Identity of Woman Found Dead in Rural Zeigler Confirmed

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says detectives have confirmed the identity of the woman discovered in a rural area west of Zeigler. The woman’s name is not being released until her family is notified according to the sheriff. The woman was found by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle. Authorities were notified and the

Suspects Sought in Recent Burglary in Herrin

HERRIN – The Herrin Police Department is asking for your help in finding the suspects in a recent burglary that happened on Rushing Drive not far from Logan Park in the area of the Orthopedic Institute and the Central Hospital for Animals. Two vehicles were broken into. The suspects were seen leaving in a White

Marion Man Sentenced on Drug and Theft Charge

MARION – A Marion man was recently sentenced in Williamson County Court to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a 2014 unlawful drug delivery charge – a Class 2 felony – and three years in IDOC for a 2015 theft charge – a Class 3 felony. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti

Williams-Cox Sworn-in as Saline County Clerk

HARRISBURG – A new County Clerk begins work today in Saline County as Jimi Williams-Cox was sworn in Wednesday night to finish the term vacated by the death of Roger Craig. Craig passed shortly after his election in November. Williams-Cox, who was recommended by the county’s Republican leaders, will serve the remainder of the two-year

Franklin County Sheriff Report for January 8-9

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports the following incidents that happened on Tuesday and Wednesday. Deputies responded to a crash around 2:10 Tuesday morning on Creek Nation Blacktop near Zeigler. They arrested 22-year-old Benjamin D. Grubbs of Christopher for driving under the influence and gave him a ticket for failure to reduce speed

Crash This Week in West Frankfort Kills Motorcyclist

WEST FRANKFORT – One is dead after a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Franklin County. According to the West Frankfort Police Department, the accident happened on the 300 block of South Logan Street when the motorcycle was struck by a car. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries. The name of the motorcyclist

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area starting Friday evening and continuing through Saturday morning. A storm system will bring a period of wintry precipitation starting late Friday afternoon in southeast Missouri and Friday evening in southern Illinois. In southern Illinois, the wintry precipitation will