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One Injured in Friday Night Shooting in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON (WMIX) – The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating a Friday incident that reportedly sent a male juvenile to the hospital with non-fatal gunshot injuries. According to police, a security officer at SSM Health Good Samaritan hospital reported around 9:30 p.m. Friday that a gunshot victim was brought in to the hospital Emergency

Carbondale Police Report Officer Impersonator Phone Scam 

CARBONDALE (WQRL/WISH/WMCL) – Carbondale Police are investigating a complaint from an individual about a police impersonator. The victim told police Friday that they received a call on their Caller ID from one of the listed numbers for the Carbondale Police Department – 618-457-3200. The caller purported to be a police officer and told the victim

Mt. Vernon Parolee Arrested on Meth, Fentanyl Charges

MT. VERNON (WMIX) – An early Friday morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Mt. Vernon man on meth and fentanyl delivery charges. According to Mt. Vernon Detective Captain Vic Koontz, James Lockwood was a passenger in a vehicle stopped around 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of South Ninth Street.

Illinois Supreme Court Halts Elimination of Cash Bail

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court has halted provisions of a new law that would eliminate cash bail for criminal defendants, issuing a stay hours before the new policies were set to take effect Sunday. The high court said in Saturday’s order that the stay was needed to “maintain consistent pretrial procedures throughout Illinois”