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Missing West Frankfort woman believed to be last seen in Mt.Vernon

Missing West Frankfort woman believed to be last seen in Mt.Vernon

WEST FRANKFORT — West Frankfort Police are investigating the disappearance of a West Frankfort woman. On Oct. 7, family members of 28-year-old Lauren Elizabeth Pree filed a missing/endangered person case with the West Frankfort Police Department. Police say Pree was last seen leaving her home in the 800 block of East St. Louis Street in…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-7-18

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 24-year-old Luis Angulo Montalvan was arrested Tuesdaqy for identity theft not exceeding $300. 50-year-old William Martin of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant. 49-year-old Carrie Havansek of Mt.…read more

Three People Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

Three People Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

CENTRALIA — Three people are in the Marion County Jail following an incident reportedly involving a firearm led to their arrests late Monday night on drug and weapons charges. According to Centralia police, they responded to a report of a firearm being shown at the Huck’s Convenience Store on East Calumet and arrested the three occupants of…read more

Temporary Area Closings During Deer Seasons at Rend Lake

Temporary Area Closings During Deer Seasons at Rend Lake

BENTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds visitors that the following recreation areas will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first firearm deer season.   Dates for the closures are November 16-18, 2018.  Areas affected by the closure include the North Sandusky picnic area and campground; South…read more

Watt Elected to First Full Term as Jefferson County Treasurer

Watt Elected to First Full Term as Jefferson County Treasurer

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Bob Watt has been elected to serve his first full term as Jefferson County Treasurer. The Republican beat out democratic challenger and Jefferson County Sheriff Travis Allen by more than 1,100 votes in Tuesday’s election. Watt says the support he’s received over the last year of campaigning has been inspiring. For full…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-6-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-6-18

MT. VERNON — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 67-year-old James Laughmiller of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Monday for aggravated battery to a peace officer and criminal trespass to residence. 38-year-old Jason Zigler of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon…read more

Bridge Replacement to Close Two Mile Creek Lane Starting Wednesday

Bridge Replacement to Close Two Mile Creek Lane Starting Wednesday

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A heads up for those of you east of Mt. Vernon: North Two Mile Creek Lane approximately half a mile south of Route 15 will be closed starting Wednesday morning. The road closure is necessary for a bridge replacement. The length of the closure will depend on the weather. Motorists are advised…read more

400 Deer Already Dead in Illinois EHD Outbreak

400 Deer Already Dead in Illinois EHD Outbreak

ILLINOIS (IRN) — The troubling deer disease outbreak in Illinois has already claimed more than 400 deer. EHD, or epizootic hemorrhagic disease, has been a problem in Illinois for years. The state’s Department of Natural Resources says it’s a growing problem this year as well. DNR Wildlife Disease Program Manager Doug Dufford says so far…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-5-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-5-18

MT. VERNON — On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 27-year-old Clarissa Drew of Bluford was arrested Friday for criminal trespassing to a building and on a bond forfeiture warrant. 39-year-old Keith Craig of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday for two counts of meth delivery less…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-2-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-2-18

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 35-year-old Timmesha Heard of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday for retail theft less than $300. 19-year-old Heaven Chrum of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for retail theft less than $300. 20-year-old Caleb…read more

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