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    Reward money increased for arrest of Cedric Powe

    by  • January 6, 2014 • News

    The reward leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Cedric Powe of Centralia has been increased to $1,300, as money is coming in to assist in the efforts to capture the man believed responsible for the savage beating of 20-year-old Chelsea Simmons, also of Centralia. Mark Zack, Chelsea’s dad, is not asking people to apprehend...

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    Federal Murray Center case delayed one day

    by  • January 3, 2014 • News

    The federal judge in the case against the State of Illinois and its decision to close state operated developmental centers including the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia has been pushed back one day. A preliminary injunction hearing that was originally scheduled to run Monday through Tuesday is now scheduled to begin Tuesday,...

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    Centralia declares snow emergency for weekend

    by  • January 3, 2014 • News

    Due to the expected snow accumulation this weekend, the city is declaring a snow emergency effective as of 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4th, 2014 through 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 6th, 2014. A snow emergency simply means that residents should not park their vehicles on the following streets but rather park in the alley or...

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    Snow blamed for Thursday morning accident

    by  • January 2, 2014 • News

    An accident with injuries early Thursday morning on Interstate 57 near Kell is being blamed on overnight snowfall. According to Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld, Macey Gettinger of Centralia lost control of her car while driving north bound on I-57, six miles south of Salem. Her vehicle spun around and was struck on the...

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    Prayer based group petitions for Tamms to reopen

    by  • January 2, 2014 • News

    The prayer based prison employee support group My Brothers Keeper has launched an online petition, calling for Tamms Correctional Center to be reopened. The MoveOn.org petition says since Tamms was shuttered, the problems of overcrowding and under staffing have been compounded and inmates again are riding the circuit. The safety valve that Tamms Correctional...

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