Mattoon fire

Firefighters responded at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday to a report of smoke inside Quality Inn & Suites, 4922 Paradise Road. They found clothes smoldering inside of a dryer and they extinguished this fire. The firefighters then spent about an hour using their fans to vent smoke from the building.

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Alexandria N. Santrock of Mattoon was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol for a collision involving two parked vehicles, belonging to Bryan M. Knifley of Greenup and Karie R. Stevens of Mattoon, at 4:03 a.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Rudy Avenue.

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Vehicles driven by Garry R. Payton of Gays and Minji Jung of Charleston collided at 6:45 p.m. Monday at 16th Street and Broadway Avenue.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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