Jackson County Issues Disaster Declaration Due to Flooding

MURPHYSBORO – A disaster declaration for Jackson County including the western portion of the county along the Mississippi River was signed by Jackson County Board Chairman Keith Larkin Wednesday. The sheriff’s office and emergency management officials in Jackson County request that people stay away from areas adjacent to the Mississippi River including the levee system

Annual Superman Celebration Begins Today in Metropolis

METROPOLIS – The 41st Annual Superman Celebration gets underway today and runs through Sunday in Metropolis. It’s sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Metropolis. This year’s celebrity guests include Helen Slater, who played the title role in the 1984 film Supergirl and returned to the TV series of the same

Carmi Police Make Drug Arrest Following Traffic Stop Tuesday

CARMI – A Carmi woman is facing drug-related and other charges after Carmi Police received a report from an eyewitness that the woman was driving erratically eastbound on Oak Street at Conger Avenue around 1:50 Tuesday afternoon. Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter says an officer saw 30-year-old Ashleigh N. Webb cross the center line into


MT. VERNON – The University of Illinois Jefferson County Extension Office will be holding a 4-H Robotics camp later this month. The camp for youth in fourth grade and older is set to run from June 17 through the 21. Ramona Girtman, with the Extension Office, says there will be three sessions for kids with

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Tuesday Shooting in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are searching for a 31-year-old man in connection with a Tuesday night shooting that sent one person to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. According to Mt. Vernon Police, detectives were able to identify Calvin D. Webster as a suspect in the shooting that was reported around 7:36

Man Reportedly Shot Tuesday Night in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – A male victim was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after multiple gunshots were reported in the 2300 block of Perkins in Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon Police responded around 7:35 after receiving reports of the shots fired into a vehicle, with one person struck and transported by private vehicle to SSM Good

Jackson County Man Sentenced for Aggravated Battery

MURPHYSBORO – A Jackson County man is heading to prison for aggravated battery of another man. Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr announced Tuesday that 27-year-old Daniel A. Brooks will serve three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. Carr says Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies received a