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Marion County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases; two deaths in Jefferson County  

Marion County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases; two deaths in Jefferson County  

The Marion County Health Department reported 31 new cases of COVID-19, but no additional deaths on Friday. Statewide, there were 6,642 new cases and 123 additional deaths.   Two of the deaths were in Jefferson County.   They were males in their 70s. In Marion County, none of the new cases were long-term care residents and three…Read More »

Centralia High School students select May Fete Court; how the event will proceed uncertain  

Centralia High School students select May Fete Court; how the event will proceed uncertain  

Centralia May Fete Court (left to right from top to bottom): Cameron Tomlianovich and John Veller Freshman Escorts; Brock Milburn and Easton True Junior Escorts; Eli Barrow (Blake Lammers not pictured) Senior Escorts; Meredith May and Gracey Wooldrige Freshman Attendants; Raelyn Dearing and Jayla True Sophomore Attendants; Emily Bain and Hannah Tomlianovich Junior Attendants; Olivia…Read More »

Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City and the state of Illinois are suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for granting a license to an arms manufacturer that had gone bankrupt after being sued last year. The advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund is also a plaintiff in the…Read More »

Pilot makes emergency landing on median of I-57 south of Marion

Pilot makes emergency landing on median of I-57 south of Marion

MARION, Ill. (AP) — State police say the pilot of a more than 60-year-old plane successfully landed the vintage aircraft onto a southern Illinois highway’s median after it lost engine power. The pilot landed the single-engine plane Wednesday night on Interstate 57’s median in Williamson County, about six miles south of Marion. Illinois State Police…Read More »

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Milton sparks 76ers past undermanned Heat 125-108

UNDATED (AP) — Shake Milton scored 31 points and Ben Simmons had 10 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 125-108 win over the Miami Heat. The Sixers swept the two-game home set against a Heat team that continues to play with a depleted roster because of COVID-related issues.…

Villanova returns from 10-day COVID break

UNDATED (AP) — The No. 3 Villanova Wildcats have ended a 10-day break for COVID-related reasons and returned to practice on Thursday. Coach Jay Wright said he hoped he could field a full roster when the Wildcats play Seton Hall on Tuesday at the Pavilion. Villanova hasn’t played since a Dec. 23 win at Marquette.…