• Orphans win consecutive title for best mascot

    by  • April 25, 2014

    Congratulations to the Centralia Orphans for once again being named best high school mascot in the United States. The Orphans are the first high school team to win back-to-back titles in a USA Today competition, pulling in a consecutive win for best high school mascot in the country. Orphan fans racked up 210,621 votes...

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    Okawville PD investigating Easter morning incident

    by  • April 24, 2014

    According to Okawville Police Chief Steve Milken, two individuals suffered head injuries in an early Sunday morning incident at a residence in the Washington Springs Mobile Home Park. Additional details will be released later, but at this time Milken confirms the two individuals suffered the head injuries around 2 a.m. Sunday and were airlifted...

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    Jackson County man gets 100 years for Carbondale murder

    by  • April 24, 2014

    A Jackson County man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for a 2013 fatal shooting in Carbondale. Kely Y. Arbuckle, 26, of Murphysboro, was sentenced Wednesday in Jackson County court. Arbuckle was convicted in January of first degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the death of tToren Stanley. Authorities...

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    How AOL emails being hacked affects everyone

    by  • April 23, 2014

    According to consumer advocate Bob Sullivan, something has gone horribly wrong with AOL email, and there are a few things everyone should know. 1) If you get an email from an AOL.com email address, treat it as toxic – even if it appears to comes from a friend. 2) If you have, or had,...

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    SAFB airman pleads guilty in pipe bomb plot

    by  • April 23, 2014

    A 21-year-old who was a senior airman at Scott Air Force Base pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing pipe bombs in a brief case, shotgun shells, and a bag full of razors, screws, shrapnel and propane cylinders. In October, a witness told authorities that Justin Vangilder had several pipe bombs in his Shiloh home. Vangilder...

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