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    Carbondale shooting sends man to hospital, police search for teen

    by  • January 28, 2014 • News

    Police are looking for an 18-year-old man suspected of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting Monday outside a Carbondale community high school building. Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Omari A. Tinsley with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the shooting that...

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    Councilman hired as Centralia police chief

    by  • January 28, 2014 • News

    A Centralia City councilman has been named police chief, following the retirement of former police chief Larry Evans. Doug Krutsinger, a retired Illinois State Police detective was named to the post Monday night during the Centralia City Council meeting. As the police chief serves at the behest of the city council, Krutsinger had to...

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    Warming centers available locally as temps plunge

    by  • January 22, 2014 • News

    With another dangerous cold snap in the works, area hospitals and agencies will open their doors to the public as warming centers. They include: Centralia St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital public areas Illinois Department of Human Services office at 800 South Locust in Centralia during regular office hours Mt. Vernon Good Samaritan Regional Health...

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    Nashville man charged with child sex abuse

    by  • January 22, 2014 • News

    A 65-year old Nashville man is in the Washington County jail on three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A warrant was issued Friday for the arrest of Allen L. Donnell, alleging he touched a female between the ages of 13 and 17. Donnell was formally charged Tuesday in Washington County court with aggravated...

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    Medical marijuana rules released

    by  • January 22, 2014 • News

    A new Illinois law legalized medical marijuana, but until regulations are final, patients still can’t use cannabis without risking arrest. One state agency is giving patients a first look at its proposed rules. It’s an initial step toward sorting out how medical use of marijuana will work in the state. The Illinois Department of...

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