Four Injured in Single-vehicle Crash in Jackson County

GRAND TOWER – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on Power Plant Road near Route 3 in Grand Tower early Tuesday morning. An investigation revealed that a pickup truck was traveling east on Power Plant Road near Route 3 when it lost control and left the roadway. The truck

Illinois Judge Throws Out Conviction in SIU Student’s Death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has thrown out an Eldorado man’s murder conviction in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student. A Jackson County judge vacated Gaege Bethune’s first-degree murder conviction Monday in the death of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese. A jury had convicted Bethune in June in the suburban Chicago

Carbondale Police Seeking Volunteers for ‘Pumpkin Patrol’

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are looking for volunteers who would be interested in working the police department’s sponsored Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol.” It will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. The police department has sponsored the Pumpkin Patrol since 1992. Volunteers wearing orange safety vests and driving vehicles

WPS to Celebrate Opening on New West Frankfort Office

WEST FRANKFORT – A Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Wisconsin Physician Services new location in the West Frankfort Mall is set for 2 this afternoon. State Representative Dave Severin and State Senator Dale Fowler will both be in attendance, along with Mayor Tom Jordan and City Council members. You’re invited to attend.

Peoples National Bank Issues Warning for Text Message Scam

CENTRALIA — Peoples National Bank is warning the public about a text message scam going around stating that there has been questionable activity on your debit card. They say the text message is an attempt to collect personal credit or debit card information, and stress that callers should never give their account numbers or personal