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Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Benton Police Department on Friday, September 23, 2022. On September 16, 2022, Benton Police arrested Alyssa B. Burlison, age 31, of Benton for possession of a stolen vehicle. Burlison was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing. On September 22, 2022, Benton

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, September 26, 2022. 9-15-22 Samantha L. Alverth, age 22, of Thompsonville was ticketed for speeding.9-15-22 Shari N. Long, age 56, of Effingham, IL was ticketed for speeding.9-19-22 Ronald R. Pulliam, age 34, of Herrin was ticketed for no valid drivers

Trench Collapse Kills One, Injures Second in Centralia

CENTRALIA – One person was killed and another injured Monday morning in Centralia when a trench they were working in collapsed. Just before 10 a.m. police, fire, and EMS were dispatched to the corner of Kerr and Poplar on a report of a trench collapsing on two workers. Upon their arrival, first responders found one

Marion Woman Arrested, Illegal Drugs Seized from Home

MARION – A Marion woman has been arrested in connection with an illegal drug investigation in Marion. According to Marion Police, on Friday, the Marion Police Department Narcotics Unit arrested 32-year-old Lacy Wagner in the 700 block of Circle Drive and seized 115 grams of Crystal Ice Methamphetamine, 78 grams of Fentanyl, a vehicle and