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Centralia Police continue drug busts at two locations over the weekend

Centralia Police continue drug busts at two locations over the weekend

CENTRALIA, IL — The Centralia Police Department has been busy making drug arrests. According to Chief Greg Dodson, around 1:45 Friday afternoon, investigators conducted a search of a known drug residence at 611 East Seventh Street in Centralia. Dodson says the residence has been the source of continuous drug trafficking complaints by area residents and for the…read more

Fairfield man sentenced in 2018 Marion County Drug Case

Fairfield man sentenced in 2018 Marion County Drug Case

MARION COUNTY, IL — A 63-year-old Fairfield man who was part of a multi-agency drug operation in 2018 was sentenced Thursday in Marion County Court to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Steven Cook was one of seven people arrested in the operation. Initially he was charged with three counts of unlawful…read more

Pair of Mt. Vernon Residents Rounded up by MVPD/JCSO High Risk Team on Meth charges

Pair of Mt. Vernon Residents Rounded up by MVPD/JCSO High Risk Team on Meth charges

MT. VERNON, IL — Two Mt. Vernon residents were arrested by the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team Thursday evening after executing a drug search warrant at 13481 N. Dartmouth Lane. 33-year old Christopher L. Webb and 26-year old Jordan A. Crowder were transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center on…read more

CCL class in Mt. Vernon to benefit Family Life Church’s Warming Center

CCL class in Mt. Vernon to benefit Family Life Church’s Warming Center

MT. VERNON, IL — Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Bullard is having a fundraising Concealed Carry License class for Family Life Church’s Warming Center tonight from 4-10pm and Saturday from 8am-6:30pm at Kingdom Seed Ministries. Sheriff Bullard says the donations will do more than just provide to the warming center at the church. Cost of the class…read more

CITY OF MARION TO PUT PERMANENT MURALS ON 10 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS

MARION, IL — The City of Marion is moving along with plans to begin July 1st putting 10 permanent murals on historic buildings located in the downtown area. Allison Hasler, the City’s Director of Community Programs, shares with us where the murals will be located. The City is currently accepting applications from artists for the…read more

Waltonville firefighter injured battling blaze that destroyed Bonnie home

Waltonville firefighter injured battling blaze that destroyed Bonnie home

BONNIE, IL — A Waltonville firefighter suffered minor injuries Wednesday night while working a residential structure fire in Bonnie. According to Assistant Waltonville Fire Chief Scott Pennington, they responded around 6:25 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a fire at a home in the 11000 block of East Bonnie Road. While fighting the blaze, a…read more

Centralia woman arrested on drug charge after citizen helps officers with capture

Centralia woman arrested on drug charge after citizen helps officers with capture

CENTRALIA, IL — Bail was set at $25,000 Wednesday in Marion County Court for a 21-year-old Centralia woman arrested Tuesday in a buy/bust operation by the Centralia Police Department. According to Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson, Brinesha Hall was taken into custody for Possession & Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 500 feet of a…read more

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Bachman-Cummings with special guest Mark Farner’s American Band @ The Family Arena

Bachman-Cummings with special guest Mark Farner’s American Band @ The Family Arena

RESCHEDULED – Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ The Family Arena ON SALE •  PRICES • $103 (Rows 1-7), $93 (Floor), $78 (Lower Level Sidelines), $63 (Lower Level Endzone), $53 (Upper Level) Tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena Ticket Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. Legendary Canadian musicians and songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings announced today a US leg…

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