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I-57 Four-Vehicle Crash in Jefferson County Injures Six

I-57 Four-Vehicle Crash in Jefferson County Injures Six

JEFFERSON COUNTY – A four-vehicle injury crash happened Sunday afternoon on southbound I-57 at milepost 102 in Jefferson County. According to Illinois State Police, 32-year-old Jeffery A. Pannell from De Queen, AR was driving a pickup truck north on I-57 as a SUV driven by 29-year-old Aric S. Karraker of Kankakee was driving north in front of…read more »

Police Searching for Orient Man Missing Since Oct. 9

Police Searching for Orient Man Missing Since Oct. 9

ORIENT – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Orient man. Thirty-four-year-old Joshua R. Brock was last seen at noon on Oct. 9 leaving his home in Orient on a bicycle. Family members said they have not spoken with him since, according to police. Brock is a white…read more »

Amazon Storage Units Destroyed by Fire in Carterville

Amazon Storage Units Destroyed by Fire in Carterville

CARTERVILLE – A fire early Sunday morning destroyed several storage units at Amazon Storage, located on Pin Oak Drive in Carterville. Police and first responders arrived to the scene. Several fire departments were called in help fight the blaze. No word at this time as to how the fire started. The state fire marshal is investigating.read more »

Farmers, John Deere Suppliers Worry About Strike Impact

Farmers, John Deere Suppliers Worry About Strike Impact

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker’s factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia after the United Auto Workers union rejected a…read more »

Three Southeast Missouri Residents Charged in Illinois Woman’s Disappearance

Three Southeast Missouri Residents Charged in Illinois Woman’s Disappearance

MARBLE HILL, Mo. (AP) – Three southeast Missouri residents are charged after an investigation into the disappearance of an Illinois woman. Bollinger County Sheriff Casey Graham said the family of 21-year-old Brianna Roberts, of Southern Illinois, reported her missing on Thursday. Investigators determined Kaitlyn Morgan and Eric Nanney, of Glen Allen, Missouri, were the last people…read more »

Belleville Nurse Pleads Guilty to Five Drug Fraud Charges

Belleville Nurse Pleads Guilty to Five Drug Fraud Charges

BELLEVILLE (AP) – A Belleville nurse, Angela Mohler, 40, pled guilty to five counts of obtaining drugs by fraud on October 13. According to court documents, Mohler worked as a nurse for senior care and nursing facilities from 2018 to 2021, including facilities in Edwardsville, Belleville, Lebanon, and Caseyville. She used her position of trust to…read more »

Ford Foundation to Divest Millions From Fossil Fuels

Ford Foundation to Divest Millions From Fossil Fuels

The Ford Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, announced Monday that it will divest millions from fossil fuels, following similar investment decisions made by other sizable foundations in recent years. Ford Foundation President Darren Walker said in a statement 0.3% of the foundation’s endowment was directly invested in fossil fuels.…read more »

SSM Health Expanding COVID-19 Therapy Access

SSM Health Expanding COVID-19 Therapy Access

MT. VERNON – Two of the region’s largest health care systems are expanding access to COVID-19 therapy. BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States, and SSM Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies. For…read more »

Johnston City Man Sentenced 12 Years on Meth Charge

Johnston City Man Sentenced 12 Years on Meth Charge

WILLIAMSON COUNTY – A Johnston City man recently pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine – a Class X felony – and was sentenced in Williamson County to 12 years in state prison. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 38-year-old Timony E. Long was arrested for possessing 114 grams of meth following a traffic…read more »

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