Woman Causes Trouble, Arrested in Carmi and McLeansboro over the Weekend

CARMI/MCLEANSBORO – A woman reportedly caused some trouble in Carmi and McLeansboro late Friday night into early Saturday morning. According to a Carmi Police report, 45-year-old Anessa Dawn Barnett of O’Fallon, Illinois was arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal trespass to property and resisting a peace officer after police were called about an intoxicated person walking

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Monday, September 9

MT. VERNON – On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. 56-year-old Michael Webber of Wayne City was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant.   18-year-old Edvis Badger of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday for possession of a firearm without a valid FOID, possession of a stolen

Herrin Police Report for August 26-September 2

HERRIN – This is the Herrin Police Department’s weekly arrest report for Aug. 26 through Sept. 2, 2019. Darla D. Jeralds, Age 52 From: Cambria, IL Arrested on 08-26-19 for driving while revoked/suspended. Jeralds was released on a notice to appear. Casey N. Partee, Age 31 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 08-28-19 for retail theft.

Marion Federal Inmate Guilty of Trying to Scam Prison Officials Sentenced

MARION – An inmate at the Marion Federal Penitentiary in southern Illinois will serve an additional 18 years in prison for filing fake bankruptcy petitions against prison officials. Federal prosecutors say Kurt F. Johnson filed involuntary bankruptcy petitions alleging Marion’s warden and another prison official owed the 56-year-old inmate $20 billion for a judgment the

Man Hit by Pickup Truck Friday Night on Illinois 127 in Perry County

PINCKNEYVILLE – An 18-year-old Pinckneyville man suffered major injuries around 9:50 Friday night when he was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Illinois 127. According to Illinois State Police, John P. Bouchard was apparently standing in the southbound lane of Illinois 127 at Private Road 46 after having crashed his four-wheeler. Bouchard was then reportedly

West City Village Board Meets Tonight

WEST CITY – The West City Village Board will meet tonight at 6 at Village Hall. Items on the agenda include opening bids for asphalting the roads and Village Hall parking lot and acting on this items, discuss and possibly act on in-car cameras for the police department, set a date for the disposal of

Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council has a light agenda for tonight’s meeting at 6 at City Hall. The council will discuss with possible action raising trash rates, adding first responders, a resolution for the BCHS Homecoming Parade, setting trick or treat hours, airport board recommendations, approving bids for demo work at 203 E. Taylor

Carmi Police Warn about Scams through Facebook Messenger

CARMI – Carmi Police say they have been alerted to several scams that are currently happening to all age groups with the most prevalent scams happening through Facebook Messenger. Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter says people are getting Facebook messages typically from someone from their friends list that even has the correct profile picture informing