Three Teens Injured in Saturday Night Crash in Eldorado

ELDORADO – Police in Eldorado say three teenagers were injured in a two-car crash Saturday night. Police say the accident happened around 9:30 at the Eldorado McDonald’s when a car pulled out from the restaurant and attempted to cross lanes on Illinois 142. A truck heading south was not able to avoid the car causing

Logan Woman Arrested for Child Endangerment

BENTON – A Logan woman was arrested for endangering the life of a child Thursday. Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says around 5:20 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a suicidal female with children at the home. When deputies arrived, they found 28-year-old Renee L. Zagar intoxicated but unharmed. Zagar was then

Miner Dies in Accident at Hamilton County Coal

DAHLGREN – An accident over the weekend at Hamilton County Coal Mine #1 near Dahlgren has claimed a miner’s life. According to Hamilton County Coroner Steve Bowling, John Ditterline was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Ditterline, of Equality, IL, was found by coworkers pinned underground between an air lock door and a coal rib

Dobbins Named Johnston City Interim Mayor

JOHNSTON CITY – Johnston City has appointed an interim mayor following the passing of Mayor Jim Mitchell earlier this week. At a meeting Thursday night, the city council voted city alderman Doug Dobbins in to take on the final two years of the term. Dobbins will need to decide on vacating his spot as alderman

New Year’s Day Traffic Stop in Benton Leads to Two Arrests

BENTON – Two people are facing charges following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning at the intersection of Iowa and Petroff Road in Benton. Benton Police say upon investigating, 24-year-old Dakota S. Overturf of Whittington was arrested and charged with DUI. Twenty-five-year-old Sarah R. Walters of Marion was arrested and charged for unlawful use of