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Two People Arrested by Centralia Police for Possession of Meth
29-year-old Brian Bailey of East 17th in Centralia was arrested Friday morning. Police say they also recovered drug paraphernalia. During his first appearance in Marion County Court on Friday, Bailey was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bond and had the public defender appointed to represent
Centralia Man Posts $25,000 Bond After Being Charged With Reckless Homicide
A 58-year-old Centralia man posted $25,000 cash to gain his release after being charged in Marion County Court Friday with reckless homicide.Thomas Joy of Woods Lane faces the charge in connection with a May 15th fatal pickup truck-motorcycle crash in Central City. He's accused in the charge of oper
Forged payroll check lands man in jail
Mikel StaudingerCHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- A local man faces charges of forgery and deceptive practices.In addition to those charges, 30-year old Mikel Staudinger was arrested on two warrants out of Coles and Moultrie counties.Authorities investigated a report of an altered payroll check.They say th
Salem Woman Injured in Two Car Head On Crash on Boone Street
A 74-year-old Salem woman was injured Thursday evening after her car crossed the center-line of West Boone Street and collided head on with another SUV.Salem Police say Sandra Garner of Bob White Lane was eastbound in the westbound lane when she collided with a vehicle driven by 70-year-old Sheila J
Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones
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Vandals spray-paint swastikas on 200 headstones at local cemetery
A vandal or vandals spray-painted swastikas on more than 200 headstones at a cemetery in Glen Carbon, just as the cemetery was preparing for its annual Memorial Day ceremony. The vandalism was discovered Saturday morning at Sunset Hill Cemetery. "Sometime during the night, somebody came through and
Body of Ashley Man Found in Pond Near Radom
Joseph Kujawa, 72, of Ashley was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday by Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger. The cause of was determined to be accidental drowning.
Man accused of making threats to Belleville school charged
Derek Burton, 18, one count of a unlawful use of a weapon by a person under the age of 21 and one count of disturbance of the peace by making a threat on a person at a school. He was also charged with was charged with three counts of assault that were not related to Wednesday's threats. The gun char
West Frankfort man arrested on felony theft charges
WallacePROVIDED BY FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEFranklin County Sheriff's deputies arrested a West Frankfort man on felony theft charges Thursday.According to a news release from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones, officers arrested 38-year-old Daniel R. Wallace Jr. for felony theft while he was a
Drug overdose victim pronounced dead after being brought to St. Louis police station for help
Department spokeswoman Schron Jackson said the victim, 48, was driven to the Central Patrol at 919 North Jefferson Avenue before 5 a.m.
Police Reports: May 24
Holden Stortz, 20, of Perryville by officers on May 13 for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on right half of roadway.Terrell Damon Taylor, 35, of Perryville by officers on May 22 on a Perry County warrant for driving while revoked.
Today is Du Quoin State Fair Day in Illinois as fair named one of Illinois' 200 great places
DU QUOIN — Gov. Bruce Rauner has proclaimed May 25, 2018, as Du Quoin State Fair Day in Illinois, in honor of the fairground being named one of Illinois’ 200 great places for the state’s bicentennial by Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois)."The Du Quoin State Fairg
Charges filed after Belleville high schools closed for threat
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an 18-year-old who planned to confront students at Belleville East High School on Wednesday, forcing classes to be canceled at both Belleville East and Belleville West.
Semi rollover crash in Mt. Vernon, IL shut down traffic on Broadway
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) -The Mt Vernon Police Department and Ricks Towing were on the scene of a semi rollover crash on westbound Broadway.Assistant Chief Page said the vehicle exited the Interstate 57 overpass.Around 6:40 a.m. westbound traffic was shut down as crews worked to upright the semi.Downlo
How a mom’s call to police may have avoided tragedy at Belleville East high
"I just want everybody to know that this is totally out of my son's character," said Marshanice Mackey. "This is nothing he'd do, and I need to get his name cleared."
Two Arrested After Centralia Police Respond to a Report of Someone 'Shooting Up'
Police say upon arrival, 37-year-old Michael Kaminski of South Cherry in Centralia, backed further into the doorway after police allegedly saw him injecting himself with a needle. Kaminski reportedly closed and locked the door. After police could not find the needle, they looked in a window and saw
Centralia Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Route 161 at I-57
A 46-year-old Centralia man was injured late Saturday night in a motorcycle crash on Route 161 at the southbound exit and entrance ramp of Interstate 57.Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say Gerald Hine of South Oak Street was traveling westbound when he struck the raised center barrier at the exit a
New Baden railroad crossing shut down until Friday
A railroad crossing on Illinois 160 at the south edge of New Baden will be shut down until at least Friday,New Baden police said.The crossing was damaged by a vehicle, and will be closed as it is rebuilt. Detour signs are in place. Maintenance crews don't know the exact timing of when the road will
Summerfield woman pleads guilty in 97-mph DUI crash that killed husband, injured kids
A Summerfield woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to six charges in connectionto the crash that killed her husbandand injured three of their children.Jennifer Sawyer, 33, will be sentenced July 18 for six counts of aggravated driving under the influence, reckless homicide, and driving under the influence
Franklin County man found guilty of child sexual assault in Union County
JONESBORO — After deliberating only an hour, a Union County jury found Curtis Carr guilty of two counts of criminal sexual assault of a child.It is alleged that in July 2013, Carr sexually assaulted a girl from Franklin County.The trial was originally held in December 2013, but resulted in a hung ju