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Marion Police Report

MARION – The Marion Police Department released the following information on Monday, May 18, 2020.  Thomas Duffey, 57, of Marion was arrested for Aggravated Battery in the 900 block of North Garfield Street on May 16, 2020. David Liszewski, 38, of Marion was arrested for 2 counts of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in

Miss Illinois 2020 Competition Delayed to 2021 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

MARION – The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization announced this week that the Miss Illinois 2020 Competition, previously scheduled for June in Marion, has been delayed to next year because of the nationwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health. The action follows the Miss America Organization’s announcement last week that the Miss America 2021

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Monday, May 18

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below to see the latest information regarding COVID-19 cases released by area health departments on Monday, May 18, 2020. Check back often for updates.  Jackson County Health Department 

Centralia Police Investigating Body Found on West Side

CENTRALIA – Centralia Police are reportedly investigating a body found late Monday morning in the 600 block of Johnson Street on the west side of Centralia. Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson confirms the body is 39-year-old Lucas LeMay of Mt. Vernon, who had been missing from the Centralia area since April 21. LeMay’s family reported

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Monday, May 18

MT. VERNON – On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Thirty-one-year-old Antonique Wheeler of Mt. Olive, MS was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday for retail theft less than $300. Forty-three-year-old Jason Gutierrez of Springdale, AR was arrested Friday on an out of state warrant. Thirty-year-old Jorge Gonzalez of Mt. Vernon

Carbondale Public Works Department Hosts Food Drive for Local Pantries

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale’s Public Works Department is joining dozens of Public Works Departments from across Illinois to collect food and household goods to support local food banks during National Public Works Week May 17-23. All donations will support the Victory Dream Center and Good Samaritan Ministries Food Pantry at University Baptist Church.

Three Injured in Saturday Afternoon Crash on I-57 in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY – Three people were involved in a single-vehicle crash on southbound I-57 at milepost 44 in Johnson County around 1:10 Saturday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police, 26-year-old Tyrone L. Anderson of Charleston, Missouri was driving his car when it left the roadway toward the median, overcorrected and spun off the west side