• IDOC inmate suicide identified as Marion County man

    by  • January 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus, the 26-year-old inmate found dead Tuesday night at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro, was Christopher G. Nichol, from Marion County. Broaddus confirmed the cause of death was suicide. Department of Corrections records show Nichol was eight months into a six-year sentence out of Marion County for criminal...

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    Public Health warns of widespread flu

    by  • January 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck advises the public on the current flu situation in Illinois , saying that they continue to see an increase in flu activity in Illinois and that it seems to be more severe with more hospitalizations and deaths. He says there have been six flu-related deaths...

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    Trooper’s wife files wrongful death suit

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    An attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the widow of an Illinois State Police trooper who was killed in a tractor-trailer crash. Trooper Kyle Deatherage died in November when a trucker lost consciousness and his vehicle struck the trooper. The suit was filed against trucking company dot foods inc. and...

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    Pair arrested following traffic stop

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    Centralia police arrested a 26-year-old passenger of a vehicle last night, after a search of the vehicle allegedly revealed multiple felony charges. Kevin D. Newcomb is charged in Marion County Court with felony possession of a firearm by a felon; possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, which detectives say was heroin; and...

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    Centralia man shoots neighbors’ dog

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    According to Marion County Humane Society President Laura Broviak, a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy responded last night to a call from the 3800 block of Bernard road of a Centralia man shooting his neighbor’s dog four times while he was riding his four wheeler. Broviak says the responding deputy sergeant told the dog’s owners...

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    Coroner confirms inmate suicide

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    According to Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus, the 26-year-old inmate found dead Tuesday night at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro, was Christopher G. Nichol, from Marion County. Broaddus confirmed the cause of death was suicide. Department of Corrections records show Nichol was eight months into a six-year sentence out of Marion County for criminal...

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