Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced on Home Burglary, Drug Charge

MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon man was sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Friday. Court reports indicate 49-year-old Willie Vaughn was sentenced to 20 years each on felony charges of residential burglary and possession of heroin. Those sentences will run concurrently. Vaughn had pleaded guilty in May to entering a

Two Reportedly Dead in Rural Jackson County Home

MURPHYSBORO – A death investigation is underway in Jackson County. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call just after 12 a.m. Monday reporting two people possibly dead inside a home located in rural Murphysboro. Detectives and crime scene investigators from the sheriff’s office and the Jackson County Coroner’s Office were sent

Mt. Vernon Drug Raid Leads to Two Arrests

MT. VERNON – An early Friday morning drug raid resulted in two arrests in Mt. Vernon. The joint Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team served a search warrant at 615 Harrison Street. Twenty-six-year-old James Matthew Hicks and 26-year-old Meghan J. Hicks were taken into custody after quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, cannabis,

Benton Man Arrested for Possessing Meth

BENTON – A Benton man wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on child endangerment charges was arrested by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies in West Frankfort Thursday on a drug charge. Sheriff Don Jones says 25-year-old Nicholas A. Galloway of Benton is charged with possession of more than 15 grams of methamphetamine. The

CCHS Taking Nominations for First Responder Award

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Community High School is accepting nominations for its First Responder Award. Every year, the school acknowledges the hard work and dedication of first responders throughout Jackson County at a home football game. The CCHS Game Committee is asking community members, families and supervisors to nominate first responders who go above and beyond the