Dongola Man Sentenced for Meth Offenses

JONESBORO – A Dongola man has been sentenced to concurrent three year terms in prison for two methamphetamine offenses. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds says 35-year-old Derek S. Goolsby pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and also admitted to a petition for revocation of probation for the original offense of possession of methamphetamine in

Anna Man Heading to Prison for Burglary

JONESBORO – An Anna man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for burglary. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds says 34-year-old Daniel Jacob Bible will also serve a two year period of mandatory supervised release following his time in prison. Bible was found guilty in June by a Union County jury following a

32 Illinois Counties Get Grant Money for Emergency Centers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Emergency management agencies in 32 counties will be getting thousands of dollars each to beef up their emergency operations centers. In a news release, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency says the total of $500,000 in grant money it is awarding will be spent on personal computers, printers, radio base stations, furniture and other items

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced in Drug-induced Homicide Case

MT. VERNON – A 25-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug-induced homicide and drug delivery. Khirece D. Tucker pleaded guilty to the Class X drug induced homicide charge and in a separate case one of three Class 1 counts of

Zeigler City Treasurer Fired over Missing Money

ZEIGLER – Ryan Thorpe is no longer Zeigler City Treasurer. The Zeigler City Council met Tuesday night and voted unanimously to let Thorpe go after he allegedly stole more than $225,000 from the city over the last two-and-a-half years. Thorpe was not at the meeting. According to WSIL-TV, an audit of city finances showed that

President of SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Announces Retirement

MT. VERNON – Mike Warren, President, SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, will be retiring on Oct. 6, concluding a distinguished career spanning three decades. Mike assumed his current role as President of Good Samaritan Hospital in 2008. Prior to this, Mike gained extensive administrative experience serving as Vice President of Clinical Development, Vice President of

Carbondale Man Wanted for Early Sunday Morning Shooting

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are looking for a suspect involved in an early Sunday morning shooting. Police say 27-year-old Terrance J. Curtis of Carbondale is wanted on a warrant charging him with aggravated battery of a firearm. His bond has been set at $500,000. Police say Curtis should be considered armed and dangerous. Around 2:30

Carbondale Police Looking for Missing Man

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are looking for a missing man. Police received a report on Aug. 31 that 49-year-old Joseph Lazzara was last seen at Barnes and Noble, located at 1300 E. Main. St., on Aug. 18. Lazzara was last seen wearing a white shirt and khaki pants. Lazzara is 5’8” tall and weighs about

Marion Man Cited after Crashing Car in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A Marion man was involved in a one-car crash in Carbondale early Sunday morning. Carbondale Police say officers went to the 1800 block of East Main Street around 3:40 a.m. and found a vehicle that had struck the guardrail for eastbound traffic. No one was there. On Monday, police found and identified the