SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Monday announced the approval of $958,096 in grants for seven wildlife habitat projects through the Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program. The program provides for enhancing game and non-game wildlife habitat through projects developed by not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities. Funding for the
CENTRALIA – Members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team executed a search warrant for illegal drugs Friday at 3369 East Richview Road in rural Centralia, resulting in multiple arrests. Seven people were taken into custody during the operation and taken to the Jefferson County Justice Center. Members of the
FAIRFIELD – A Wayne County judge on Monday approved a motion allowing a 25-year-old defendant access to a computer while he’s in custody on charges he murdered his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2014. Brodey Murbarger was arrested in October 2020 after a Wayne County Illinois grand jury indicted him for the 2014 murder of Megan Nichols.
Indiana Man Accused of Murdering Fairfield Girl Petitions Court for Electronic Device While in Custody
FAIRFIELD – A 25-year-old Indiana man accused of murdering a 15-year-old Fairfield, Illinois girl and disposing of her body in a shallow grave in 2014 has petitioned the Wayne County Court to allow him access to a computer or electronic tablet while he’s in custody. Brodey Murbarger was arrested in October 2020 after a Wayne
MT. VERNON – Multiple people were arrested early Wednesday morning after the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Office High-Risk Team executed two narcotics search warrants in Mt. Vernon. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, after both residences were secured, the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force Narcotics Unit searched
MT. VERNON, IL (January 20, 2021) – SSM Health began providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 1B patients on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, Phase 1B includes persons aged 65 years and older and frontline essential workers. Currently, vaccines are being administered at our primary care office in Mt. Vernon
VALIER – Longtime Valier Village President Martin Buchanan has passed away. Franklin County officials made the announcement regarding Buchanan’s passing Wednesday afternoon in a written statement on their Facebook page. Buchanan served the Village of Valier for more than 50 years. The statement from Franklin County read “His dedication to the village and the public