Category Archives: Local News

Marion PD Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Marion PD Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Marion – The Marion Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect in a recent armed robbery. According to a release from the MPD the robbery took place on Monday morning at the Power Gas station located at 1500 W. Main Street when a male suspect entered the store showing a…Read more…

Carrier Mills Woman Recovering After Two-Vehicle Accident on US 45

Carrier Mills Woman Recovering After Two-Vehicle Accident on US 45

Carrier Mills – A Carrier Mills woman is recovering after a two vehicle accident on US 45 yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Illinois State Police the accident happened when a vehicle being driven by 68-year-old Karen Cole crossed into the opposing lane of traffic after briefly leaving the roadway and over-correcting, striking…Read more…

Pedestrian Struck in Cairo Earlier This Month Dies From Injuries

Pedestrian Struck in Cairo Earlier This Month Dies From Injuries

Cairo – A pedestrian struck crossing the street in Cairo earlier this month has passed away. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the man has died from his injuries after being hit by a car on the evening of February 3rd. The release states that the 53-year-old man was crossing the street…Read more…

Carbondale Man Dead After Driving Vehicle into Mississippi River

Cape Girardeau – A Carbondale man is dead after driving into the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau. According to a release from the Cape Girardeau Police Department, 83-year-old Curtis Hawkins was found in the driver’s seat of his vehicle on Tuesday after crews and divers were able to pull the vehicle from the 34-degree water…Read more…

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Shutting Down Temporarily Due to Floodwaters

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Shutting Down Temporarily Due to Floodwaters

Cave-in-Rock – Cave-in-Rock Ferry is halting operations for at least the next twelve days. The ferry is out of service due to dangerous floodwaters brought on by recent heavy rains. A release from the Ferry states that it will likely be closed until February 24th, and possibly longer. The ferry hauls approximately 500 vehicles across…Read more…

Vacant Marion Home Destroyed in Fire

Vacant Marion Home Destroyed in Fire

Marion – A vacant home in Marion is destroyed after a fire yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Marion Fire Department, crews were called to the scene on the 600 block of North Washington Street at just after 1:30pm yesterday. The home is considered a total loss and the cause of the fire…Read more…

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