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Centralia City Manager announces retirement  

Centralia City Manager announces retirement  

Centralia City Manager Lowell Crow has announced that he will be retiring effective March 8th after the city council meeting. Mayor Herb Williams confirms Crow has submitted a conditional letter of retirement.    In the letter, Crow stated ‘that after 34 years of service in the Navy and now seven years of service in City Management,…Read more »

Marion County prisoner faces new aggravated battery charges

Marion County prisoner faces new aggravated battery charges

A 21-year-old Columbus, Ohio man who remains in custody after fleeing a traffic stop on I-57 in January setting off a manhunt now faces two additional counts of aggravated battery. Princeton Glenn is charged with striking a correctional officer in the face and chest in separate counts from the same February 28th incident.   His bond…Read more »

Three injured in crash in front of Salem McDonald’s    

Three injured in crash in front of Salem McDonald’s    

Two-vehicle crash in front of McDonald’s sends the driver and two passengers in one of the vehicles to the hospital for treatment.     Three people were injured Monday night in a two-vehicle crash on West Main Street at Westgate Avenue. Salem Police say a car driven by 19-year-old Elizabeth Mansell of Valentine Street in Odin…Read more »

Police Beat for Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Police Beat for Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

A 25-year-old rural Kell man was arrested by Centralia Police following a Monday afternoon traffic stop in the 400 block of North Elm on drug charges and a no-bond warrant.   Zachary Higgins of Morton Lane was taken to the Marion County Jail for alleged manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled…Read more »

Three COVID-19 deaths reported in South Central Illinois 

Three COVID-19 deaths reported in South Central Illinois 

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting three additional COVID-19 related deaths in South Central Illinois on Tuesday.  They include a male in his 40s in Jefferson County, a male in his 70s in Clay County, and a male in his 70s in Wayne County.   They are among 47 additional deaths being reported statewide.…Read more »

Metro-East company settles fraud claim involving contracts

Metro-East company settles fraud claim involving contracts

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern Illinois construction company has agreed to pay back $400,000 to settle a federal complaint accusing it of fraudulently accepting $8 million worth of contracts reserved for disadvantaged small businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says R&W Builders agreed to repay the money in a civil…Read more »