Three Injured in Crash on Route 51 in Jackson County

ELKVILLE – Route 51 just north of Truax Traer Road in rural Elkville was shut down for two hours Monday afternoon due to a two-vehicle injury crash. According to a preliminary investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:45 a vehicle going south, driven by Kesha N. Eaton, was hit when another vehicle going

Carbondale Considers Biodegradable ‘Natural’ Burials

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Carbondale City Council is considering allowing “natural” burials that involve biodegradable materials and no chemicals. The Southern Illinoisan reports the city is discussing altering its code to allow the process at Oakland Cemetery. Southern Illinois funeral director Samuel Perry provided information from the Green Burial Council. The council sets standards

MARION MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL FIREARM VIOLATION

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A Marion man has been sentenced to federal prison for a firearm offense. According to court records, 37-year-old Reginald L. “Reggie” Cavitt, who previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, will spend the next 36 months in prison, to be followed by two

CARBONDALE MAN CHARGED WITH METHAMPHETAMINE OFFENSE

BENTON – A Carbondale man made his initial appearance in federal court Thursday to face charges of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Court records show that 37-year-old Kevin W. “Dink” Page was charged in a one-count indictment returned on Aug. 7 by a federal grand jury sitting in Benton. The indictment