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JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 17TH, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 17TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Tuesday, 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; 56-year-old Tommy Gates of Carbondale was arrested Monday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Disorderly Conduct. 55-year-old James Shadowens of Woodlawn was arrested Monday by…read more

Bond set for Louisville man arrested for theft of a transport vehicle

Bond set for Louisville man arrested for theft of a transport vehicle

CLAY COUNTY, IL — Bond has been set at $500,000 for a 54-year-old Louisville man arrested in connection with the weekend theft of a transport vehicle from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Clay County State’s Attorney’s Office, Matthew D. Bickley has been charged with Unlawful Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Criminal Damage to…read more

EARTHQUAKE REPORTED MONDAY IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

EARTHQUAKE REPORTED MONDAY IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — Dozens of people have reported feeling an earthquake in the area Monday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was registered around 7:28 p.m. Monday with an epicenter approximately 4-miles northwest of Mt. Vernon. No damage or injuries have been reported. The quake was initially reported at 2.3 magnitude but has…read more

OFFICIALS RELEASE NAMES OF SANDOVAL BROTHERS KILLED IN SUNDAY CRASH

OFFICIALS RELEASE NAMES OF SANDOVAL BROTHERS KILLED IN SUNDAY CRASH

CLINTON COUNTY, IL — Authorities have released the names of two Sandoval residents killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night that sent a third resident to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss confirmed that 11-year-old Adler Waterbury and his big brother 19-year-old Gage Rollinson were pronounced…read more

OHIO SEMI DRIVER KILLED IN MONDAY CRASH ON I-64 IN WAYNE COUNTY

OHIO SEMI DRIVER KILLED IN MONDAY CRASH ON I-64 IN WAYNE COUNTY

WAYNE CITY, IL — An Ohio man died in a semi crash on I-64 in Wayne County Monday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police, 41-year-old Brian D. Jones of Georgetown, OH was driving his semi with trailer westbound on I-64 at milepost 103 near Wayne City around 5:15 p.m. when for unknown reasons, he struck the concrete…read more

JUVENILE ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING AT HARRISBURG HOME SUNDAY

JUVENILE ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING AT HARRISBURG HOME SUNDAY

HARRISBURG, IL — A juvenile was taken into custody following a weekend incident where he reportedly shot a gun at a home in Harrisburg. Harrisburg Police say just before 3 Sunday afternoon, Saline County Central Dispatch received several 911 calls in regard to an incident that took place at the Harrisburg Township Park. The initial…read more

ISP RELEASE VIDEO OF SHOOTING AT HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ISP RELEASE VIDEO OF SHOOTING AT HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MCLEANSBORO, IL — The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 8 Monday released  video of a shooting that occurred at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in McLeansboro last October. You can view the full video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMDgdjbumuk According to ISP, on October 20 at 12:20 a.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office asked ISP to investigate an officer-involved shooting…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 16TH, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 16TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Monday, 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; 19-year-old Deshawn H. Allen of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday for Failure to Appear & Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. 40-year-old Bradley A. Roeder of Mulkeytown was arrested…read more

Jury finds Centralia man guilty of delivery of narcotics

Jury finds Centralia man guilty of delivery of narcotics

SALEM, IL — A Marion County jury found a 31-year-old Centralia man guilty last week of delivery of narcotics. The jury deliberated for only 30 minutes before finding Donald Hemmings guilty of delivering less than a gram of fentanyl in July 2020. According to Centralia police, Hemmings was arrested during a traffic stop July 6, 2020 after…read more

Longtime Centralia Fire Chief announces retirement

Longtime Centralia Fire Chief announces retirement

CENTRALIA, IL — After almost 25 years of service, Centralia Fire Chief John Lynch announced Thursday that he’ll retire later this month. Chief Lynch joined the Centralia Fire Department in 1997, rose through the ranks, and was appointed Fire Chief on January 15, 2018. While serving as Chief, he’s worked to improve relationships with the surrounding departments to…read more

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