Search Warrant Leads to Ewing Man’s Arrest for Grooming

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Monday evening arrested and charged an Ewing man with two counts of grooming and two counts of distributing harmful material to a minor. Sheriff David Bartoni says 26-year-old Nicholas A. Price was arrested by detectives and a search warrant was carried out at his home. The sheriff noted

Franklin County Sheriff Releases Name of Zeigler Woman Found Saturday

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Monday released the name of the woman who was found in rural Zeigler Saturday. Sheriff David Bartoni says she is 30-year-old Brandy N. Hughes of Zeigler. Hughes was located by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle. Authorities were notified and Hughes was transported to the Herrin Hospital where she

Montana Man Arrested in Mt. Vernon on Drug-related Charges

MT. VERNON – Reports of a suspicious man at the Huck’s Convenience Store on South 10th Street in Mt. Vernon resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old Deer Lodge, Montana man on multiple drug-related charges. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, William Brent Larion was arrested Friday after an investigation by Mt. Vernon police

Local Communities Receiving CDBG Grants for Housing

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced Friday the recipients of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Housing. Thirteen projects across the state were approved for funding totaling $6 million. These grants will help low-to-moderate income communities improve housing, and rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties. Grants provide residents with

Southern Illinois Communities Receive CDBG Grants for Public Infrastructure

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced Friday the recipients of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Public Infrastructure. Twenty-eight communities across the state will receive federal funds totaling $13.2 million. These grants will help Illinois’ low-income communities undertake much needed public infrastructure projects such as water, sanitary system

Peoples National Bank Announces Scholarship Program

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Peoples National Bank has established an educational scholarship to help high school graduates continue their education at a university, college, trade or vocational school. Each recipient of the Peoples National Bank scholarship receives a $500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students that show positive leadership and character in academic, community and extra-curricular

Carbondale Warming Center Set to Open This Week

CARBONDALE – An emergency warming center will open its doors in Carbondale this week. In December, representatives from the Carbondale Interfaith Council, Carbondale Public Library, Good Samaritan House, Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless, Jackson County Health Department, Centerstone, Sparrow Coalition, and the City of Carbondale announced plans to open a temporary emergency warming center.

Snowy Weather Leads to Two-vehicle Crash in Saline County

HARRISBURG – Snow played a role in a two-vehicle crash that happened shortly before 7 Friday night in Saline County. Illinois State Police say 70-year-old Ida M. Haney of Eldorado was driving her SUV south on U.S. 45 at Muddy Road and lost control on the snow covered roadway and traveled over into the northbound

ISP Investigating Friday Homicide in Tamms

TAMMS – The Illinois State Police is currently investigating the homicide of 48-year-old Stacy Carter-Gonzales of Tamms. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call Friday regarding a subject with a gunshot wound at a home in Tamms. Upon arrival, it was discovered that Carter-Gonzales had died due to the injuries sustained from the