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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Announces School Resource Officer Program

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has formed a School Resource Officer program. The program’s goal is to maintain a safe learning environment and build positive relationships with students, parents, educators, and school administrators. The sheriff’s office believes that positive police presence in schools will greatly reduce violence, acts of physical aggression, and other

Man Makes Threat Toward Harrisburg Walmart, Taken Into Custody

HARRISBURG – A Saline County man found himself in trouble with law enforcement after making a threat toward the Harrisburg Walmart Tuesday morning. According to Harrisburg Police, Saline County Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a Harrisburg Walmart employee around 9:50 a.m. saying that a man had entered the store, approached the customer service

SSM Health Illinois Installs Weapons Detection Units

MT. VERNON – You may notice new equipment at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital emergency entrances starting November 28, 2022. The AI-based touchless weapons detection units, Evolv Express®, were recently installed at the emergency room entrances. Ray Gilbert, Regional Security Manager at SSM Health Illinois mentions, “At SSM Health

Christmas on the Square Saturday in McLeansboro

MCLEANSBORO – Christmas on the Square sponsored by the Hamilton County Rotary Club happens this Saturday in McLeansboro. There will be several events for you to check out. There will be a Breakfast with Santa, a Holiday Bazaar, Santa’s Workshop, a Lighted Christmas Parade, Games in the Courthouse Basement, a Visit with Santa and Free