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Mattoon fire

Firefighters responded to a sprinkler system alarm at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, 1000 Health Center Drive. They found that this false alarm was caused by a spike in water pressure in the sprinkler system.

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Firefighters responded to a report of a possible structure fire at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Moultrie Avenue. They found that an occupant had tossed a match into a wastebasket, which ignited a fire in it. The occupant extinguished the fire before emergency responders arrived at the scene. Firefighters used their fans to vent smoke from the residence.

Mattoon police

Vehicles driven by Verna L. Grubbs of Mattoon and Adrian Rivera of Mattoon collided at 10:31 a.m. Dec. 28 at North 33rd Street and DeWitt Avenue.

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Vehicles driven by Renee P. Rawlings of Mattoon and Sarah E. Tittle of Mattoon at 2:56 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 300 block of South 21st Street.

Charleston police 

A vehicle driven by Hannah Smothers of Arcola rear-ended a vehicle driven by Jose Hernandez of Gays at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of W State Street and Decker Springs Road. Smothers was cited for following too closely. 

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Vehicles driven by Wade Hudson and Lance Smith, both of Charleston, were involved in an accident at 3:25 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Seventh Street and Jackson Avenue. Wade was cited for failing to yield or stop at an intersection. 

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