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Brownstown Man Facing Two Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Charges

FAYETTE COUNTY — Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 41-year-old Brownstown man charged in Fayette County Court with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Jason D. McCaslin is charged in separate cases with the two Class 2 felonies but the bail stands for both cases. According to charging information, McCaslin is accused…read more

Interim Leader Approved for SIU’s Carbondale Campus

Interim Leader Approved for SIU’s Carbondale Campus

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A former administrator at Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus has been approved as its temporary leader while the university conducts a search to fill the position. The university says its board of trustees voted Thursday to name John Dunn interim chancellor, a role he held in 2006-07. SIU Interim President J.…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-13-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-13-18

On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest to WMIX / WDML News: 26-year-old Shelby Harris of Wayne City was arrested Wednesday for possession of a hypodermic syringe / needle, etc., and on two bond forfeiture warrants.read more

Mt. Vernon Parents Found Guilty of Abuse of Infant Son

MT. VERNON — After numerous delays in both cases, the Mt. Vernon parents charged with abuse of their infant son have been found guilty of the Class X felony charges against them. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Sean Featherstun, Judge Jerry Crisel has found both 20-year-old Tyrone “EJ” Steele and 22-year-old Abagail Adkins guilty…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-12-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-12-18

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 48-year-old Jeffrey Ledbetter of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for possession of meth less than five grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. 32-year-old Vencint Rush of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt.…read more

$250,000 Bond Set for Vernon Man Accused of Armed Home Invasion

$250,000 Bond Set for Vernon Man Accused of Armed Home Invasion

MARION COUNTY — Bail has been set at $250,000 for a 30-year-old Vernon man charged Monday in Marion County court with two counts armed home invasion and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dean Thompson remains in the Marion County Jail following his arrest Saturday for allegedly forcing his way into his ex-wife’s home the previous…read more

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Keyesport Car Burglaries

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Keyesport Car Burglaries

KEYESPORT — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information regarding two car burglaries early Tuesday morning in Keyesport. The sheriff’s office has shared three photos of the suspects in the car burglaries that happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning on Republican Street in Keyesport. Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspects is urged to…read more

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