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Marion High School Cancels Wed. Classes for Bed Bug Inspection

Marion High School Cancels Wed. Classes for Bed Bug Inspection

MARION – Marion Unit 2 School District has cancelled Marion High School classes Wednesday due to professional inspections for bed bugs, which were discovered in the school Tuesday. Treatment for bed bugs began is ongoing and will continue tomorrow. School officials believe the issue was isolated to two adjacent classrooms and necessary precautions have been taken. The school…read more »

Franklin, TN Man Arrested and Charged for Solicitation, Battery

Franklin, TN Man Arrested and Charged for Solicitation, Battery

MT. VERNON – A Franklin, TN man was arrested Saturday and charged after allegedly locking a female employee of the Double Tree Inn on Potomac Boulevard in his hotel room with him. Mt. Vernon police responded to a complaint from the hotel’s front desk clerk that 44-year-old Thomas Harmon made a sexual proposition to one…read more »

Union County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Dongola Hemp Theft

Union County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Dongola Hemp Theft

DONGOLA – The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where approximately $2 million of hemp was stolen from a field last week. According to a release, 42 acres of hemp were stolen between November 1-14 from a field east of Dongola. Hemp was also stolen recently from a warehouse facility in the western…read more »

Carbondale Man Sentenced Friday for Aggravated Battery, Probation Violation

Carbondale Man Sentenced Friday for Aggravated Battery, Probation Violation

MURPHYSBORO – A Carbondale man was sentenced in Jackson County Court Friday after pleading guilty to aggravated battery to a child and admitting to violating conditions of probation. Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr said the aggravated battery to a child charge against 35-year-old Terrill Travis arose from a July 24 incident when Travis injured…read more »

Residents of West Frankfort Main St. Building to Vacate by Nov. 20

Residents of West Frankfort Main St. Building to Vacate by Nov. 20

WEST FRANKFORT – The city of West Frankfort said those living in a building deemed “dangerous and unsafe” by a recent Franklin County Circuit Court order have until Nov. 20 to find a new home. According to a press release via the City of West Frankfort’s Facebook page the 101 W. Main St. building will…read more »

Two Mt. Vernon Men Indicted Friday on Meth Charges in Southern District

Two Mt. Vernon Men Indicted Friday on Meth Charges in Southern District

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon residents were indicted Friday for methamphetamine-related offenses. Malcolm Brooks, 36, and Garry V. Gilliams, 40, were named in a seven-count indictment where the two men conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine within the Southern District of Illinois between December 2018 and April 2019. The two men were also accused…read more »

Carbondale Police Searching for Two Suspects from Wednesday Home Invasion

Carbondale Police Searching for Two Suspects from Wednesday Home Invasion

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects allegedly involved in a home invasion in the 900 block of E. Park St. Wednesday night. According to police, two suspects entered the home around 5:30 p.m. with one suspect displaying a handgun and demanding money. The suspects stole property and fled on foot in an unknown direction.…read more »

Benton City Council Passes Resolutions on Sewer Surcharge, Wastewater Treatment Funds

Benton City Council Passes Resolutions on Sewer Surcharge, Wastewater Treatment Funds

BENTON – The Benton City Council passed a resolution Tuesday involving the sewer surcharge and a resolution restricting funds for the wastewater treatment plant debt reduction and infrastructure. According to City Clerk Brook Craig, the surcharge was previously only covering debt reduction, now it’s exclusively for sewer infrastructure improvements. The resolution allows the revenue fund to continue…read more »

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