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    Centralia man struck and killed by train

    by  • July 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Marion County Coroner’s Office, a 32-year-old Centralia man was killed instantly Saturday morning, when he was run over by an Amtrak train in Central City. Coroner’s reports say at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday, Travis Short was laying across the Canadian National tracks behind the Salvation Army on South Commercial Street when...

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    New law makes old hearing aid batteries illegal

    by  • July 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — An older type of hearing aid battery containing mercury is now illegal in Illinois and several other states that have banned them. Governor Pat Quinn signed the law last year. It took effect Monday. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the legislation targets what’s known as a zinc-air button battery. The U.S. banned...

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