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Benton Police Report

BENTON – Benton Police released the following information on Thursday, August 13, 2020. On August 13th, 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Ninth Street in reference to domestic battery.  Upon investigating, police arrested Dwight E. Vaughn, age 36, of Royalton for domestic battery.  Vaughn was charged

Marion Police Report

MARION – The Marion Police Department released the following information on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Victoria Kaszian, 37, of Creal Springs was issued a citation for Retail Theft at Walmart Supercenter on August 6, 2020. Michael Pribble, 42, of Marion has been issued a citation for Theft in the 1200 block of DuFour Street on

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Thursday, August 13

MT. VERNON – On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-nine-year-old Jeremiah Bobbett of Centralia was arrested Wednesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Residential Burglary. Nineteen-year-old Ricky Stone of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting an Officer, and Criminal Damage

Zeigler-Royalton Suspends In-Person Learning, Remote Learning Starts Monday

ZEIGLER – The Zeigler-Royalton School District released a statement Wednesday saying due to an increase in the amount of positive COVID-19 cases in district’s school community, the district suspended in-person learning Wednesday. The district used one of its state-allowed remote learning days Thursday and will do so again on Friday. Students did not participate in

IDPH Wednesday Reported 1,645 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 1,645 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 16 additional confirmed death. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 198,593 cases, including 7,672 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total