• Centralia man arrested after pulling knife on Walmart employees

    by  • January 20, 2015

    CARLYLE — What likely would have been a shoplifting charge turned into an armed robbery arrest over the weekend for a 29-year-old Centralia man. Joshua Woodrome was reportedly caught shoplifting late Saturday night at the Walmart store in Centralia, when he allegedly pulled a pocket knife of store loss prevention personnel. Centralia detective Capt....

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    Two earthquakes reported Tuesday morning in Pulaski County

    by  • January 20, 2015

    PULASKI COUNTY — According to the United States Geological Survey, two earthquakes were reported Tuesday morning in Pulaski County in Illinois. USGS says the first earthquake, a magnitude 2.2, happened just before 5:30 a.m. about a mile west of Mound City. The second, a magnitude 2.1, happened just before 7:30 a.m. and was about...

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    Pinckneyville police officer dies of apparent gunshot wound

    by  • January 19, 2015

    PINCKNEYVILLE — A 29-year-old Pinckneyville police officer was found dead at his home across from the Pinckneyville Community High School on the city’s east side Sunday morning. Officer Gary Remer died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound from his own service weapon. Because law enforcement departments routinely do not investigate incidents involving their own...

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    New security measures likely to delay Illinois tax refunds

    by  • January 19, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois residents shouldn’t expect speedy state income tax returns this year. The Illinois Department of Revenue says they’ll be delayed by new security measures being implemented to deter identity theft and fraud. Agency spokesman Terry Horstman says it could take a week or longer – rather than days – to get...

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