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Wayne County Coroner Investigating Deaths of Two Fairfield Residents

FAIRFIELD – The Wayne County Coroner’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Fairfield residents found dead Tuesday in a Fairfield home. According to the coroner’s office, 36-year-old Cory A. Baker and 41-year-old Amanda M. Tucker were found dead in a home Tuesday afternoon on Mt. Vernon Road in Fairfield. The Wayne County Coroner and

Bail Set for Mt. Vernon Man Charged with Possessing Child Porn

MT. VERNON – Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 41-year-old Mt. Vernon man accused in Jefferson County Court of a child pornography offense. Brandon F. Page was formally charged Wednesday with Class X felony Possession of Child Pornography depicting a victim under the age of 13. Probable cause was found in court Wednesday

Carbondale Adopts Updated Mask Guidance

CARBONDALE – Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the City of Carbondale has adopted updated guidance on face coverings, effective immediately. This is a direct result of our region, Region 5, experiencing an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases which has categorized

Missing Johnston City Boys Found in Texas

JOHNSTON CITY – Johnston City Police say three missing boys from Johnston City have been found. According to a Facebook post from Johnston City Police, the boys – age 15 and 8-year-old twins – were found in Texas and are in protective custody. The suspect in this case, Cassandra Carter, is in custody in Texas.

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Due to the rise in positive COVID-19 cases in southern Illinois, click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 information from our local health departments.  Egyptian Health Department Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Hamilton County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Perry County Health Department Southern Seven

Man Killed in Oilfield Accident South of Carmi

CARMI – A man was killed in an oilfield accident in White County late Monday night. According to White County Sheriff Randy Graves, White County 911 received a call from an employee of Consolidated Drilling Services around 10:50 p.m. saying they were drilling an oil well south of Carmi. The employee reported they were loading

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Dakota J. McClure Age 30From: Marion, ILArrested on 07-13-21 for criminal trespass to vehicle. Thomas A. Schaefer Age 29From: Marion, ILArrested on 07-13-21 for obstructing justice, depositing material on roadway, possession of controlled substance and theft. Dakota J.

SIC’s Free Book Rental Program is a Big Help for Students

HARRISBURG, Illinois (July 26, 2021) –For students heading to college for the first time, all the costs involved with attending can be overwhelming. Southeastern Illinois College is helping students heading back to class by easing one of their costs with the establishment of the Free Textbook Rental program. “The sticker shock of book prices for

Franklin County Youth Place in 4-H Livestock and Animal Shows

BENTON, Ill. – Hard work, quality care, and dedication paid off as our 4-H members showcased their animals at this year’s Franklin County Fair. Following the 2020 summer of virtual livestock exhibits, participants were anxious for the return of in-person shows. The events provided an opportunity for youth to display sportsmanship and exude confidence as