• Amber Alert ends in murder/suicide

    by  • December 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In a sad turn of events, an Amber Alert we shared earlier this week has turned into a murder/suicide investigation for Jefferson City, Mo. authorities. The Amber Alert for 6-year-old Markell Beasley was cancelled after the boy and his alleged abductor, 40-year-old Demetrius Beasley were reportedly found dead Tuesday evening. The bodies of a...

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    Shooting reported in Centralia

    by  • December 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Centralia police are investigating a report of multiple shots fired Monday night near the 300 block of North Maple Street. While the investigation is ongoing, police were not at liberty to release information regarding the incident that took place around 5:30 p.m. However, information we’ve received indicates a woman was meeting her ex-boyfriend when...

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    Stevenson named CPD Officer of the Year

    by  • December 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Detective Rich Stevenson was named as the 2013 Officer of the Year at the Centralia Police Department's annual Christmas party.  Rich is a 28 year veteran of the department beginning his career in January of 1986.  He was responsible for establishing the Department's first canine program and acted as a handler for three dogs over a 17 year period.  In March of 2010, he was assigned to his current position as a full time Detective doing follow up and investigative work.  Most recently, Detective Stevenson has been very successful solving a number of high profile burglaries using fingerprint evidence and other forensic techniques.  Each year, members nominate one of their peers whom they feel best represented the Centralia Police Department's mission of "service to the community."

    Detective Rich Stevenson was named as the 2013 Officer of the Year at the Centralia Police Department’s annual Christmas party.
    Stevenson is a 28 year veteran of the department beginning his career in January of 1986. He was responsible for establishing the Department’s first canine program and acted as a handler for three dogs over a 17 year period.
    In March of 2010, he was assigned to his current position as a full time Detective doing follow up and investigative work.
    Most recently, Detective Stevenson has been very successful solving a number of high profile burglaries using fingerprint evidence and other forensic techniques.
    Each year, members nominate one of their peers whom they feel best represented the Centralia Police Department’s mission of “service to the community.”

     

     

    Americans enter new year without jobs, benefits

    by  • December 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An estimated 1.3 million Americans who are the long-term unemployed are due to have their benefits cut off just after Christmas because Congress didn’t extend the recession initiative in its compromise budget bill passed by the Senate last week. Another 1.9 million currently receiving state jobless benefits due to run out the first half...

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