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Mattoon firefighters

Firefighters responded at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday to a call regarding an overheated sprinkler pump motor at the former Rural King store building, 4216 DeWitt Ave. They cooled off the motor with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers and then vented smoke from the building. They cleared the scene at 9:18 p.m.

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Firefighters responded at 3:08 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a man whose leg was trapped between a recliner and footrest at Palm Terrace. They needed to use tools to dismantle the recliner and free the man. They cleared the scene at 3:31 a.m.

Coles County sheriff

Vehicles driven by Conlon J. Muhr and Mattoon and Alissa M. Boltz of Tower Hill were involved in an accident at the intersection of Old State Road Road and Lake Road at 9:37 a.m. Feb. 28. Muhr, 23, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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The vehicle driven by Christen C. Nelson of Champaign hit a mailbox at 13757 State Highway 130 at 5:36 p.m. March 3.

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Vehicles driven by Jeffrey S. Wise of Tuscola and Brock A Hayse of rural Sullivan were involved in an accident at 700 E. Piatt Ave., Mattoon, at 7:58 a.m. March 4.

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The vehicle driven by Alisha L. Vantassel of rural Oakland went off the road at 26805 E. County Road 1450N at 11:13 a.m. March 4.

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The vehicle driven by Clayton W. Doss of Sullivan went off the road at the intersection of County Roads 1100N and 400E at 11 p.m. March 5.

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Vehicles driven by Casey E. Hoenes of Mattoon and Gail A. Cole of Charleston were involved in an accident at the intersection of Old State Road and Odd Fellow Road at 3:33 p.m. March 6.

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