Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Monday, October 7

MT. VERNON – On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Forty-eight-year-old Carlos Knox of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday for possession of meth less than 5 grams. Twenty-six-year-old Zayveance Harbor of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday for possession of meth less than 5

Marion Man Injured in Saturday Night Crash in Randolph County

TILDEN – A Marion man was injured in a head-on crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle Saturday night in Randolph County. According to Illinois State Police, 26-year-old Thomas Tindell of Marion was driving his motorcycle east on Butler Road at Railroad Street in Tilden around 9:20 when he crossed over the center line and

IEMA Receives More than $600,000 to Support Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has been awarded a grant of more than $600,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to enhance the state’s emergency response capabilities when dealing with hazardous materials related transportation incidents. Four area counties will receive part of these funds. Franklin County

Wayne City Man Dead Following Friday Night Car Crash

WAYNE CITY – A Wayne City man is dead following a Friday Night crash on Route 242 in southern Wayne County. According to the Illinois State Police, 57-year-old Troy L. Manahan was driving a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis southbound on Route 242 at County Road 300 North around 9:45 Friday night. He failed to follow

Rippy Set to Resign from Mt. Vernon City Council Tonight

MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon city council member is expected to resign and a new member is expected to be appointed and sworn in at tonight’s city council meeting. Mt. Vernon City Manager Mary Ellen Bechtel confirmed to our sister station WMIX that councilman Jim Rippy sent her an email letter notifying her of