• Orphans struggling to maintain lead in mascot contest

    by  • April 21, 2014

    Supporters of the Centralia Orphans in the USA Today 2014 Best Mascot contest are calling all “Or-fans” to get online and start voting for the Centralia High School mascot. With fewer than four days left in voting, the competition is quickly building their numbers and if additional voters don’t get online and start voting...

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    HIV numbers on the rise in southern Illinois

    by  • April 21, 2014

    Public health officials say HIV cases in southern Illinois are on the rise. The Southern Illinois HIV Care Connect office in Jackson County’s Health Department tracks the data in 19 counties. They say the region has averaged 14 to 15 new HIV cases a year. But that number jumped to 21 in 2012 and...

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    Salem woman arrested when found trespassing in home

    by  • April 21, 2014

    A 36-year-old Salem woman was arrested Sunday night for criminal trespass, after police received a report from a caller  saying she found the suspect in her mother’s home. Sheila Weaver was taken to the Marion County jail, after she was reportedly found around 6:30 Sunday night in a home in the 430 block of...

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