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Two Mt. Vernon Men Arrested Friday for Residential Burglary

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon men were arrested Friday night for residential burglary that included many household items and firearms. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the site of the reported burglary at 10801 E. Cedar Hills Rd. in Mt. Vernon and made contact with Jason M. Upton and Michael W. Upton, both 39

SIH Primary Care Harrisburg Temporarily Closed Amid COVID-19 Concerns

HARRISBURG – Out of an abundance of caution, SIH Primary Care Harrisburg will be closed today for deep cleaning after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. All scheduled appointments will be converted to video and/or telephone visits. Patients were notified of this change Sunday evening. SIH is collaborating with Egyptian Health Department and SIH infectious

Faculty Member at NCOE High School Tests Positive for Coronavirus

NORRIS CITY – The superintendent of the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield School District released a statement on the school district’s Facebook page over the weekend saying that the district was notified by the local health department that a faculty member at NCOE High School has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19. Supt. Matthew Vollman says the last time

Illinois Public Health Officials Sunday Announced 1,992 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday announced 1,992 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 11 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 233,355 cases, including 8,019 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test

Attempted Child Abduction Reported in Johnston City Thursday

JOHNSTON CITY – Johnston City Police say an attempted child abduction was reported Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of West 11th Street. According to a post on the Johnson City Police Department Facebook page, a young girl was playing in her yard when an unknown woman, described as heavier set with red hair, grabbed

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, August 28

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-five-year-old Joseph Ashleman was arrested Thursday for Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. Fifty-three-year-old Glenda Moore of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by Mt. Vernon PD for Obstructing Identification and Violation of Bail Bond. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at

DUI Involved Fatal Crash in Washington County

IRVINGTON – A Wayne City man has died after his semi hit an SUV attempting to cross all four lanes of U.S. 51 just north of Irvington in Washington County around 5 Thursday night. Illinois State Police report the SUV, driven by 39-year-old Bradley Wilson of Centralia, struck the driver’s side door of the semi