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    Former Mt. Vernon man charged with attempted murder

    by  • March 12, 2013 • News

    An Iowa man, formerly of Mount Vernon, is in the Jefferson County Jail, held on $250,000 bail for attempted murder. According to the Mount Vernon police report, the incident occurred at Motel 6 in Mount Vernon very early Saturday morning, when 45-year old Eddie L. Williams of Davenport, Iowa had allegedly tried to kill...

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    Applicants sought for conservation police

    by  • March 12, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking applicants for the position of conservation police officer trainee. While the department is not yet hiring, it is offering this testing to develop an eligibility list of new Illinois conservation police recruits for 2013. Applicant testing is scheduled for April 1st through the 4th through the...

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    Expansion could lead to area jobs

    by  • March 12, 2013 • News

    New jobs could be coming to the area. The Carlyle City Council last night announced it was informed that Timken Corporation, which has four rail bearing reconditioning facilities in the U.S. including one in Carlyle, has signed an agreement with Greenbrier Companies which could result in the addition of several new jobs. Timken will...

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    Reward offered in weekend burglary

    by  • March 12, 2013 • News

    A reward has been posted for anyone who can help break a case involving residential burglary overnight Friday. Centralia police seek the public’s help in tracking the burglars who broke into a Trenton Lane residence shortly after 1:30 a.m. Friday. They also hope to recover stolen items, which include silver and gold coins, gold...

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    Two Centralia men charged with weapons violations

    by  • March 12, 2013 • News

    Two Centralia men are in the Marion County Jail this morning, charged with multiple weapons violations. Reports indicate 29-year-old Nathan Keller was stopped near Hickory and 5th streets due to an outstanding Marion County warrant. According to Centralia police, Keller Reports indicate Keller was cooperative during the traffic stop and arrest, however, his passenger,...

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    Infant shooting victim dies in Chicago

    by  • March 12, 2013 • News

    Chicago gun violence has claimed its youngest victim. Authorities say a 6-month-old Chicago girl who was shot five times while her father was changing her diaper has died. The cook county medical examiner’s office says Jonylah (Juh-neye’-luh) Watkins died Tuesday morning at Cormer children’s hospital. Her father, Jonathan Watkins, was also shot in Monday‚Äôs...

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