• Duo ID’d in weekend K-2 raid

    by  • June 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Centralia Police Department’s tactical team served simultaneous search warrants Friday night on two homes in the 500 block of North Locust Street, arresting two individuals on a new law designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. According to reports, two individuals, 17-year-old Leon Allen and 20-year-old Steven Kristopher Martin, were arrested and charged...

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    Goreville to repeal mandatory gun law

    by  • June 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Leaders in the small southern Illinois community of Goreville are expected to repeal an ordinance that requires residents to own a gun. The mayor says the law was likely adopted sometime in the early 1980s. Local leaders approved the law to make a statement after a community near Chicago voted to ban firearms in...

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    Mt. Vernon man struck and killed by train

    by  • June 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a 27-year-old Mt. Vernon man was struck and killed Saturday by a Union Pacific train. The Sheriff’s office has identified the victim as Dominique Dontez McCrae. They say he was fishing off a railroad bridge around 11:30 a.m. Saturday when struck by the train. His body was...

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    CPD tactical team conducts two simultaneous K-2 raids

    by  • June 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Centralia Police Department’s tactical team served simultaneous search warrants Friday on two locations on north Locust Street, arresting two individuals on a new law designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. According to reports, two individuals were arrested and charged under a new Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, unlawful possession of a...

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    Two Centralia women arrested on crack charges

    by  • June 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Capt. Richard Densmore with the Centralia Police Department, two women were arrested at their homes Friday on multiple counts of unlawful delivery of crack cocaine. Densmore says 53-year-old Antoinette Strowder, of Centralia, was arrested on four counts manufacture with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. Taniska Morning, 35, also of Centralia,...

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