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    Orphans take huge lead in mascot contest

    by  • March 25, 2013 • News

    The Centralia Orphans are leading the pack with an astounding 11 million plus votes in the USA Today Best Mascot in the nation contest. With just 2 ½ days left in the race, the Carbon Dinos of Price, Utah and the Kingswood Oxford Wyverns of West Hartford, Connecticut started to vote in slightly larger...

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    CPD investigates alleged rape

    by  • March 25, 2013 • News

    A 15-year-old Centralia boy has been arrested by Centralia police for alleged criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint, after a 16-year-old Odin girl alleged he raped her twice over three days last week, while she was staying with him in a Centralia motel. While the girl claims the boy forced her to have sex...

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    Weekend accident results in fatality

    by  • March 25, 2013 • News

    One person died and two were seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover wreck in Clinton County Saturday. Kyle P. Holthaus was pronounced dead at the scene, say sheriff’s deputies. The wreck occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Jamestown and Surge roads. Taken by ambulance to the hospital were 23-year-old...

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    Medical marijuana bill closer to passage

    by  • March 25, 2013 • News

    The sponsor of a bill that would allow marijuana use for medical purposes in Illinois says the measure is just “one or two” votes short of passage in the house. Rep. Lou Lang tells the Pekin Daily Times he’s close to getting the support he needs for the four-year pilot program. The Skokie democrat’s...

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    Lottery could expand online sales

    by  • March 25, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Senate could soon decide to increase the number of ways you can play the lottery online A committee has passed a bill that would allow players to wager on any of the “draw-based” games – that is, in which the winning numbers are randomly selected, as in Pick-3 and Pick-4. right now,...

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