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Richview man killed in U.S. 51 crash south of Centralia 

Richview man killed in U.S. 51 crash south of Centralia 

A 48-year-old Richview man has died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 just south of Centralia. State Police identified the victim as Timothy Johnson. Preliminary investigative details indicate Johnson was traveling southbound on U.S. 51 just south of Baseline Road in Washington County when he ran off the west side of the road for…Read more »

One injured when U-Haul truck collides with SUV on Hotze Road

One injured when U-Haul truck collides with SUV on Hotze Road

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say one person was injured when a box truck collided with an SUV when crossing into oncoming traffic on the North Hotze Road just north of the Mills Cart Road intersection early Friday night. Reports indicate the U-Haul truck being driven by 68-year-old Marshall Helm of Watson Lane in Salem was…Read more »

Marion County Jury clears Sesser man of criminal sexual abuse 

Marion County Jury clears Sesser man of criminal sexual abuse 

A Marion County Jury deliberated about 50 minutes Friday afternoon before finding a 45-year-old Sesser man NOT guilty of criminal sexual abuse. Barron Taylor had been accused of grabbing the breast of a juvenile family member in September of last year at a home in Centralia. He testified that the incident never occurred and the…Read more »

One injured in three vehicle crash on East Main Street in Salem  

One injured in three vehicle crash on East Main Street in Salem  

Salem Police have released details on a Wednesday afternoon crash involving three vehicles that sent a young girl to Salem Township Hospital for treatment. Police report 25-year-old Shalonda Murphy of Sycamore Street in Iuka was traveling eastbound when she failed to stop for traffic that had stopped to allow a motorist to make a left-hand…Read more »

Police Beat for Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Police Beat for Saturday, August 17th, 2019

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a husband and wife wanted on outstanding warrants.  39-year-old William Sides of Berry Road in Patoka was arrested on Fayette County small claims, misdemeanor, and DUI warrants.   38-year-old Janette Hanna-Sides was arrested on an outstanding Marion County misdemeanor warrant.   Williams Sides was transported to the Fayette County Jail…Read more »

Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change

Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change

By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who…Read more »

Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper

Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man’s home. Authorities say Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling shot the 32-year-old trooper about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The trooper was among a group of officers serving a warrant…Read more »

Museum gets grants to help publish Abraham Lincoln papers

Museum gets grants to help publish Abraham Lincoln papers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has received more than $400,000 in grants for a project that aims to publish every document written by the nation’s 16th president. The Springfield-based library says the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project was awarded up to $350,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National…Read more »

Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over three years from the Teamsters while doing little or no work. Democrat Thomas Cullerton of Villa Park was due to be released on his own recognizance following his arraignment Friday.…Read more »