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Centralia Man Facing Charges After Leading Wamac Police on Pursuit

Centralia Man Facing Charges After Leading Wamac Police on Pursuit

MARION COUNTY — A 37-year-old Centralia man is facing two felony charges following his arrest over the weekend stemming from a pursuit with Wamac police. Pierre Wilmington was charged Monday morning in Marion County Court with Class 3 felony being a felon in possession of a firearm and Class 4 aggravated fleeing police. Wilmington allegedly took Wamac…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 08-04-2020

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 08-04-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News: 48-year-old Vonna Lane of Mt. Vernon was arrested by The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Monday for Violation of Bail Bond. 18-year-old Mt. Vernon resident Alexandra Stephens was arrested Monday by Mt. Vernon Police for Battery Causing Bodily…Read more…

Central City Man Charged After Disturbance Early Sunday Morning

Central City Man Charged After Disturbance Early Sunday Morning

MARION COUNTY — A 32-year-old Central City man has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with an incident early Sunday morning when he allegedly fired a gun outside his home. According to police, Joshua Wood was involved in an argument with his girlfriend Sunday morning and after breaking her cell phone to prevent her from…Read more…

Domestic Disturbance Friday Night in Benton Leads to Man’s Arrest

Domestic Disturbance Friday Night in Benton Leads to Man’s Arrest

BENTON — A Benton man is facing charges after Benton Police were sent to the 1000 block of North Fairland Street in reference to a domestic disturbance around 7:40 Friday night. According to a Benton Police press release, through investigation, police arrested 28-year-old Joshua C. Sims for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and resisting a police…Read more…

Arkansas Man Sentenced to State Prison for July Incident at Marion Econo Lodge

Arkansas Man Sentenced to State Prison for July Incident at Marion Econo Lodge

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — A Nashville, Arkansas man pleaded guilty to domestic battery in Williamson County Court Friday and was sentenced to two years in state prison. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 35-year-old Robert A. Jenkins was arrested by Marion Police on July 22 of this year after he struck his significant other in the face and…Read more…

Recent Rains Putting a Damper on Crop Progress

Recent Rains Putting a Damper on Crop Progress

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Recent rains haven’t helped crop conditions across southeast Illinois. Saline-Gallatin County Farm Bureau Manager Marisa Davis says the rain is coming a few weeks later than when it was most needed. Davis says as pleasant as the cool down we are in is for being outside, it is not necessarily the best…Read more…

Franklin County Courthouse Demolition Begins This Week

Franklin County Courthouse Demolition Begins This Week

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Demolition of the 145-year-old Franklin County Courthouse in Benton is set to begin this week Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker says the demolition crew will probably start tearing down the structure early Wednesday morning and have the site cleared by Friday, Aug. 21. Barriers were installed Friday around the courthouse to help protect motorists driving around…Read more…

Golf Tryouts for MVTHS Start Next Week

Golf Tryouts for MVTHS Start Next Week

MT. VERNON, IL — Tryouts for Golf at Mt. Vernon Township High School will begin next week at Green Hills Golf Club. Girls golf tryouts for Mt. Vernon High School will be August 10th-12th at 3:00pm. Boys golf tryouts for Mt. Vernon High School will be August 11th and 12th at 3:00pm. You must have a physical on…Read more…