Identity of Woman Found Dead in Rural Zeigler Confirmed

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says detectives have confirmed the identity of the woman discovered in a rural area west of Zeigler. The woman’s name is not being released until her family is notified according to the sheriff. The woman was found by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle. Authorities were notified and the

Crash This Week in West Frankfort Kills Motorcyclist

WEST FRANKFORT – One is dead after a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Franklin County. According to the West Frankfort Police Department, the accident happened on the 300 block of South Logan Street when the motorcycle was struck by a car. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries. The name of the motorcyclist

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area starting Friday evening and continuing through Saturday morning. A storm system will bring a period of wintry precipitation starting late Friday afternoon in southeast Missouri and Friday evening in southern Illinois. In southern Illinois, the wintry precipitation will

Williams-Cox Sworn-in as Saline County Clerk

HARRISBURG – A new County Clerk begins work today in Saline County as Jimi Williams-Cox was sworn in Wednesday night to finish the term vacated by the death of Roger Craig. Craig passed shortly after his election in November. Williams-Cox, who was recommended by the county’s Republican leaders, will serve the remainder of the two-year

West Frankfort Man Faces Drug Charges after Traffic Stop in Benton

WEST FRANKFORT – A West Frankfort man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in the 400 block of Huddelson Street in Benton late Monday night. Benton Police say upon investigating, 26-year-old Timothy D. Schultz was arrested and charged for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of cannabis. He was

Potential Winter Weather System Expected Later This Week

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah is currently monitoring a potential winter weather system expected later this week. According to Forecaster Ashley Ravenscraft, right now, it looks like the timing will be late Friday afternoon through Sunday morning as a storm system tracks east across the northern Gulf Coast states. While it is