Horse Killed in Barn Fire in Jefferson County Wednesday

MT. VERNON – A horse was killed Wednesday in Jefferson County when a fire destroyed a large pole barn and all of its contents. According to Jefferson Rural Fire Protection, when firefighters arrived at the Phillip Morton property – in the 17000 block of Knox Road northeast of Mt. Vernon – a 50 by 100

Jury Finds Man Guilty in Spero Family Services Burglary

MT. VERNON – A Jefferson County jury deliberated approximately 15 minutes Tuesday before handing down a guilty verdict in a burglary case stemming from an April incident at Spero Family Services. Nineteen-year-old Sydney Pecora was found guilty of felony burglary of a house of worship. According to police reports, officers responded in April to a

Police Search Johnston City Home, Arrest Two on Drug Charges

JOHNSTON CITY – Two people were arrested on drug charges after the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, Illinois State Police SWAT Team and the Johnston City Police Department executed a search warrant at a home located in the 800 block of West Broadway Street in Johnston City Thursday. Officials say 63-year-old James Hutchison was placed under

Centerstone Receives State Grant for MAT Pilot Program

CARBONDALE, Ill. (August 8, 2018) – Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, Wednesday announced it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (DHS/SUPR) to increase treatment resources for persons with Opioid Use Disorders throughout Southern Illinois. Centerstone and its partners were among

No Sentencing Delay in Southern Illinois Student’s Death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — A judge says he intends to go ahead with next week’s sentencing of a man convicted in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student even though the man wants to fire his defense attorney. Twenty-four-year-old Gaege Bethune of Eldorado told the judge Tuesday he wasn’t satisfied with how his

Two Recovering Following Semi vs. Car Crash near Anna

ANNA – Two people are recovering following a crash involving a car and a semi around 11 Wednesday morning on northbound I-57 at Route 146 near Anna. According to Illinois State Police, the semi – driven by 49-year-old Derek Adams of Houston, Texas – exited the interstate at exit 30 and proceeded down the ramp

Carterville Police Chief Resigns, Interim Named

CARTERVILLE – Carterville city leaders will begin the search for a new police chief after Police Chief Heather Reno submitted her resignation Monday. It was effective immediately according to WSIL-TV. Deputy Chief Mike Flanigam is serving as interim Police Chief. Reno was named Police Chief in Carterville in April 2015 after serving for many years

Missing Mississippi Juvenile Found in Williamson County

MARION – The sheriff’s office in Williamson County says a missing juvenile from Olive Branch, Mississippi was found Sunday morning at Lake of Egypt. According to Sheriff Bennie Vick, the juvenile went to the Lake of Egypt Fire Department on Lake of Egypt Road and asked firefighters to contact proper authorities. He was accompanied by