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Centralia Police Chief gives commendation to two officers who helped save choking child  

Centralia Police Chief gives commendation to two officers who helped save choking child  

Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison has issued letters of commendation to two officers involved in helping to save a choking child on Wednesday. The commendations are going to Michael Peebles and recently hired officer Blake Stricklin. Atchison says the two were leaving a call at Walmart when they saw a car stopped near McCord and…Read More »

Police Beat for Friday, January 18th, 2019

Police Beat for Friday, January 18th, 2019

A 19-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Centralia Police for unlawful use of a weapon.  Centralia Police say Christian McClelland of Linden Street was initially stopped while walking near 7th and Lincoln for questioning in connection with a theft case.  While he was not charged in connection with that offense he was arrested for…Read More »

Delaware man faces new charges for violent crime that occurred in Mt. Vernon before December police chase   

Delaware man faces new charges for violent crime that occurred in Mt. Vernon before December police chase   

A 39-year-old Delaware man still in custody after leading Indiana Police on a high-speed chase in December now faces additional charges in connection with a violent crime allegedly committed in Mt. Vernon prior to the chase. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says Victor Serrano is being charged in the new warrant with attempted first-degree murder,…Read More »

Illinois unemployment up slightly, so is jobs growth

Illinois unemployment up slightly, so is jobs growth

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say the state’s unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in December. The Illinois Department of Employment Security also announced Thursday that nonfarm payrolls increased by nearly 14,000 jobs based on preliminary data. The November unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. IDES also adjusted November jobs gains upward to 8,000 jobs…Read More »

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East St Louis v. TTown For SIT Crown….Salem Battles Centralia At 1pm

East St Louis v. TTown For SIT Crown….Salem Battles Centralia At 1pm

The Championship is set for the 68th Salem Invitational Tournament.  East St Louis and TTown will battle it out in a matchup of 2 state-ranked teams after each won their semifinals last night.  The Flyers blocked 10 shots and beat Effingham 70-50.  Terrence Hargrove had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.  Jashawn Anderson,…

Civic Memorial v. Belleville East For Highland Girls Title

Civic Memorial v. Belleville East For Highland Girls Title

At the Highland Girls Tournament, Civic Memorial is in the championship after knocking off O’Fallon last night 45-39.  They will play in tonight’s championship against Belleville East after their 72-49 win over Highland.  The 5th place semifinals saw Nashville fall to TTown 36-23, West over Mater Dei 57-54. Today’s schedule will start at 8:30 with…

Selmaville Rockets Win Regular Season

Selmaville Rockets Win Regular Season

The Selmaville Rockets beat Carlyle 46-37 and ended their regular season at 18-5.  The Rockets got 15 from Conrad Mascareno, John Tran added 12 and Mason Jones 10.  Selmaville will start the regional as the 4th seed against Sandoval at Selmaville Tuesday night at 6pm.

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