National Weather Service Forecasters Issue Freeze Watch for Our Area

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Freeze Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning. Forecasters say temperatures will fall below freezing by mid to late evening Thursday, with overnight lows in the middle to upper 20s. Readings will remain below freezing until mid-morning Friday. These temperatures

Two Arrested in Early Monday Morning Raid at Mt. Vernon Home

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon men are in the Jefferson County Jail following their arrests early Monday morning during a High Risk Team search of a home on Casey Avenue in Mt. Vernon. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, 38-year-old Michael W. Upton was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine, while 34-year-old Anthony

Friday Shooting in Woodlawn Under Investigation

UPDATED 6:46 a.m. 10/29/2019 MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has identified one of the suspects believed to be involved in an early Friday morning shooting in Woodlawn. Sheriff Jeff Bullard says 20-year-old Jeremy J. Brock is just one of several people believed to be involved in the shooting in the 500 block

Halloween Trick or Treat Times Announced

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Halloween is Thursday and trick or treating will be happening across the area. The following communities will do trick or treating from 5 to 8 p.m.: Benton, Carbondale, Carterville, Herrin, Marion, West City and West Frankfort. Trail of Treats in West Frankfort will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Du Quoin, Muphysboro,