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    Severe weather creates problems, challenges in area

    by  • January 6, 2014 • News

    Governor Pat Quinn Monday made a disaster declaration due to the severe winter weather and activated the Illinois National Guard to provide aid. According to the National Weather Service is reporting an average of 12” of snow fell in Centralia Sunday. The snow, combined with high winds and brutal cold has resulted in all...

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    Three arrested after scuffle with police

    by  • January 6, 2014 • News

    Three people were arrested Saturday after allegedly getting into an altercation with police following an earlier incident in which a gun was pulled on people who had given them a ride to get gas. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly were unaware one of the earlier incident with the gun when they stopped Saturday morning...

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    Christopher woman found dead in reservoir

    by  • January 6, 2014 • News

    A Franklin County woman is dead after search and rescue drivers pulled her and her pickup truck out of a Mulkeytown reservoir Sunday morning. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler says the woman is 35-eyar-old Amanda Louise Harvill,of Christopher. Leffler says Harvill was found around 8:30 a.m. near her vehicle, which was partially submerged in...

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    Wexstten resigns from Ill. Supreme Court

    by  • January 6, 2014 • News

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier announced Monday that an application process has begun to fill a vacancy in the Fifth District Appellate Court. The vacancy is being created by the announced resignation of Appellate Justice James M. Wexstten, effective January 29, 2014. Wexstten was appointed to the seat in 2007. Under the...

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