Annual Superman Celebration Begins Today in Metropolis

METROPOLIS – The 41st Annual Superman Celebration gets underway today and runs through Sunday in Metropolis. It’s sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Metropolis. This year’s celebrity guests include Helen Slater, who played the title role in the 1984 film Supergirl and returned to the TV series of the same

Carmi Police Make Drug Arrest Following Traffic Stop Tuesday

CARMI – A Carmi woman is facing drug-related and other charges after Carmi Police received a report from an eyewitness that the woman was driving erratically eastbound on Oak Street at Conger Avenue around 1:50 Tuesday afternoon. Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter says an officer saw 30-year-old Ashleigh N. Webb cross the center line into


MT. VERNON – The University of Illinois Jefferson County Extension Office will be holding a 4-H Robotics camp later this month. The camp for youth in fourth grade and older is set to run from June 17 through the 21. Ramona Girtman, with the Extension Office, says there will be three sessions for kids with

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Tuesday Shooting in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are searching for a 31-year-old man in connection with a Tuesday night shooting that sent one person to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. According to Mt. Vernon Police, detectives were able to identify Calvin D. Webster as a suspect in the shooting that was reported around 7:36

Man Reportedly Shot Tuesday Night in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – A male victim was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after multiple gunshots were reported in the 2300 block of Perkins in Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon Police responded around 7:35 after receiving reports of the shots fired into a vehicle, with one person struck and transported by private vehicle to SSM Good


MT. VERNON – A 55-year-old Mt. Vernon woman is awaiting extradition to Missouri after she was arrested Friday on a warrant charging her with sex crimes. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Susan M. Potts on a Lawrence County, Missouri warrant. According to online Missouri court records, the warrant for Potts’ arrest was issued last May.

Crossville Man Sentenced for Aggravated Domestic Battery

CARMI – A Crossville man will spend the next five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for aggravated domestic battery stemming from an incident between him and his father last month at the father’s home in Crossville. White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud says 52-year-old Andy L. Scarlett will have to serve 85 percent