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    ISP completes investigation into CPD officer

    by  • April 9, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the City of Centralia’s new police chief, an investigation into one of his department’s officers has been handed over to the state’s attorney’s office. Police Chief Doug Krutsinger confirmed Tuesday that he had requested the Illinois State Police investigate an alleged incident involving one of his off duty officers. He says the...

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    School funding reform moves through Senate committee

    by  • April 8, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illinois legislature. The legislation is sponsored by democratic Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill. It would streamline the state’s school funding formula by requiring districts to demonstrate need before receiving money. The...

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    MVPD investigating armed robbery

    by  • April 8, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating the Monday night armed robbery of a local discount store. Police are seeking information about the robbery that occurred around 9:20 Monday night at the Dollar General Store on South 10th Street. Police say they are seeking a white male in his early 40s, approximately 5-feet nine-inches...

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    Mt. Vernon man arrested on meth charge

    by  • April 8, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 37-year-old Mt.Vernon man has been charged in Jefferson County court with multiple drug related crimes. Jerry A. England was charged this morning with felonyp0ssession of less than 5-grams of methamphetamine, felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor retail theft. England is awaiting trial in a 2013 felony meth possession case and is...

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    Centralia man arrested for domestic battery

    by  • April 8, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Bail was set Tuesday morning at $25,000 for a 23-year-old Centralia man who was arrested Monday night after police caught him following a foot chase near the railroad tracks. Martez Isiah is charged with felony aggravated battery of a pregnant or handicapped person and felony domestic battery with a prior conviction. Centralia police were...

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