Carbondale Man Sentenced Seven Years for 2019 ABC Liquor Shooting

Carbondale Man Sentenced Seven Years for 2019 ABC Liquor Shooting

Pictured: Jody Pullen CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man will spend seven years behind bars in connection to a 2019 shooting in Carbondale. According to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 29-year-old Jody Pullen was sentenced Wednesday on charges of attempted first-degree murder, multiple counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a…

Several Injured in Franklin County Accident Involving School Bus

Several Injured in Franklin County Accident Involving School Bus

BENTON – Several people were injured in a school bus accident Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via Nixle, the accident happened at around 2:30 on Route 37 just south of Benton at the intersection with Andrews Road. The release states that three vehicles were involved including the bus,…

Longtime Valier Village President Passes Away Wednesday

Longtime Valier Village President Passes Away Wednesday

VALIER – Longtime Valier Village President Martin Buchanan has passed away. Franklin County officials made the announcement regarding Buchanan’s passing Wednesday afternoon in a written statement on their Facebook page. Buchanan served the Village of Valier for more than 50 years. “His dedication to the village and the public he served was unmatched,” the statement read.…

Two Injured in Wayne County Crash Wednesday

Two Injured in Wayne County Crash Wednesday

WAYNE CITY – Two people were injured following a two-vehicle crash on I-64 in Wayne County Wednesday morning. According to Illinois State Police, at 8:20 a.m., 56-year-old Cary Jackson-Kallemback of Dahlgren and 42-year-old Tosha Swink of St. Louis were both driving in the right lane east on I-64 at milepost 101 when Jackson-Kallemback entered the…

One Death, 215 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Southern Illinois

One Death, 215 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) officials announced 4,822 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including 107 additional deaths. Southern Illinois reports totaled 215 new cases of the novel coronavirus, including one death. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,081,354 cases, including 18,398 deaths statewide. Local case breakdown: Williamson County: 40 Jefferson County: 40…

Bears Great Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump

Bears Great Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump

CHICAGO (AP) – The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multi-million dollar illegal offshore gambling ring. Casey Urlacher is the mayor of the tiny Chicago suburb of Mettawa and was among those pardoned in the final hours of President Donald…

Four Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash on IL 149

Four Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash on IL 149

BENTON – Four people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County Monday afternoon. According to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni, a juvenile driver and their 16-year-old passenger, plus 49-year-old Holly Filkins and her 3-year-old passenger all sustained major injuries and were airlifted from the scene of the accident. The crash occurred at…

Jackson County to Conduct Warrant Amnesty Initiative

Jackson County to Conduct Warrant Amnesty Initiative

MURPHYSBORO – Jackson County State’s Attorney Joe Cervantez and Jackson County Presiding Judge, Christy W. Solverson announced Tuesday that Jackson County will be conducting a warrant amnesty initiative for all traffic matters currently active in Jackson County. Warrant amnesty allows citizens in certain cases to obtain warrant cancellations and new court dates without posting a…

Gun Charges Due for Marion Man After Traffic Stop in Carbondale

Gun Charges Due for Marion Man After Traffic Stop in Carbondale

Pictured: Keenan Parson (Photo: Carbondale Police) CARBONDALE – Gun charges are due for a Marion man after Carbondale Police conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle for an equipment violation in the 500 block of West Main Street around 8:15 Friday night. According to Carbondale Police, 23-year-old Jaylyn L. Williams of Du Quoin and his…

Carbondale Man Charged for Impersonating Police Officer

Carbondale Man Charged for Impersonating Police Officer

Pictured: Lukas Jones (Photo: Carbondale Police) CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man will face charges after Carbondale Police responded around 9:50 Monday night to the 1900 block of South Illinois Avenue in reference to a report of man attempting to steal a car by impersonating a police officer. During the course of the investigation, officers arrested 31-year-old…

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