Moore Enters Open Plea to Reduced Meth Conspiracy Charge

MT. VERNON- A 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man scheduled for trial Tuesday on meth conspiracy charges instead filed an open plea of guilty to a reduced charge. Dewayne Moore was originally charged in Jefferson County Court with a Class X Felony conspiring to obtain 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine with two other subjects and deliver

McLeansboro House Fire Claims Life of Disabled Man

MCLEANSBORO – A Sunday afternoon house fire has claimed the life of a 57-year-old disabled McLeansboro man. Clarence Jones reportedly activated his “Life Alert” call around 3:30 Sunday afternoon and informed emergency dispatchers that he had fallen out of his chair and couldn’t get back up. According to Hamilton County Coroner Steve Bowling, when first

Meth Conspiracy Trial Set to Begin in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – The jury trial of a 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man on meth conspiracy charges is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Jefferson County court. Dewayne Moore has been charged in Jefferson County Court with a Class X Felony conspiring to obtain 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine with two other subjects and deliver that

Sunday Fire Destroys Mt. Vernon Home

MT. VERNON – An early Sunday morning fire destroyed a home located at 917 Perkins in Mt. Vernon. The residents were able to get out of the home safely and called the fire department to report the fire. Firefighters found heavy flames visible when they arrived. Despite a quick knockdown of the fire inside the