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Warm Hugs for Ella set for Thursday, January 30th

Warm Hugs for Ella set for Thursday, January 30th

MT. VERNON, IL — No parent ever wants their child to go through pain, let alone a traumatic experience landing their kid in a hospital. But for the parents of little Ella, what some would call a nightmare, has become their reality. WMIX/WDM’s Jake Linder has more…   You can also visit the “Warm Hugs…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-24-2020

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-24-2020

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 28-year-old Shelly Ryan of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday on two counts of retail theft less than $300. 32-year-old Patricia Henry of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday for…read more

MVTHS Senior Wins $100k Scholarship in Nationwide Contest

MVTHS Senior Wins $100k Scholarship in Nationwide Contest

MT. VERNON — A Mt. Vernon Township High School senior has won a $100,000 scholarship to the school of his choice after being named the winner of a national scholarship contest. Max Zinzilieta has won the Michelin #PennyForAFreeRide scholarship sweepstakes, a contest developed to help young drivers pursue their dreams while also reminding them to…read more

Couple arrested on drug charges during well-being check

Couple arrested on drug charges during well-being check

SALEM, IL — Salem police arrested two occupants of a vehicle stopped Wednesday in connection with an earlier well-being check. According to police, 25-year-old Landon Bone, and 26-year-old Brandi Pierce, both of Centralia, were in a vehicle backed into a parking space at the Huck’s Store in Salem. Police were called to do a well-being check on…read more

INA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC ON MULTIPLE CHILD PORN CHARGES.

INA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC ON MULTIPLE CHILD PORN CHARGES.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — A 32-year-old Ina man was sentenced Thursday morning in Jefferson County Court to 27 years in prison in connection with multiple counts of child pornography. Paul Grider pleaded guilty in October to 9 of 16 Class 2 felony charges against him of possessing child pornography with the other charges being dismissed. Grider’s arrest…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-23-2020

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-23-2020

MT. VERNON — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 46-year-old Rhett Sloan of Waltonville was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for meth delivery between five and fifteen grams. 46-year-old Maranda Sloan of Waltonville was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for possession of meth…read more

Bluford Man to Serve 25 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting a Child

Bluford Man to Serve 25 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting a Child

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 23-year-old Bluford man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to 25-years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Branden L. Holt pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to one Class X felony count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 in exchange for a second…read more

Illinois National Guard Members Heading Overseas

Illinois National Guard Members Heading Overseas

CARBONDALE (RFD) — National Guardsmen and women from Illinois are deploying from southern Illinois to eventually head to the US Central Command of Area Responsibility in the Middle East. The 2nd battalion of the 103rd infantry regiment is heading to Fort Bliss in Texas before going overseas. The Illinois Adjutant General Richard Neely said at…read more

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Queensrÿche The Verdict Tour @ Delmar Hall

Queensrÿche The Verdict Tour @ Delmar Hall

Sunday, February 9, 2020 ON SALE •  PRICES – GA $35 ADV / $37.50 DOS AGES • All Ages | $2 Minor Surcharge at Door TIME • Doors 7pm | Show 8pm GUESTS • Eve To Adam Tickets available at Suite 100 at The Pageant & Ticketmaster.com

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