Power Outage Affects Shoppers in Marion Saturday

Marion — A faulty underground cable is to blame for a power outage in Marion Saturday that caused closures at the Star Center Mall, Wal-Mart and others shopping centers. According to Ameren Illinois, the outage centered on the Mall, but affected much of the area. Wal-Mart was closed for several hours while workers attempted to restore power. No outages are being reported in the area at this time.