West Frankfort Man Arrested for Grooming, Soliciting Minor

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 29-year-old Dustin C.J. Curry of West Frankfort Tuesday afternoon for grooming – a Class 4 felony – and for solicitation to meet a minor – a second Class 4 felony. Sheriff Don Jones says Curry’s arrest is part of an ongoing investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Cyber

Overnight Fire Destroys Building in Christopher

CHRISTOPHER – Several area fire departments were called in to help Christopher firefighters battle a fire at a building at the intersection of Market Street and Illinois 148 in Christopher around 10 Wednesday night. According to WSIL-TV, half of the building collapsed around 11 p.m. A business was located on the first floor with apartments

Johnston City Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in DOC for Forgery

MARION – A Johnston City woman will spend the next four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for forgery. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says 28-year-old Sherri Dwyer recently pled guilty to four counts of forgery – all Class 3 felonies – for forging checks to Casey’s General Stores in Johnston City and

Ina Man to Serve Decades for Sexual Assault of Young Girls

MT. VERNON (WRXX/WILY) – A 58-year-old Ina man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County court to decades in prison after he was convicted earlier this year of multiple counts of sexually assaulting two young girls. Judge Jerry Crisel convicted Anthony R. Williams in July of two Class 1 felony counts of criminal sexual assault of