Monthly Archives: October 2018

Salem Man Charged With Aggravated Battery of Young Boy

Salem Man Charged With Aggravated Battery of Young Boy

MARION COUNTY — A 36-year-old Salem man is free on $500 cash bond after he was charged Monday in Marion County court with aggravated battery of a nine-year-old boy. Brice McGee was arrested shortly before noon Sunday after the Department of Children and Family Services asked the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for an escort to McGee’s residence in the…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 10-31-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 10-31-18

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 18-year-old Rosa Rios of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for residential burglary and theft between $500 and $10,000. 40-year-old Robert Lewis of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for…read more

Mt. Vernon Man in Custody After Monday Arrest on Meth-Related Charges

Mt. Vernon Man in Custody After Monday Arrest on Meth-Related Charges

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 40-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail after an ongoing drug investigation led to his Monday arrest on meth-related charges. Bail for Patrick R. Keef, was set Tuesday in Jefferson County court at $60,000 and he was formally charged with Class 1 felony unlawful delivery of between 5 and 15 grams of…read more

Ina Man Will Serve Decades in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Two Young Girls

Ina Man Will Serve Decades in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Two Young Girls

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 58-year-old Ina man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County court to decades in prison after he was convicted earlier this year of multiple counts of sexually assaulting two young girls. Judge Jerry Crisel convicted Anthony R. Williams in July of two Class 1 felony counts of criminal sexual assault of a family member,…read more

Man Injured in Clay County ATV Crash Wednesday

Man Injured in Clay County ATV Crash Wednesday

CLAY CITY — A man was airlifted to an Indiana hospital after a crash in Clay County Tuesday afternoon. Illinois State Police say 45-year-old Daniel R. Martin of Noble was driving a red Honda ATV northbound on Main Street in Clay City just after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. He attempted to turn left onto Vincennes…read more

Mt. Vernon Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash Saturday

Mt. Vernon Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash Saturday

INA — A 43-year-old Mt. Vernon man was seriously injured when shortly before 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, he reportedly ran his motorcycle into the back of a van in rural Ina. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Luke Pedigo was following a van driven on Log Cabin Lane by 69-year-old Kerry Rainey of rural Belle…read more

Blockbuster ‘Halloween’ Reboot Stays in Fictional Illinois Town

Blockbuster ‘Halloween’ Reboot Stays in Fictional Illinois Town

ILLINOIS (IRN) — The new “Halloween” movie is in theaters now, rebooting the horror franchise from the first film that debuted 40 years ago, and Illinois plays a fictitious role. The modern myth of masked killer Michael Myers spurred by John Carpenter’s 1978 horror movie “Halloween” was set in the Illinois town of Haddonfield. There…read more

Voting Scams Pick Up Before Election Day

Voting Scams Pick Up Before Election Day

ILLINOIS (RFD) — A week or so out of Election Day a reminder about possible voting scams. The State Board of Elections wants you know any claims about being able to vote online are fake. Matt Dietrich with ISBE says beware of a website, social media site or anything else that offers a place for…read more

Rural Mental Health Counselor in Illinois Working with Local Farmers

Rural Mental Health Counselor in Illinois Working with Local Farmers

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Responding to mental health issues on the farm continues to draw more attention. So much so that the Minnesota Department of Agriculture staffs a Rural Mental Health Counselor. Ted Matthews has that job. And over the years, he’s had some tough conversations with farmers who may be reluctant to talk about such…read more

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