JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 22ND, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 23-year-old Alexis Sanders of Centralia was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Violation of Bail Bond. 42-year-old Johnnie White of Centralia was arrested Thursday by the MVPD…Read more…

Investigation Underway into Death of Carbondale Couple Monday Night

CARBONDALE, IL — A death investigation is underway in Carbondale. According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to the 700 block of West Main Street just before 7 Monday night in reference to a welfare check of the residents. Officers found 41-year-old Steven E. Lusk of Carbondale and his wife, 40-year-old Montoya M. Moore of Carbondale,…Read more…

Centralia PD investigating burglary at T-Mobile Store

CENTRALIA, IL — Centralia police are investigating a weekend burglary at a store in the Fairview Shopping Center on the city’s west side. According to police, the burglary at the T-Mobile store was discovered when employees were opening for the day late Sunday morning. Display phones and tablets were reportedly stolen after entry into the store was made…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man scheduled for Tuesday trial in shooting with police

MT. VERNON, IL — A 55-year-old Mt. Vernon man is scheduled to go to trial Tuesday for an incident over the summer in which he was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a Mt. Vernon police officer. Fredrick Goss is charged with two Class X felonies for armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 20TH, 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; 54-year-old James Shadowens of Waltonville was arrested Tuesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving on a Revoked License. 67-year-old Clifford Glenn of Opdyke was arrested Tuesday by the…Read more…

Fire displaces 30 residents of Mt. Vernon’s Economy Inn

MT. VERNON, IL — The Economy Inn at 1317 Salem Road (Route 37) in Mt. Vernon was evacuated and closed Tuesday night while firefighters from multiple agencies spent nearly four hours fighting a blaze. According to the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, they were alerted around 5 p.m. Tuesday of a fire at the motel. The fire appears to have…Read more…

ISP INVESTIGATING OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING AT HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN MCLEANSBORO

MCLEANSBORO, IL – The Illinois State Police at the request of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the McLeansboro Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Wednesday morning at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in McLeansboro. According to a press release from ISP, at 12:20 a.m., a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy and a McLeansboro…Read more…

All calls to require dialing area code in Illinois

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Starting Sunday, anyone making a local call in Illinois will have to dial the area code first, even for local calls. Your phone number will not change, but if you try to dial local without the area code first, you will be informed your call cannot be completed as dialed. Citizens’ Utility…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 19TH, 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; 34-year-old Jessica Dodson of Waltonville was arrested Monday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Battery & Criminal Trespass to a Residence. This information comes directly from the daily booking…Read more…

Several Injured in Sunday Crash on I-57 in Jefferson County

DIX, IL — A four-vehicle injury crash happened Sunday afternoon on southbound I-57 at milepost 102 in Jefferson County. According to Illinois State Police, 32-year-old Jeffery A. Pannell from De Queen, AR was driving a pickup truck north on I-57 as a SUV driven by 29-year-old Aric S. Karraker of Kankakee was driving north in…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 18TH, 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; 23-year-old Wade Mcelravy of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Driving on a Suspended License. 35-year-old Enjoli Boyd of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday…Read more…

Salem man robs man with kitchen knife at Huck’s

SALEM, IL — A 22-year-old Salem man is being held in the Marion County Jail following his arrest over the weekend for alleged armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a felon. According to the Salem Police Department, Kemper Hotze allegedly pulled a large kitchen knife on a man Saturday night in the Huck’s…Read more…

Reaction coming from southern Illinois lawmakers to the proposed congressional maps

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Republicans are once again frustrated with the Democratic congressional boundary maps released on Friday, with one calling it shameful, partisan gerrymandering. Illinois Democrats unveiled the first draft of proposed congressional boundaries, with 17 districts after the state lost a seat due to population loss. The existing congressional delegation is made up of…Read more…

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS REVISING ITS VISITOR POLICY STARTING MONDAY

MT. VERNON, IL — Beginning on Monday, October 18, Crossroads Community Hospital is revising its visitor policy. The visitor guidelines will begin allowing one visitor per patient. Visitor/ Support Person guidelines Visitors/ Support Person will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and must pass the screening to visit a patient. Visitor / Support Person must wear a visitor…Read more…