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Centralia Man Likely to Face Federal Charges in Connection With $750k Drug Bust

Centralia Man Likely to Face Federal Charges in Connection With $750k Drug Bust

CENTRALIA — A 31-year-old Centralia man is likely facing federal charges following his arrest last week in connection with nearly $750,000 worth of drugs and cash seized by the Centralia Police Department. Carlos Scott is currently facing a Class X felony charge in Marion County Court of distributing methamphetamine and his bail has been set…read more

CENTRALIA MAN ARRESTED FOR THE TRAFFICKING OF FENTANYL

CENTRALIA MAN ARRESTED FOR THE TRAFFICKING OF FENTANYL

CENTRALIA, IL — A 30-year-old Centralia man has been arrested in connection with a covert investigation by Centralia police into the street trafficking of drugs in the area. According to Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson, Donald R. Hemmings was taken into custody Monday in connection with complaints received by the CPD, along with information developed into drug…read more

Night’s Shield Shelter to Host Open House for new Family Advocacy Center

Night’s Shield Shelter to Host Open House for new Family Advocacy Center

WEST FRANKFORT, IL — The Night’s Shield Children’s Shelter in West Frankfort invites you to an open house for its new Family Advocacy Center Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 301 E. Garland St. in West Frankfort. Lindsay Schroeder (Shray-der), family and youth services program director at The Night’s Shield, says…read more

Mt. Vernon Enters 40-year Water Service Agreement with Woodlawn

Mt. Vernon Enters 40-year Water Service Agreement with Woodlawn

MT. VERNON, IL — The City of Mt. Vernon has amended the water service agreement with the Village of Woodlawn. The City Council approved an extension during Monday’s meeting to continue to sell water to Woodlawn for 40 years. Woodlawn’s average purchase amount from Mt. Vernon is around 6,060,000 gallons per month. City Manager Mary…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 7-7-2020

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 7-7-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News: All arrests below occurred Monday, July 6th, 2020. 48-year-old Michael Wheeler of Mt. Vernon was arrested for Criminal Damage to State Supported Property while in custody at the JCJC. 46-year-old Joseph Westbrook of Tamms was arrested for Overweight…read more

Authorities Searching for potential drowning victim in Rend Lake

Authorities Searching for potential drowning victim in Rend Lake

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL — Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says a search for a man believed to have went into the water from a boat at Rend Lake Marina Monday afternoon will continue today. Around 5:10 p.m. Monday, sheriff’s deputies along with personnel from the Rend Lake Army Corps of Engineers, IDNR, the Sesser Fire Protection District,…read more

Mt. Vernon Police Department Treading Through Understaffing

Mt. Vernon Police Department Treading Through Understaffing

MT. VERNON — While the Mt. Vernon Police Department continues to protect and serve the city’s residents, they are doing it shorthanded. The city currently only has 29 officers on the payroll that can patrol out of the 43 budgeted for the department because of a variety of officer departures. Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent…read more

CDC Reporting Drop in Children Getting Routine Vaccinations Amid COVID-19

CDC Reporting Drop in Children Getting Routine Vaccinations Amid COVID-19

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — A recent CDC report shows that routine childhood vaccinations have dropped because of families staying at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. One local health department is encouraging residents to stay on top of protecting themselves and others from preventable illnesses. Shawnna Rhine with the Southern Seven Health Department says calls to…read more

Centralia police seize $750k worth of drugs in largest drug seizure

CENTRALIA — Bail has been set at $500,000 dollars for a 31-year-old Centralia man arrested last week as part of what Centralia police are calling the largest drug seizure in the history of the area. Carlos Scott has been charged in Marion County Court with Class X felony distribution of between 100 and 400 grams…read more

CENTRALIA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC FOR BRUTAL BEATING OF TEEN

CENTRALIA MAN SENTENCED TO IDOC FOR BRUTAL BEATING OF TEEN

CENTRALIA, IL — A 49-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Wednesday in Marion County Court to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the severe beating last summer of a 15-year-old boy on a Centralia street. Christopher James pleaded guilty in November 2019 to one of two Class 3 felony charges of aggravated battery…read more

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