MT. VERNON – Jurors have been selected in the 2020 Jefferson County case of a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man accused of murdering his father. Traviel Gibson has remained in the Jefferson County Jail since his May 2020 arrest he appeared in court both Monday and Tuesday in street clothes and without restraints. Gibson is charged
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 information from our local health departments. Egyptian Health Department Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Hamilton County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Perry County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department Illinois Department of Public Health
MARION – May 29, 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of the deadly F-4 tornado that ripped through Marion. To that end, Mayor Mike Absher states, “As a community, we have the opportunity to pay forward the support we received by donating directly to a community recovering from Hurricane Ida.” The City identified a parish
MT. VERNON – A 24-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested over the weekend on a warrant charging him with delivery of cocaine. Lamar Williams Junior was arrested Saturday by Mt. Vernon Police. He was formally charged Monday in Jefferson County Court with Class 1 felony delivery of between 1 and 15 grams of cocaine. Williams
CARMI – Fire hydrant flushing is underway in Carmi. Flushing will occur nightly Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 a.m. The process should take six weeks. During those times, customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water. The City of Carmi apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
CARMI – IDOT has informed the City of Carmi that construction will continue on Main Street this week, weather permitting. Construction will continue to be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. with traffic control starting at 6 p.m. Please do not park on Main Street during this time.
NORRIS CITY – A man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Norris City. According to Illinois State Police, 39-year-old Stephanie A. Nugent of Enfield was driving her 2014 silver Jeep Cherokee north on South Division Street when she approached the intersection of South Division and East Main streets. During that time, a
SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Thursday awarded over $5.6 million in Adult Literacy Grants to help students develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and English-language skills. Locally, John A. Logan College in Carterville will receive a Community Literacy Grant for $26,200 for its JALC AVL Make a Difference Project.
FAIRFIELD – A January jury trial has been scheduled in the case of 25-year-old Brodey Murbarger who is accused of murdering his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2014 and then hiding her body in a shallow grave in rural Wayne County. Murbarger appeared via Zoom for a brief pre-trial conference in Wayne County Circuit Court Tuesday where
MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department is alerting the public of scenario-based training taking place Thursday and Friday during normal business hours. This mock training scenario will involve multiple first responder agencies, the Illinois State Police and National Guard Specialty Teams. The scenarios will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in