Man Killed in Oilfield Accident South of Carmi

CARMI, IL — A man was killed in an oilfield accident in White County late Monday night. According to White County Sheriff Randy Graves, White County 911 received a call from an employee of Consolidated Drilling Services around 10:50 p.m. saying they were drilling an oil well south of Carmi. The employee reported they were loading oilfield…Read more…

Wayne County Coroner investigating deaths of two Fairfield residents

FAIRFIELD, IL — The Wayne County Coroner’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Fairfield residents found deceased Tuesday in a Fairfield home. According to the coroner’s office, 36-year-old Cory A. Baker and 41-year-old Amanda M. Tucker, were found deceased in a residence Tuesday afternoon on Mt. Vernon Road in Fairfield. The Wayne County Coroner and FPD are following…Read more…

Three injured in two-vehicle crash on route 161

CENTRALIA, IL — A two-vehicle crash Tuesday night on State Route 161 at Racetrack Road east of Centralia resulted in three people being injured – one of whom was airlifted for treatment. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, 23-year-old Breanna Shanafelt, of Centralia, was traveling westbound on Route 161 when she stopped…Read more…

Mt. Vernon AMVETS to host Luau to benefit Veterans

MT. VERNON, IL — AMVETS Post #4 in Mt. Vernon is hosting a luau Saturday starting at 3pm. Adults 21-and-over can attend the event for $9 and there will be a cash bar available. Dorothy Sanford is the Secretary of the Ladies’ League and organizer of the event. She says there will be a live…Read more…

City Schools’ New Super Excited about new role

MT. VERNON, IL — Mt. Vernon City Schools District 80 has been led by a tag team of Superintendent Aletta Lawrence and Assistant Super Ryan Swan for the last six years. As of July, the former is retiring, and the latter is moving up to take over for Lawrence. Swan says there’s been a lot…Read more…

United Way to host Stuff The Bus Bash Friday

MT. VERNON, IL — United Way of South Central Illinois is bringing back their Stuff the Bus Bash after a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic restrictions. This year’s bash will take place at the GenFed Financial Building on S. 42nd Street on July 30th from 10am-4pm. Kay Dorris is the Executive Assistant with UWSCI…Read more…

SUPERMAN CELEBRATION STARTS FRIDAY IN METROPOLIS

METROPOLIS, IL — The 43rd annual Superman Celebration begins Friday and runs through Sunday in Metropolis. The event – which brings in thousands of people from all corners of the globe to Metropolis every year to celebrate the “Man of Steel” – didn’t happen last year due to COVID-19. It’s normally a four-day event held…Read more…

MCLEANSBORO FALL FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP ANNOUNCED

MCLEANSBORO, IL — The McLeansboro Kiwanis Club has released details regarding the entertainment lineup for this year’s Fall Festival in McLeansboro September 9th through the 11th. Jerry Prince, entertainment chairman for the Fall Festival, tell us who’s going to show up. Each concert is free and will be at 7p.m. in downtown McLeansboro. More details…Read more…

MVPD reports increased number of vehicle thefts

MT. VERNON, IL — The Mt. Vernon Police Department has recently reported an increased number of vehicle thefts in the area. Chief Trent Page says this could have a lot to do with residents simply not locking their vehicles or leaving valuables in plain view for criminals to quickly access. Page says most criminals want…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man arrested on Child Pornography Possession Charge

MT. VERNON, IL — A 41-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested after suspicions of child pornography activity were sent to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office Detective Division received information through the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force of suspected child pornography activity in Jefferson County. They revealed evidence sufficient for…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JULY 28TH, 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; 36-year-old William Wolf of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Bail Bond. 39-year-old Andrew Bryan of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by…Read more…

Fatal Crash Reported in Carbondale Monday Night

CARBONDALE, IL — Carbondale Police continue to investigate a fatal traffic crash that happened Monday night at the intersection of East Main Street and Giant City Road. Officers found one of the drivers involved in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries and that a bystander was attempting lifesaving treatment. In spite of the lifesaving efforts, the…Read more…

National Weather Service: We’re in the ‘Dog Days’ of Summer

ILLINOIS RADIO NETWORK — The dog days of summer are here. That’s the message from Chris Miller at the National Weather Service in Lincoln. Heat and humidity are settling in over the area this week and Miller says August will offer more of the same. He urges caution if you’re doing anything out in this…Read more…