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Report of Shots Fired Early Sunday Morning in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police continue to investigate a report of shots fired that allegedly happened around 12:30 Sunday morning in the 900 block of West Sycamore Street. According to a press release, officers found two victims with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were were taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of their injuries.

IDPH Monday Reported 1,381 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday announced 1,381 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 250,961 cases, including 8,179 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, September 4

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-four-year-old Nickolas Arnold of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the MVPD for Violating an Order of Protection. Twenty-six-year-old Alisha Noble of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the JCSO for Meth Delivery. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Ellis of Mt. Vernon was arrested

Thrive to Open Location in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon will see its first adult-use recreational cannabis dispensary come this fall. Thrive is awaiting formal approval and licensing that has been slowed by the pandemic so they can open the doors by their estimated Oct. 1 opening date. Owner Gorgi Naumovski says other than typical construction delays, he and his

MVTHS Confirms Individual Tested Positive for COVID-19

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Township High School has confirmed an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter from Mt. Vernon Township High School, officials confirmed a positive test and assure parents and guardians that the school is working Jefferson County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who

Missing Person Investigation Underway in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help in finding a missing Decatur woman. Officers responded to the 1000 block of East Park Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 29 regarding a report of a missing person identified as 34-year-old Elizabeth A. Jett. Jeff left the area on foot in an unknown direction of travel.

IDPH Thursday Reported 1,360 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,360 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 240,003 cases, including 8,115 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total