Donkin: No Threat Made to FCHS Friday, Students Searched

WEST FRANKFORT – As part of its ongoing planning and work on security measures, students at Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort Friday were met with metal detectors and searched as they entered school. Frankfort Superintendent Matt Donkin says school staff was joined by members of the West Frankfort Police Department in their ongoing

Benton Police Arrest Three on Drug Charges

BENTON – Three Franklin County residents are facing drug charges following their arrest Tuesday by the Benton Police Department. Police arrested 42-year-old Patrick S. McClerren on active warrants – for both Franklin and Williamson counties – for failure to appear. McClerren was also charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stolen Items from Construction Sites, Trailers Recovered in Herrin

MARION/MURPHYSBORO – Deputies from the Williamson and Jackson County Sheriff’s Departments along with officers from the Carterville, Herrin and Energy Police Departments served a search warrant at an address on South 17th Street in Herrin Friday. The search warrant recovered property that had been stolen in several construction site burglaries and construction trailer burglaries in