West Nile Virus Detected in Jackson County Mosquitoes

MURPHYSBORO – Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2018. The mosquitoes were collected on July 18 in and around Murphysboro.   West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected

Authorities Looking for Escaped Inmate from Pulaski County

ULLIN – Authorities in Southern Illinois are searching for an inmate that escaped from the Pulaski County Detention Center in Ullin. According to jail officials, two inmates escaped from the facility, but one has been caught. A description of the escapee on the loose, how the inmates escaped, their identities, when it happened and other

Marion Police Report for July 7-14

MARION – The following information was provided by the Marion Police Department for July 7-14, 2018: Marissa Furlow, 25, of Marion was arrested for Violation of Bail Bond on July 7, 2018 in the 700 block of North Fair Street. Angel Deshazier, 39, of Marion was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property on July 7,

Suspect Sought for Trying to Steal Gaming Systems from Marion Walmart

MARION – Marion Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to steal two computer gaming systems from Walmart in Marion on June 19. The suspect fled the store and left in a dark, four-door vehicle around 4:30 p.m.  If anyone recognizes this suspect, please contact Marion Police at 993-2124. Photos: Marion Police

Herrin Police Arrest Report for June 30-July 9

HERRIN – The following information was provided by the Herrin Police Department for June 30 to July 9, 2018: Holly R. Bloodworth, Age 40 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 06-30-18 for Possession of Controlled Substance, Operating Uninsured Vehicle and Improper Lane Usage. Bloodworth was transported to the Williamson County Jail. ___ Aqwaya M. Waggoner, Age