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Charleston fire

Firefighters responded to a pair of false alarms caused by broken pull station boxes over the weekend -- one at 10:01 p.m. at 956 Sixth St. and the other at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Eastern Illinois University's Weller Hall.

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Firefighters responded to four alarm system malfunctions Friday through Saturday -- at 7:58 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 902 Cleveland Ave.; at 4:12 a.m. and 5:39 a.m. Saturday at Brookstone Estates, 300 Lincoln Highway Road; and at 8:58 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Illinois University's East Hall.

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Firefighters responded to a laundromat at 3:08 p.m. Monday at 4 State St. A washing motor was smoking.  

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Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 3:34 p.m. Monday at 500 W Polk Ave. for burnt food. 

Charleston police

An unknown driver struck a vehicle owned by Molly Bickford of Charleston at 4:29 p.m. Friday at 920 Smith Drive.

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A vehicle driven by Hadden Finney of Charleston rear-ended another driven by Alex Toothman of Ashmore at 2:15 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and 18th Street. Finney was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 

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Vehicles driven by Joshua Jacobs and Phyllis Bowlin, both of Charleston, were involved in an accident at 4:01 p.m. April 9 at 551 W Lincoln Ave. 

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Vehicles driven by Marlen Smith of Casey and Christi Robinson of Charleston were involved in an accident at 12:33 p.m. April 5 at 1320 E St.

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Grace McRae of Charleston struck a vehicle owned by Maggie Coartney of Westfield with her own when pulling out of parking lot at approximately 11 a.m. April 8 at 2250 Lincoln Ave. 

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A vehicle driven by Kathy Hefner of Paris rearended a vehicle driven by Makenzie Tegeler of Paris at 7:50 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Route 16 and County Road 1050 E. Hefner was cited for following too closely.

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