• Bail set for Salem woman charged with stabbing

    by  • September 30, 2014

    SALEM — Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 49-year-old Salem woman accused with stabbing her daughter’s boyfriend in the back Sunday night. Laura L. Holstlaw was charged today in Marion County court with two Class 2 felonies for aggravated domestic battery and one Class 3 felony for aggravated battery with a deadly...

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    Commission gets OK to proceed with NRI hearings

    by  • September 30, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in central Illinois has given the green light for a panel of lawmakers to resume hearings into democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s anti-violence program that now could unfold only weeks before the Nov. 4 election. U.S. Attorney James Lewis had asked a bipartisan state commission to hold off...

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    FAA fire suspect held without bond

    by  • September 30, 2014

    CHICAGO — A Naperville man has been ordered held without bond on charges he set fires at an air traffic control center in Aurora, causing damage that brought flights to a halt at Chicago’s two airports, Midway and O’Hare and delays and cancellations nationwide. Thirty-six-year-old Brian Howard appeared before a federal judge in Chicago...

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    Centralia armed robbery suspect in custody

    by  • September 29, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Reports indicate Centralia police have taken a suspected armed robber into custody for questioning Monday afternoon. According to earlier reports, an armed robbery just before 9 p.m. Saturday night of the Casey’s General Store on the east side of Centralia had police looking for a suspect described as a shorter black male,...

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    Cavaletto steps away from campaign debate

    by  • September 29, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Things may be heating up in what has until now been an almost unheard of campaign, the race for State House District 107. According to a Sunday press release issued by democratic challenger Josh Berger of Centralia, republican incumbent Rep. John Cavaletto has cancelled a previously scheduled filmed debate. The debate, to...

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