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Bond set at $200,000 for Salem man facing sex assault and child pornography charges    

Bond set at $200,000 for Salem man facing sex assault and child pornography charges    

Bond was set at $200,000 in Marion County Court on Friday for a 19-yea-rold Salem man who was formally charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and three counts of child pornography. Dustin Peach of South Lackey was arrested on Wednesday following an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children and Salem Police. …Read More »

Two face new felony drug charges after Salem Police investigation into suspicious vehicle 

Two face new felony drug charges after Salem Police investigation into suspicious vehicle 

Darrell Warren and Brian Cavins.  Photos courtesy Marion County Jail.   Two Centralia men were formally charged with felony drug offenses in Marion County Court on Friday following an investigation by Salem Police. 46-year-old Darrell Warren of East 6th Street was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of methamphetamine as…Read More »

Police Beat for Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

Police Beat for Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

A 26-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Sandoval Police for possession of a controlled substance.  Landon Bone of Community Beach Road was taken into custody after police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle that had pulled into the parking lot of a Sandoval business. 56-year-old Hope Yates of Cottonwood Village Apartments in Salem…Read More »

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Play Ball!  IDPH Paves Way For High School Sports To Resume

Play Ball! IDPH Paves Way For High School Sports To Resume

All sports including football and basketball are now allowed in all regions that are currently in Phase Four, which includes the Southern, East Central and West Central Illinois regions that include Marion, Jefferson, Wayne, Clay, Fayette and Effingham Counties. On the heels of that announcement from State Public Health Director Dr Ngozi Ezike, the SIJHSAA…

Hank Aaron dies at 86, praised and remembered

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron is being remembered for the grace shown in the face of racism as the one-time home run king pursued Babe Ruth’s hallowed record nearly 50 years ago. Aaron died Friday at 86. Former presidents and fellow Hall of Famers recall his demeanor before and after hitting his 715th home run…

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