Marion Police Report for July 26-30

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department for July 26-30, 2018: Amber Schauf, 32, of Marion was arrested for Domestic Battery in the 1100 block of West White Street on July 26, 2018. Melissa Pena, 27, of Pittsburg was issued a citation for Retail Theft on July 27, 2018 in

Search of Herrin Home Leads to Man’s Arrest on Drug-related Charges

HERRIN – A man was arrested on drug-related charged after the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and the Herrin Police Department executed a search warrant at a home in the 300 block of South 17th Street in Herrin Thursday morning. According to a Southern Illinois Enforcement Group press

SSM Health Offering Back to School Physicals

BENTON – The beginning of the 2018/2019 school year is just around the corner. Among the back-to-school activities that students must take care of is completing a “back to school” physical. SSM Health in Southern Illinois is offering a $35.00 fee for students who need to complete their “back to school” physical as the new

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to IDOC on Marion County Drug Charge

CENTRALIA – A 40-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County court to three years in prison for possession of under five grams of methamphetamine. Samuel Powe pleaded guilty to the charge last October, but failed to appear for his sentencing hearing. A $20,000 warrant was then issued for Powe’s arrest. He has

MVPD: Shooting Victim Uncooperative with Investigation

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are challenged in their investigation in to a Monday night shooting that sent one man to SSM Good Samaritan Hospital with two gunshot wounds. According to Acting Police Chief Trent Page, officers have received limited cooperation from the victim and while the information they received indicated the shooting happened

Franklin County EDGE Program Holds Kickoff Event in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – Franklin County Entrepreneurial Development, Growth and Education, or EDGE for short, held a kickoff for the program Monday at the Franklin County Country Club in West Frankfort. The program is geared toward juniors and seniors in each Franklin County high school and is designed to provide these students with an entrepreneurial spirit