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One Person Receives Minor Injury in Two Vehicle Crash on West Main   

One Person Receives Minor Injury in Two Vehicle Crash on West Main   

A 58-year-old Iuka woman received apparent minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of West Main Street in Salem. Salem Police say a car driven by 40-year-old Kenneth Ward of Sandoval ran into the rear of a car driven by 58-year-old Gwenda Greenwood of Iuka.  Greenwood complained of minor injuries. …Read More »

A Chicago neighborhood battles endless flow of illegal guns

A Chicago neighborhood battles endless flow of illegal guns

By SHARON COHEN ,  AP National Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Ke’Shon Newman’s daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on brightly lit streets, the ones lined with Jamaican jerk and seafood joints, minimarkets, the White Castle, a Shell gas…Read More »

Tribes seek to challenge Corps’ Dakota Access pipeline study

Tribes seek to challenge Corps’ Dakota Access pipeline study

By BLAKE NICHOLSON ,  Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four Native American tribes that are fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a spill would not greatly impact tribal populations. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton, and Oglala Sioux tribes have all sought…Read More »

Vernon Man Arrested on Home Invasion and Weapons Charges  

Vernon Man Arrested on Home Invasion and Weapons Charges  

A 30-year-old Vernon man has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for home invasion, unlawful use of weapons, aggravated domestic battery, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Deputies say the charges follow a Friday night incident where Dean Thompson of Burks Road allegedly forced his way into his ex-wife’s home on Meridian…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Police Beat for Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Salem Police arrested two people when called to the Walmart Store late Saturday night.  19-year-old Xander Calip of North College in Salem was taken to the Marion County Jail for felony retail theft and violation of the sex offender registration law.  The felony charge was based on a prior conviction.  20-year-old Cameron Sargent of Mt.…Read More »

Local Sports

Salem Wildcat Bowlers Win Columbia Keglers Invite     

Salem Wildcat Bowlers Win Columbia Keglers Invite     

The Salem Wildcat bowlers had a great weekend sweeping the Columbia Keglers Invite. The Boys won beating the heavily favored Columbia boys team. Codie Clark led the boys with a 225 average for the day. Codie finished in third overall as an individual. Stan Bailey shot a 300 game joining Alex Henseler as the only…

KC Falls to Number One Ranked Vincennes in Overtime   

KC Falls to Number One Ranked Vincennes in Overtime   

Massey-ranked number one Vincennes survived the Trailblazers’ closest game of the season, winning, 98-92, in overtime at Kaskaskia. Sophomores ruled the day for both teams.  VU’s Lony Francis, Jr., Keith Clemons, and George Dixon combined for 72 points. Francis scored 31 and Dixon netted 20, both career-highs while Clemons total 21 in the Trailblazer’s 12th win of the season.…

Boys HS Basketball Round-Up:  Centralia Falls to O’Fallon

Boys HS Basketball Round-Up: Centralia Falls to O’Fallon

The Centralia Orphans dropped their second close game of the weekend on Saturday night when they fell to O’Fallon 50 to 45.  The Orphans led 23 to 19 at halftime and had briefly regained the lead in the last 90-seconds before O’Fallon took the lead on a three-pointer by Shaun Riley.  Crue Walker led the Orphans…