Williamson County Man Charged with Meth Offenses

BENTON – A Williamson County man was recently indicted for methamphetamine offenses in federal court. U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce says 36-year-old Shaundale E. Johnson of Marion was charged in a two-count indictment charging distribution of methamphetamine. The indictment alleges the offenses occurred on March 17 and 20 of this year in Williamson County. Johnson

Williamson County Man Pleads Guilty on Meth Charge

BENTON – A Johnston City man recently pled guilty to a methamphetamine offense in federal court. U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce says at a plea hearing 21-year-old Julian V. Rodriguez pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and one count of distribution of methamphetamine. Evidence at the

Two Killed in Sunday Morning Crash on I-57 in Union County

ANNA – Illinois State Police today released the name of the driver killed in a Sunday morning crash on I-57 in Union County. Illinois State Police say around 11:10, 49-year-old Tonya K. Mayo of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was driving her car south on I-57 when she left the roadway and crossed the median into the

Mt. Vernon Woman Killed in Crash on I-57 in Jefferson County

INA – A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 Sunday afternoon in Jefferson County has claimed the life of an 18-year-old Mt. Vernon woman and sent a 25-year-old Energy man to the hospital with minor injuries. Illinois State Police say shortly before 1, the Energy man was driving his car north on I-57 at milepost 81

Budget Impasse Forces Closing of Southern Illinois Museum

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The museum at Southern Illinois University has become another casualty of Illinois legislators’ failure to come up with a state budget. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports that due to the ongoing state budget impasse, the museum at SIU-Carbondale will close on July 1. Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says the library

Tennessee Man Charged for Child Sex Solicitation

MT. VERNON – A Tennessee man is in the Jefferson County Justice Center on a $40,000 bond after being formally charged Tuesday with Class 3 Felony indecent solicitation of a child and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The charge alleges that 36-year-old Joshua Banks of Memphis, Tennessee, solicitated a child under the age of 17 to perform

Two Men Arrested for Felony Robbery

MT. VERNON – A pair of Mt. Vernon men were formally charged with Class X Felony Armed Robbery after an incident in which they robbed an individual of police confidence with a knife.  Authorities arrested 43-year-old Bobby G. Berner and 49-year-old Michael A. Jones after an incident on May 23, in which Berner took money

Man Injured in One-vehicle Crash on NB I-57 near West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – A Fairview Heights man was involved in one-vehicle crash on northbound I-57 near West Frankfort Thursday morning. Illinois State Police say around 7:10 a.m., 86-year-old Charles W. Sparks was driving his pickup truck pulling a camper trailer north at mile post 64.5 and when he passed another vehicle on the left, Sparks

Harrisburg Woman Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud

BENTON – A Harrisburg woman was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Benton on her federal bankruptcy fraud conviction. U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce says the court ordered 52-year-old Rietta M. Miller to serve three years of probation with the first six months of that time being spent under home confinement. The court also ordered