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Marion man arrested in multi-state child sex crime case

Marion man arrested in multi-state child sex crime case

MARION, IL — A Marion man has been arrested and charged in connection with the production of child pornography. According to a press release from Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 7, 19-year-old Joshua Bloodworth was arrested Wednesday. While conducting an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation, ISP DCI Zone 7 and agents…read more

Centralia woman sentenced for defrauding Secretary of State’s office

Centralia woman sentenced for defrauding Secretary of State’s office

SPRINGFIELD, IL — A 58-year-old Centralia woman was sentenced Thursday in U.S. Federal Court in Springfield to 18 months in prison after she previously pleaded guilty to part of a federal indictment accusing her of defrauding the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office and the Illinois Department of Revenue of nearly $350,000. Candace Wanzo, a former…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 6TH, 2021

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 6TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 32-year-old Tashia McClain of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for a Probation Violation. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at the…read more

Marion County sheriff to resign end of June, blames police reforms

Marion County sheriff to resign end of June, blames police reforms

MARION COUNTY, IL — New and proposed police reform laws are being blamed for the resignation of a local law enforcement leader. Marion County Sheriff Rich Stevenson has announced his last day on the job will be June 30 and in a letter to the Marion County Board he points to new police reform laws…read more

Centralia man federally indicted for meth shipped in TV

Centralia man federally indicted for meth shipped in TV

CENTRALIA, IL — A 31-year-old Centralia man is back in custody in connection with a drug bust by the Centralia Police Department last summer but this time he is facing a federal indictment. Carlos Scott was initially arrested July 1st of  2020, on a Class X felony charge of distribution of between 100 and 400…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 5TH, 2021

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 5TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 23-year-old Mazahria Ladd of Mt. Vernon was arrested Sunday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Criminal Trespass to a Residence & Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. 26-year-old Nickolas Furlow of Mt.…read more

CENTRALIA MAN ARRESTED FOR APRIL STABBING OUTSIDE WAMAC BAR

CENTRALIA MAN ARRESTED FOR APRIL STABBING OUTSIDE WAMAC BAR

WAMAC, IL — A 53-year-old Centralia man is in the Marion County Jail following his arrest Sunday night in connection with an April 4 stabbing after closing time at a Wamac bar. According to Wamac police, James Miller was involved in a physical altercation with 26-year-old Michael Daiber, of Breese, outside McGuire’s Grill and Bar in Wamac.…read more

FLORA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC IN HOTEL STABBING CASE

FLORA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC IN HOTEL STABBING CASE

CLAY COUNTY, IL — A 40-year-old Flora man was sentenced Monday in Clay County Court to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated battery stemming from a stabbing incident in December 2020. Shane Highsmith was arrested after stabbing multiple people December 27, 2020, at a Flora hotel. He was charged with…read more

POLICE, FIRE, CODE ENFORCEMENT SHUT DOWN HOME MOTEL

POLICE, FIRE, CODE ENFORCEMENT SHUT DOWN HOME MOTEL

CENTRALIA, IL — City officials on Monday put a stop to all operations at the Home Motel on West Noleman in Centralia and declared all rooms of the facility uninhabitable. According to Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson, after several months of inspections by state and local officials every single room in the facility was found to have…read more

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Thursday Night Live!

Thursday Night Live!

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day – Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday.The museum converts the back patio and lawn into a third space, giving the community members a place to gather, network, and enjoy the beautiful southern Illinois summer and scenery. Thursday Night Live is a no-pressure way to engage first…

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