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Royalton Man With MO. Warrant Arrested on Domestic Battery Charges

Royalton Man With MO. Warrant Arrested on Domestic Battery Charges

Franklin Co. – A Royalton man is behind bars on domestic battery and other charges after the conclusion of an investigation on Wednesday by the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff David Bartoni says 31-year-old Donovan Grissom is being held in the Franklin Co. Jail on charges of domestic battery as well as on an outstanding…Read more…

Multi-State Bank Robber Hits Mt. Vernon Bank

Multi-State Bank Robber Hits Mt. Vernon Bank

Mt. Vernon – Mt. Vernon Police believe the Fifth Third Bank may have been a victim Monday of a serial bank robber who has struck banks in multiple other states. Video surveillance from the bank reportedly shows a white man who resembles the suspect in bank robberies in Tennessee and North Carolina, who also did…Read more…

Fairfield Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges in Hamilton Co.

Fairfield Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges in Hamilton Co.

McLeansboro – A Fairfield woman pled guilty Monday in Hamilton County Court to unlawful possession of a controlled substance – a Class 4 felony. Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood says 32-year-old Amanda Scott will serve one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections and serve one year of mandatory supervised release. Scott was arrested…Read more…

SIU Tops State With Online MBA Program

SIU Tops State With Online MBA Program

Carbondale – Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s online MBA is the highest ranked public university online MBA in the state of Illinois and among the top 1/3 of all rated programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s “2019 Best Online Programs” rankings released today. SIU is tied for the 58th spot on…Read more…

Ewing Man Arrested on Grooming Charges

Ewing Man Arrested on Grooming Charges

Franklin Co. – A substitute teacher from Ewing is behind bars on charges of grooming. According to a release from the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Nicholas Price was arrested last night after a warrant was executed at his home. Price is being charged with two counts of felony grooming as well as two counts…Read more…

Two-Vehicle Washington Co. Crash Kills One

Two-Vehicle Washington Co. Crash Kills One

Washington Co. – One is dead and another injured after a wreck in rural Washington Co. yesterday evening. According to a release from Illinois State Police, the accident happened at the intersection of county highways 6 and 13 when a vehicle being driven by 51-year-old Randall Koeller of Marissa failed to stop at a stop…Read more…

Search Continues for Shawn Murphy; Missing from Johnston City

Search Continues for Shawn Murphy; Missing from Johnston City

Johnston City – The search continues for 42-year-old Shawn Murphy of Johnston City, who was reported missing in December. According to a Facebook page made by Murphy’s family, Murphy was last seen on December 12th at a campsite near Arrowhead lake that he had been camping at with a friend. When the friend arrived back…Read more…

Homicide Investigation Underway in Alexander Co.

Tamms – A homicide investigation is underway after a Tamms woman was found dead in her home on Friday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police deputies with the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office received a call to a home in Tamms stating that there was a subject suffering from gunshot wounds. When officers…Read more…