Shawnee National Forest to Conduct Spring Prescribed Burning

HARRISBURG – With Spring comes ideal weather conditions for prescribed burning. Southern Illinoisans may see fire across the landscape – from the national forest, to state and privately-owned lands. Prescribed fire has many benefits including helping maintain healthy forests and the native plants and animals they support. By bringing fire back to the forest, Shawnee

Forest Service to Close Snake Road for Spring Migration

WOLF LAKE — Bi-annually the Shawnee National Forest closes Forest Service Road No. 345, also known as Snake Road, to help ensure safe crossing for several species of snakes and amphibians during this critical time of migration. The 2.5-mile-long road closes the week of March 15 through May 15 to allow snakes and amphibians –

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 20 Years on Child Pornography Charge

MT. VERNON – A 32-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County court to 20 years in prison for reproducing child pornography. A Jefferson County jury convicted Nathan R. Hall in October 2018 of a Class X felony for possessing, reproducing and sharing or offering to share a video on or about June

Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released to Q106 News by the Benton Police Department Thursday. A Mt. Vernon man was arrested for domestic battery after Benton Police were called out to the 100 block of West Adams Street Wednesday morning in reference to a domestic disturbance. Police say 26-year-old McKenzie N. Green was charged

Five Arrested in Franklin County on Meth Charge

BENTON – Five Franklin County residents were arrested for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine after the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the West City , Benton, West Frankfort and Christopher police departments conducted an arrest warrant detail in Franklin County Wednesday. Officials say those arrested were 26-year-old James