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Fire at former Sigler Factory in Centralia, Illinois

CENTRALIA, Ill. – The former Sigler Factory in Centralia, Illinois is on fire. Multiple fire departments have been called to a warehouse to help battle the blaze. The building is vacant. The building was previously the Plastiflex Building. Before that, it was the Sigler Factory.


Centralia building destroyed by Thursday morning fire

CENTRALIA, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A fire damaged a building in Centralia Thursday morning. The building in the Dimick and North Brooks area caught fire before 8 a.m. The building is believed to be the old Plastiflex plant but was not in use at the time of the fire.


Illinois Judge says he's never seen a criminal as old this 82-year-old man

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. Federal Judge Phil Gilbert told Arthur Bays that he's never seen a criminal as old as him. He says he struggled with a sentence Thursday.


Illinois Supreme Court rules residents can carry Tasers and stun guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois Supreme Court said the arrests of two residents carrying stun guns or Tasers in a vehicle or in public were unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision filed Thursday, the court upheld a decision from DuPage County Circuit Court finding such a ban of the weapons


Illinois trooper struck by semi, squad car demolished

COLLINSVILLE, Illinois — An Illinois State Police officer was hit by a semi-truck on I-55 on Wednesday, March 20, according to a press release from the ISP. This is the fourteenth ISP squad car to be struck in Illinois in 2019 alone, the report states. The accidents are the results of Scott’s Law vi


Police Beat for Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

A 24-year-old Centralia woman was arrested by Centralia Police on multiple charges on Tuesday. Jasmin Acres of West Kell Street was taken into custody for criminal damage to property, resisting, obstructing identification and on an outstanding Marion County felony failure to appear warrant.


CVS to start selling cannabis-based products in eight states, Illinois included

(NBC) — CVS has started selling cannabis-based products in eight states. The drugstore chain has partnered with cannabis manufacturers to carry a line of topical products infused with CBD.


Two face new felony charges in Marion County Court

A 28-year-old Centralia woman has been charged in Marion County Court with under five grams of methamphetamine. Bond for Heather Crabtree of Sherwood Drive was set at $5,000. The public defender was appointed to represent her. If released on bond, Crabtree was ordered to abstain from drugs with rand


2 charged in child abuse death of 2-year-old Illinois boy

CHICAGO (AP) -- A woman and a young man from Chicago have been charged in the child abuse death of the woman's 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body. Police responded Monday to an EMS call at a South Side home and Ja'hir Gibbons was pronounced dead at a hospital.


Wildcats Back In Action At Home Today

The Salem Wildcats return to action this afternoon with a bit of a schedule change. Their game originally scheduled to be played at Centralia has been moved to Salem High School starting at 4:30. Salem enters at 0-3 after falling to Benton on Tuesday afternoon 8-1. The Cats could only muster 2 hits


Bond set at $50,000 for Centralia woman charged with stabbing

Bond has been set at $50,000 for a 39-year-old Centralia woman formally charged in Marion County Court on Monday with aggravated battery following a late Saturday morning stabbing.


Groundbreaking expected shortly for first phase of Meadow Wood Golf Course Redevelopment

Construction is expected to begin soon on the first phase of the Meadow Wood Golf Course redevelopment. Greg Sutton of Meadow Woods Holdings told the Centralia Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday they expect the Gary Gaetti Sports Center to open by the end of summer. He says the center wi