• Area marks another apparent fatal overdose

    by  • August 1, 2013

    According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, his office responded Thursday morning to a home in the 1300 block of south Elm Street in Centralia , for a deceased male. Cannon says 44-year-old Ken G. Fischer, a resident of the 2000 block of State Route 161, had reportedly been ingesting an illicit substance. Deputy...

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    AFSCME advises members on potential HIPAA violations at Murray

    by  • July 31, 2013

    According to Murray Parents Association President Rita Winkeler, the administration at Murray is now allowing a private contractor to access all residents’ files at the center, despite legal documents restricting that access. Winkeler says many of the staff feel that doing so is a violation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and  Accountability Act,...

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    Quinn to take up medical marijuana bill

    by  • July 31, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is poised to sign legislation that would make Illinois the 20th state nationwide to legalize marijuana for medical use. The Chicago Democrat’s public schedule obtained by The Associated Press says he’s going to take up the issue Thursday at the University of Chicago. While Quinn has been reticent...

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    FDA eyes salad mix in food-borne illness

    by  • July 31, 2013

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to work with its federal, state and local partners in the investigation of a cyclosporiasis outbreak that has affected hundreds in 15 states across the country. The states of Iowa and Nebraska have announced that their analysis indicates that the outbreak in those states is linked to...

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    Three in Centralia arrested for meth

    by  • July 31, 2013

    Centralia police arrested three individuals Monday after discovering what appeared to be methamphetamine manufacturing in a shed behind a mauling drive home. Arrested were 45-year-old Kevin Berry and 43-year-old Tina Berry. They were charged with participation in meth manufacturing, possession of meth precursors and possession of meth manufacturing materials. Also arrested was 50-year-old Tamara...

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    Handicapped-accesible dove hunting available

    by  • July 31, 2013

    Sportsmen with disabilities can now reserve access to handicapped-accessible dove hunting blinds for September 1st and 2nd from 12 noon to sunset. The blinds are located among sunflowers at Lotus Field access within the Coles Creek Recreation area. All Lotus Field’s will open to other hunters on September 3, 2013 from 12 noon to...

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