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    Home invasion results in arrests

    by  • February 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Two young men were arrested Monday and another is still sought by the Centralia Police Department after an alleged home invasion just before one o’clock yesterday in the 300 block of West McCord. Captured after a brief chase were 17-year-old Asante Poore and 18-year-old Rashad Campbell, both of Centralia. Police charged them with residential...

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    Lawsuit could save Murray Center

    by  • February 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Illinois Department of Human Services to oppose and prevent the closure of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center and the six other state operated developmental centers. “We will keep on fighting,” said Rita Winkeler, president of the Murray Parents Association, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit....

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    Sheriff warns of door-to-door sales

    by  • February 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is warning that there have been a couple complaints about a person or person(s) going door to door at rural residences within Washington County persistently trying to pressure citizens into purchasing aerial photographs of their residences. The vehicle has been described as a 90’s model white Buick displaying Missouri...

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    Dogs left to starve to death

    by  • February 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The discovery of two dogs starved to death in a Centralia home has led to a 43-year-old Centralia woman being charged in Marion County Court with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Christy Schmidt of South Poplar is accused of allowing two pet dogs to starve by not providing them food, resulting in their deaths,...

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