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    Harrisburg man pays $150k settlement in quarters

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man paid off a portion of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Harrisburg resident Roger Herrin was ordered to repay $500,000 in insurance money related to the 2001 death of his teenage son, who died in a car accident. Herrin packed a...

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    Hamilton County deputy coroner found shot to death

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    Authorities are investigating the death of the chief deputy coroner of Hamilton county, who also serves as the assistant chief of the McLeansboro Fire Department. Robert Lee Bryson, 52, died shortly before noon Wednesday from an apparent gunshot wound. His body was discovered at the McLeansboro fire station. Hamilton County coroner Ron Ewald confirmed...

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    Surveillance video leads police to burglary suspect

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    A 20-year-old Ashley man has been arrested and charged with burglary after police identified him in video surveillance inside the Centralia bar he is alleged to have broken into. Briton McCray was arrested by Centralia police during a Tuesday night traffic stop and has been charged with felony burglary and criminal damage to property...

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    Area marks another apparent fatal overdose

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, his office responded Thursday morning to a home in the 1300 block of south Elm Street in Centralia , for a deceased male. Cannon says 44-year-old Ken G. Fischer, a resident of the 2000 block of State Route 161, had reportedly been ingesting an illicit substance. Deputy...

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