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Rural Centralia man injured in single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning 

Rural Centralia man injured in single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning 

A 43-year-old Centralia man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on the Selmaville Road near the Bryant Lane intersection southwest of Salem early Sunday morning.   Initial information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department indicates Benjamin Beard of Niagra Lane hit a power pole when leaving the road knocking out power to the nearby area.…Read More »

Hunters harvest more than 153,000 deer in just completed seasons, including 2,943 in Marion County

Hunters harvest more than 153,000 deer in just completed seasons, including 2,943 in Marion County

Illinois hunters harvested more than 153,000 deer during the various deer seasons. Marion County hunters harvested 2,943 deer. State Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Rachel Tobert says deer hunting wrapped up on January 18th bringing an end to the archery, youth and firearm hunting seasons for the winter. “Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total…Read More »

Two in custody at Marion County Jail after felony drug arrests 

Two in custody at Marion County Jail after felony drug arrests 

Andrew Barringer (left) and David Purcell (right).   Marion County Sheriff’s Department photos A 32-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for possession of a controlled substance, possession of adult cannabis in a vehicle and on a Marion County failure to appear warrant in a possession of methamphetamine case.   Andrew Barringer of…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Police Beat for Sunday, January 26th, 2020

A 22-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Centralia Police for a previous incident of aggravated domestic battery.   Dylan Starr of East Green was located by a sheriff’s deputy and transported to the Centralia Police Department for questioning.     He was later taken to the Marion County Jail where he remains pending a first court appearance…Read More »

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Dosunmu’s shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62

Dosunmu’s shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62

Ayo Dosunmu hit a contested jumper from the free-throw line with 0.5 seconds remaining to give No. 21 Illinois a 64-62 victory over Michigan. The Illini moved into sole possession of the first place in the Big Ten for the moment, and they extended their winning streak to six with a hard-fought victory over the…