Mt. Vernon Woman Arrested for Armed Robbery

MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon woman was arrested for armed robbery without a firearm early Thursday.  Authorities with the Mt. Vernon Police Department arrested 40-year-old Heather Rowe after receiving a report at 4:28 a.m. Thursday, that the Circle K location on South 10th Street had been robbed. The report indicated that the female suspect

Carbondale Police Find Missing Mattoon Man in Charleston

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police say that missing Mattoon man they have been looking for was found Tuesday in good held in Charleston, IL. Police say 20-year-old Dylan Patton was reported missing on March 22 after he was last seen at the Amtrak station on South Illinois Avenue on March 18. He was supposed to be

Road Work Planned on Illinois 127 North of Alto Pass

ALTO PASS – IDOT says starting next Saturday, Illinois 127 will be closed about 7.5 miles north of Illinois 146 near Alto Pass so crews can repair the roadway. The road is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26. You should used the marked detour or seek an alternate route. Message boards

Fatal Union County Crash Victims Identified

COBDEN – Illinois State Police Thursday released the names of those killed in a one-car crash in Union County Wednesday afternoon. Officials say they are 28-year-old Cassandra Payne of Herrin and 28-year-old Derrell Smith of Belleville. A one-and-a-half year old girl also died in the crash. Her name was not released. Around 1:10 p.m. Wednesday,

Three Killed in Union County Crash Wednesday

COBDEN – Illinois State Police says three people were killed and another one was injured in a one-car crash in Union County Wednesday afternoon. Officials say around 1:10, the car was going north on Shiloh Road, about a half-mile south of Nance Lane near Cobden, when it ran off the right shoulder of the roadway.

Severin Honors Franklin County Law Enforcement

BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin presented several members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office with certificates of recognition Wednesday for the events that took place on April 12, 2016. Severin and Sheriff Don Jones felt it was necessary to honor these individuals for the roles they played in responding to a situation involving an

Sesser-Valier Superintendent Named Illinois Superintendent of the Year

CHICAGO – Jason Henry, district superintendent at Sesser-Valier CUSD 196, was honored Sunday at the third general session of the IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference as the 2017 Illinois Superintendent of the Year. Chosen annually by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), the award was presented Nov. 20 in Chicago. Henry, who has been an educator for

Dorris Takes Seat on Rend Lake College Board of Trustees

INA – Brian Dorris of Sesser was seated as a new member of the Rend Lake College Board of Trustees Tuesday. Three seats were up for election in April. In addition to Dorris, incumbents Randy Rubenacker of McLeansboro and John Kabat of Scheller won reelection. All three were elected to six-year terms. Dorris is an

Poshard Steps Down as Morthland College President

WEST FRANKFORT – Morthland College in West Frankfort is looking for a new president after Glenn Poshard recently stepped down from the job he took a few months ago. According to WSIL-TV, Poshard was unanimously voted into the position back in February. The college’s board held an emergency meeting last Wednesday and appointed Dr. Tim Morthland

Former Hamilton County Teacher Arrested for Official Misconduct

MCLEANSBORO – Former Hamilton County Senior High School teacher Chad Payne was arrested Thursday morning after a grand jury indicted him Tuesday on two counts of official misconduct, a Class 2 felony.   Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood says Payne was released after he posted $25,000 bond with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Payne,