Five People Hurt in One-Vehicle Crash in Union County

DONGOLA – Five people were injured in a one-vehicle crash in Union County Tuesday night. Illinois State Police say the crash happened around 6:30 on northbound U.S. 51 one mile south of Dongola. According to ISP’s preliminary report, 27-year-old Jimmy Lavern White of Mounds was driving his SUV when it left the right side of…Read more…

ISP Releases More Information on Crash That Killed Two Near Thebes

THEBES — Illinois State Police have released more information into that two-vehicle, double fatality crash that happened on Route 3 in Thebes just after 9 Monday morning. According to a preliminary report from ISP, 30-year-old Tamika S. Littleton of Cairo was driving her SUV north on Route 3 about a quarter-mile south of Thebes Road…Read more…

White County Arrests 3-20-19

WHITE COUNTY —  Two White County men were arrested Wednesday night into early Thursday morning after two traffic stops. A Norris City man was arrested for driving while license suspended and revoked and cited for possessing less than 10 grams of cannabis and possessing drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop early Thursday morning on Route 1…Read more…

FBI ARRESTS FAIRFIELD MAN IN MT. VERNON ON FEDERAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

BENTON — A 30-year-old Fairfield man appeared at a detention hearing Monday in federal court in Benton on a seven count federal indictment on child pornography charges. Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested Christopher Zachman earlier this month while he was working in Mt. Vernon. The indictment charges him with one count possession of child…Read more…

Drug-related charges dismissed for Centralia man on plea agreement

MARION COUNTY — Numerous drug-related charges contained in multiple Marion County cases have been dismissed against a 24-year-old Centralia man per his plea agreement in federal court. Blake Storey pleaded guilty last week to a two-count indictment charging him in one count with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and the distribution of…Read more…

Three Carmi residents arrested Tuesday and Wednesday in White County

CARMI — Two Carmi women are facing drug charges following a traffic stop by Carmi Police in the 900 block of Stewart Street early Wednesday morning. Carmi Police say 39-year-old Angela G. Starnes and 24-year-old Billie Jean Voliva were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and controlled substance trafficking. Both were taken to the White County…Read more…

Harrisburg PD Arrest Report

HARRISBURG – This is the Harrisburg Police Department Report for March 11 through March 17, 2019.  All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Dara J. Dearmon – Saline County Warrant for Violation of Probation. Elizabeth A. Hirsch – Saline County Warrant for Failure to Appear, Possession of Methamphetamine and Obstruction of Justice.…Read more…

Centralia City Fire responds to blaze at Plastiflex building

CENTRALIA — Smoke from an early morning fire on Centralia’s northwest side blackened the sky and could be seen as far away as Irvington. Centralia City firefighters were responding just before 7 a.m. to a fire call at the former Teddy Bear Bar in the 700 block of Wilson when they noticed smoke coming from…Read more…

Flooding in Corn Belt to impact spring planting

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Flooding in the Corn Belt this spring could mean plenty of acres will not get planted. Consultant Bill Biedermann with AgMarket.Net is hearing that concern. Biedermann making his comments Wednesday morning on the RFD Radio Network.Read more…

Pending abortion bill spurs activist rally at State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Approximately 3600 activists attended a rally at the State Capitol Wednesday protesting against two abortion bills moving through the General Assembly. The rally comes a day after a Senate committee passed a bill repealing a requirement for minors to notify a parent or guardian about their abortion.  The other bill would remove medical certification requirements…Read more…

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 3-21-19

MT. VERNON —  On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 24-year-old Victoria Ballard of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance and resisting / obstructing an officer. 40-year-old Elizabeth Church of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon…Read more…

Gordmans’ New Centralia, Mt. Vernon Locations Officially Open

MT. VERNON — Two new Gordmans locations have officially opened in Centralia and Mt. Vernon. The Centralia location at Fairview Park Plaza held their grand opening Wednesday night and the Mt. Vernon location at Times Square Mall officially opened Thursday morning. Karen Heise is the store manager of the new Gordmans location in Mt. Vernon.…Read more…

Centralia police capture man wanted for DuQuoin armed robbery

CENTRALIA — A 25-year-old Murphysboro man was apprehended Wednesday night by Centralia police after multiple area agencies had been searching for him in connection with an armed robbery in DuQuoin. Shequel Sleydin was a suspect in an armed robbery Wednesday afternoon in DuQuoin. He reportedly fled the scene in a 2008 Navy Blue Chevy Impala…Read more…

Mt. Vernon water meter replacement nearly finished on residential areas

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon City Council approved replacement of the city’s roughly 68-hundred water meters in August of 2018. Jonathon Younger with the Public Works Department was on-hand at Monday’s meeting to give an update on the replacement process. Younger says they’ve seen some billing amounts go up here and there during their…Read more…