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Martinez, Cards score 10 runs in 6th, rally past Reds 12-11

Martinez, Cards score 10 runs in 6th, rally past Reds 12-11

CINCINNATI (AP) — Even from the training room, Adam Wainwright could sense something brewing. “You just had that feeling,” he said. “Every one of those guys said, ‘We’ve got you.’ Jose Martinez homered and singled and Paul DeJong added a two-run double during a 10-run rally in the sixth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals…Read more »

Boy asks for homer, Rizzo hits slam as Cubs beat Padres 6-5

Boy asks for homer, Rizzo hits slam as Cubs beat Padres 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) — Before Friday’s game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs’ dugout and gave him a note asking for a “moonshot” on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with cancer. Rizzo followed with a…Read more »

Brad Keselowski takes NASCAR Cup pole at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski takes NASCAR Cup pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge Kyle Busch, who briefly held the top speed Friday before Keselowski bumped him from the top. “We’re happy with…Read more »

Ground is broken on Gary Gaetti Sports Center

Ground is broken on Gary Gaetti Sports Center

A large crowd gathered to watch the Thursday groundbreaking for the first phase of the Meadow Woods Golf Course retransformation.   Photo by Pat Hodges. A large group showed up for the groundbreaking Thursday for the Gary Gaetti Sports Center on the former Meadow Wood Golf Course property in Centralia. Gaetti says he’s glad to be…Read more »

Police Beat for Friday, July 19th, 2019

Police Beat for Friday, July 19th, 2019

A 40-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Illinois State Police on multiple charges. Mark McClain of Franklin Street is being held in the Marion County Jail for alleged aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, felony possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and armed violence. No other details are yet available. Marion…Read more »

Two injured in crash in front of Salem Walmart

Two injured in crash in front of Salem Walmart

Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on West Main at Walton Drive in front of the Salem Walmart store Thursday morning. Salem Police say a vehicle driven by 53-year-old LeRoy Lewis of Farina pulled from the stop sign on Walton Drive and make a left-hand turn in front of a westbound van on…Read more »