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Body of Mt. Vernon Man Missing Since April Found in Centralia

Body of Mt. Vernon Man Missing Since April Found in Centralia

CENTRAILIA – Centralia police are reportedly investigating a body found late Monday morning on the west side of Centralia. Missing Persons Network confirmed 39-year-old Lucas LeMay of Mt. Vernon was found deceased Monday in the same area of Centralia he had last been seen April 21. His family reported LeMay missing last month and organized a ground search for him Monday.…Read more…

Suspects Involved in Series of Marion Burglaries Identified

Suspects Involved in Series of Marion Burglaries Identified

WILLIAMSON CO. – Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick said in a release Friday suspects involved in a series of burglaries were identified. According to the release, the burglaries happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 13 in a rural area northwest of Marion. The vehicles entered were all unlocked in the driveways of the involved…Read more…

Three Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash in Johnson County

Three Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash in Johnson County

JOHNSON CO. – Three Charleston, MO residents were injured in a single-vehicle crash on southbound I-57 at milepost 44 in Johnson County around 1:10 Saturday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 26-year-old Tyrone L. Anderson was driving his car when it left the roadway toward the median, overcorrected and spun off the west side of the…Read more…

Fowler: More Dialogue, Voices Needed in Re-opening of Illinois

Fowler: More Dialogue, Voices Needed in Re-opening of Illinois

HARRISBURG – Lawmakers are headed back to Springfield this week for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began and State Senator Dale Fowler said Friday more voices need to be involved in the re-opening process of the state. Fowler added he would like for there to be dialogue between the governor and the people…Read more…

Texas Man UnInjured After Semi Overturns in Massac County

Texas Man UnInjured After Semi Overturns in Massac County

MASSAC CO. – A Texas man was uninjured in a semi crash around 6:20 this morning in Massac County. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 62-year-old Obbie L. Shackleford of Dallas was driving his semi-trailer combination east on I-24 at milepost 25 when he fell asleep and the vehicle drifted toward the median. When Shackleford realized he…Read more…

Mt. Vernon Man Faces Murder Charges After Shooting Death

Mt. Vernon Man Faces Murder Charges After Shooting Death

MT. VERNON – A 30-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Friday morning in Jefferson County Court with three counts of murder in the Wednesday shooting death of 48-year-old Mt. Vernon resident Sam J. Gibson. Traviel C. Gibson was additionally charged with one count Class 2 murder. According to Jefferson County Coroner Roger Hayse, Sam Gibson was pronounced dead at…Read more…

Harrisburg School District Proposes Modified Graduation, Pending Approval

Harrisburg School District Proposes Modified Graduation, Pending Approval

HARRISBURG – The Harrisburg School District is looking to provide some closure for the Class of 2020 with a proposed modified graduation ceremony. Harrisburg Schools Superintendent Mike Gauch said the district can’t make up for everything the seniors have lost due to COVID-19, but hoped the ceremony can be a small token of the school’s…Read more…

Carbondale Teen Missing Since April Found Unharmed

Carbondale Teen Missing Since April Found Unharmed

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police said in a release a teen missing from Carbondale since late April was found unharmed and in good health Wednesday by the East Moline Police Department. According to police, 16-year-old Kirtayvion D. Taylor-Kirk was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on April 26 in the 200 block of S. Canterbury Dr. in Carbondale. No further details…Read more…