Johnston City Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Offenses

BENTON – A Johnston City man was sentenced to federal prison Monday for methamphetamine offenses. U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce says 22-year-old Julian V. Rodriguez, who had previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and one count of distribution of methamphetamine, was sentenced to 188 months

Monday Afternoon Crash in Carbondale Injures City Cop, Woman

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale Police squad car was involved in a two-car crash Monday afternoon in Carbondale. Illinois State Police say around 4:10, a Carbondale police officer was on duty at Mill Street and University Avenue when he received a radio call indicating another officer needed assistance. The officer stopped at the red light eastbound

Honeywell Idling Metropolis Plant, Reducing Staff by 170

METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) — Honeywell says it is idling its plant in the southern Illinois city of Metropolis and reducing the workforce by 170 employees along with contractor positions. The Honeywell Metropolis Works Facility converts uranium into uranium hexafluoride, which is used to produce enriched uranium for fuel in nuclear power plants. The Southern Illinoisan

Mt. Vernon Woman Accused of Drug-induced Homicide

MT. VERNON – Bail has been set at $200,000 for a 25-year-old Mt. Vernon woman who was arrested Friday for alleged drug-induced homicide. According to court records, Zia Flowers is accused of delivering a substance suspected of being heroin to a man who then died of an overdose on Nov. 12. The investigation is ongoing.

Carbondale Encourages Residents to Recycle Old Trash Cans

CARBONDALE – Carbondale residents – who find themselves with unneeded trash cans following the new trash cart rollout – have several options to choose from. Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox says residents can keep their old can and use it for other purposes, pass it on to someone who needs it, bring it to

Temporary Area Closings during Deer Seasons at Rend Lake

REND LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake says several recreation areas will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first weekend of this year’s firearm deer season. Areas affected by the closure that begins today and runs through Sunday include the North Sandusky picnic area and campground;