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Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-22-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-22-19

On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 32-year-old Jonathan Bieniek was arrested Friday for predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13. 20-year-old Rafael Diaz of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday for domestic battery and resisting / obstructing…read more

Pritzker picking St. Clair County prosecutor to lead police

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The St. Clair County state’s attorney is in line to become head of the Illinois State Police. The Belleville News-Democrat says the new Pritzker administration confirmed the nomination of Brendan Kelly. He’ll need approval from the Illinois Senate. Kelly ran for Congress in November but lost to incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Bost. He…read more

Longtime NAACP Leader Speaks at Mt. Vernon NAACP MLK Luncheon Monday

Longtime NAACP Leader Speaks at Mt. Vernon NAACP MLK Luncheon Monday

MT. VERNON — Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Mt. Vernon Branch of the NAACP held their annual banquet Monday afternoon to honor him. Dr. Wendell Anthony, a current member of the NAACP’s National Board of Directors and long-time president of the NAACP’s largest chapter in Detroit, Michigan was the keynote speaker…read more

Semi Crash on I-57 South of Mt. Vernon Backs up Traffic for Hours Saturday

Semi Crash on I-57 South of Mt. Vernon Backs up Traffic for Hours Saturday

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A semi-crash on an icy bridge on Interstate 57 Saturday resulted in southbound traffic near Mt. Vernon being backed up for nearly three hours Saturday afternoon. According to reports, the driver of the semi lost control of his rig, which jackknifed and struck one its fuel tanks on the bridge causing the tank to burst into…read more

Kinmundy-Alma Firefighters Fight Semi Fire on I-57 Sunday

Kinmundy-Alma Firefighters Fight Semi Fire on I-57 Sunday

MARION COUNTY — Kinmundy-Alma firefighters responded Sunday morning to a report of a fire in the tractor portion of a semi that was traveling southbound on Interstate just south of the Kinmundy exit. Reports indicate the problem was a fire that firefighters were able to keep confined to one set of tires and wheels. The driver of…read more

IDES Says Many Unemployment Benefits Tax Forms Are Out

IDES Says Many Unemployment Benefits Tax Forms Are Out

ILLINOIS (RFD) — For those who received unemployment benefits this year tax forms are coming in the mail. It’s a reminder that you do have to pay taxes on those dollars and you need a 1099-G to file by April 15. Bob Gough with the State Department of Employment Security says electronic copies should already…read more

Be Prepared When You Travel

Be Prepared When You Travel

ILLINOIS (RFD) — You can never be too ready when preparing for winter weather and travel. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency wants you to take the dangers seriously when traveling. Rebecca Clark says make sure people are aware of your travel plans and to have a good way of being in touch. Keep an emergency…read more

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Closings

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Closings

The followings schools / businesses / and organizations will be closed on Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Akin Grade School – Closed Benton Grade School Dist. 47 – Closed Benton High School – Closed Bethel Grade School – Closed Bluford Grade School – Closed Carbondale District 165 – Closed Carbondale District 95 – Closed Carterville Schools…read more

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