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Woman Injured in Gallatin County Crash Sunday

Woman Injured in Gallatin County Crash Sunday

GALLATIN COUNTY – A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Gallatin County shortly before 5 Sunday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police, 50-year-old Jessica D. Jones of Equality was driving her car north on Illinois 1 approaching the intersection with Peabody Road as a pickup truck driven by 66-year-old Kenneth M. Walters of Elizabethtown was traveling…Read more…

Investigation Underway Into Plane Crash in Perry County Friday

Investigation Underway Into Plane Crash in Perry County Friday

PERRY COUNTY – Illinois State Police along with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration continue to investigate a Friday afternoon plane crash in Perry County. According to ISP, around 3:40 p.m., troopers responded to the plane crash in the area of Illinois 127 and Purple Martin Road in Pinckneyville (pink-nee-ville). A single engine…Read more…

Man Killed After Being Hit by Semi on I-64 in White County

Man Killed After Being Hit by Semi on I-64 in White County

CARMI – One person was killed after being struck by a semi early Friday morning in White County. According to Illinois State Police, 45-year-old Aaron K. Enoch of Pickerington, OH was driving her semi with trailer in the right lane of eastbound I-64 at milepost 128.5 when a pedestrian – identified as 36-year-old Dustin T.…Read more…

Jefferson County Police Investigating Armed Carjacking

Jefferson County Police Investigating Armed Carjacking

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of an armed carjacking Friday afternoon on Dix-Texico Road. Reports indicate two masked people wearing camouflage and armed with handguns took a 2002 black Dodge Ram 4-door at gunpoint and fled eastbound on Dix-Texico Road. Other area law enforcement agencies were alerted to…Read more…

Small Trailer Fees Would Be Reduced Under New Illinois House Bill

Small Trailer Fees Would Be Reduced Under New Illinois House Bill

SPRINGFIELD – A compromise could be on the way to reduce the fee on small trailers many Illinoisans have decided not to comply with over the past year. The fee for small trailers in 2018 was $18. That increased to $118 as part of the governor’s capital construction bill enacted in 2019. Democratic state Rep.…Read more…

Road Closure Expected in Mt. Vernon Wednesday

Road Closure Expected in Mt. Vernon Wednesday

MT. VERNON – The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced road closure in Mt. Vernon. According to IDOT, eastbound Broadway Street/Illinois 150 at the Union Pacific railroad crossing, about a half-mile east of 10th Street/Illinois 37 in Mount Vernon will closed at 8 Wednesday morning so crews from the Union Pacific Railroad can perform repairs on the…Read more…

Carbondale Police Looking for Teen Last Seen in Nashville

Carbondale Police Looking for Teen Last Seen in Nashville

CARBONDALE – Police are asking for help locating a missing 15-year-old girl reportedly last seen in Nashville, Illinois. According to the City of Carbondale Police Department, 15-year-old Esperanza Slattery of Carbondale was last reported to have been seen Thursday, May 13, in Nashville, Illinois. She’s described as 4-feet 10-inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds; she has…Read more…

Body of Missing Georgia Woman’s Found Along Southern Illinois Highway

Body of Missing Georgia Woman’s Found Along Southern Illinois Highway

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Authorities said a woman whose body was found at a southern Illinois highway intersection had been reported missing from Georgia, and her husband remains missing. Police said 33-year-old Tykeisha Marie Dixon of Roswell, Georgia, was identified through evidence at the scene. Her body was found Saturday morning at an Illinois 143 intersection just…Read more…

Southern Illinois Health Depts. Report 51 New COVID-19 Cases

Southern Illinois Health Depts. Report 51 New COVID-19 Cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 1,562 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. Throughout southern Illinois, health departments reported a total of 51 new cases of coronavirus in the region. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,357,953 cases, including 22,261 deaths. Local case breakdown: Williamson, Jefferson…Read more…

U.S. Schools Fight to Keep Students Amid Fear of Dropouts

U.S. Schools Fight to Keep Students Amid Fear of Dropouts

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate. Their efforts, including relaxing graduation requirements, come amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic. There…Read more…