Man Jailed on Burglary, Drug Charges in White County

CARMI – White County Sheriff Doug Maier says a man has been arrested in connection with a burglary from White County Coal Sunday and on June 24 of this year. The sheriff says information led to a home where 40-year-old Danny L. Stephens lives located at 651 County Road 1375 East in Carmi. A vehicle

Relay For Life Festival of Hope Is Saturday in Marion

MARION – The Relay for Life Festival of Hope, which includes Williamson, Franklin, Saline and Gallatin counties, takes place Saturday at the Pavilion of the City of Marion in Marion. Officials say you’re invited to come out and help beat our biggest rival – cancer. The Survivor Lap will happen at 5 p.m., then the

MVFD Responds to Chemical Spill Wednesday Morning

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Fire Department responded to a Roundup spill Wednesday morning on Mt. Vernon’s west side. Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent says around 9:15, they received a call that a truck carrying totes of concentrated Roundup had two totes fall off the truck and onto the pavement as it turned

Rep. Bryant Talks Infrastructure Following General Session

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — With Illinois’ new budget and the infrastructure bills now law, State Rep. Terri Bryant says is talking about the legislation signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Bryant says with or without Republican support, the bills were going to pass. She wanted to make sure her district and Southern Illinois got their fair share

Hinkle Named Interim District Commander of ISP District 19

CARMI — District 19 of the Illinois State Police has a new commander in charge. Lieutenant Lance Hinkle began his duties as Interim District Commander on June 1. Hinkle is a native of Wayne County. He comes back to District 19 after service the past three years out of District 12 Effingham, most recently as

Chapman Sports Complex to Host Special Olympics Tournament Saturday

WOODLAWN — The Chapman Sports Complex in Woodlawn will play host to a Special Olympics tournament Saturday. The Woodlawn Community Foundation’s President, Sherry Williams, says they are happy to bring the community together for this event. Williams says they are still looking for some volunteer umpires for the tournament. Games will start at 9 a.m.

Williamson County Sheriff and Coroner’s Offices Investigating Fatal Crash

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamson County Coroner’s Office are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Stotlar Road at the intersection with Bloomington Road. According to Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick, the crash occurred at about 7:45 Thursday morning.  It involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Any further

FCEMA Director Reminds Us to Be Prepared for Earthquakes

BENTON – In the wake of the recent earthquakes and powerful aftershocks in California, these events remind us that an earthquake could happen at any time right here in southern Illinois. Franklin County Emergency Management Director Ryan Buckingham says we live in two active seismic zones – the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the Wabash

Two Men Arrested Following Report of Shots Fired in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – Two men are facing gun-related charges after Saline County Central Dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting shots being fired in the 1000 block of Dorris Street in Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon. According to a post on the Harrisburg Police Department Facebook page, police learned from dispatchers that two males were seen firing guns in