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Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Thomas E. Biggs II Age 36From: Herrin, ILArrested on 11-23-22 for obstructing identification. Trevor L. Owens Age 25From: Herrin, ILArrested on 11-25-22 for driving while suspended. Tracy L. Drew Age 53From: Herrin, ILArrested on 11-25-22 for driving while

Sesser Awarded USDA Grant to Rehab City Hall

SESSER – Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore announced on the City of Sesser Facebook page Tuesday that Sesser has been awarded a $33,000 USDA Community Facilities grant to go towards rehabbing City Hall. Mayor Ashmore says City Hall is in desperate need of repairs including its roof, windows, HVAC system and more. The mayor thanked USDA

Mt. Vernon Man Formally Charged with Armed Violence, Bond Set

MT. VERNON – Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man arrested on drug and weapons charges. Mt. Vernon Police arrested Jaylen Smith for alleged armed violence, manufacture with the intent to deliver between 1 and 15 grams of cocaine, possessing a stolen firearm, and two violations of bail bond. Smith

Metropolis Police Report

METROPOLIS – The Metropolis Police Department released the following information on Monday, December 5, 2022. November 28, 2022 At 12:20 am, A Metropolis Officer observed a Black Dodge Durango parked at the bottom of the boat ramp of Ft. Massac (park closes at 10:00 p.m.). As the officer approached the vehicle, he attempted to speak

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, December 5, 2022. 11-25-22 Brandon M. Vaughn age 30 of West Frankfort was ticketed for having an expired registration sticker.11-26-22 Roy E. Duke age 65 of West Frankfort was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.11-29-22 Madison

Shawnee National Forest Announces Seasonal Closures

HARRISBURG – As we enter the winter season, the Shawnee National Forest announces the following annual seasonal closures that will be in effect across the Forest. Seasonal Forest Road closure will be in effect starting December 10. A free Motor Vehicle Use Map is available at the Harrisburg and Vienna office and lists all Forest

Car Crashes, Erupts in Flames on NB I-57 in Benton Sunday

BENTON – Illinois State Police responded Sunday morning to a report of a car on Interstate 57 that burst into flames when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. According to ISP, around 10:06 a.m., a vehicle was traveling northbound on I-57 just north of mile marker 71 in Benton at a very high