Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – May 16

MT. VERNON – On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Fifty-six-year-old Wanda Bullock of Waltonville was arrested Wednesday for possession of meth less than 5 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license, obstructing identification and on an in-state warrant. Thirty-year-old Jacquelin Bain of Mt. Vernon was arrested by

Prudent Named West Frankfort Police Chief

WEST FRANKFORT – West Frankfort has a new police chief. The West Frankfort City Council Tuesday night named John Prudent to the post. Prudent became acting police chief after Police Chief Mike Irwin retired recently after serving in the role since late 2016 when he replaced Shawn Talutto. Prudent will make $66,300 per year as

Woodlawn to Celebrate 150 Years June 22

WOODLAWN – The Village of Woodlawn will celebrate 150 years with a full day of events on June 22. Brian Spangler with the Village says all those who want to celebrate are welcome. Spangler says the fun will be setup for all ages. The celebration will kick-off at Chapman Sports Complex with a Vendor Fair


MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is issuing a challenge to the public to eat local with a new initiative called Food Mob Friday’s. Executive Director Mike Beard says a lot of chamber members are restaurants. This means their busiest time of day, forces them to miss a lot of chamber events.

Judge Gives Eldorado Man Life Term for Deaths of Woman, Unborn Child

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a southern Illinois man to life in prison for the death of a mother and her unborn child. WSIL-TV reports a judge sentenced 60-year-old Rodney Black on Tuesday. Black was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Latisha Reidelberger and the child she was carrying. Black

Carbondale Man Sentenced for February Robbery

CARBONDALE – A Jackson County jury Tuesday found a Carbondale man guilty of robbery following a two-day jury trial. Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr says shortly after midnight on February 1, 2019, two Carbondale residents walked to an ATM on East Main Street in Carbondale to withdraw cash. Forty-nine-year-old Alphonzo E. Higgins and another

Marion Police Report – May 11-14

MARION – This is the Marion Police Report for May 11-14, 2019 Chet Wilcox, 26, of Carbondale was arrested for Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct in the 2600 block  of West DeYoung on May 11, 2019. Gary Braden, 45, of Marion was arrested for Aggravated Domestic Battery in the 500 block of East Main Street