Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – This is the Herrin Police Report that was released on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.  Benjamin L. Gass Age 46 From: Brownstown, IL Arrested on 01-13-20 for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gass was transported to the Williamson County Jail. Dustin R. Mezo Age 37 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 01-13-20

ISP to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks in White County

CARMI – Illinois State Police will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in White County next month. ISP has a zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Troopers working the detail will be looking for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages,

MVTHS Senior Wins $100k Scholarship in Nationwide Contest

MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon Township High School senior has won a $100,000 scholarship to the school of his choice after being named the winner of a national scholarship contest. Max Zinzilieta has won the Michelin #PennyForAFreeRide scholarship sweepstakes, a contest developed to help young drivers pursue their dreams while also reminding them to

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, January 24

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications News. Twenty-eight-year-old Shelly Ryan of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursdsay on two counts of retail theft less than $300. Thirty-two-year-old Patricia Henry of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.  Alexander Riddle, 18, of Marion was arrested for 2 counts of possession of controlled substance in the 900 block of West Cherry Street on Jan. 17, 2020. Kelsie Simmons, 26, of Marion was arrested for aggravated domestic battery in

Harrisburg Signs Ambulance Service Contact with Deaconess Illinois EMS

HARRISBURG, IL – The City of Harrisburg recently signed a contract with Deaconess Illinois EMS, giving the ambulance company exclusive first call rights, effective February 1. “Residents of Harrisburg now know that if they need emergency medical response, the first call will be for an ambulance from Deaconess Illinois EMS,” said Mayor John McPeek. “This