Major Gas Leak, Water Main Break in Benton Wednesday

BENTON – The Benton Water Department says all water service has been restored west of North and South Main streets from Webster to McFall in Benton after a major water line break happened Wednesday evening. Officials say there was a break in a 10” water main. Residents were told to conserve water. A boil water

Two Hamilton County Roads to Close for Construction

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Highway Department will be improving Tucker’s Corner Road and Akin Road between points a half-mile east of Tucker’s Corner to Campbell Corner Road intersection starting Monday and continuing through the end of this month, weather permitting. Sections of the road will be closed to through traffic during this process. Tucker’s Corner

Suspects Sought for Using Stolen Checks at Anna Walmart

ANNA – The Union County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying two subjects who allegedly made purchases using stolen checks from the Sikeston, Missouri area at Walmart in Anna last Thursday afternoon. If you know the identity of either of these people, contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 833-5500. Photos: Anna Police

MVPD Alerts Residents about Several Car Burglaries

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department is currently investigating several car burglaries that have taken place in various areas of town. Police say that in every case the vehicles have been unlocked and loose items were taken. Police remind residents to always lock their vehicles and remove any valuables inside. Anyone with information

Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Benton Police Department on Monday, Aug. 13. On Aug. 8, 2018 at approximately 3:40 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Main in reference to a male suspect threatening a female with a gun. Upon investigating, police arrested Deron K. Foster, age

Fatal Crash Reported Monday Night on I-64 in Washington County

NASHVILLE – A 30-year-old Addieville man was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Washington County. According to Illinois State Police, Zachary Waltrip was traveling eastbound around 7:45 when a tire on his 2003 Ford 4-wheel drive truck failed, sending the truck into a skid. The truck apparently slid off the

Three Injured in Monday Afternoon Crash on I-64 in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – Three people were injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County. According to Illinois State Police, 62-year-old Rita Humphrey of Paducah was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-64. Humphrey continued until she hit a vehicle, driven by 81-year-old Warren Wildman, of Shoals, Indiana, in the