CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are now taking applications for the Basic Citizens Police Academy classes. The academy will be divided into two components consisting of basic and advanced classes. Each academy will have five session beginning on Thursday, Sept. 26 and continuing Thursday, Oct. 10, Thursday, Oct. 24, Thursday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 14.
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man convicted in the shooting death of his wife has been sentenced to 67 years in prison. Brian Pheasant of Christopher learned his punishment Friday after a Franklin County jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the Oct. 31, 2016, slaying of 37-year-old Beth Pheasant. The Southern Illinoisan
SESSER – Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mt. Vernon couple Thursday for a burglary and theft that was reported Tuesday in rural Sesser. Sheriff Don Jones says deputies arrested 47-year-old Christine M. Whitlock and her husband, 46-year-old David L. Whitlock, and charged them both with burglary and two counts of theft. The burglary and
MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department has a new man in charge, but new chief Trent Page says residents should not expect much change in how the department is run. Page says he understands that many interactions his department has with the public are not positive, and he is thankful for local businesses
MCLEANSBORO – McLeansboro Assistant Fire Chief Jim Morris and Firefighter Walter Rexing were presented with Proclamations of Merit by Mayor Dick Deitz and Fire Chief Leroy Browning at Tuesday night’s McLeansboro City Council meeting. According to a post on the City of McLeansboro’s Facebook page, the Proclamation of Merit is the highest level of recognition
MURPHYSBORO – A Jackson County judge found a 41-year-old Murphysboro man guilty of killing his parents in the home the three of them shared. Keith Ritcheson’s bench trial continued Thursday morning and after three days of testimony concluded around noon with the judge finding Ritcheson guilty of the August 2017 shooting deaths of his parents