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Former Columbia mayor accused of lying about insurance commission payments

Former Columbia mayor accused of lying about insurance commission payments

COLUMBIA, IL — A former mayor in Southern Illinois is accused of lying to investigators over insurance commission payments. A grand jury indicted Tim Lowry to one count of giving false statements to the Southern Illinois Corruption Task Force. in April 2019. It stems from business handlings with the former mayor of Columbia Kevin Hutchinson. According…read more

More details released on Carlyle Bar incident connected to biker gang feud

More details released on Carlyle Bar incident connected to biker gang feud

CARLYLE, IL — The Clinton County State’s Attorney’s Office has released details into a violent incident earlier this week outside Tipsy’s in Carlyle. According to State’s Attorney JD Brandmdyer, 35-year-old Michael Allen Burton, and 29-year-old Bryson Lee Williams were arrested  Monday and have each been charged with Class X felony armed robbery, Class 2 felony robbery, Class…read more

Centralia man charged with felony meth offenses

CENTRALIA, IL — A 50-year-old Centralia man was formally charged this morning in Marion County Court with felony meth-related offenses. Jackie T. Scanlon was arrested early Thursday morning when Centralia police stopped him on West Broadway for a reported traffic offense. During a search of vehicle Scanlon was a passenger in, officers reportedly located approximately 40 grams of meth…read more

Mt. Vernon man sentenced to 20 years for meth-related charges

Mt. Vernon man sentenced to 20 years for meth-related charges

MT. VERNON, IL — A 35-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to 20-years in prison for his role in the delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine. Antonio Foulks pleaded guilty Thursday to a Class X felony charge of delivery of between 15-100 grams of meth. A Class X charge of aggravated…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JULY 26TH, 2021

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JULY 26TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 36-year-old Sarah Hickman of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Violation of Bail Bond. 19-year-old Shane Johnston of Centralia was arrested Friday by the…read more

DNR Indicates Boating Accidents Shifting to Mostly Non-Motorized Watercrafts

DNR Indicates Boating Accidents Shifting to Mostly Non-Motorized Watercrafts

ILLINOIS (WBC/DANA COMM.) — The trends in boating accidents are shifting. For many, hearing the term ‘boating accident’ conjures up images of bigger, motor-powered watercraft but DNR Conservation Police Captain John Williamson indicates as recreation activities like kayaking and canoeing become more popular, that is where most of the fatalities and emergency response incidents are…read more

Mt. Vernon to host 2021 Heart of America Grazing Conference

Mt. Vernon to host 2021 Heart of America Grazing Conference

MT. VERNON, IL — Mt. Vernon will play host to the 2021 Heart of America Grazing Conference. Kicking off the event will be an informative Pasture Walk Tuesday, August 10th, with dinner to follow on site. Then on Wednesday, August 11th, the conference continues with the educational experience during a full day of conversation at…read more

HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD TRANSFERS ARPA FUNDS TO NEW AMBULANCE SERVICE

HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD TRANSFERS ARPA FUNDS TO NEW AMBULANCE SERVICE

MCLEANSBORO, IL — The Hamilton County Board Tuesday night approved an ordinance authorizing the transfer of $347,457 of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to the Hamilton County Ambulance Service for the purpose of expanding vehicle and equipment capacity. County Board Chairman John Chapman says the new ambulance service has had…read more

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The Black Crowes @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

The Black Crowes @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

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Blackberry Smoke & The Allman Betts Band

Blackberry Smoke & The Allman Betts Band

Tuesday, August 3rd Blackberry Smoke with special guests The Allman Betts Band – Spirit of the South Tour at Saint Louis Music Park on Tuesday, August 3rd Click here for tickets

Foo Fighters @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis

Foo Fighters @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM PRE-SALE • Thursday, June 3rd @ 10am – 10pm | Password = ENCORE ON SALE • Friday, June 4th @ 10am Click HERE to purchase tickets Parking is included in the ticket price, just drive and park! Premier Parking is also available. Act today – You’ll be able to arrive…

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