MARION – A Johnston City man recently pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine – a Class X felony – and was sentenced in Williamson County to 12 years in state prison. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 38-year-old Timony E. Long was arrested for possessing 114 grams of meth following a traffic stop
MT. VERNON – Beginning on Monday, October 18, Crossroads Community Hospital is revising its visitor policy. The visitor guidelines will begin allowing one visitor per patient. Visitor/ Support Person guidelines Visitors/ Support Person will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and must pass the screening to visit a patient. Visitor / Support Person must wear
CARMI – A Carmi man was sentenced in White County Court Thursday to state prison on a domestic battery charge. According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 42-year-old James Robert Cartmill was sentenced to three years in state prison with four years of mandatory supervised release for domestic battery, a Class 4 felony. Aud
METROPOLIS – The popular Fort Massac Encampment will return to Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis this weekend. For nearly 50 years, the encampment festival has provided visitors with a chance to experience what life was like at Fort Massac during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The fort served as a frontier outpost along
BENTON – The sheriff’s office in Franklin County needs your help concerning the theft of a large tractor and mower. According to Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon, the theft happened near Four Mile Lane in rural Franklin County. It’s believed that the tractor – a green 1981 John Deere model 4840 – was driven away from
Gov. Pritzker Announces $15.4 Million in Rebuild Illinois Capital Funding to Boost Wet Lab Development
CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to announce a $15.4 million investment in the Rebuild Illinois funded Wet Lab Capital program to support 8 new wet lab spaces throughout Illinois – helping to make way for advancements in research and medicine, grow startups and make
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Area officials are reminding people that beginning Oct. 24, to complete all local calls, you will need to dial either the area code plus telephone number or 1 plus area code plus telephone number. This applies to all calls within the 618 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits.
MARION – A Marion icon and popular Major League Baseball broadcaster has passed away. Darren Kinnard from Section618.com has more.
CARBONDALE – Shots were reportedly fired in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street in Carbondale Tuesday night. According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to the area and did not find anyone injured. Officers found property damage to a home. Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Carbondale
Franklin County Sheriff Partnering with Faith Based Group to Help Those Recover from Substance Abuse
BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce a new partnership with Take Action Today of Southern Illinois. Take Action Today is a faith based community organization that utilizes recovery coaches to support, encourage, mentor, and guide those who are seeking recovery from substance abuse. The program will involve both walk in