Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, November 15

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications News. Forty-five-year-old Ernest Griffin of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday for battery, domestic battery, and harassing a witness. Forty-seven-year-old Owen Hemmer of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for domestic battery and

Two Sought in Wednesday Night Home Invasion in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are looking for two suspects who were allegedly involved in a home invasion in the 900 block of East Park Street Wednesday night. Police say around 5:30 p.m., two suspects entered the home with one of the suspects displaying a handgun and demanding money. The suspects stole property and then fled

Temporary Area Closings during Firearm Deer Seasons at Rend Lake

BENTON, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds visitors that many locations on Rend Lake will be closed during the state firearm deer hunting seasons. The following recreation areas will be temporarily closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first firearm deer season, November 22-24, 2019. Areas affected

Smith Announces Run for Illinois’ 115th District House Seat

ASHLEY – Johnnie R. Smith II of Ashley, IL would like to formally announce his intention to run for the Republican candidacy for Illinois’ 115th Representative District in the state legislature. That seat is being vacated by Terri Bryant. Smith is a lieutenant through the Illinois Department of Corrections, a current Trustee Officer of Blissville

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Thursday, November 14

MT. VERNON – On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications News. Twenty-six-year-old Myles Bush-King of Flora was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. Twenty-four-year-old Sarah Chwarczinski of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt.