Peoples National Bank Issues Warning for Text Message Scam

CENTRALIA — Peoples National Bank is warning the public about a text message scam going around stating that there has been questionable activity on your debit card. They say the text message is an attempt to collect personal credit or debit card information, and stress that callers should never give their account numbers or personal

Carbondale Police Citizen Police Academy Begins Next Week

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are now taking applications for the Basic Citizens Police Academy classes. The academy will be divided into two components consisting of basic and advanced classes. Each academy will have five session beginning on Thursday, Sept. 26 and continuing Thursday, Oct. 10, Thursday, Oct. 24, Thursday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 14.

Pheasant Gets 67 Years for Wife’s Murder

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man convicted in the shooting death of his wife has been sentenced to 67 years in prison. Brian Pheasant of Christopher learned his punishment Friday after a Franklin County jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the Oct. 31, 2016, slaying of 37-year-old Beth Pheasant. The Southern Illinoisan