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Missing Man Found in Chautauqua Bottoms in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police say a missing man has been found. Police say around 10:40 Wednesday morning, Robert T. Vandelogt was located in a wooded area near the Chautauqua Bottoms walking path during a search of the area that was coordinated by the Carbondale Police Department, and assisted by the Carbondale Fire Department, SIU Department

Mt. Vernon Woman Sentenced on Drug Charge Wednesday

MT. VERNON – A 34-year-old Mt. Vernon woman was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to six years in prison after she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of methamphetamine delivery. Dana Ince was arrested in February as part of an ongoing investigation into drugs in the Mt. Vernon area. The Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson

Mt. Vernon Police Warning Residents about Phone Scam

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department is alerting the public to a phone scam in the area. They say they received several calls Thursday from people reporting scam calls they received saying a loved one had been in a wreck, was being held hostage, needs to be picked up or some other emergency

IDPH Thursday Reported 1,918 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 1,918 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,361,666 cases, including 22,320 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 6-12, 2021 is 3.2%. A total of 10,179,004 vaccines have been administered