Another Juvenile Arrested in West Frankfort Gun Store Burglary

BENTON – A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for the burglary at S.I. Shooter Supply in rural West Frankfort on May 16. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says the boy is being held in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. He was arrested Wednesday. Jones says a 17-year-old boy has already been charged. At least

Man Arrested for July Burglary, Theft in Thompsonville

BENTON – A Thompsonville man has been arrested for a burglary and theft that had been reported on July 7 in rural Thompsonville. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says 32-year-old Jordan P. Crotser was arrested Thursday. Jones says the investigation continues and believes Crotser may have committed several other thefts. Some of the property has

Rollover Crash Kills One in Jackson County

CARBONDALE – One person died in rollover crash in Jackson County Sunday night. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 8, deputies responded to North Marion Street north of Carbondale regarding a crash with injuries and possible entrapment. When they and other emergency personnel arrived, they found a single SUV on its side on

Severin to Honor West Frankfort Public Servants, Citizens Tuesday

WEST FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dave Severin will be presenting certificates to several public servants during Tuesday night’s West Frankfort City Council meeting. On April 29, the following people saved a woman from a sinking car, during a week that saw unusual flooding – Detective Jeff Tharp, Officer James Trogolo, Officer Jason Yunker, Firefighter Gary

Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash on I-57 in Williamson County

JOHNSTON CITY – One person was involved in a motorcycle crash in Williamson County last night. Illinois State Police say around 7:40, a 46-year-old man was driving a three wheeled motorcycle on northbound I-57 near Johnston City when he lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected as the motorcycle overturned. The bike came to

Carbondale Police Seeking Whereabouts of Missing Man

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help finding a missing man last seen in Carbondale. Police say 20-year-old Dylan Patton was last seen at his home in the 2400 block of South Illinois Avenue on July 6. Patton has been known to visit family in Mattoon/Tuscola area. Patton has also been known to frequent the

Benton to Feel Negative Impact from New State Budget

BENTON – City leaders in Benton are assuring residents that no city services will be eliminated or reduced since state legislators recently passed a budget that calls for a 10 percent state reduction from the Local Government Distribution Fund – a fund the state uses to distribute income taxes locally. It’s estimated that Benton will