Trump, Bost to Hold Saturday Night Rally in Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO – It seems a rumor circulating late last week about President Donald Trump holding a rally in southern Illinois is going to happen. The President along with Republican Congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro will hold a rally Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro. Doors will open at 1:30 with the rally

Ameren Illinois Warning Customers about Phone Scam

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Ameren Illinois is warning about a new phone scam in the area. The scammer is calling both homes and businesses stating that a payment is needed for service to continue. Ameren reminds customers that they will never ask you to give out personal information over the phone. If you think you have

Appeal Filed to State Supreme Court in Bethune Case

MURPHYSBORO – The special prosecutor in the Gaege Bethune/Pravin Varughese case is filing an appeal to the state Supreme Court. Special Prosecutor David Robinson has filed for a motion to appeal, feeling that the judge used the wrong legal standard in overturning the jury’s guilty verdict. Bethune had been found guilty of first degree murder

Ina Man Arrested for Predatory Child Sex Assault

MT. VERNON – Bail has been set at $200,000 for a 32-year-old Ina man charged Wednesday in Jefferson County court with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Dustin Crone Tuesday night on a $200,000 warrant that was issued earlier that day. He appeared in court Wednesday on