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Carbondale Teen Killed After Being Hit by Truck

Carbondale Teen Killed After Being Hit by Truck

Jackson Co. – A Carbondale teen has died after being hit by a truck last night. According to a release from the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office, they received a 911 call at just after 6 last night reporting that a person had been hit by a vehicle on Highway 51 near Fox Road outside of…read more »

US 60/62 Bridge in Cairo Closed Through Rest of the Year

US 60/62 Bridge in Cairo Closed Through Rest of the Year

IDOT – The US 60/62 bridge connecting Illinois to Missouri at Cairo is closed for repairs. According to a release from IDOT, crews will be making pier repairs and using temporary shoring, which will require a complete closure to traffic. The work is expected to be completed just in time for the new year, with…read more »

Ewing Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Ewing Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Franklin Co. – A Ewing man is facing charges following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse. According to Franklin Co. Sheriff David Bartoni, 52-year-old Arnold Saltsman of Ewing was arrested on Thursday in on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges. The release said that the arrest was the result of a months-long investigation.…read more »

Two Dead in Thanksgiving Day Wreck in Jackson Co.

Two Dead in Thanksgiving Day Wreck in Jackson Co.

Jackson Co. – Two people died as a result of a Thanksgiving night crash near the intersection of Old Route 13 and Country Club Road in rural Murphysboro. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies and first responders arrived on scene around 5:30 p.m., they found a gray 2008 Chevy Impala driven by…read more »

Missing Vienna Man Found Safe

Missing Vienna Man Found Safe

Vienna – Vienna Police say an elderly man reported missing Saturday night was found safe yesterday. According to a release from the Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office, 91-year old Ralph Martin was reported missing at around 10:00 Saturday night. The release stated that he had a condition that put him in danger. Yesterday afternoon the post…read more »

Mt. Vernon Woman Injured in Williamson Co. Crash

Mt. Vernon Woman Injured in Williamson Co. Crash

Williamson Co. – A Mt. Vernon woman is recovering following a single-vehicle accident in Williamson Co. over the weekend. According to a release from the Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at around 5:25 Saturday morning on Illinois 148 at Grass Rd. when a vehicle being driven by 35-year-old Holly Steward of Mt. Vernon…read more »

Another Arrest Made in Carbondale Home Invasion, Shooting

Another Arrest Made in Carbondale Home Invasion, Shooting

CARBONDALE – Another arrest has been made in connection with a home invasion and shooting that took place earlier this month in Carbondale. The investigation revealed the victim was an acquaintance of the three suspects. Detectives identified one of the suspects as 18-year-old Kerwin J.C. Watson, Jr. of Carbondale. A warrant for home invasion was…read more »

Nearly $1.2M to be Returned to Illinois Residents Via ‘Money Match’ Program

Nearly $1.2M to be Returned to Illinois Residents Via ‘Money Match’ Program

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is expected to return $1.2 million to nearly 13,000 Illinois residents in the coming weeks through the state’s ‘Money Match’ program.   Checks will be issued after the address is confirmed to be correct. Since 2018, the ‘Money Match’ program generated 122,000 claims and returned almost $13 million to…read more »

Ameren Illinois Warning of Scams Amid Moratorium Extension

Ameren Illinois Warning of Scams Amid Moratorium Extension

SPRINGFIELD – Ameren Illinois recently extended the disconnection moratorium to all residential customers through March 31, 2021. Now the company is warning of those attempting to scam others with a disconnect threat if they do not make a payment. Arleen Williams, supervisor with Ameren, said there are several factors to look for in scams.   The…read more »

Over 260 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Sothern Illinois Tuesday

Over 260 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Sothern Illinois Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 9,469 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 125 additional deaths. Health departments across southern Illinois reported 264 cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 674,089 cases, including 11,677 deaths statewide. Local case breakdown: Williamson County: 46 Jackson County: 42 Jefferson County: 38…read more »

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