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    IDPH reassures Illinoisans after first Ebola case confirmed in the U.S.

    by  • September 30, 2014 • Breaking News

    SPRINGFIELD – This afternoon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States in a patient in a Texas hospital. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck has  this statement: “While not easily transmittable, Ebola is a very serious virus. At this time, Ebola...

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    Centralia armed robbery suspect in custody

    by  • September 29, 2014 • Breaking News

    CENTRALIA — Reports indicate Centralia police have taken a suspected armed robber into custody for questioning Monday afternoon. According to earlier reports, an armed robbery just before 9 p.m. Saturday night of the Casey’s General Store on the east side of Centralia had police looking for a suspect described as a shorter black male,...

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    Escaped IDOC inmate captured

    by  • September 24, 2014 • Breaking News

    VANDALIA — The search is over for a Fayette county inmate who escaped from the Vandalia prison Tuesday afternoon. Corrections officials are confirming our earlier reports that 21-year-old Marcus Battice was found just after 7:30 Wednesday morning near Interstate 70. According to IDOC spokesman Tom  Shaer, Battice was on foot Wednesday morning when he...

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