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Police Beat for Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Police Beat for Sunday, December 8th, 2019

An 18-year-old Centralia man, Matthew Rogers of East McCord Street, has been arrested by Centralia Police on Saturday for felony theft.  He was taken to the Marion County Jail. 21-year-old Austin Junday of South Maple in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police and taken to the Marion County Jail for alleged domestic battery. 29-year-old Shane…Read More »

SIU reports spike in enrollment applications for next year

SIU reports spike in enrollment applications for next year

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale say they’re already seeing an increase of applications for the next school year. The Southern Illinoisan reports the school has received 27% more freshman applicants than during this time last year. More than 2,600 students have been admitted, which is an increase of 21% over…Read More »

Priest charged in death of teacher who was hit by car

Priest charged in death of teacher who was hit by car

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 73-year-old priest who had attended a Christmas party is charged in the death of a Chicago-area teacher who was hit by a car. Police say the Reverend Paul Burak was taken into custody Thursday, a day after Margaret “Rone” Leja was killed while leaving the same party at a…Read More »

Judge OK’s outpatient treatment for Capitol guard’s killer

Judge OK’s outpatient treatment for Capitol guard’s killer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge has ruled that a man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2004 fatal shooting of a state Capitol building security officer can transfer from a secured state psychiatric hospital to a Chicago outpatient treatment center. Thirty-nine-year-old Derek Potts fatally shot state Capitol building…Read More »

Police Beat for Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Police Beat for Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Two people remained in the Marion County Jail Saturday after being arrested in separate incidents for alleged domestic battery.  29-year-old David Renfro of East Sixth in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police and 46-year-old Charles Weathersby of South Monroe in Kinmundy by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies. 18-year-old Lewis Krueger of Hollowell Road in Kinmundy was…Read More »

Local Sports

Illinois snaps 5-year bowl drought with berth in Redbox Bowl

Illinois snaps 5-year bowl drought with berth in Redbox Bowl

Illinois returns to a bowl game for the first time in five years when it faces California in the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30. The Illini reeled off four straight wins after a 2-4 start, and the extra practices afforded by a rare bowl trip should only help coach Lovie Smith’s rebuilding efforts. Cal used…

Saturday High School Boys Basketball Scoreboard

Saturday High School Boys Basketball Scoreboard

Bluford Webber 59, Agape Christian 48 Fairfield 75, Sesser-Valier 39 Pana 55, Sullivan 46 Valmeyer 78, Centralia Christ Our Rock 42 MarionShootout: Alton 71, Paducah Tilghman, Ky. 66 Centralia 75, Gateway Legacy Christian Academy 60 Champaign Central 52, Carbondale 51 Cobden 65, Lyon Co., Ky. 45 Herrin 48, Graves Co., Ky. 45 Marion 41, Nashville…

Saturday High School Girls Basketball Scoreboard

Saturday High School Girls Basketball Scoreboard

Altamont 75, Tri-County 67 Carbondale 63, Belleville (Althoff Catholic) 39 Carlyle 40, Columbia 38 Centralia Christ Our Rock 43, Valmeyer 14 Chester 58, Sesser-Valier 39 Freeburg 58, Red Bud 24 Harrisburg 57, Marion 38 Mattoon 56, Marshall 37 Moweaqua Central A&M 58, Taylorville 27 Mt. Carmel 55, Murphysboro/Elverado 22 Mt. Zion 62, Pana 56, OT…