Category Archives: Local News

Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Suspects in Stolen Credit Card Case

Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Suspects in Stolen Credit Card Case

Press Release – Use of Stolen Credit Cards                                                        May 14, 2019 Sheriff Bennie Vick is asking for help from the public with identifying people who used stolen credit cards at the Marion Kroger store. The cards were used on 03/29/19.  They had been stolen during a vehicle burglary earlier that day.  The vehicle burglary…Read more…

Veterans Honor Flight Providing Shuttle Service for Welcome Home Event

Veterans Honor Flight Providing Shuttle Service for Welcome Home Event

Marion – Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide free park-and-ride services to and from several locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for tomorrow’s welcoming home event in Marion. RMTD buses will depart the parking locations listed below throughout the event every 15 minutes beginning…Read more…

Carbondale Man Behind Bars After Firing Shots Into a Crowd

Carbondale Man Behind Bars After Firing Shots Into a Crowd

Carbondale  – A Carbondale man is behind bars on gun charges after allegedly firing shots into a group of people outside of a Carbondale night club early Sunday morning. According to a release from the Carbondale Police, officers say they saw a man allegedly firing a handgun toward the crowd of people at the Hollywood…Read more…

Chester Bridge Open Following Brief Saturday Closure

Chester Bridge Open Following Brief Saturday Closure

Perry Co. MO – The Chester Bridge is open after one of it’s support beams were hit on Saturday. According to a release from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, the bridge was closed when a barge drifted against a support beam early Saturday morning. The bridge was inspected and reopened by noon on Saturday. The…Read more…

Charges Unlikely Over Misspending at Illinois Housing Agency

CAIRO, Ill. (AP) — The former director of a southern Illinois housing authority is unlikely to face federal criminal charges for wrongly using agency money on personal expenses. Federal prosecutors have spent several months reviewing the case against James Wilson while he led the housing agency in the city of Cairo. A federal prosecutor says…Read more…

Carbondale Police Investigating Pair of Possibly Related Shootings

Carbondale Police Investigating Pair of Possibly Related Shootings

Carbondale – The Carbondale Police Department is investigating a couple of shootings that may or may not be related. According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, officers learned of the first shooting when they were called to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale at around 6:10 Monday evening after receiving a report of a victim…Read more…

New Members of Benton City Council Sworn in at Monday Meeting

New Members of Benton City Council Sworn in at Monday Meeting

Benton – The new Benton City Council was sworn-in during its organizational meeting Monday night at City Hall. Judge Tom Tedeschi swore-in Mayor Fred Kondritz, then Commissioners Don Storey, Cathy Ann Garavalia, Ian Zane Perkins and Lee Messersmith. Mayor Kondritz appointed Storey to Public Health and Safety, Garavalia to Finance, Perkins to Public Properties and…Read more…

Lane Closures Set for I-57 and I-64

Lane Closures Set for I-57 and I-64

IDOT – Lane closures set to take place next week on I-57 and I-64 in southern Illinois. According to IDOT, a lane closure is set for northbound and southbound lanes of I-57, near milepost 65 to 64 in West Frankfort, on Monday, May 13 from 6 to 11 a.m. This is necessary so maintenance crews…Read more…

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