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Multi-State Bank Robber Hits Mt. Vernon Bank

Multi-State Bank Robber Hits Mt. Vernon Bank

Mt. Vernon – Mt. Vernon Police believe the Fifth Third Bank may have been a victim Monday of a serial bank robber who has struck banks in multiple other states. Video surveillance from the bank reportedly shows a white man who resembles the suspect in bank robberies in Tennessee and North Carolina, who also did…read more »

Fairfield Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges in Hamilton Co.

Fairfield Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges in Hamilton Co.

McLeansboro – A Fairfield woman pled guilty Monday in Hamilton County Court to unlawful possession of a controlled substance – a Class 4 felony. Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood says 32-year-old Amanda Scott will serve one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections and serve one year of mandatory supervised release. Scott was arrested…read more »

SIU Tops State With Online MBA Program

SIU Tops State With Online MBA Program

Carbondale – Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s online MBA is the highest ranked public university online MBA in the state of Illinois and among the top 1/3 of all rated programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s “2019 Best Online Programs” rankings released today. SIU is tied for the 58th spot on…read more »

Ewing Man Arrested on Grooming Charges

Ewing Man Arrested on Grooming Charges

Franklin Co. – A substitute teacher from Ewing is behind bars on charges of grooming. According to a release from the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Nicholas Price was arrested last night after a warrant was executed at his home. Price is being charged with two counts of felony grooming as well as two counts…read more »

Two-Vehicle Washington Co. Crash Kills One

Two-Vehicle Washington Co. Crash Kills One

Washington Co. – One is dead and another injured after a wreck in rural Washington Co. yesterday evening. According to a release from Illinois State Police, the accident happened at the intersection of county highways 6 and 13 when a vehicle being driven by 51-year-old Randall Koeller of Marissa failed to stop at a stop…read more »

Search Continues for Shawn Murphy; Missing from Johnston City

Search Continues for Shawn Murphy; Missing from Johnston City

Johnston City – The search continues for 42-year-old Shawn Murphy of Johnston City, who was reported missing in December. According to a Facebook page made by Murphy’s family, Murphy was last seen on December 12th at a campsite near Arrowhead lake that he had been camping at with a friend. When the friend arrived back…read more »

Homicide Investigation Underway in Alexander Co.

Tamms – A homicide investigation is underway after a Tamms woman was found dead in her home on Friday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police deputies with the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office received a call to a home in Tamms stating that there was a subject suffering from gunshot wounds. When officers…read more »

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