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Belle Rive Man Sentenced to IDOC for Delivering Meth

MT. VERNON – A 59-year-old Belle Rive man was sentenced last week to 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty earlier this month in Jefferson County Court to delivery of methamphetamine. Bradley Gammon failed to appear in court last summer in both Jefferson and Wayne county courts. Gammon was ultimately

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Information

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

Weekend House Fire in Mt. Vernon Claims Two Lives

MT. VERNON – A Sunday morning house fire in Mt. Vernon claimed the lives of a young mother and her 14-month-old baby. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, 18-year-old Ashley Cheatham and her baby son Brendon Pauling were killed in the Sunday morning fire at 1213 South 24th in Mt. Vernon. The baby’s father,

Forensic Falcons Win Individual Titles at RAFL

HARRISBURG, Ill. (Jan. 13, 2022) — The Southeastern Illinois College Forensic Falcons earned a silver medal in overall team competition Jan. 7 and 8 at the online Region IV-Affiliated Forensic League (RAFL) Tournament, claiming silver in individual events and silver in debate. Stonefort’s Haley Rice earned a gold medal in individual events sweepstakes at the

Bost Votes Against Democrats’ Attempt to Federalize Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) Thursday voted against House Democrats legislation to federalize elections. In an attempt to circumvent Senate procedural hurdles, Speaker Pelosi replaced a bipartisan NASA bill with this partisan attempt to overhaul elections. “After nearly a year of one-party Democrat control in Washington, President Biden has failed miserably at enacting

MVPD Seeking Your Help in Locating Indiana Woman

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 20 year old woman. Keriaye Winfrey is from Indianapolis, IN, but was last seen at 11:35 a.m. Sunday, January 9 at the CVS Pharmacy in Mt. Vernon, IL. She is possibly trying to get to California. Winfrey is

Illinois Secretary of State Offices Closing for Another Week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — All Illinois Secretary of State departments will not conduct in-person transactions including driver services for another week, until Jan. 24. The agency Thursday citing the continued high number of COVID-19 cases statewide for extending the closure. The Secretary of State offices and facilities first closed on Jan. 3, due to the