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Police Presence Heightened in Carbondale Middle School After Threat

Carbondale – The Carbondale Police Department will be on-site at the Carbondale Middle School today after a potential threat of violence was investigated by the school. According to an email sent out by Carbondale Middle School Principal Carmen Williams-Bonds, the school and the CPD have made an investigation into threats voiced by a student that…read more »

Body Found in Jackson Co. Possibly That of Missing Dowell Man

Body Found in Jackson Co. Possibly That of Missing Dowell Man

Jackson Co. – A death investigation is underway after a body was found in rural Jackson County yesterday. According to a release from the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office, the body was found near Campbell Pond and is believed at this time to be the body of 43-year-old William Stroud of Dowell. Stroud was reported missing…read more »

Unprecedented Spring Flooding Possible, US Forecasters Say

Unprecedented Spring Flooding Possible, US Forecasters Say

NOAA (AP) – The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of them at risk of major inundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its…read more »

Bank Robber, 82, Gets Jail, Home Confinement

Benton (AP) – An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. Federal Judge Phil Gilbert told Arthur Bays that he’s never seen a criminal as old as him. He says he struggled with a sentence Thursday. Bays had a toy gun…read more »

Oak Street Sewer Work Continues in Carbondale

Oak Street Sewer Work Continues in Carbondale

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale continues connecting sewer services to the new sanitary sewer along Oak Street. Due to this work, Oak Street, between Washington and Marion streets, is closed to thru traffic until further notice. For more information, contact the City of Carbondale Engineering Division at (618) 457-3270.read more »

IDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closure in Saline Co.

IDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closure in Saline Co.

Saline Co. – IDOT says there will be an upcoming road closure on Illinois 142 in Saline County starting late next week, weather permitting. Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 29, Illinois 142 will be closed between Phipps Road and Douglas/Francis Road – one mile south of the Hamilton County line – so a…read more »

Five Hospitalized in Union Co. Wreck

Five Hospitalized in Union Co. Wreck

Union Co. – Three children and two adults were sent to a St. Louis hospital after a crash on Tuesday. According to Illinois State Police, driver 27-year-old Jimmy L. White, of Mounds, was traveling north on US Highway 51 approximately 1 mile south of Dongola. The vehicle left the right side of the road and…read more »

Contract Awarded for Tear-Down of Two Cairo Public Housing Complexes

Alexander Co. – The Alexander County Housing Authority is awarding a contractor $1.9 million for the demolition of the Elmwood and McBride Public Housing Complexes in Cairo. A release from the ACHA states that RCRA, Inc. of Benton will raze the 278 housing units, which had been condemned due to unsafe and unhealthy conditions. The…read more »

One Hurt in I-57 Wreck in Williamson Co. Early Tuesday Morning

One Hurt in I-57 Wreck in Williamson Co. Early Tuesday Morning

Williamson Co. – One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-57 in Williamson County early Tuesday morning. According to Illinois State Police, 57-year-old Juda Faye Brown of Jacks Creek, TN was driving south in the left lane on I-57 at milepost 46 around 5:15 when she had a tire blow out that caused her semi…read more »

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