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Jefferson County Arrest Reports 3-22-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 3-22-19

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 31-year-old Evan Winkoff of Cadiz, KY was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for disorderly conduct. 19-year-old Shay Fox of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for battery. 29-year-old Charon King of Marion…read more

IL Ag Director puts rural economic development as a top priority

IL Ag Director puts rural economic development as a top priority

ILLINOIS (AP) — Illinois’ new agriculture director says rural economic development and increasing broadband access are among his top priorities. Illinois Department of Agriculture Director John Sullivan spoke Monday to Rotary Club members in Mattoon. The farmer and former Democratic state senator from Rushville has had the position for about two months. He was appointed by Gov.…read more

Drug-related charges dismissed for Centralia man on plea agreement

Drug-related charges dismissed for Centralia man on plea agreement

MARION COUNTY — Numerous drug-related charges contained in multiple Marion County cases have been dismissed against a 24-year-old Centralia man per his plea agreement in federal court. Blake Storey pleaded guilty last week to a two-count indictment charging him in one count with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and the distribution of…read more

Centralia City Fire responds to blaze at Plastiflex building

Centralia City Fire responds to blaze at Plastiflex building

CENTRALIA — Smoke from an early morning fire on Centralia’s northwest side blackened the sky and could be seen as far away as Irvington. Centralia City firefighters were responding just before 7 a.m. to a fire at the former Teddy Bear Bar in the 700 block of Wilson when they noticed smoke coming from the…read more

Flooding in Corn Belt to impact spring planting

Flooding in Corn Belt to impact spring planting

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Flooding in the Corn Belt this spring could mean plenty of acres will not get planted. Consultant Bill Biedermann with AgMarket.Net is hearing that concern. Biedermann making his comments Wednesday morning on the RFD Radio Network.read more

Pending abortion bill spurs activist rally at State Capitol

Pending abortion bill spurs activist rally at State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Approximately 3600 activists attended a rally at the State Capitol Wednesday protesting against two abortion bills moving through the General Assembly. The rally comes a day after a Senate committee passed a bill repealing a requirement for minors to notify a parent or guardian about their abortion.  The other bill would remove medical certification requirements…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 3-21-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 3-21-19

MT. VERNON —  On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 24-year-old Victoria Ballard of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance and resisting / obstructing an officer. 40-year-old Elizabeth Church of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon…read more

Gordmans’ New Centralia, Mt. Vernon Locations Officially Open

Gordmans’ New Centralia, Mt. Vernon Locations Officially Open

MT. VERNON — Two new Gordmans locations have officially opened in Centralia and Mt. Vernon. The Centralia location at Fairview Park Plaza held their grand opening Wednesday night and the Mt. Vernon location at Times Square Mall officially opened Thursday morning. Karen Heise is the store manager of the new Gordmans location in Mt. Vernon.…read more

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