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Jefferson County Arrest Reports 4-1-2020

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 4-1-2020

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 19-year-old Damerone Rozier of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for aggravated assault with the use of a deadly weapon. 44-year-old John Fowler of Champaign was arrested Tuesday for identity theft. 19-year-old Keyshawn…read more

Mt. Vernon Market Days Cancels Original Kick-Off Event

Mt. Vernon Market Days Cancels Original Kick-Off Event

MT. VERNON, IL — Mt. Vernon Festivals, Inc. has decided to cancel the May 9th Market Days kick off due to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines. This Market Days was scheduled to be the first of the 2020 season at Veteran’s Park. Market Days will instead begin its season on June 13th. This year’s season will…read more

SIU PRESIDENT CAN REIMBURSE STUDENTS FOR SOME COSTS

SIU PRESIDENT CAN REIMBURSE STUDENTS FOR SOME COSTS

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University’s trustees have given the school’s president the authority to reimburse students for some costs as instruction has moved online due to the coronavirus outbreak. The board of trustees met Monday in Carbondale to vote the authority to Southern Illinois President Daniel Mahony. The board did not specify how the reimbursements…read more

Ameren Illinois Taking Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19

Ameren Illinois Taking Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19

ILLINOIS — During uncertain times like today, utilities are essential to keep some kind of normalcy in our lives. Like most other businesses, Ameren Illinois is taking steps to protect workers and strengthening the power grid during the COVID-19 outbreak. Richard Mark is the President and Chairman of Ameren Illinois. He says they understand the…read more

COVID-19 numbers rise as tests become more available – Local infection control nurse says to only use trusted news sources for updates and information

COVID-19 numbers rise as tests become more available – Local infection control nurse says to only use trusted news sources for updates and information

WITHERS BROADCASTING — According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), there are around 4,600 cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the state and 66 deaths across 47 counties. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and health officials are warning that the upward curve is likely to continue. On Sunday President Donald Trump extended the shutdown until April 30th…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 3-30-2020

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 3-30-2020

MT. VERNON — On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 30-year-old Kaelin Karnes of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday for resisting / obstructing an officer and driving on a revoked license. 35-year-old Shawna Shook of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday on a…read more

Marion County reports 2 cases of COVID-19

Marion County reports 2 cases of COVID-19

MARION COUNTY, IL — Marion County Health Department was notified Sunday afternoon of two Marion County residents who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). One individual, a female in her 40s, is doing well and is at home on isolation. The other individual, a female in her 80s, is in ICU at a hospital. Public health officials…read more

Attempted Abduction of 13-year-old female Reported in Salem

Attempted Abduction of 13-year-old female Reported in Salem

SALEM, IL — Salem Police are investigating a report Thursday night of an attempted child abduction. According to police, a 13-year-old female juvenile reported she was walking eastbound, on the south side of the street, near the 400 block of East Boone Street. While walking, the suspect, who was travelling eastbound, pulled alongside her in a dark…read more

SALINE COUNTY SEES FIRST POSITIVE TEST FOR COVID-19

SALINE COUNTY SEES FIRST POSITIVE TEST FOR COVID-19

SALINE COUNTY, IL — The Egyptian Health Department was notified Sunday about a 49-year-old Saline County man who has tested positive for coronavirus. According to a press release from the Egyptian Health Department, the man is at home and doing well. He had already been self-quarantined and followed appropriate guidelines prior to notification of the confirmed results.…read more

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