• Flesh eating drug reaches St. Louis

    by  • November 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Doctors say a flesh-eating homemade drug popular in Russia has reached St. Louis. The drug is known as krokodil. It reportedly produces a high similar to heroin but is more addictive. Doctors at St. Mary’s Health Center say they have treated a patient with severe leg sores caused by use of the drug, which...

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    Three Marion County cases result in prison sentences

    by  • November 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 28-year-old Dix man pleaded guilty Thursday in Marion County to a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 9-years in prison. Marshall Garrison was arrested in August and charged with Class X manufacture of between 100-400 grams of meth. As part of the plea agreement, any additional charges pending, including traffic violations...

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    Underwood honored as veteran of the month

    by  • November 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Kaskaskia College president Dr. Jim Underwood was named Illinois veteran of the month during an event Friday afternoon in the Lifelong Learning Center at the college’s Centralia campus. An official with the department was on hand to present the award, which is in recognition of Underwood’s military service and the many activities and programs...

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    Rick Starr named new director of Murray Center

    by  • November 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An inter-agency memo sent out Thursday to Department of Human Services administration confirmed that at the close of business Nov. 22, current Rick Starr will be taking over the helm at the embattled Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia when the current director Jamie Veach leaves next week. The email is an update...

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