PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

MT. VERNON, IL — Peoples National Bank will once again be giving $500 scholarships to high school seniors to help them in their journey to pursue a higher education. Chris Bernard is the Marketing Coordinator at Peoples National Bank. He says these scholarships are awarded to students exhibiting positive leadership and character in academic, community…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 26TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 25-year-old Tonnie Pauley of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving on a Revoked License & Violation of Bail Bond. 43-year-old Jennifer Whittiemore of…Read more…

One dead in Mt. Vernon’s second fatal fire this month

(UPDATED 01-25-2022) MT. VERNON, IL — One person has died in the second fatal fire in Mt. Vernon in a little over a week. A body was recovered from a home on Jones Street early Tuesday morning after an injured man later identified as George Herrington, was found in the front yard. Herrington alerted firefighters…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man wanted for vehicle theft arrested Monday in Centralia

CENTRALIA, IL — A Mt. Vernon man was formally charged Monday in Marion County Court with possession of methamphetamine. 42-year-old Daniel Morton had been wanted for two months on a vehicle theft charge when he was found as a passenger in a vehicle involved in an early Monday morning traffic stop at the Calumet Street…Read more…

Salem CILA resident arrested in stabbing of caregiver

SALEM, IL — Salem police have arrested a 34-year-old resident of a Salem CILA home in connection with the Sunday stabbing of a caregiver at the home. According to Detective Dan Bosomworth of the Salem Police Department, they were called around 9:03 p.m. Sunday to 508 Shroeder Drive to assist a woman who reported she…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 25TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 20-year-old Christian Willis of Dix was arrested Monday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving while never issued a License. 56-year-old Keith Peoples of Mt. Vernon was arrested Monday…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man arrested Friday on burglary related search warrant

MT. VERNON, IL — A 20-year-old Mt. Vernon man is facing charges after members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team served a burglary related search warrant at the apartments located at 700 Main Street Friday. According to the MVPD, the warrant was secured as part of an ongoing investigation by…Read more…

Domestic disagreement lands Odin man in hospital with a stab wound

ODIN, IL — A domestic disagreement reportedly led to a stabbing Saturday afternoon in Odin. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Jareth Wilson was arrested for aggravated domestic battery and his 19-year-old girlfriend Kona Gajewski, of Centralia, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery after an alleged incident that ended in her step-father Charles Adams of…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 24TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 20-year-old Jacob Lopez of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Possession of a Stolen Firearm & Residential Burglary. 58-year-old Susan Potts of Mt. Vernon…Read more…

MCLEANSBORO BUYS PROPERTY FOR NEW CITY HALL BUILDING

MCLEANSBORO, IL — The McLeansboro City Council recently approved purchasing the former More for Less property located at 508 S. Jackson Street for $55,000 to potentially put in a new City Hall building. McLeansboro Mayor Chad May says there’s a need for a new building to have enough space to conduct city business as well…Read more…

Applications for SIC scholarships now available

HARRISBURG, IL — Scholarship application time is in full swing at Southeastern Illinois College. The deadline is February 28th for all students — new and current — who plan to attend during the 2022-2023 academic year. One application serves for more than 300 possible scholarships. The application has three main requirements: 1) fill out the…Read more…

Carlyle man jailed for multiple child sex offenses

CLINTON COUNTY, IL — A 30-year-old Carlyle man is being held in the Clinton County Jail with bond set at half-a-million dollars after he was charged with multiple child sex offenses. Michael Parker is charged in Clinton County Circuit Court with two Class X felonies for predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man charged for being an armed habitual criminal

MT. VERNON, IL — A 28-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Friday in Jefferson County Circuit Court with being an armed habitual criminal. William Johnson was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for being a felon in possession of a weapon & resisting/obstructing an officer. According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, Johnson was a passenger…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 21ST, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 45-year-old Daniel Young of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Criminal Trespass to a Building, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Penal Institution,…Read more…