Wasson Man Faces Gun Charges

WASSON – A Wasson man was arrested for weapon offenses after Saline County deputies executed a search warrant at his home located at 2510 Wasson Road in Harrisburg Thursday afternoon. According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Daniel M. Curry is charged with possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon

Marion Man Arrested Again on Drug-related Charges

MARION – Marion Police conducted another search warrant at a home in the 1000 block of East Reeves Wednesday and arrested a man who was taken into custody in September on drug-related charges and who has been identified by police as a cocaine distributor. Detectives recovered from the home cocaine, cannabis, illegally possessed prescription medication,

Southern Illinois Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — A Southern Illinois police officer faces charges that he sexually assaulted a juvenile. The Southern Illinoisan reports that Ava police officer William F. Fenton was indicted by a grand jury on felony counts of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was arrested on Wednesday by the Illinois State

JCSO Warns of New Phone Scam in Time for Tax Season

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that as it’s getting close to tax time, scammers are busy, again. The sheriff’s office warns of a recent scam in which a computerized message is calling people and claiming to be the IRS. The message claims the person will be arrested if

Carbondale Woman Indicted in Stabbing Death of Boyfriend

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A Carbondale woman has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the Thanksgiving Day stabbing death of her boyfriend. The Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael C. Carr announced Wednesday that 42-year-old Rebecca B. Valentine was indicted by a county grand jury. Valentine was arrested early on

Carbondale Mayor Set to Give State of the City Address Dec. 12

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host the 2017 State of the City Address on Tuesday, Dec. 12 during its monthly luncheon. Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will unveil the city’s new logo and branding. He will also highlight the city’s progress and accomplishments over the last year as well as discuss plans