Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 25 Years for 2019 Shooting

MT. VERNON – A 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to 25 years in prison for a shooting last summer that sent one person to the hospital with injuries. Calvin Webster pleaded guilty in October to a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery with a firearm in exchange for

Eleven Arrested Following Months-long Drug Investigation in White County

CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office, Carmi Police and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force arrested 11 people early Wednesday morning on drug-related charges as a result of a months-long investigation called Operation Dealers Choice in White County. Officials say numerous non-drug-related warrants were also served during the detail. More arrests are anticipated. Click

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 15 Years for 2019 Shooting

MT. VERNON – A 38-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to shooting another man in 2019. Myron Seigart pleaded guilty to a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery through the discharge of a firearm in exchange for a Class X