West Frankfort Man Faces Drug Charges after Traffic Stop in Benton

WEST FRANKFORT – A West Frankfort man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in the 400 block of Huddelson Street in Benton late Monday night. Benton Police say upon investigating, 26-year-old Timothy D. Schultz was arrested and charged for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of cannabis. He was

Potential Winter Weather System Expected Later This Week

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah is currently monitoring a potential winter weather system expected later this week. According to Forecaster Ashley Ravenscraft, right now, it looks like the timing will be late Friday afternoon through Sunday morning as a storm system tracks east across the northern Gulf Coast states. While it is

Severin Announces District Office Location Change

MARION – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this week that his district office in Marion is changing locations. Severin says the new 117th District office will be located in the Futiva Building on Halfway Road in Marion as of the New Year. Rep. Severin’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to

Mt. Vernon Police Investigating Monday Shooting

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are investigating after a 21-year-old Chicago man was reportedly shot in the back Monday afternoon. Police say around 2, the victim went up to a home in the 500 block of 17th Street and told residents he had been shot in the back and needed medical help. The victim

Report of Drug Activity Lands Benton Man in Jail

BENTON – A Benton man is facing drug related charges after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies along with the West City and Benton Police Departments received a tip regarding drug activity Sunday. Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says 50-year-old Randy L. Carter was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine with

Black Ice Causes Accidents Saturday in Franklin County

BENTON – Black ice was a factor in a few accidents in Franklin County Saturday morning. Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says around 12:30 a.m., Zachary W.M. Rock of Herrin was driving west on Illinois 149 when his vehicle skidded on black ice across the eastbound lane and struck a guardrail. Rock then spun back

Mt. Vernon Couple Behind Bars on Drug-related Charges

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon residents are in the Jefferson County Jail after the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team served a narcotics related search warrant on a North 6th Street home in Mt. Vernon Friday. The search warrant was the result of an investigation by the Mt. Vernon Police