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Two Injured in Weekend Hit and Run on I-64 in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – A father and son from Collinsville were injured in a hit and run crash on Interstate 64 just east of Mt. Vernon late Saturday night. According to the Jefferson County Fire Protection District, around 11:30 Saturday night, the pickup that left the scene apparently struck a second pickup causing it to overturn

IDPH Sunday Reported 1,453 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 1,453 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 301,541 with 8,791 deaths in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of

Report of Shots Fired on North Wall in Carbondale Under Investigation

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 200 block of North Wall Street Wednesday night. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned unknown suspects fired shots in the area from a moving vehicle, which struck another motor vehicle in the area. No injuries have been reported as

Juvenile Charged in September Murder of Olney Man

OLNEY – Illinois State Police say a 16-year-old juvenile girl has been charged in connection with the murder of an Olney man last month. According to an ISP press release, the girl has been charged with first-degree murder by accountability in the death of 19-year-old Kyle M. Johnson of Olney on Sept. 6. She is

ISP Arrest Two in Multi-County Crime Spree

ULLIN – Illinois State Police say two people have been taken into custody in a multi-county crime spree. According to an ISP press release, an armed robbery happened at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at Casey’s General Store on North First in Vienna. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Vienna Police and ISP troopers arrived within minutes and

IDPH Thursday Announced 2,166 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 2,166 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 295,440 cases, including 8,696 deaths in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent

Man Facing Charges Following Wednesday Incident in Carmi

CARMI – A Grayville man is facing charges following an incident with Carmi Police Wednesday afternoon. According to a press release from Carmi Police, 20-year-old Eric Sadler was arrested near the railroad tracks behind Pundrakes Convenience Store on a failure to appear warrant for burglary. He was also charged with aggravated battery on a peace