Five Arrested in Franklin County on Meth Charge

BENTON – Five Franklin County residents were arrested for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine after the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the West City , Benton, West Frankfort and Christopher police departments conducted an arrest warrant detail in Franklin County Wednesday. Officials say those arrested were 26-year-old James

Wind Advisory Issued for Listening Area until 7 Tonight

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a wind advisory that will be in effect until 7 tonight. Forecasters say the strongest winds are expected from mid-morning to late afternoon. Sustained winds will be out of the south to southwest near 30 mph and will gust to 45 to 55 mph at

Carmi ISP Post Releases Activity, Enforcement Figures for February

CARMI – Illinois State Police District 19 in Carmi has released activity and enforcement figures for the month of February.  Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline and Gallatin counties, recorded 947 incidents during the month. Enforcement activity consisted of 257 citations and 828 written warnings, including 116 speeding citations,

Wanted Hamilton County Fugitive Arrested in Kentucky

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton County Sheriff Tracy Lakin says 32-year-old Charles “Andy” Sage III is now behind bars after being taken into custody in Union County, Kentucky overnight. Sheriff Lakin says Sage will go through extradition proceedings and then will be brought back to Hamilton County. Sage was wanted for aggravated domestic battery and was considered

Illinois County Down to One Catholic Church for Weekend Mass

PIOPOLIS, Ill. (AP) — Roman Catholics in a southern Illinois county are down to one church for weekend Mass. A decision to close two of Hamilton County’s three Catholic churches took effect over the weekend. There were no Masses at St. John Nepomucene in Dahlgren or St. Clement of Rome in McLeansboro. They’re now designated