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Cairo Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

CAIRO – The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation– Zone 7 recently arrested 86-year-old Ronald E. Diggs of Cairo for Possession of Child Pornography. No additional information is being released regarding this case. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact the Illinois State Police District 13 at 618-542-2171 Ext 1207.

One Injured in Friday Morning Crash in Hamilton County

MCLEANSBORO – Two people were involved in a single-vehicle injury crash in Hamilton County Friday morning. According to Illinois State Police, a car was traveling south on Illinois 142 just south of County Road 400 North just before 8 a.m. when for an unknown reason, the driver – a 15-year-old girl from McLeansboro – left

Two Injured in Early Saturday Morning Crash in Saline County

HARRISBURG – Alcohol played a factor in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Saline County. According to Illinois State Police, a pickup truck – driven by a 17-year-old Galatia boy – was traveling north on Mt. Moriah Road a half-mile north of Land Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the

IDPH Sunday Reported 1,462 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday announced 1,462 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 261,371 cases, including 8,309 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

Marion Police Report

MARION – The Marion Police Department released the following information on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Ken Harris, 27, of Marion was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Disregarding a Stop Sign and Improper Lane Usage in the area of Russell Street and Longstreet on September 3, 2020. Stephanie Garland, 32, of Marion was

Cobden Woman Indicted for Embezzling Mail

BENTON – A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois Tuesday returned an indictment charging a Cobden woman for embezzling mail. According to a press release, 33-year-old Athens A. Shorey – who is also known as “Athens A. DeMartini”- worked as a letter carrier for the Carbondale Post Office. The indictment charges that