CARMI – Illinois State Police District 19 in Carmi Monday released results from an Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (OREP) held in Saline County this month. This OREP provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up. Troopers issued 12 safety belt
CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane late Friday night. Police say a black man with no shirt on wearing light-colored jeans and white shoes got into a dispute with a group of known acquaintances. The suspect walked away but returned soon after
Woman Formally Charged in Jefferson County on Charges Related to Traffic Stop, Pursuit in Mt. Vernon
MT. VERNON – A 36-year-old Mt. Vernon woman was formally charged in Jefferson County Court Monday with multiple drug related felonies and aggravated battery of a police officer. Shawna Shook is facing Class X felony delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine, Class 1 felony delivery of between 1 and 15 grams of
Champaign Woman Charged in Jefferson County after Allegedly Trying to Stab People at Mt. Vernon Truck Stop
MT. VERNON – A bona fide doubt to the mental fitness of a 26-year-old Champaign woman was entered Monday in Jefferson County Court following her weekend arrest at a local truck stop. According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, officers arrested Cierra Lewis Sunday after they responded to reports from the Huck’s Travel Center
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 165 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional deaths. Beginning this week, IDPH will be issuing a news release once a week on Fridays, with data on the website to continue to be updated Monday through Friday.
MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Friday, June 11, 2021. April Clay, 33, of Marion has arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on May 26, 2021 in the 200 block of South Marion Street. Stephen Bean, 28, of Marion has been arrested
BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, June 14, 2021. 6-8-21 Jacqueline A. Barnes, age 36, of Johnston City was ticketed for driving while license suspended. 6-10-21 Samantha L. McClure, age 51, of Freeman Spur was arrested on two Williamson County warrants for driving while license suspended.
HARRISBURG – The Fowler Bonan Foundation is excited to announce the return of their annual golf day fundraiser to the community. “With the pandemic, we were forced to cancel our annual fundraiser to ensure we did our part to keep everyone safe and healthy,” said Dale Fowler, the Board Chairman. “But this year we’re back,
WALNUT HILL – An Ashley man was arrested Thursday night for leaving the scene of an accident after his car was struck by a train in Walnut Hill. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a vehicle vs. train crash on Old Centralia Lane near East Campbell Road just after 10:30 p.m.
MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a text and email scam that is going around. According to Sheriff Bennie Vick, scammers are sending unsolicited text messages or emails claiming to be from the Illinois Secretary of State office. In some instances, the scammers copy the Secretary of State website logos