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JEFFERSON COUNTY SA ISSUES NEW WARRANT FOR MAN HELD IN INDIANA

JEFFERSON COUNTY SA ISSUES NEW WARRANT FOR MAN HELD IN INDIANA

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County State’s Attorney has issued a new warrant for a 39-year-old Mt. Vernon man currently in the Vanderburgh County Indiana jail. Victor Serrano was arrested by Indiana authorities last month following a high-speed chase. Serrano is accused of seriously injuring a pregnant woman in Mt. Vernon, then fleeing to Indiana.…read more

FBI SEEKS HELP TO IDENTIFY “TRAVELING BANDIT”

FBI SEEKS HELP TO IDENTIFY “TRAVELING BANDIT”

MT. VERNON — The FBI is asking for help finding a suspected bank robber nicknamed “The Traveling Bandit,” who is suspected in the recent robbery of the Fifth Third Bank in Mt. Vernon. News outlets report the FBI believes the man has robbed at least seven banks in six states since Dec. 28. Friday, the…read more

Bail set for Ashley man found with meth after high-speed chase

Bail set for Ashley man found with meth after high-speed chase

CENTRALIA — Bail has been set at $500,000 for a 28-year-old Ashley man who was reportedly found with 100 to 400 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle following a high-speed chase with Centralia police. Winston Bailey was arrested last week after allegedly fleeing Centralia police at speeds reaching 75 miles per hour in downtown Centralia…read more

CENTRALIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED AT APARTMENT COMPLEX

CENTRALIA — Centralia police are investigating several reports early Saturday morning of gunfire in the area of the Hickory Ridge apartment complex off Martin Luther King Drive. According to police, the shots appeared to come from the 400 building and officers located two shell casings outside. One resident told police that she had arrived home around the…read more

MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS RESPOND TO FIRE AT CONTINENTAL TIRE

MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS RESPOND TO FIRE AT CONTINENTAL TIRE

MT. VERNON — Several fire departments in Jefferson County reportedly responded to a fire Sunday night at Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon. Reports indicate the fire happened in an HVAC unit on the roof above the Passenger Tire Curing Department. Some workers who showed up for the third shift in that department were told to go home,…read more

CAR STRIKES, DAMAGES WILY/WRXX BUILDING

CAR STRIKES, DAMAGES WILY/WRXX BUILDING

CENTRALIA — If you’ve driven by the offices of our sister station in Centralia, WILY/WRXX, you’re aware the building had an encounter Sunday morning with a vehicle. According to Centralia police, around 5 a.m. Sunday, 41-year-old Cortney Smith, of Centralia, said she was traveling 90 miles per hour and fleeing a gunman who was pursuing…read more

Union Pacific Railroad to Work on Brownsville Road Crossing This Week

Union Pacific Railroad to Work on Brownsville Road Crossing This Week

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Union Pacific Railroad will be making repairs to their grade crossing on Brownsville Road Tuesday. The road will be closed for the repairs from Tuesday at 8 a.m. through Thursday at 5 p.m. at the latest. Traffic will be detoured to Olin Lane, onto 10th St. to Veterans Memorial Drive. The crossing…read more

Church Cancellations for Sunday, January 20, 2019

The following is a list of closings and cancellations for church services on Sunday, January 20, 2019. If your church is on this list, then worship services have been canceled. Last updated: 8:21 am on January 20, 2019 Antioch Christian Church, Texico Bethel Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon Boyd Christian Church Calvary Church, Mt. Vernon Casey…read more

Meteorologist expects 4-to-9 inches of snow for most of Illinois this weekend

Meteorologist expects 4-to-9 inches of snow for most of Illinois this weekend

ILLINOIS (RFD) — This weekend’s snowfall totals won’t be as heavy as last weekend’s. That’s the prediction from Freeze-Notis meteorologist Dan Hicks. This system will also feature a pool of cold air coming in from behind, something that didn’t happen with last weekend’s weather pattern. Parts of the state can expect sub-zero temps Sunday morning.read more

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