicles parked...

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    Man gets prison time for snatching postal package

    by  • August 16, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for bolting from a post office with a package containing an illicit drug without paying for it. Twenty-six-year-old Greg Carroll of Brownstown in Fayette County also was ordered Thursday by a federal judge in East St. Louis to serve three years...

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    Investigation continues into Ill. pipeline fire

    by  • August 16, 2013 • News

    ERIE — (AP) — Investigators say they still don’t know what caused a massive pipeline fire this week in western Illinois. Monday’s rupture and fire in Erie created a 15-foot-deep crater in a cornfield and sent rolling flames hundreds of feet into the air. The fire could be seen for miles. The investigation is...

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    Possible contamination leads to pet food recall

    by  • August 15, 2013 • News

    CINCINNATI–The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association...

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