TWO INJURED IN RV CRASH ON I-57 NEAR WEST FRANKFORT TUESDAY

WEST FRANKFORT, IL — A Tuesday morning crash on I-57 in Franklin County sends two people to the hospital with injuries. According to Illinois State Police, 83-year-old Omar L. Robinson of Livingston, TX was driving a RV towing a vehicle north on I-57 in the passing lane in the construction zone near West Frankfort when…Read more…

DEAD BODY FOUND AT DEMOLISHED MOTEL MARION

MARION, IL — Marion Police along with the Williamson County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigations are currently investigating the discovered remains of a dead body located at the current demolition site of the Motel Marion on Main Street Tuesday. Police say the condition of the remains has not allowed investigators to identify…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 8TH, 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; 19-year-old Termaine Wright of Mt. Vernon was arrested Monday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving while License Privileges Revoked/Suspended. 18-year-old Brenten Zirkelbach of Fairfield was arrested Tuesday by…Read more…

BENTON STREET PROJECT GETS UNDERWAY IN ELDORADO

ELDORADO, IL — State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joined with other local officials Monday for the highly anticipated ribbon cutting of the Benton Street expansion and improvement project from First Street to Organ Street in Eldorado. Ferrell Hospital, the second largest employer in Eldorado, has completed a major expansion and modernization of existing hospital facilities. As part of…Read more…

Mt. Vernon City Council eyes 2022 for new police station

MT. VERNON, IL — The Mt. Vernon City Council OK’d an agreement with Holland Construction Services to oversee the building of a new police station marking a major step in moving this project forward. The agreement shows that the city will pay Holland a flat fee of $50,000 for pre-construction services. Mt. Vernon Mayor John…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 7TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Monday, 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 Amber Twiggs of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Violation of Bail Bond. 41-year-old Johnie Jenkins of Flora was arrested Friday by the…Read more…

Fatal Crash Reported at Rend Lake Dam Friday Night

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL — A Benton man was killed in a crash involving a Jeep and a motorcycle Friday night in Franklin County. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff’s office got a 911 call reporting the crash on the Rend Lake Dam around 8:15 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Army Corps…Read more…

Effingham man killed in side-by-side wreck

FAYETTE COUNTY, IL — A 37-year-old man was killed late Saturday night when the side-by-side he was driving struck a tree in Fayette County. According to Illinois State Police, around 11:12 Saturday night, Stephen McEvers, of Effingham was traveling west on East 2000th Avenue approaching US 51 when he failed to negotiate a curve, left…Read more…

SENIOR SAINTS HALL OF FAME NOMINATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

MT. VERNON, IL — The Senior Saints Hall of Fame Committee, in conjunction with major sponsor Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon, the City of Mt. Vernon and the Jefferson County Board, would like to announce the Senior Saints Hall of Fame nomination forms are now available and being accepted for 2021. For more than two…Read more…

TWO INJURED IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING CRASH ON I-57 IN BENTON

BENTON, IL — Two people were injured in an early Friday morning crash in Franklin County. According to Illinois State Police, around 12:40a.m., 33-year-old Kirk Wilson of St. Louis was traveling south in his truck on I-57 near milepost 72 in Benton as a semi with trailer, driven by 46-year-old James Grimes of Laredo, Texas, was traveling…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 4TH, 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; 24-year-old Queniece Goodwin of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Violation of Bail Bond. 29-year-old Torence Jones of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by…Read more…

Two arrested for drug charges while sitting in car in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, IL — The Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Joint Narcotics Unit made two drug arrests Wednesday night. 27-year-old Courtney Weaver of Marion, 30-year-old Brittany Joplin of Benton, and a 13-year-old juvenile were found sitting in a vehicle at 1409 S. 42nd St. Narcotics detectives observed methamphetamine in plain view in the…Read more…