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On parole and free on bond, Centralia man arrested for burglary

MARION COUNTY — A 40-year-old Centralia man was charged Tuesday in Marion County court with Class 2 felony burglary stemming from his arrest over the weekend. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brian D. Hartnell Sr. Saturday for alleged burglary. Chief Deputy Lt. Andy Garden confirmed the arrest but is withholding details pending Hartnell’s appearance in…Read more…

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 8-20-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 8-20-19

MT. VERNON — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 31-year-old Sean Beasley of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Monday for burglary and criminal trespass to land. 35-year-old Mindy Wilson of Woodlawn was arrested Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant.Read more…

What Does It Take to Become and Oscar Meyer Hot Dogger?

What Does It Take to Become and Oscar Meyer Hot Dogger?

MT. VERNON — The iconic Oscar Meyer Weinermobile made its way through Southern Illinois over the weekend. But have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Hot Dogger that travels cross country in the iconic hot dog? It’s safe to say becoming an Oscar Meyer Hot Dogger is a tough gig to get.…Read more…

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Drug Possession, Intent to Deliver

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Drug Possession, Intent to Deliver

MT. VERNON — A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail following his weekend arrest by Mt. Vernon police for alleged possession of drugs with the intent to deliver. Cameron Sargent was arrested Saturday for alleged manufacturing/delivery of between one and 15 grams of cocaine, manufacturing/delivery of between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis,…Read more…

Road Work to Begin on Illinois 127 South of Nashville Starting Wednesday

Road Work to Begin on Illinois 127 South of Nashville Starting Wednesday

WASHINGTON COUNTY — The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Illinois 127 from south of Nashville at Conservation Road to the Perry County Line in Washington County will lbe intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Wednesday, weather permitting. The work will take place daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Traffic in each direction…Read more…

Two Hurt in Car vs. Motorcycle Crash in Franklin County

Two Hurt in Car vs. Motorcycle Crash in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A rear-end crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle happened Friday on Illinois 34 in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says 32-year-old Amanda R. Valdes of Benton was traveling east in her vehicle and was stopped in traffic to turn into a driveway when 59-year-old Charles S. Hargett of Thompsonville struck Valdes’…Read more…

Two People Taken to Hospitals After Accident Sunday in Franklin County

Two People Taken to Hospitals After Accident Sunday in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Two people were involved in a head-on crash Sunday on Illinois 37 in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni, 35-year-old Matthew J. Ude of Pinckneyville was driving north and left the roadway. He overcorrected and struck 56-year-old April D. Tedro of Benton head-on. Tedro was going south when the crash happened.…Read more…