SEARCH FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS AT MCLEANSBORO HOME LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS

HAMILTON COUNTY, IL — Two McLeansboro residents are facing drug-related charges after the McLeansboro Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office served a knock and announce search warrant at a home on Blooming Grove Road in McLeansboro Thursday. According to a press release from McLeansboro Police, the search warrant was obtained by the McLeansboro Police Department…Read more…

CENTRALIA MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES IN HOUSING AUTHORITY PARKING LOT

CENTRALIA, IL — The Centralia Police Department is investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting that sent a 20-year-old Centralia man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. According to Police Chief Greg Dodson, officers responded to the shooting around 4:14 Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Lincoln and Howard. Dodson says Dalshaun Mitchell was walking northbound on Lincoln Street and…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News;34-year-old Charles Riley of Belle Rive was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department on a Parole Violation. 35-year-old Kandi McCormick of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Jefferson…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 56-year-old Cary Jackson of Dahlgren was arrested Wednesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department on a Probable Cause Warrant. 48-year-old Robert Sherman of Flora was arrested Wednesday by the Jefferson…Read more…

Federal trial scheduled for Centralia man in weapons case

CENTRALIA, IL — A trial scheduled next week in federal court for a 35-year-old Centralia man has been delayed as new evidence has been recovered in the weapons case. Jerry Courtney is charged in federal court with being a felon in possession of a firearm following his arrest by Centralia police in April. The federal…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 43-year-old Gilberto Nunez Jimenez of Los Banos, CA was arrested Tuesday by the Illinois State Police for Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis. 28-year-old Jesse Taylor of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by…Read more…

Mt. Vernon #618Strong Fall Fest Going moving forward with modifications

MT. VERNON, IL —  After an inspection, The City of Mt. Vernon has reported a building that houses the Antioch International Assembly dangerous and dilapidated. The owner of the Antioch International Assembly building called the City Engineer’s Office Monday about a partial floor collapse inside and when inspectors returned Tuesday they found the situation had worsened. The department then notified…Read more…

Jury Trial confirmed for Kinmundy woman charged with child sex crimes

MARION COUNTY, IL — An October 12th jury trial was confirmed Tuesday for a 33-year-old Kinmundy woman charged in Marion County Court with multiple Class X felonies accusing her of child sex crimes. Vickie Odem had was arrested last year in Clay County on a $500,000 Marion County warrant charging her with two Class X felony counts of predatory…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man sentenced on meth charges

MT. VERNON, IL — A 35-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a reduced meth-related charge. Princeton Turner was one of two people arrested in March when the Mt. Vernon Police Department/ Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High-Risk Team executed a search warrant on…Read more…

Raccoon School receives prestigious honor

CENTRALIA, IL — Raccoon Consolidated School District 1 in Centralia has been named as a National Blue Ribbon School. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Tuesday recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including 18 schools in Illinois that included Raccoon. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 50-year-old Tyrell Johnson of Wayne City was arrested Monday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Driving on a Revoked License. 40-year-old Stella Herrera of New Castle, CO was arrested…Read more…