• Four violate Illinois Sex Offender Registry

    by  • April 24, 2013

    (Mountt Vernon Police Dept.) Last night law enforcement officers from the Mt Vernon Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriffs Department, United States Marshalls Office, Illinois Attorney Generals Office and United States Secret Service teamed up to conduct compliance checks on 53 individuals who are registered sex offenders that live in Mt Vernon. The compliance checks...

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    Centralia postal sorting center to close

    by  • April 24, 2013

    The U.S. Postal Service is closing the regional mail processing center in Centralia on Friday. The postal service anticipates 13 employees at the Centralia post office will be affected. Most will receive temporary assignments within 50 miles of Centralia, the most seniority providing first choice.   According to the U.S. postal service, the move...

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    Third Menard inmate charged with murder

    by  • April 24, 2013

    For the third time in as many months, the death of a Menard prison inmate has resulted in a murder charge. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker told The Associated Press Wednesday he’s filed a murder charge against 38-year-old ex-Menard inmate Frank Wings. Walker said Wings allegedly strangled William Crowder March 26 in their...

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • April 24, 2013

      April 24th, 2013 Drug Arrest Justin Heern, 32, of Centralia was arrested Wednesday night for alleged possession of a controlled substance and was cited for driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Heern was taken into custody and transfered to the Marion County Jail. April 23rd, 2013 Warrant Arrest...

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    Wilken pleads not guilty to daughter’s shooting death

    by  • April 23, 2013

    The Centralia father charged with shooting his 21-year old daughter to death entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday afternoon during court proceedings which included a preliminary hearing in the matter. Charles E. Wilkin, 56, was charged just after Easter weekend with one count of murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter of a...

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