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    Murder charge to be filed in 3rd suspicious Menard inmate death

    by  • April 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says he received test results Wednesday in the death of 23-year-old William Crowder. Dudenbostel says Crowder was killed by manual strangulation and is classified as a homicide. According to Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker, he received the autopsy report and death certificate on Wednesday for Crowder, and he...

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • April 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

     April 17th, 2013 Drug Arrest Michael Ledbetter, 29, of Centralia was arrested for possession of drug paraphernaila Wednesday night and was brought to the Centralia police department. April 16th, 2013 Theft Arrest Three teenage girls were arrested for retail theft Tuesday night on the 1,000 block of Broadway. Two at the age of 15...

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    FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis. Authorities still...

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    Severe weather in area forecast

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

      The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is reporting Kell Road Wednesday morning was flooded in areas and nearly impassable in others with logs large logs in the middle of the roadway. the Marion County Highway Department was notified. The problems on Kell Road could become wide spread, if the National Weather Service predictions for...

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    Cavaletto bill would help coon hunters

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

      To hopefully avoid a repeat of problems experienced at last year’s World Coon Hunt in Salem, Rep. John Cavaletto, a Salem republican, has filed legislation calling on event organizers to inform landowners in advance of the event that hunters and their dogs will be in the area.   Last year a conflict arose...

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    Area libraries receive “Back to Books” grants

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded more than $1 million in “Back to Books” grants to 230 Illinois libraries to acquire fiction and/or non-fiction books, learning CDs and DVD and other educational materials. Libraries submitted applications specifying the types of books and other materials they would purchase if they received...

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