Category Archives: Local News

Arrest Made Related to Death of Carbondale Man

Arrest Made Related to Death of Carbondale Man

CAPE GIRARDEAU CO. – Another arrest was made in connection with the deadly shooting of 21-year-old Keon Cooper earlier this month, according to Carbondale police. 30-year-old Thomas Durell Evans Jr. was arrested by Cape Girardeau County, MO Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on a Jackson County, Illinois warrant for charges of concealing/aiding a fugitive related to Cooper’s death. Evans…Read more…

Local Funds Approved by City Council for Marion Intersection Changes

Local Funds Approved by City Council for Marion Intersection Changes

MARION – The Marion City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night to commit local funds towards improvements needed at the intersection of Williamson County Pkwy. and 17th St. Cody Moake, Marion Mayor Mike Absher’s Chief of Staff, said those traveling north on Williamson County Pkwy. to turn West on 17th Street do not currently have a clear line…Read more…

Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Makes Donation to Sheriff’s K9 Program

Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Makes Donation to Sheriff’s K9 Program

MARION – Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti Monday made a $3,000 donation to Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick’s K9 program to assist with the purchase of their new K9, Bara, a two-year-old Belgium Malinois. Zanotti said a new K9 was needed due to the passing of the sheriff’s most recent one in the previous months. Deputy James…Read more…

Johnston City Man Sentenced to IDOC for Burglary, Retail Theft

Johnston City Man Sentenced to IDOC for Burglary, Retail Theft

WILLIAMSON CO. – A Johnston City man was sentenced in Williamson County to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for burglary and retail theft. Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti said 33-year-old Douglas K. Hearn received 8 years in IDOC for burglary – a Class 3 felony – and 6 years for retail theft –…Read more…

Anna Group One of First Recreational Cannabis Grow Sites in Illinois

Anna Group One of First Recreational Cannabis Grow Sites in Illinois

ANNA – A southern Illinois group was selected as one of the first 10 recreational cannabis grow sites in the state. According to a release from the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), Wellness Group Pharms LLC in Anna was issued a license to grow for recreational purposes. According to IDOA, only cultivation centers licensed to…Read more…

Additional Charges Filed Against Crossville Man in White Co.

Additional Charges Filed Against Crossville Man in White Co.

WHITE CO. – White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud filed additional charges against a Crossville man who allegedly started a house fire and pushed his mother into it last Thursday evening. Aud said 35-year-old Clayton Andrew Swanner will face one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated arson, one count of residential arson, one count…Read more…

Additional Charges Filed Against Crossville Man in White Co.

Additional Charges Filed Against Crossville Man in White Co.

WHITE CO. – White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud filed additional charges against a Crossville man who allegedly started a house fire and pushed his mother into it last Thursday evening. Aud said 35-year-old Clayton Andrew Swanner will face one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated arson, one count of residential arson, one count…Read more…

Union County Authorities Asking for Assistance in Finding Wanted Woman

Union County Authorities Asking for Assistance in Finding Wanted Woman

UNION CO. – Union Co. Authorities are asking for assistance in finding Danielle Thrasher, who is wanted on charges of criminal sexual assault. According to a release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Thrasher, who also goes by Danielle Cook, additionally has warrants out of Johnson Co. and Stoddard Co., MO. She is believed to…Read more…

Carbondale Dog Park Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather

Carbondale Dog Park Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather

Due to inclimate weather, The Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks postponed a ceremony in which they will receive a community grant of $1,000 from the Walmart Foundation. According to a release from the organization, a presentation will now be held at Parrish Park Nov. 19 at noon at the future site of Carbondale’s first public…Read more…