• Police seek third suspect in Centralia burglaries

    by  • May 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Centralia police have arrested two men and are looking for a third in connection with two daytime residential burglaries. Police believe the three suspects are responsible for a large number of other burglaries.   Nicolas Easley, 26, of Kinmundy, is being held in connection with at least two burglaries, while 21-year-old Ryan Jacklin, of...

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    Robbery at Okawville Bank

    by  • May 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Bank-Robbery

    First National Bank in Okawville was robbed earlier this morning at 8:30. Following a p0lice chase down interstate 64 and speeds reached 80 mph, the suspect in a black two door vehicle, crossed the median and was apprehended at gun point. Police are still working the scene; we will have more details as they...

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    City crews strike gas line, Centralia homes evacuated

    by  • May 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An incorrectly marked gas line resulted in multiple Centralia homes being evacuated late Tuesday morning, after city crews accidentally struck a natural gas line while excavating with a back hoe. The Centralia Fire Department reports six homes near the intersection of Rexford and North College streets were evacuated just before 11:30 Tuesday morning, as...

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    Area companies expanding, creating new jobs

    by  • May 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn announced the expansion today of two southern Illinois companies, one in Sauget and one in Belleville. FedEx Corp. is building a $23.5 million ground distribution facility in Sauget that will process 10,000 packages an hour once fully operational. Quinn’s office says the FedEx Ground facility will support 25 full-time jobs and...

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