No Injuries Reported in Weekend Shooting in Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO – Murphysboro Police say no one was injured following a report of shots fired around 7:30 Sunday night on Bridgewood Lane. Officers went to that location where witnesses said they saw a black man fire two shots in their direction and then left the scene on foot. The suspect was arrested, but a name

Marion Man Wanted for Violating Protection Order Again

MARION – The sheriff’s office in Williamson County needs your help looking for 37-year-old Ronald “Jimmy” Cox of Marion, who has just been charged in a warrant for violation of an order of protection. Sheriff Bennie Vick says Cox posted bond Thursday on charges of residential burglary, violation of an order of protection, eavesdropping and

Illinois 148 in Christopher to Close for Railroad Crossing Work

CHRISTOPHER – The railroad crossing on Illinois 148, just south of the Illinois 148 and 14 intersection in Christopher, will be closed starting tomorrow morning at 8 for repairs. IDOT says work should be finished by 5 Thursday afternoon. No traffic will be allowed through the work zone during repairs. You should follow the marked

Franklin County Board Calls Special Meeting for Wednesday

BENTON – The Franklin County Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to consider hiring a company to perform a fraud examination for the Circuit Clerk’s office. The meeting will start at 4 in the County Board Room at the Franklin County Government Annex Building, located south of the courthouse in Benton.

Tamms Infant Killed in Monday Morning Crash in Alexander County

SANDUSKY – A one-car crash in Alexander County Monday morning killed a Tamms infant. Illinois State Police say around 7:10, 19-year-old Velencia Holloway of Tamms was driving her car south on Illinois 127 north of Trinity Road in the Sandusky area when someone saw the car leaving the roadway to the right striking a culvert.

Motorcyclist Killed in Herrin Road Crash Identified

HERRIN – We now know the name of the person killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle Saturday afternoon on Herrin Road in Williamson County. Williamson County Coroner Michael “Junior” Burke says 32-year-old Zachary Willard of Johnston City was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries he sustained in the accident. Burke

Two Injured in Thursday Night Crash in Franklin County

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies along with other emergency personnel responded to a crash on Route 34 east of Benton just before 9 Thursday night. Sheriff Don Jones says 16-year-old Austin R. Crawford of Benton was driving his pickup truck east on Route 34 when he attempted to pass another pickup truck driven by

Severin to Hold Office Hours in Herrin Wednesday

HERRIN – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) will be holding satellite office hours at the Herrin City Library, located at 120 N. 13th St., on Wednesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rep. Severin’s office staff will be available to take your opinions about what is going on in Springfield and help you