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McLeansboro, Hamilton Co. Come to Agreement on Central Dispatch Services

McLeansboro, Hamilton Co. Come to Agreement on Central Dispatch Services

Hamilton Co. – The Hamilton County Board approved a six-year agreement with the city of McLeansboro to provide Central Dispatch services at Tuesday night’s meeting. According to WQRL’s Barry Wright, the board unanimously approved the agreement 4-0, with county board chair Brad Miller absent. The city of McLeansboro will pay the county $48-thousand the first three years…read more »

DeSoto Woman Sentenced to 20-years in Prison On Murder-for-Hire Charges

DeSoto Woman Sentenced to 20-years in Prison On Murder-for-Hire Charges

Jackson Co. – A DeSoto woman is set to spend the next 20-years behind bars after pleading guilty to a murder-for-hire plot to kill her husband. According to a release from the Jackson Co. State’s Attorney’s Office, Carmen Stonemark was sentenced to 20-years in prison for solicitation to commit murder and concealment of a homicidal…read more »

Semi/Tractor Wreck Under Investigation in Perry Co.

Semi/Tractor Wreck Under Investigation in Perry Co.

Perry Co. – A semi vs tractor wreck that took place Saturday in Perry Co. is under investigation. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened on Route 154 when the driver of the semi, 55-year-old Michael Loos of Pinckneyville, attempted to pass a combine driven by another Pinckneyville man, 34-year-old…read more »

Two Harrisburg Men Behind Bars Following Tuesday Shootout

Two Harrisburg Men Behind Bars Following Tuesday Shootout

Harrisburg – Two Harrisburg men are behind bars after a shootout Tuesday evening. According to a release from the Harrisburg Police Department, Central Dispatch alerted officers to reports of shots being fired at around 4:35 Tuesday evening on the 1000 block of Dorris Street in Harrisburg. Officers learned that two men, 36-year-old Christopher Ward and…read more »

Investigation Underway Following Fatal Johnson Co. Shooting

Investigation Underway Following Fatal Johnson Co. Shooting

ISP – An investigation is underway following a deadly shooting in Johnson County Monday night. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, officers were called to a home in rural Grantsburg at around 6:00pm for a death investigation. When they arrived the owner of the home, 75-year-old Henry Bullock told officers that his…read more »

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