Spin Out On North Broadway in Salem Results in Head On Crash

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Both drivers were injured in a two car crash early Saturday night blamed on slick road conditions on Route 37 North in front of the ESI plant.  

Salem Police say 35-year-old Miranda Gaston of Woodland Drive in Salem was traveling southbound on North Broadway when her car went out of control on a curve, spun around, and collided nearly head on by an on-coming car driven by 58-year-old Kenneth Laird of Kell Road in Centralia.  

Police say both drivers were taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment.  Both were able to get out of their vehicles on their own. There were no passengers in either vehicle.   

The crash blocked traffic on North Broadway for just over a half hour.  

The investigation into how the accident occurred is continuing.  It was reported at 5:26 Saturday night.  

Two Hurt in Route 37 Crash South of Salem

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Two people were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries following a two vehicle crash early Saturday night in the 27-hundred block of South South Broadway.  

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say the crash occurred when 76-year-old Stanton Hughes was pulling into the driveway of his home after signalling for a right turn. He was hit in the rear by another southbound car driven by 22-year-old William Snyder of East Boone in Salem.  

Both drivers escaped injury, but two passengers in the Hughes car were taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment.  They are identified as 48-year-old Audra Hahn of Kinmundy Road in Kinmundy and 13-year-old Emily Hahn of the same address.  A third passenger in the Hughes vehicle and two passengers in the Snyder car all escaped injury.  

The crash occurred at 5:23 Saturday night as snow was beginning to accumulate on the pavement.  

Centralia Man Complains of Minor Injuries In Crash South of Sandoval

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A 22-year-old Centralia man complained of minor injuries following a late Saturday night one vehicle crash on Old U.S. 51 south of Sandoval.  

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say Justin Patten of Deerwood Drive swerved to avoid a vehicle in his lane of traffic, lost control on the snow, struck the guardrail, bounced off, and then struck the guardrail on the other side of the roadway.  He declined hospital treatment for his injuries.  No one else was in the vehicle.  

The crash occurred at 11:57 Saturday night.  

Police Beat for Saturday, February 28th, 2015

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A 67-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Deputies say Janice Linkford of West 4th was a passenger in a car involved in a traffic stop on Oak Street in Centralia Friday night.  After the county canine alerted on the car, a search was conducted and the baggie of suspected meth and drug paraphernalia was found in Linkford’s purse.   Linkford was taken to the Marion County Jail where she remained on Saturday.

Two people remained in the Marion County Jail after being arrested on Friday on outstanding felony warrants.  30-year-old James Kwame who listed no address was arrested by the Illinois Department of Corrections and Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies.  46-year-old Kelly Donoho of South Hickory in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police.

27-year-old Ryan Duncan of Duncan Road in Dix was arrested by Centralia Police on outstanding Jefferson and Marion County felony warrants.  Duncan posted $800 bond and was released.   

31-year-old Jason Hodge of South Wood in Odin posted $395 bond and was released after being arrested by Odin Police on an outstanding traffic warrant.

Three people were arrested for driving on a suspended license.  42-year-old Jean Smith of Nations Road in Salem was arrested by Salem Police.  22-year-old Courtney Callahan of Perkins Road in Odin was arrested by Odin Police.  52-year-old Gloria Johnson-Turner of Calumet City was picked up by State Police.  All three posted $150 bond and was released.  

Three Area Youth Part of First Ever Illinois 4-H Livestock Ambassadors

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Three Marion County 4-H members have been selected to be part of the first ever Illinois State 4-H Livestock ambassadors.  

Rhiannon Branch, Kelsey Littrell and Adrian Austin will be part of a team of 21 that will promote Illinois 4-H and the livestock industry throughout the state at events such as the Illinois State Fair, Illnois 4-H Livestock Judging as well as a new livestock ambassador conference.  

All members of the new team are between the ages of 16 and 21 and will serve staggered terms.  Ambassadors will be available to provide outreach programs at the local level as well as state events.  

For more information on the Marion County 4-H, you can call the Marion County Extension Office at 548-1446.  

Salem Man Charged With Attempted Burglary

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A 46-year-old Salem man was charged Friday in Marion County Court with attempted burglary to a storage shed behind the Salem Wal-mart store.  

Bond for Johnny Negron of East Johnston Street was set at $50,000.  Negron was arrested by Salem Police early Friday morning at the Moto Mart store after the truck he was driving matched the description of the one seen leaving the Wal-mart store.   

Wal-mart employees had gone outside when hearing a banging noise and confronted a man who left the scene in a truck.  

Negron had the public defender appointed to represent him.  A preliminary hearing is set for March 19th.  

Police Beat for Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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A 22-year-old Salem man has been arrest on an outstanding Marion County traffic warrant and drug charges.  Jeremy Lippert was stopped by sheriff’s deputies while walking on the Tonti Road west of Route 37 Wednesday night.  After being taken into custody on the warrant, deputies found a backpack Lippert was carrying allegedly had a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia inside leading to the new drug charges.

A 38-year-old Iuka woman was arrested at the Marion County Probation Office Wednesday for violation of bail bond.  Christina Scott of North Front remained in the Marion County Jail Thursday morning.

31-year-old Jarad Huggins of Selmaville Road in Salem was arrested by Wamac Police on an outstanding Marion County felony warrant.  

49-year-old Nathan Sterling of South Washington in Salem was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail at Mt. Vernon after being arrested by Marion County deputies on an outstanding Jefferson County felony warrant.

A 26-year-old Salem man was arrested twice Wednesday night for allegedly driving on a suspended license.  The first time Charles Hudson of South Rotan was arrested by sheriff’s deputies who released him on a notice to appear.  Later in the evening, Hudson was arrested again by Salem Police on the same charge.  He was taken back to the Marion County Jail where he was released after posting $150 bond.

62-year-old David Rakey of Fairway Drive in Mt. Vernon posted $150 bond and was released after being arrested by State Police for alleged driving under the influence.  

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