Chance of Severe Weather in Forecast for Wednesday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Our listening area has a chance to see strong to severe storms Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center has everywhere in Illinois south of I-70 in the “Slight Risk” area for severe storms Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Wind and hail will be the biggest threats from these storms, but an isolated tornado…

Carmi Man Arrested for Allegedly Screaming and Cursing at People on Streets

CARMI — A Carmi man was placed under arrested for disorderly conduct around 2:30 Friday afternoon after Carmi Police officers had responded on several occasions over the past few months in regards to the man screaming and cursing at people on the streets as they went by. Police say on Friday, the victim told police…

Mt. Vernon City Council Approves Pair of Street-Related Bids at Monday’s Meeting

Mt. Vernon City Council Approves Pair of Street-Related Bids at Monday’s Meeting

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon City Council approved the lowest bids for both the Davidson Avenue and Potomac Road patching projects along with for street repair materials for in-house city street repairs at Monday night’s council meeting. The council approved the lowest bid submitted by Rollie Excavating out of Woodlawn for the Davidson and…

Casinos in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville to be Sold

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville. The companies also are buying Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports…

IDNR to Host Vendor Conference in Southern Illinois Later This Month

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host a mandatory vendor conference on Thurs., June 27. The conference is for vendors interested in submitting bids for reconstruction and facilities operations at the Wayne Fitzjerrell State Recreation Area near Whittington. IDNR staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding the agency’s recently issued…

More Details on body discovered in Union County

UNION COUNTY – More information has been released about the body discovered in flooded waters in Union County Monday morning. Sheriff Scott Harvel says a woman was lodged in some brush in or around the creek bed. Nearly 30 first responders searched the creek Sunday evening, only to discover the 59-year-old woman on Monday. The…

Pet Vaccination Clinic to be Held in Carbondale Saturday

CARBONDALE — Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks, Wright-Way Rescue, and TimberTrails will hold a Pet Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The location is the future site of Carbondale’s first public dog park at Parrish Park, 2500 West Sunset Drive in Carbondale. Dogs and cats can be vaccinated for…

Woman Swept off Flooded Road in Union County Found Dead Monday Morning

UNION COUNTY — A woman whose car was swept off the road in Union County Sunday was found dead early Monday morning. According to KFVS, the water rescue was at State Forest Road and Walnut Tree Road.  A car was reportedly swept off the roadway during flash flooding from severe weather Sunday. The victim has…

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