Category Archives: Local News

Former Sesser Mayor Facing Several Felony Charges Following January Arrest

Former Sesser Mayor Facing Several Felony Charges Following January Arrest

Sesser – Drug charges are being levied against the former mayor of Sesser. 70-year-old Ned Mitchell, along with 42-year-old Elaina Kays were arrested on January 15th in Sesser after a warrant was served at Mitchell’s home. According to Franklin Co. Court Records, Mitchell now faces multiple charges including manufacture-delivery of fentanyl, possession of a controlled…Read more…

Carbondale Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Marion

Carbondale Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Marion

Marion – A Carbondale man is behind bars on several charges following an incident on Friday evening. According to a release from the Marion Police Department, 35-year-old Jonathan Brown was arrested on the 1300 block of North Carbon Street. Brown faces multiple charges including resisting a police officer, aggravated battery of a police officer, unlawful…Read more…

One Injured in Single Vehicle Wreck on I-57 In Williamson Co.

One Injured in Single Vehicle Wreck on I-57 In Williamson Co.

Williamson Co. – One is recovering after a single vehicle accident on I-57 in Williamson County early this morning. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, 18-year-old Michael Brown of Grand Rapids, Michigan was heading southbound at milepost 44 at around 2:15am when he fell asleep at the wheel and ended up hitting…Read more…

Small Earthquake Hits in Massac Co.

Small Earthquake Hits in Massac Co.

USGS – An earthquake is now confirmed to have hit in the border region between Illinois and Kentucky on Sunday night. According to a release from the United States Geological Survey, a quake measuring at a 2.0 on the Richter Scale hit in rural Massac Co. northwest of Metropolis Sunday night at around 7:07pm. No…Read more…

Suspicious Package Causes Grassy General Store To Briefly Evacuate

Suspicious Package Causes Grassy General Store To Briefly Evacuate

Williamson Co. – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says that suspicious object found Friday night at Grassy General Store was nothing more than a misplaced inert training device. Deputy Brian Murrah with the sheriff’s office says the object was collected as evidence. The investigation into how the device became misplaced continues. The sheriff’s office received…Read more…

Johnston City Shooting Under Investigation; Suspect Apprehended

Johnston City Shooting Under Investigation; Suspect Apprehended

Johnston City – One is behind bars in connection to a shooting in Johnston City early Friday morning. According to a release from the Johnston City Police Department, the shooting took place between 4 and 4:30 on Friday morning on Follis Avenue near 4th Street. The suspect was taken into custody. A victim suffered minor…Read more…

Marion Police Searching for Suspect in Aggravated Robbery

Marion Police Searching for Suspect in Aggravated Robbery

Marion – Marion Police need your help in finding 21-year-old Quovadis C. Myers of Carbondale, who is wanted on an active warrant for aggravated robbery with a firearm.  Police say Myers is a black male, standing 6’1” tall weighing 186 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be in or…Read more…

Harrah’s Metropolis Temporarily Closed Due to Flood Waters

Harrah’s Metropolis Temporarily Closed Due to Flood Waters

Metropolis – With flood waters along the Ohio River rising, Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis is closed  until further notice. The announcement was made last night via their website and social media. The release states that the frequently changing river forecast makes it difficult to accurately determine the date and time in which the hotel and…Read more…

Marion PD Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Marion PD Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Marion – The Marion Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect in a recent armed robbery. According to a release from the MPD the robbery took place on Monday morning at the Power Gas station located at 1500 W. Main Street when a male suspect entered the store showing a…Read more…