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Marion Police Searching for Suspect in Vehicle Burglary

Marion Police Searching for Suspect in Vehicle Burglary

Marion – The Marion Police Department is asking for your help in finding the suspect in a reported burglary from a vehicle. According to a post on the Marion Police Department’s Facebook Page, the suspect took a credit card from a vehicle and later used it at Casey’s and Swifty’s in West Frankfort. Anyone with…read more »

Benton City Council to Discuss Sale and Distribution of Cannabis at Meeting

Benton City Council to Discuss Sale and Distribution of Cannabis at Meeting

Benton – The Benton City Council will discuss and possibly move forward with the licensing and zoning for the sale and distribution of cannabis when it meets tonight at 6:00pm at City Hall. The council will also discuss with possible action amending the resolution for the sewer surcharge, a resolution amending the transfer and restriction of funds…read more »

Massac Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Armed and Dangerous Man

Massac Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Armed and Dangerous Man

Massac Co. – The Massac County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding Brian J. Powell, who they believe to be armed and dangerous. Powell is wanted for Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. He has ties to Massac and Pope County. If you know the whereabouts of Brian J. Powell, please contact the Massac…read more »

Ramp Closures Scheduled for New Columbia/Big Bay I-24 Interchange in Massac Co.

Ramp Closures Scheduled for New Columbia/Big Bay I-24 Interchange in Massac Co.

Massac Co. – Ramp closures will begin Tuesday at the New Columbia/Big Bay interchange on I-24 in Massac County, weather permitting, so bridge repairs can begin. According to IDOT,  the southbound exit ramp on the eastbound side and the northbound entrance ramp on the westbound side of I-24 will be closed. Work includes joint reconstruction, deck repairs, overlay…read more »

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Ratify Tentative Agreement; Strike Over

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Ratify Tentative Agreement; Strike Over

Murphysboro – School is back in session in Murphysboro as the week-long teachers’ strike in Murphysboro is over. A tentative agreement was made between the Murphysboro Education Association and School Board last night, and parents were notified that students can come back to school today. In a post on the MEA Facebook page, the union…read more »

Five Year Old Child Recovering Following Shooting in Carbondale

Five Year Old Child Recovering Following Shooting in Carbondale

Carbondale – A 5-year-old is recovering after being shot in Carbondale yesterday. According to a release from the City of Carbondale, officers responded to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to shots fired.  Officers found a 5 year old female gunshot victim.  The Jackson County Ambulance Service treated her at the scene…read more »

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Briefly Closing for Repairs

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Briefly Closing for Repairs

KYTC – The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is temporarily closed this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 8) due to a mechanical issue. According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, repairs will require unspecified parts that will not be available until later in the day. Services are expected to continue this afternoon following repairs.read more »

Evansville Woman Killed as Result of Fall at Garden of the Gods

Evansville Woman Killed as Result of Fall at Garden of the Gods

Evansville, IN – An Evansville woman is dead following a weekend fall at Garden of the Gods in Saline Co. According to a release from WFIE in Evansville, the woman has been identified as 36-year-old Sarah Rappee. Reports say that Rappee was visiting the park when she fell approximately 60 feet on Saturday night. First…read more »

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