STATE SENATOR TERRI BRYANT ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR NEW 58TH DISTRICT

MURPHYSBORO, IL — 58th District State Senator and Murphysboro native Terri Bryant will be a candidate for re-election for Illinois’ 58th district State Senate seat that will see new boundaries established starting in January 2023. Though some of the new legislative boundary lines may still change upon the resolution of pending legal challenges, Bryant says…Read more…

MT. VERNON MAN FOUND GUILTY OF FATHER’S MURDER

MT. VERNON, IL — Jefferson County jurors on Monday found a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man guilty of murdering his father after a few hours of deliberation in the 2020 Jefferson County case. Traviel Gibson was found guilty of first-degree murder for the May 13, 2020, shooting death of his father Sam Joseph Gibson, III. According to Jefferson County…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – SEPTEMBER 20TH, 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; 36-year-old Gared Angus of Waltonville was arrested Friday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving While Never Issued a License, Being a Felon in Possession/Use of a Weapon/Firearm, and…Read more…

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MADE EXPO POSTPONED

Harrisburg, IL — Given the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases throughout Southern Illinois, State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce have made the decision to postpone this year’s Southern Illinois Made Expo, which was originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 9 and 10. “While I am extremely disappointed that we…Read more…

CARTERVILLE NURSE SENTENCED ON FELONY DRUG AND HEALTH CARE FRAUD CHARGES

BENTON, IL — A Carterville man was recently sentenced to four years of probation for drug diversion and health care fraud charges. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, 42-year-old Joseph M. Mattingly was also ordered to pay a $500 fine along with a $200 special assessment. According to court…Read more…

Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Saturday at Kaskaskia College

CENTRALIA, IL — The South Central Illinois Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held today starting at 9am with host Kaskaskia College. Terry Stilt is the Volunteer Committee Chair and says these walk-events are the world’s largest to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – SEPTEMBER 17TH, 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; 18-year-old Adrean Johnson of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Violation of Bail Bond. 44-year-old Daniel Young of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – SEPTEMBER 16TH, 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; 28-year-old Kole Brumley of Mt. Vernon, Indiana was arrested Wednesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving on a Suspended License, DUI of Alcohol, and Violation of Bail Bond.…Read more…

Defendant in Clinton County Sex Assault Case pleads not guilty

CLINTON COUNTY, IL — The 22-year-old defendant in a languishing 2017 Clinton County case pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the sexual assault charges against him, while his defense attorney again filed a motion to dismiss the case due to violation of speedy trial rights. Andrew Lewis was initially arrested and charged in 2017 with three…Read more…

Warrant Wednesday from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has reported three wanted individuals that are last known to be living in the Mt. Vernon and Dix area. Warren Telford is wanted out of Jefferson County for Criminal Trespass to Residence. Telford is 30 years old, 5’9”, 165 lbs, Blonde hair and Blue eyes. He…Read more…