CROSSROADS HOSPITAL ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION FROM METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

MT. VERNON, IL — Crossroads Community Hospital announced today that its bariatric surgery center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The Centers for Disease Control…Read more…

SSM Health, BJC HealthCare, and HHS partner to expand access to monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 patients

MT. VERNON, IL — Two of the region’s largest health care systems are expanding access to COVID-19 therapy. BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States, and SSM Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies. For people who are at high…Read more…

Wet Finish to Week, Weekend Cool Down on the Way

ILLINOIS (RFD) — It’ll be a wet finish to the week with a weekend cool down coming to much of Illinois. Ed Shimon at the National Weather Service indicates after the rain from Friday a nice, cool weekend is to follow. Shimon notes things are going to return to a warmer than average and dry…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 15TH, 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;48-year-old Christopher Schultz of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Meth Delivery. 61-year-old Shawn Cullen of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Jefferson County…Read more…

Be aware of breast cancer awareness month scams

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Scams on the internet are extremely common and come in many forms. Many scammers will try to tie their pitch into current events, so with Breast Cancer Awareness Month here, an investigator with the agency advises you to do your homework if you plan to donate. BBB offers Charity Reviews of more…Read more…

Salem man released to federal custody for trial later this month

WAMAC, IL — A 37-year-old Salem man being held for allegedly shooting at a Wamac police officer this summer was released into the custody of the federal government Wednesday in a lead up to an October 25 trial in East St. Louis federal court. Ian Merideth, who has been indicted federally for being a felon in possession…Read more…

Fiery Crash on I-57 Wednesday near Kinmundy sends one to hospital

KINMUNDY, IL — A fiery crash Wednesday afternoon on southbound Interstate 57 just north of the Kinmundy exit sent one of two semi-truck drivers to an area hospital for treatment. According to the Illinois State Police, around a semi driven by 66-year-old Lieonell Stahoski of Pine Island, Minnesota was traveling southbound when it ran onto the right…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 14TH, 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;48-year-old Christopher Schultz of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Meth Delivery. 56-year-old Phillip Sanders of Terre Haute, IN was arrested Wednesday by the Jefferson…Read more…

CALLING SOMEONE IN THE 618 AREA CODE WILL CHANGE

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Area officials are reminding people that beginning October 24, to complete all local calls, you will need to dial either the area code plus telephone number or 1 plus area code plus telephone number. This applies to all calls within the 618 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits. On or…Read more…

Centralia man found not guilty of sex offender registration violation, still on trial for other related charges

MARION/CLINTON COUNTY, IL — A Marion County judge on Wednesday found 26-year-old Centralia man not guilty of violating the sex offender registration. Thomas Smith was charged with failing to report a change of address or employment with previous convictions for registry violations. Following a brief bench trial Wednesday morning, Judge Mark Stedelin found Smith not guilty of…Read more…

Wayne City Man and Fairfield woman taken into custody on drug charges

FAIRFIELD, IL — Two subjects were arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges last Thursday, October 7th, after law enforcement executed a search warrant at a residence on Ash Street in Fairfield. As a result of that search warrant deputies arrested 30 year old, Karissa M. Nino-Taylor of Fairfield on preliminary charges…Read more…