Category Archives: Local News

Benton Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

Benton Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

A Benton woman was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday night at the intersection of 10th and East Taylor Street in Benton. Benton Police say during the stop, K-9 Ranger alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. Police investigated and arrested 63-year-old Pamela J. Lafond for unlawful possession of…Read more…

Student guide to Illinois Governor’s Mansion released

Student guide to Illinois Governor’s Mansion released

Springfield (AP) – Illinois first lady Diana Rauner is releasing an online student and curriculum guide for learning about the newly renovated Governor’s Mansion . The guide was released Wednesday. It has activities for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It links lessons in math, science, art, music, reading and writing to the 1855 mansion’s…Read more…

Senator Fowler to Host Annual Holiday Open House

Senator Fowler to Host Annual Holiday Open House

Eldorado – Senator Dale Fowler will be hosting his annual Holiday Open House in Eldorado on the evening of December 20th. The event will feature music, hot chocolate and cookies to celebrate the holiday, and Santa will even be on hand for pictures. The event will be held at the Town and Country Stage in…Read more…

Deadline for ACA Sign Up Fast Approaching

Deadline for ACA Sign Up Fast Approaching

WRN – For those waiting to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, you don’t have much time left to sign up for an appointment. Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act for the year ends tomorrow night at midnight. While the ACA website, healthcare.gov can give you information to help make a choice on what…Read more…

Marion Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Death of Infant Son

Marion Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Death of Infant Son

Marion – Devin O’Daniell, the Marion man accused of beating his 3-month old son to death in November is being charged with first-degree murder. A release from Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Brandon Zanoitti states that his office is still awaiting medical records from St. Louis and that other charges will be considered. O’Daniell was arrested…Read more…

Recap of West Frankfort City Council Meeting: 12/11/18

Recap of West Frankfort City Council Meeting: 12/11/18

West Frankfort – The West Frankfort City Council approved the tax levy ordinance for the city at Tuesday night’s meeting. The annual tax levy will be for the fiscal year starting on May 1, 2018 and ending on April 30, 2019. The fire chief will also obtain bids for the replacement of 18 SCBA air…Read more…

Murphysboro Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident in Perry Co.

Murphysboro Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident in Perry Co.

Murphysboro – A Murphysboro man is recovering after a wreck this morning in Perry Co. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened when a vehicle being driven by Dennis Garner was headed northbound on US 51 at Greens Market Road was unable to avoid contact with an eastbound semi that…Read more…

Autopsy Scheduled for Man Found Dead After Crashing Into DeSoto Bank

Autopsy Scheduled for Man Found Dead After Crashing Into DeSoto Bank

DeSoto – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead at a home in DeSoto early yesterday morning. According to a release from the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office, deputies took a 911 call at a bank on the 100 block of N. Chestnut Street in DeSoto at around 4-yesterday morning.…Read more…

Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Three Arrests in Franklin Co.

Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Three Arrests in Franklin Co.

Franklin Co. – Three in Franklin County face charges after a call about a stolen cell phone from an Akin business on Monday. According to a release from the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office, the arrests took place after deputies received a call about the stolen phone. A review of the surveillance footage placed 25-year-old Seth…Read more…

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