Sunday Evening Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrest in Carmi

CARMI – A Carmi woman is facing drug-related charges after she was pulled over by Carmi Police for being a revoked driving just after 5:30 Sunday evening at Cherry and Jessup streets. According to a Carmi Police arrest and booking report, police found inside 65-year-old Diane Strong’s purse a meth pipe, 1 gram of cannabis

Lane Closure Set for March 18 on I-57 in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that there will be a lane closure this coming week. This work will be north of Exit 83. The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18 and will extend through Tuesday, March 19. Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure

Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released to WMCL News by the Benton Police Department Thursday. A Mt. Vernon man was arrested for domestic battery after Benton Police were called out to the 100 block of West Adams Street Wednesday morning in reference to a domestic disturbance. Police say 26-year-old McKenzie N. Green was charged