Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced for Battery of Police Officer

MT. VERNON – A 20-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony battery of a police officer. Kymir McGee pleaded guilty to Class 2 felony aggravated battery to a peace officer in exchange for charges of Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing

Cobden Man Heading to Prison for Aggravated DUI

JONESBORO – A Cobden man has been sentenced to prison for aggravated DUI. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds says 47-year-old Roy Scott Johnson will serve three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated driving while under the influence – a Class 2 felony. Johnson will serve

Plumbers Replacing Water Meters in Mt. Vernon Monday

MT. VERNON – Starting Monday, plumbers will begin replacing water meters in Mt. Vernon. Sixty meters across town will be replaced as a test of the equipment before full scale replacement begins. Workers will knock on doors and alert homeowners of the replacement. The homes will be without water for 15 minutes during the swap.

IRS Scam Reported in Marion and Jefferson Counties

CENTRALIA/MT. VERNON – The Marion County and Jefferson County sheriff’s offices are alerting residents that scammers have been busy the past few days. Both agencies have received numerous complaints from citizens who have received an automated phone message from someone claiming to be from the IRS and threatening that residents will be arrested if they

Marion Police Narcotics Unit Makes Two Drug Arrests

MARION – The Marion Police Department Narcotics Unit cited a man Monday on drug charges after receiving a complaint last week that drug sales were taking place in a specific apartment at the Motel Marion on West Main Street. Police say the target of the investigation was 35-year-old Carl W. Boyce. A narcotics unit detective