Arrest Made in Counterfeit Money Investigation in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police have made one arrest following several reports of counterfeit money in the city recently. Police say the counterfeit currency recovered during their investigations depicts the $50 bill. Even though one arrest has been made, police are encouraging businesses to remain vigilant. They encourage business owners to instruct employees who handle money

Morthland College Students Locked Out of Dorms

WEST FRANKFORT – Some Morthland College students got a rude awakening when they tried to move into their dorm rooms Wednesday. They found the doors to the dorms locked because the owner demanded payment of the first semester’s rent up front. School officials were able to resolve the problem with the dorms yesterday afternoon after

Double Homicide Investigation Underway in Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a Murphysboro couple’s deaths are being investigated as a double homicide. Autopsies on Burl and Brenda Ritcheson were done Tuesday. The cause of death was established for both individuals, but that information is not being released at this time. An adult family member who lives at the

Franklin County Preparing for Monday’s Solar Eclipse

BENTON – We’re just a few days away from the Great American Eclipse. While everyone across the country will see at least a partial eclipse, weather permitting, southern Illinois will get to see a total eclipse Monday. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to be in our area for the event. To get you ready

Benton’s New Fire Truck to Arrive Later This Month

BENTON – Benton’s new fire truck is set to arrive around Aug. 30. That was announced during Monday’s night Benton City Council meeting. The truck was approved about a year ago and is coming from Smeal Fire Apparatus out of Omaha, NE. This new truck will replace the current ladder truck that is 30 years

Benton Police Report for Aug. 11-12

BENTON – A Benton woman is facing a retail theft charge after Benton Police officers were sent to 1642 N. Main St. in reference to a retail theft Saturday. Police say 30-year-old Danielle M. McCain was arrested, charged and taken to the Franklin County Jail. Also on Saturday, a Briadwood, Illinois man was arrested for