Benton Police Report

BENTON – Benton Police arrested a Benton man on May 3 for theft of utility services. Police say 38-year-old Brandon R. Fitzpatrick was charged and taken to the Franklin County Jail. A Benton man was arrested and charged with resisting a peace officer after Benton Police were called out to the intersection of Frisco and

Part of IL 148 in Energy Closing for Road Work

ENERGY – Illinois 148 in Energy will be closed north of the intersection with Grand/McCree Road starting Friday night at 6 and continuing until Tuesday morning at 6, weather permitting, so a culvert can be replaced. According to IDOT, message boards will be in place to remind you about the closure. You must seek alternate

Two Injured in White County Crash Tuesday

NORRIS CITY – Two people are recovering after being involved in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in White County. According to Illinois State Police, 60-year-old Joseph M. Muff of Norris City was driving his pickup truck south on U.S. 45 behind a tanker truck going the same direction driven by 31-year-old Nickolas R. Shiever of

Marion Man Behind Bars on Drug, Gun Charges

MARION – A Marion man was arrested on drug and gun charges following a traffic stop and a search of his home Tuesday in Marion. Marion Police Chief Dawn Tondini says 24-year-old Kashmer A. Barnes was stopped at the intersection of South Court and Goodall streets. After police pulled Barnes over, they could smell cannabis

Shawnee National Forest to Host Free Kids Fishing Derbies

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Shawnee National Forest will host two kids fishing derbies for children ages 5 to 15 on Saturday, May 19. This is a free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No fishing license is needed, and some bait will be provided. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Registration begins

West Frankfort City Council Meets Tonight

WEST FRANKFORT – The West Frankfort City Council has a lengthy agenda for tonight’s meeting that starts at 6 at City Hall on North Jefferson Street. Among the items for possible action include rescinding the donation of specific vacant lots to the Morthland Foundation, appointing supervisory positions within the city along with the payment of