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Charleston fire 

Firefighters responded to a structure fire call at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at 1012 Second St. A resident was attempting to thaw their pipes with a blow torch. Minimal fire damage was done to some isolation in the crawlspace.  

Mattoon fire 

Firefighters responded to a smoke detector malfunction at 3:06 a.m. Wednesday at 201 E Lafayette Ave. 

Charleston police 

An unknown driver hit vehicle owned by Elizabeth Duckett of Shelbyville at approximately 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at 1534 Third St. 

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Vehicles owned by Andrea Burton of Humboldt and Heather Metzger of Charleston were involved in an accident at 3:14 p.m. Dec. 15 at an intersection of W State Street and Decker Springs. Burton was cited for failing to yield or stop at an intersection. 

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Jeannie Griffin lost control of her vehicle in an accident at 3:04 p.m. Dec. 17 at the intersection of Nursery Road and Oakwood Drive. 

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Vehicles driven by Linda Hildebrand of Charleston and Brenna Batson of Lerna were involved in an accident at 12:27 p.m. Friday at the intersection of E Street and W State Street. Hildebrand was cited for operating without insurance and driving too fast for conditions. 



Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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