Saline County Sheriff’s Report for April 9-14

HARRISBURG – The Saline County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests from April 9 through the 14: On April 9: Joshua W. Hurst, age 36, of Harrisburg for Failure to Appear Driving on a Suspended License and a Failure to Appear warrant out of Williamson County. He remains in the Saline County Detention Center. On

Daytime Road Closures Begin Monday on IL 149 in Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO – Daytime road closures will start Monday on Illinois 149 at the Union Pacific Railroad west of Murphysboro, weather permitting. According to IDOT, the closures are necessary so that railroad crews can begin driving pilings for the new bridge. Work will take place during daytime hours only and is expected to last through Thursday,

Tree Care Workshop Set for Monday at Twin Oaks

BENTON – You are invited to learn the latest in tree care during a tree care workshop set for Monday at Twin Oaks Lodge in Benton. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Topics that will be covered include how a tree works and why that’s important, selecting the right tree for the

Carterville Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl

CARTERVILLE – A Carterville man was arrested Friday by Carterville Police on an outstanding warrant for aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, unlawful restraint and domestic battery. Police say the charges against 25-year-old Billy J. Jeralds stem from a reported incident in Carterville involving a 15-year-old girl. Jeralds was taken into custody without incident

Marion Police Report

MARION – Here is the Marion Police Report for April 13-16, 2018: Alisha Gerald, age 25, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested for Domestic Battery on April 13, 2018 in the area of East Union Street. Ashley Byrne, age 27, of Carterville was speeding in the area of West Main Street and 7th Street and

Benton Police Report for April 14-15

BENTON – A West Frankfort man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after Benton Police were sent to the 1000 block of East Webster Street about a hit and run Saturday. Police say 41-year-old Carl G. Gunter was charged and taken to the Franklin County Jail. Two Benton men were arrested and

Naturalization Ceremony Set for Friday at SIU Carbondale

CARBONDALE – The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois will host a Naturalization ceremony Friday morning at 10 at the SIU School of Law in the Lesar Law Building. It’s located at 1150 Douglas Drive in Carbondale. The Southern District of Illinois is one of three federal judicial districts in Illinois