• Man sets fire to home

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A 47-year-old Centralia man is in the Marion County jail this morning, charged with aggravated arson, aggravated battery and resisting arrest. According to Centralia police, Shawn Allen Reichenbach was arrested after his mother called and said her son was out of control. Officers say that upon their arrival at the Chipwood Lane Home, Reichenbach...

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    Holiday closures and cancellations

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Temple Baptist Church has cancelled its candlelight service scheduled from 8 p.m. until midnight, tonight, due to weather concerns. Both Centralia and Salem city halls will be closed Tuesday in honor of the new year. There will be no garbage pickup in Centralia Tuesday, however, Salem residential pickup will remain on its regular schedule.Courthouses...

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    Winter weather advisory issued

    by  • December 30, 2012 • 0 Comments

    FOR MARION, CLINTON, FAYETTE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES, A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED STARTING AT 3 P.M. MONDAY UNTIL 6 P.M. TUESDAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST. LOUIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY. LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED...

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    Train derails in Mt. Vernon

    by  • December 30, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Just before 6:30 Sunday morning the Mt. Vernon Fire Department and Police Department responded to a train derailment in the area of Liberty Road and Rockaway. Eight rail cars are believed to have derailed with one of the cars releasing ethanol. The Fire Department Hazmat team remain on the scene and is handling the...

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