Juvenile Charged in Saturday Night Shooting in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police have arrested a 17-year-old juvenile and charged him with unlawful use of weapons and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with a shooting Saturday night in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls in Carbondale. Police say the two individuals who received life-threatening injuries are now expected to be

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Monday, September 16

MT. VERNON – On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-one-year-old Twanna Trotter of East St. Louis was arrested Friday for aggravated fleeing 21+ mph over the speed limit, child endangerment, driver’s license expired for more than a year, improper use of a registration/title, obstructing justice, resisting/obstructing an officer and theft

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – This is the Herrin Police Department’s weekly arrest report for Sept. 3-9, 2019. Jesse D. Greene, Age 25 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 09-03-19 for theft. Greene was released on a individual bond. Joshua W. Diefenbach, Age 30 From: Carterville, IL Arrested on 09-05-19 for driving while revoked/suspended. Diefenbach was released on a

Sesser Awarded Grant for Sidewalk Improvements

SESSER – Sesser city officials announced Friday that Sesser has been awarded a $74,000 Downtown Rehabilitation Grant for sidewalk improvements including changes to meet ADA guidelines, replacement of concrete, steps, handrails and much more. According to a post on the City of Sesser’s Facebook page, the grant will be used for improvements on the south

Crossville Police Make Warrant Arrest Friday Night

CROSSVILLE – A Charleston, Illinois woman wanted on warrants was arrested by Crossville Police Friday night. According to a Crossville Police Department police report, an officer pulled into the driveway at 406 W. Main St. and saw 19-year-old Shaunna M. Buckman get out of a vehicle and walk in the side door of a home.

Herrin Man Sentenced on Meth Charge in Marion County

CENTRALIA – A 31-year-old Herrin man was sentenced Friday in Marion County court to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Keith Horton was arrested as part of an operation conducted by the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force stemming from the delivery of less than five grams of meth in

Benton City Council Approves Trash Rate Increase

BENTON – Benton residents who receive Republic Services trash pick-up through the Benton Water Department will see an increase in their trash rates starting with their October water bill. The Benton City Council recently approved the increase, which will be $1.50 more a month. Regular service will be $14.62 a month. Seniors will pay $14.14

Hamilton County Board to Meet Tuesday Night

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board’s monthly meeting takes place Tuesday night at 6 at the courthouse in McLeansboro. The board is expected to act on the Clearwave and Illinois Century Network agreement. The board will also hear from Sheriff Tracy Lakin as he will review the sheriff’s report and discuss with the board applications