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Salem man faces multiple charges following investigation into stolen vehicle  

Salem man faces multiple charges following investigation into stolen vehicle  

A 33-year-old Salem man is being held in the Marion County Jail on multiple charges following an investigation by Salem Police into a stolen vehicle allegedly found parked in front of his home. Steven Schultz of East Locust was eventually arrested following a traffic stop that occurred near his home when police noticed an expired…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Police Beat for Sunday, April 11th, 2021

A 27-year-old Centralia man has been arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail on drug charges following an early Sunday morning traffic stop.  Centralia Police say Donald DeClue of East 11th was stopped at Cherry and Noleman initially for driving on a suspended license.   Charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of…Read More »

Another big day for COVID-19 vaccinations and cases    

Another big day for COVID-19 vaccinations and cases    

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports more than seven million vaccines have now been administered in Illinois.   Friday was the third straight record-breaking day for doses administered, with 175,681 being delivered. The number of new cases also remained high, with 3,630 reported in Saturday’s report.  There were 13 additional deaths.  None were in South…Read More »

Toddler out of medical coma after Chicago road rage shooting

Toddler out of medical coma after Chicago road rage shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A doctor says a toddler shot in the head while riding in a car on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive has been removed from a medically induced coma but remains in critical condition. Dr. Marcelo Malakooti of Lurie Children’s Hospital said Saturday that Kayden Swann remains on a ventilator to help with his…Read More »

Prosecutors: Boy shot by police was with man who fired gun

Prosecutors: Boy shot by police was with man who fired gun

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a young man who was with a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last month fired the rounds that drew the officer’s attention. Prosecutors said Saturday that 21-year-old Ruben Roman is seen on video firing the weapon that brought police to the Little Village neighborhood on the…Read More »

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Saturday High School Football Scorecard

Saturday High School Football Scorecard

Benton 40, Murphysboro/Elverado 18 Breese Mater Dei 34, Hillsboro 0 Edwardsville 42, Belleville West 21 Harrisburg 35, Herrin 22 Newton 22, Olney (Richland County) 14 Nokomis 42, Madison 0 O’Fallon 28, East St. Louis 19 Salem 13, Breese Central 12

Cardinals’ winning streak ended by Brewers

Cardinals’ winning streak ended by Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Avisaíl García homered, doubled, and drove in five runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 9-5 and ended the Cardinals’ four-game winning streak. Keston Hiura hit a three-run homer that capped a five-run burst in the seventh inning that made it 8-2. The Brewers won for the third time in…

Blues beat Minnesota Wild, 3-2

Blues beat Minnesota Wild, 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly scored with two seconds left in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Mike Hoffman scored twice for the Blues, tying it with 41.6 seconds left in regulation after the Blues pulled goalie Ville Husso. O’Reilly skated around the…