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Centralia woman arrested for assaulting neighbor

Centralia woman arrested for assaulting neighbor

CENTRALIA, IL — A 43-year-old Centralia woman was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly assaulting her neighbor. According to Centralia police, Jera Alcon was arrested on charges stemming from Thursday morning’s alleged incident and another alleged incident from March. Officers responded around 3:47 a.m. Thursday to the 1300 block of South Maple on a disturbance call. Upon their arrival, Alcon’s neighbor…read more

Vernon woman pleads guilty to stabbing estranged husband and friend

Vernon woman pleads guilty to stabbing estranged husband and friend

MARION COUNTY, IL — A 40-year-old Vernon woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Marion County Court to stabbing her estranged husband and his friend earlier this year and was sentenced to four years in prison. Heidi Wynn was arrested in April and charged with Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery, Class 3 felony aggravated battery, and misdemeanor battery…read more

Area 4th of July celebrations

Area 4th of July celebrations

SOUTHERN, ILLINOIS — Independence Day Celebrations will be happening across the country this weekend and our area will have its share of events. The Centralia American Legion Fourth of July Celebration starts tonight at 6 p.m. at Fairview Park, with Bingo. The Carnival will also be at the park starting tonight and running thru Monday. Arm bands will be available…read more

Centralia man arrested on domestic battery charge

Centralia man arrested on domestic battery charge

CENTRALIA, IL — A 30-year-old Centralia man was arrested early Friday morning on multiple charges after he reportedly fought with police attempting to arrest him on a domestic battery charge. Acting Centralia Police Chief Steve Writenour says around 12:14 a.m. Friday, a resident in the 500 block of Rhodes called dispatch to report a woman came to his…read more

Two out of state residents arrested in Mt. Vernon on drug and weapons charges

Two out of state residents arrested in Mt. Vernon on drug and weapons charges

MT. VERNON, IL — Mt. Vernon police arrested two men Wednesday on multiple drug and weapons charges. According to the police department, 27-year-old Tre-vell Robinson of Grandview Missouri was arrested around 9 a.m. Wednesday on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of between…read more

Kinmundy man accused of child sex assault

Kinmundy man accused of child sex assault

FARINA, IL — An 18-year-old Kinmundy man appeared in Fayette County Court Friday accused of child sexual assault. Riley L. Smith Jr., was advised in court of the Class X felony charge against him of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. Bond in the case was set at $50,000 or 10…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 30TH, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 30TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to this Withers Broadcasting/Dana Communications Radio Station; 27-year-old Tre’vell Robinson of Grandview, MO was arrested Wednesday for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Being a Felon in Possession/Use of a Weapon, Possession of…read more

William Robert “Bob” Southerd

William Robert “Bob” Southerd

William Robert “Bob” Southerd, 88, of Texico, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Nature Trails Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon.           He was born on October 13, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Charles Clifford and Agnes (Rote) Southerd.  He married Betty French on October 11, 1952, in Mt. Vernon, and she survives.…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 29TH, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 29TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to this Withers Broadcasting/Dana Communications Radio Station; 35-year-old Afton Shrum of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for a Violation of Bail Bond. 46-year-old Christopher McBride of Dix…read more

Sesser and Illinois State Police rule elderly couple’s deaths a murder/suicide

Sesser and Illinois State Police rule elderly couple’s deaths a murder/suicide

SESSER, IL — Sesser Police along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police have investigated the deaths of an elderly Sesser couple and determined their deaths to be a murder/suicide. Officers responded to the home of 86-year-old Phyllis Miller and her husband, 86-year-old James Miller located at 806 Locust Street in Sesser…read more

Concert Calendar

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

RESCHEDULED  JULY 5, 2022 @ 4:00 PM Motley Crüe and Def Leppard have announced that they are rescheduling their 2021 stadium tour to 2022. The new date for STL will be July 5, 2022 All tickets will be honored for the new date. Click HERE for more ticket info

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 9th ON SALE • NOWSPECIAL • Lawn and Select Reserved tickets just $19.95 + fees first week of sales Click HERE to purchase tickets

Collective Soul + Switchfoot

Collective Soul + Switchfoot

 Collective Soul + Switchfoot at Saint Louis Music Park on Sunday, July 17th ON SALE • NOW Click HERE to purchase tickets

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