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Jury trial date set for Centralia man in January shooting case

Jury trial date set for Centralia man in January shooting case

CENTRALIA — A June 10 jury trial date has been confirmed for a 33-year-old Centralia man charged with a January shooting in the 700 block of Razback Street in Centralia that resulted in a 28-year-old St. Louis man being hospitalized with gunshot injuries. The defense attorney for Bart Brown confirmed Wednesday in Marion County court that their case is…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 5-24-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 5-24-19

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 44-year-old Robbie Hayes of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant. 58-year-old Jeffrey Dent of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for possession of a stolen vehicle less than $25,000,…read more

Jefferson County Chief Public Defender to Run for Circuit Judge in 2020

Jefferson County Chief Public Defender to Run for Circuit Judge in 2020

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Chief Public Defender is running for circuit judge in Illinois’ Second Judicial District in the 2020 election. Scott Quinn looks to fill the seat vacated by his good friend David Overstreet. Quinn says he has a well-round background of law practice that will make him the most qualified for…read more

State Police Investigating Death of Cisne Man While in Local Police Custody

State Police Investigating Death of Cisne Man While in Local Police Custody

WAYNE COUNTY — Illinois State Police is investigating the death of a 25-year-old Cisne man after he suffered medical issues following being put into police custody. On Monday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, along with Fairfield and Wayne City Police Officers attempted to apprehend 25-year-old Dayne A. Harrison in reference to Wayne County and Clay…read more

I-64 lane closure in Jefferson County

I-64 lane closure in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY — IDOT says there will be a lane closure on eastbound I-64 at exit 80 in Mt. Vernon starting Wednesday, May 29 and extending through Thursday, May 30. The lane closure is necessary so maintenance crews can repair the structure carrying eastbound I-64 over Illinois 37. The entrance ramp from Illinois 37 to eastbound I-64 will…read more

Farmers looking for lengthy stretch of dry weather

Farmers looking for lengthy stretch of dry weather

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Illinois farmers are longing for a lengthy stretch of dry weather. Freese-Notis Ag meteorologist Dan Hicks is hoping that can happen sooner rather than later. There will be a few dry days outside of some potential rain on Sunday. Rain continues to hinder spring planting with the latest Illinois crop report showing…read more

Names and new details released on fatal I-57 crash from Wednesday

Names and new details released on fatal I-57 crash from Wednesday

MT. VERNON — A three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 57 near the I-64 split north of Mt. Vernon claimed the life of an Opdyke woman. Initially, it was reported that the driver of the pickup truck, Edward F. Troutt, 94, of Opdyke was the deceased victim of the crash. However, we have now received word that Troutt’s…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 5-23-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 5-23-19

MT. VERNON — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 29-year-old Amber Williams of Elkville was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday on two bond forfeiture warrants. 27-year-old Curtis Messmore of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for domestic battery.read more

City of Centralia now facing inquiry of alleged open meeting violation

City of Centralia now facing inquiry of alleged open meeting violation

CENTRALIA — The Illinois Attorney General’s  (AG) office has opened an inquiry into an alleged open meeting violation by the city of Centralia for turning people away from the April 23rd City Council meeting after the chambers had reportedly reached fire code capacity. Centralia City Councilman David Sauer reportedly received an email from the AG’s office seeking additional information on…read more

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