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New Illinois Law Will Give School Districts Wider Pool of Substitute Candidates

New Illinois Law Will Give School Districts Wider Pool of Substitute Candidates

ILLINOIS (IRN) — A new Illinois law will soon allow schools to use recruitment agencies to find substitute teachers. The program opens the door for school districts to work with temp agencies to supplement the search for substitute teachers for elementary and secondary schools. It will be available Jan. 1. “In some instances, when you…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-21-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-21-18

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 35-year-old David Mustread of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for driving on a suspended license. 28-year-old Jovan Shelby of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for driving on a…read more

Local Pizza Delivery Driver Comes to Aid of Family Whose House was on Fire

Local Pizza Delivery Driver Comes to Aid of Family Whose House was on Fire

CENTRALIA — Here’s a positive story that came out of a bad situation: we’re being told that a local pizza delivery driver in Centralia came to the aid of a family late Tuesday night when he noticed their Holiday Terrace home was on fire. Billy Hunt was delivering pizzas for Domino’s just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Hunt is…read more

$50,000 Bond Set for Centralia Man Accused for Burglarizing Grandfather’s Home

$50,000 Bond Set for Centralia Man Accused for Burglarizing Grandfather’s Home

MARION COUNTY — Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 26-year-old Centralia man charged in Marion County court with burglary of his grandfather’s Central City home. Collin Arnold was formally charged in court Wednesday with Class 1 felony residential burglary, which is punishable by between 4 and 15 years in prison if convicted. According to police,…read more

Eight People Arrested on Drug Charges in Warrant Sweep Wednesday in Mt. Vernon

Eight People Arrested on Drug Charges in Warrant Sweep Wednesday in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team conducted a warrant sweep Wednesday afternoon, which led to the arrests of eight Mt. Vernon residents. 30-year-old Tashia McClain, 52-year-old Thomas Mauer, 52-year-old Howard Rudd, 28-year-old Jocelyn Roberts, 51-year-old Nicola Jenkins, 63-year-old Luan Crable, 34-year-old Joshua Simms and 30-year-old…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-20-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-20-18

MT. VERNON — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 63-year-old Luan Crable of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for possession of narcotics. 52-year-old Howard Rudd of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday for meth delivery less than five grams. 58-year-old Shawn Cullen…read more

Local Food Pantries Ready to Serve Those in Need Over the Holidays

Local Food Pantries Ready to Serve Those in Need Over the Holidays

MT. VERNON — As many of us are putting the final touches on our holiday plans, decorating, or gift shopping, local food pantries are still serving those in need during the holiday season. And those pantries are looking for donations to serve those in the community that need the help. Carol Hogue with the Park…read more

Man Arrested After Reports of Man With a Gun in Downtown Centralia

Man Arrested After Reports of Man With a Gun in Downtown Centralia

CENTRALIA — A 51-year-old Centralia man was arrested Tuesday after Centralia police responded to reports of a man pointing what turned out to be a toy gun at the tops buildings in the downtown area. Centralia police arrested Dickie Garman on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. Centralia police searched the downtown area around South Locust…read more

Sandoval Man Arrested Monday After Series of Events Leads to His Car in a Ditch

Sandoval Man Arrested Monday After Series of Events Leads to His Car in a Ditch

MARION COUNTY — A 30-year-old Sandoval man was arrested Monday by Centralia police after a series of incidents that ended with the man’s car in a ditch. Matthew Claxton reportedly went to a home in the 1200 block of Case Street in Centralia with the intent of confronting another man about allegedly stealing his fiancé’s gun. While…read more

Dropped Cigarette Believed to Have Caused House Fire Tuesday Night in Centralia

Dropped Cigarette Believed to Have Caused House Fire Tuesday Night in Centralia

CENTRALIA — Centralia firefighters responded around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night to a house fire at #16 Holiday Terrace. Upon their arrival, firefighters reportedly found flames shooting from the front of the home. The fire is believed to have been started by a dropped cigarette. The homeowner reportedly attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher…read more

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