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Missing Benton Teen Found Safe

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says a rural Benton teen who has been missing since last week, has been found and is safe. Sheriff Bartoni says no other details are available about 14-year-old Easton R. Saltsman. The sheriff thanks the public for their help in this matter.

Man, Woman Found Dead at Carmi Home Friday Morning

CARMI – A death investigation continues in Carmi after Carmi Police responded just after 11 Friday morning to 1604 Hillcrest Avenue on a report of a man and woman who appeared to have been shot. According to Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter, a 71-year-old woman was found dead in a vehicle in the driveway and

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Wednesday, May 27

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Here is information regarding COVID-19 cases released by area health departments on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jackson County Health Department The Southern Seven Health Department reports zero new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. Currently, there are 80 individuals from the Southern Seven region who

Two Injured in Car vs. Semi Crash in Perry County

PERRY COUNTY – Two people are recovering after begin involved in a crash involving a car and semi Tuesday afternoon in Perry County. According to Illinois State Police, 25-year-old Levi J. Gall of Willisville was driving north on Cutler-Trico Road while a semi driven by 71-year-old Bernard L. Carver of Ava was going east on

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Tuesday, May 26

MT. VERNON – On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-year-old Travon Mainer of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Saturday for unlawful possession of cannabis as a passenger. Nineteen-year-old Mari-Anne Wilkerson of Wayne City was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Saturday for unlawful possession of cannabis as a