Benton Woman Arrested for Animal Cruelty

BENTON – A Benton woman was arrested Thursday on an active Franklin County warrant for cruelty to an animal. Benton Police say 71-year-old Carolyn J. McClintock was taken to the Franklin County Jail.      

WMCL’s Withers Named 2018 Illinois Broadcaster of the Year

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Broadcasters Association has bestowed their most prestigious award upon a local broadcaster. Dana Withers is the 2018 recipient of the IBA/Vincent T. Wasilewski Broadcaster of the Year award. Withers is the president of Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications, owner of WMCL and many others in the region. Withers is a past

Proposal Fails That Would Send SIU-Edwardsville More Funding

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University’s board of trustees voted Thursday not to reallocate state funding from the school’s Carbondale campus to its Edwardsville campus. The proposal to move an additional $5.1 million to the Edwardsville campus was made to reflect changes in the number of students enrolled at each site. It also included

Buckner Residents Without Power Wednesday Night

BUCKNER – Two-hundred-ninety-three Ameren Illinois customers in Buckner were without power for a few hours Wednesday night after a large tree fell into a power line breaking the power pole carrying three different power sources. Brian Bretsch, with Ameren, says the power outage started at 6:45 p.m. Crews were called out to assess the situation

Rend Lake Dam Road Closed April 16-23 for Repaving

BENTON – Rend Lake Dam Road will be closed to all traffic starting Monday so contractors can safely repave and restripe the road. The road will be closed through mid-morning on Monday, April 23 according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake. The area affected begins at the intersection of Dam Road

Ridgway Man Injured in Gallatin County Crash Tuesday

OMAHA – A Ridgway man was involved in a single-vehicle injury crash in Gallatin County Tuesday morning. Illinois State Police say around 11:40, 26-year-old Dave R.V. Trimamez was driving his 2017 Toyota south on Route 1 at Harrell Street in Omaha when for unknown reasons he drove into the west ditch and struck a culvert