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Centralia man arrested on drug charges after passenger stops breathing

A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested on Friday night on drug charges after an ambulance was called to assist a passenger in his car who was not breathing at the Circle K on East McCord.

Centralia Police say Brandon Rogozinski of South Poplar allegedly had cannabis and money in his hand when he exited the vehicle.  They later reported finding a needle in the driver’s side door and another on the floor.   A baseball bat wrapped in tape was also located in the car, which led to a weapons charge.

Rogozinski was taken to the Marion County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic instrument, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of a weapon by a felon.

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Mother and son arrested on drug charges and warrants following traffic stop

Christine and Paris Scott (Marion County Jail Photos)

Centralia Police arrested a mother and son on drug charges and outstanding warrants during an early Saturday morning traffic stop near McCord and Beech.

27-year-old Paris Scott of East Broadway was taken into custody for alleged possession of meth, manufacture, and distribution of a lookalike substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Scott was also wanted on an outstanding Marion County failure to appear warrant on a possession of methamphetamine conviction.  Bond on the warrant is set at $5,000.

Centralia Police believe Scott dropped a small grey bag behind a squad car that contained two glass pipes with meth residue, four small baggies with a look-alike substance, a digital scale, and multiple blue bags for the potential distribution of drugs.

Paris’ mother, 44-year-old Christine Scott of East Broadway in Centralia, was a passenger and was also arrested on multiple charges.  She was taken to the Marion County Jail for alleged possession and delivery of methamphetamine, manufacture, and delivery of a lookalike substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and on an unrelated theft charge for which she was listed as a person of interest.  Scott was also arrested on a petition to revoke his probation on a Marion County Court conviction for unlawful possession of a credit or debit card.  Bond on the warrant is set at $5,000.

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Police Beat for Sunday, September 20th, 2020

A 24-year-old Central City man has been arrested on an outstanding Fayette County felony warrant for aggravated battery to a child.   Trenton Kirgan of South Marcel was taken to the Marion County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of an inoperable vehicle that was towed from property off the 900 block of Malachi Road in rural Iuka where it had been parked for some time.

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Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials plan to remove a state Capitol statue of Stephen A. Douglas as part of a national reckoning on race prompted by the police-custody death of George Floyd.

Douglas was a political legend and longtime rival of Abraham Lincoln who profited from family-owned slaves. But inside the Capitol is a painting of an 1858 debate with Douglas in which Lincoln disavowed support for Black people’s civil rights.

Just as Douglas did a lot of political good for Illinois, Lincoln became president and took action to end slavery. Experts question whether it’s right to remove a memorial to Douglas when Lincoln has racial scars, too.

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Farmworkers, drivers reminded of harvest safety measures

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are reminding drivers and workers in the agriculture industry to take safety precautions during the busy fall harvest season.

Tractor roll-over accidents on farms or roadways are a leading cause of deaths in the industry.

The Illinois Department of Labor is reminding agriculture workers to display slow-moving signage and ensure lights are working properly. Workers should wear safety belts to lower the danger of serious injury and death in a crash. Drivers also must be aware of tractors and other farm implements on roadways, slow down near them and be cautious while passing.

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Saturday COVID-19 Update:  2,529 new cases and 25 confirmed deaths 

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported 2,529 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

The deaths include two in Edgar County as well as deaths in Macoupin, Montgomery, and St. Clair County.

A record number of test results were reported before the Saturday report, with 74,286 received.  That brings the total number of tests done on Illinois residents to over the 5-million mark.

The statewide positivity rate has dipped to 3.5-percent for the past seven days.  The Metro East Region remains at an even eight percent for the second day in a row.  The Southern Illinois Region is at 6.5-percent.  The East Central Illinois Region is at 2.6-percent.

As of Friday night, 1,469 people in Illinois were reported in the hospital.  Of those, 326 patients were in the ICU and 141 were on ventilators.

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