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Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-28-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-28-18

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 20-year-old Marshall Jensen of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday for possession of meth less than five grams and driver’s license expired for more than a year. 25-year-old Kedrick Harris of Kansas City, MO was arrested by…read more

Bail set at $250k for Centralia man charged with burglary of Kell home

MARION COUNTY — Bail has been set in Marion County Court at $250,000 for a 27-year-old Centralia man formally charged with the alleged Christmas Eve burglary to a residence and other buildings on Foxville Road north of Kell Road. Scott Kerns was charged Thursday in court with Class 1 felony residential burglary and Class 2…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-27-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-27-18

MT. VERNON — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 54-year-old Alma Johnson of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Ina Police Wednesday for driving on a suspended license, and operating a vehicle without insurance. 20-year-old Luke Kennard of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police…read more

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested Over The Weekend in Connection With 2016 Carjacking

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested Over The Weekend in Connection With 2016 Carjacking

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested over the weekend on multiple felony charges in connection with an alleged 2016 carjacking incident. Ledale Jones had avoided arrest since he was indicted and a warrant was issued for his arrest in January 2017. According to court information, on September 12, 2016, Jones stole a vehicle…read more

City of Mt. Vernon Announces Christmas Tree Disposal Options

City of Mt. Vernon Announces Christmas Tree Disposal Options

MT. VERNON — With Christmas over, those of you with live trees this year will have to get rid of those trees soon. The city of Mt. Vernon has announced drop-off sites for your unwanted Christmas trees. Republic Services will pick up Christmas trees curbside from January 7th through the 11th for those who have…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-26-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-26-18

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 26-year-old Ledale Jones of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday for aggravated kidnapping with a firearm, aggravated robbery with a firearm, aggravated vehicle hijacking with a firearm, robbery, and vehicle hijacking. 19-year-old Jeremy Brock of Mt. Vernon…read more

Casey Middle School Gym Construction Moving Along

Casey Middle School Gym Construction Moving Along

MT. VERNON — The construction of the new gym at Casey Middle School in Mt. Vernon continues to progress. Mt. Vernon City Schools Asst. Superintendent Ryan Swan says mainly interior work is left on the project, and work is about 70 percent complete. Swan says there are many things that people will like about the…read more

New Phone Scam Seeking “Bond Money” From Victims Around Centralia

New Phone Scam Seeking “Bond Money” From Victims Around Centralia

CENTRALIA — A new phone scam in the area has a caller claiming to be the target’s grandson and saying he’s been in a car crash with a woman who is seven months pregnant. The caller says his voice sounds differently because his nose was broken in the crash, but he needs $2,400 cash bond…read more

Research Shows Promise in Curbing Runoff

Research Shows Promise in Curbing Runoff

ILLINOIS (RFD) — A multi-year project examining ways to curb nutrient runoff from Illinois farm fields shows the use of cover crops on a widespread basis can have an impact. Catherine O’Reilly with Illinois State University’s Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment serves on the research team and sums up some of the results.…read more

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