Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Benton Police Department on Monday, Aug. 13. On Aug. 8, 2018 at approximately 3:40 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Main in reference to a male suspect threatening a female with a gun. Upon investigating, police arrested Deron K. Foster, age

Fatal Crash Reported Monday Night on I-64 in Washington County

NASHVILLE – A 30-year-old Addieville man was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Washington County. According to Illinois State Police, Zachary Waltrip was traveling eastbound around 7:45 when a tire on his 2003 Ford 4-wheel drive truck failed, sending the truck into a skid. The truck apparently slid off the

Three Injured in Monday Afternoon Crash on I-64 in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – Three people were injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County. According to Illinois State Police, 62-year-old Rita Humphrey of Paducah was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-64. Humphrey continued until she hit a vehicle, driven by 81-year-old Warren Wildman, of Shoals, Indiana, in the

New Lawyer Attacking Conviction in SIU Student’s Death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — A new defense attorney for the man convicted in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student has won a delay in his sentencing as he aims to have the conviction thrown out. A judge on Monday pushed back sentencing for 24-year-old Gaege Bethune of Eldorado until Sept. 17. He