Vigil Thursday evening in memory of Sterling apartment fire victims

Man charged in alleged Rock Falls arson appointed new public defender

The fire killed Celina Serrano, 13, her cousin, Shyla Walker, 8, who was visiting from Davenport; and Carrie A. (Hall) Hose, a 49-year-old neighbor. Steven W. Coleman, 42, of Rock Falls is said by investigators to have started the fire.
Steven W. Coleman
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Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.