Jury Trial Begins in Jefferson County Attempted Murder Case

MT. VERNON – Jury selection was underway Tuesday in Jefferson County for a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man charged with attempted murder for a shooting over the summer that sent one person to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Calvin Webster is charged with four Class X felonies for attempted murder, armed violence, being an

Two Shot in Weekend Shooting at Harrisburg Bar

HARRISBURG – Harrisburg Police are currently investigating an alleged shooting that happened Saturday in the parking lot of Town Square Pub. After receiving a report of shots fired at the bar, police responded and found a 32-year-old man in the parking lot suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Officers also learned that

Leffler: Autopsy Shows Herrin Man Died from Natural Causes

BENTON – Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler says preliminary autopsy results released Friday on the body of a Herrin man found dead Thursday afternoon in a wooded area on South Logan Street in West Frankfort showed that he died from natural causes. Leffler says X-rays were also done on 57-year-old Michael J. Childers. The X-rays

Dana Withers Honored at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

MOUNT VERNON –  Cedarhurst Center for the Arts hosted a reception Thursday night for donors and friends to celebrate the success of the Kimball’s Habitat fundraiser. The event utilized the Mitchell House back patio for the autumn reception with drinks and appetizers served for donors and their guests. The Kimball’s Habitat fundraiser kicked off in