• Shippers catching up on delayed packages

    by  • December 26, 2013

    Didn’t get that package you were expecting to arrive in time for Christmas? UPS and FedEx say they’re working on it. Delivery delays are being blamed on poor weather earlier this week and a high volume of holiday shipments. UPS did not make pickups or deliveries Wednesday, but says it’s brought in extra workers...

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    Amber Alert ends in murder/suicide

    by  • December 26, 2013

    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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    CPD seek arrest of Chicago man for shooting incident

    by  • December 26, 2013

    Here’s an update from a story we brought you Monday night. Centralia police are seeking an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old Chicago man they believe fired gunshots into a car stopped in the 300 block of North Maple Street earlier this week. Police believe TyShawn McCollum headed back to Chicago shortly after he allegedly...

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    Shooting reported in Centralia

    by  • December 23, 2013

    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

    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.”

     

     

    Southern Illinois police chief indicted on fraud charges

    by  • December 23, 2013

    The Cairo police chief has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Benton. The grand jury indicted 48-year-old Bernard Brown of filing false disaster relief claims with FEMA. The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security. He’s set to stand trial in February. FEMA was contacted over and over again about...

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