• Centralia man charged with selling heroin

    by  • June 16, 2014

    CENTRALIA — A 40-year-old Centralia man could be facing 6 to 30 years in prison, if convicted of a heroin dealing charge filed against him Monday morning in Marion County court. Tyrone A. Hill has been charged with manufacture with the intent to deliver heroin near a school, public housing, or park – a...

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    Five-year-old boy rewarded for philanthropic work

    by  • June 16, 2014

    What were you doing at age 5? It probably was nothing philanthropic, was it? A 5-year-old from Jacksonville is gaining recognition for a sock collection drive which has netted 1,200 pairs – and counting. Why? “So their feet can be warm,” Kellon Oldenettel answers. His mother, Lori Oldenettel, nominated him for a Hasbro Community...

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    Employee arrested for stealing from circuit clerk’s office

    by  • June 16, 2014

    BENTON(AP) — A Benton woman apparently confessed to stealing money while employed at the Franklin County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Kindra Eickelman was charged with official misconduct and theft as a result of a preliminary investigation that began when she resigned from her job Thursday, Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens said Friday. According to...

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    GM recalls Camaros for ignition problems

    by  • June 16, 2014

    General Motors is recalling more cars for problems with ignition switches. GM is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years. A driver’s knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the “run” position, causing an engine stall. That knocks out power steering and brakes...

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    Suspect in high-speed chase caught, stolen truck burned

    by  • June 13, 2014

    MT. VERNON — In a change of pace, firefighters captured a suspect fleeing police Friday afternoon. The suspect, who had led Jefferson County and Mt. Vernon law enforcement on a high-speed chase after allegedly stealing a truck Friday afternoon was ultimately captured around 4:30 p.m. at a residence on East Baseline Road near North...

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