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Mt. Vernon Man Arrested on Cocaine Charge

MT. VERNON – A 24-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested over the weekend on a warrant charging him with delivery of cocaine. Lamar Williams Junior was arrested Saturday by Mt. Vernon Police. He was formally charged Monday in Jefferson County Court with Class 1 felony delivery of between 1 and 15 grams of cocaine. Williams

Murbarger Murder Trial Set for January 18

FAIRFIELD – A January jury trial has been scheduled in the case of 25-year-old Brodey Murbarger who is accused of murdering his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2014 and then hiding her body in a shallow grave in rural Wayne County. Murbarger appeared via Zoom for a brief pre-trial conference in Wayne County Circuit Court Tuesday where

Pre-K Screenings Set for September 20 at SIC in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – Wabash Ohio Valley Special Education District will be conducting free prekindergarten screenings Monday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Southeastern Illinois College’s Learning Commons located in A building in Harrisburg.  The screenings take about 45 minutes and include hearing, vision, speech, language and coordination tests. Head Start personnel will be

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested and Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges

MT. VERNON – A 53-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Thursday morning in Jefferson County Court with being an armed habitual criminal following a High Risk Team operation Wednesday morning. Anthony Dennis was arrested when around 6:30 Wednesday morning the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team served a knock and announce