MAN FACES GUN CHARGES AFTER SHOOTING AT A HOME IN CARBONDALE MONDAY

CARBONDALE, IL — A Carbondale man is facing gun charges after Carbondale Police responded to a report of a man firing a handgun at a home in the 300 block of West Cherry Street and fleeing on a bicycle Monday afternoon. Officers responded to the area found the suspect, 56-year-old Thomas Hudson, riding a bicycle in the…Read more…

Joint effort to bring walk-in COVID vaccine clinic to Mt. Vernon is a-go

MT. VERNON, IL — Despite the nationwide pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson version of COVID-19 vaccines, Crossroads Community Hospital has announced they will go ahead with a joint effort to host a walk-in vaccination clinic this Friday in Mt. Vernon. Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Center for…Read more…

JCSO MAKES TWO SEPARATE DRUG ARRESTS

MT. VERNON, IL — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department made two separate drug arrests Monday. The first arrest took place around 7:30 a.m. Monday, when deputies responded to North Auburn Lane in the rural Bluford area to check the well being of a subject in a car. Upon arrival, deputies reportedly found 30-year-old Coty W. Hampton of…Read more…

IDPH and CDC Pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine usage

MT. VERNON, IL — The Jefferson County Health Department, Crossroads Community Hospital and the City of Mt. Vernon were planning to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Friday at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building in Veterans Park. And while that might still be the case, it’s unlikely they’ll be using the Johnson &…Read more…

Wayne City man arrested on drug charges in Bluford Monday morning

BLUFORD, IL — Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 44-year-old Wayne City man early Monday morning after investigating a suspicious male on Illinois Highway 15 near East Dove Lane in the rural Bluford area. According to a sheriff’s report, around 1:23 a.m.deputies made contact with Karl D. Woolever who was reportedly in possession of methamphetamine…Read more…

MVPD investigating weekend shooting on Cherry Street

MT. VERNON, IL —- The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating the shooting of two people over the weekend. According to the police department, just after 4 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 1500 block of Cherry Street for a report of a person who had been shot. Members of the Mt Vernon Fire Department and…Read more…

Charleston woman killed in head-on collision near Effingham

EFFINGHAM, IL — A two-vehicle, fatal crash occurred early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 40 near Effingham. 29-year-old Alyssa Rhodes of Charleston was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Mara Ferguson, also of Charleston. The Illinois State Police say Ferguson’s car was struck head-on by 33-year-old Andrew Welter of Altamont after he crossed…Read more…

ISP to focus on fatal four during distracted driving awareness month

ILLINOIS (WBC/DANA COMM.) — April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the nation, and the Illinois State Police is urging drivers to drop their phones and focus on the road. During this month, Sgt. Christopher Watson says the ISP will be on the lookout for the fatal four; DUI, speeding, seat belts, and distracted driving.…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man charged with multiple felonies after incident at a local bar

MT. VERNON, IL — A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Wednesday in Jefferson County Court with multiple felonies stemming from a weekend incident at a Mt. Vernon bar that resulted in another man being hospitalized in serious condition. Hunter Clover was charged with two Class 3 felonies for aggravated battery resulting in great bodily…Read more…