Mt. Vernon Man Faces Battery, DIU, Fleeing Police Charges After Wednesday Incidents

Mt. Vernon Man Faces Battery, DIU, Fleeing Police Charges After Wednesday Incidents

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested on multiple charges early Wednesday morning involving multiple agencies, just two months after being arrested on similar charges. Dustin Graves was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, DUI alcohol, and driving while license suspended, while the Jefferson County Sheriff’s…

Mt. Vernon Man Facing Felony for Making False Claims to 911 Dispatcher

Mt. Vernon Man Facing Felony for Making False Claims to 911 Dispatcher

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Mt. Vernon police responded Tuesday night to multiple 911 calls from a residence on Conger Ave. where a man reportedly made false claims to the dispatcher. According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, 43-year-old Damien Reed was arrested on four counts making a false report of an offense. Chief Page said Reed…

Carmi Man Receives More Prison Time After Sentencing for Burglary, Vehicle Theft

Carmi Man Receives More Prison Time After Sentencing for Burglary, Vehicle Theft

CARMI – A Carmi man was sentenced Monday in White County Court Monday to the Illinois Department of Corrections for burglary and stealing a vehicle. According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 25-year-old James L. Parker was sentenced to five years in prison and will serve one year of mandatory supervised release for Burglary, a Class 2 felony.…

Local Lawmakers Windhorst and Jacobs Sign on to Legislative Package Aimed at Reducing Energy Costs and Ending Blackout Threats

Local Lawmakers Windhorst and Jacobs Sign on to Legislative Package Aimed at Reducing Energy Costs and Ending Blackout Threats

State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) and State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) announced this week that they have signed on to a comprehensive package of energy-focused legislation that claims it would restore Southern Illinois’ coal-fired power plant industry, ease the pain being felt by downstate energy customers due to recent massive spikes in costs, and eliminate…

Carmi Woman Sentenced Five Years for Car Theft

Carmi Woman Sentenced Five Years for Car Theft

CARMI – A Carmi woman was sentenced in White County Court Monday to the Illinois Department of Corrections for stealing a car. According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 30-year-old Emilee J. Duckworth will spend five years in prison and serve one year of mandatory supervised release for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, a Class 2…

Portion of Wagon Creek Road  in Johnson County to Close for Bridge Replacement

Portion of Wagon Creek Road in Johnson County to Close for Bridge Replacement

JOHNSON COUNTY – The Williamson County Highway Department announced that Wagon Creek Road in Johnson County will close a quarter mile west of Old Creal Springs Road beginning Wednesday due to bridge replacement over Maple Branch creek. The work is anticipated to last 2 weeks. Drivers are encouraged to seek other routes while the work is…

Downstate Solar Farm to Power Over 400 Large Chicago Buildings

Downstate Solar Farm to Power Over 400 Large Chicago Buildings

CHICAGO – Electricity set to be generated by a downstate solar farm will power more than 425 large city-owned buildings and facilities in Chicago by 2025 under a deal worth $422.2 million announced Monday by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. A bill signed into law last year sets a goal of 2045 for Illinois to…

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced 15 Years for Child Porn Possession

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced 15 Years for Child Porn Possession

MT. VERNON – A 27-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to three of 10 counts of possessing child pornography. The seven other Class 2 felony counts of possessing child pornography against Jacob Higgins were dismissed per the plea agreement. Earlier in the final pre-trial hearing Tuesday, prosecutors filed…

Cairo Bridge Traffic to Reduce to One Lane Starting August 22

Cairo Bridge Traffic to Reduce to One Lane Starting August 22

CAIRO – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday traffic will reduce to one lane on the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo starting Monday, August 22. Officials said the lane reduction is necessary for a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. The work zone will be in place from 8 a.m. to…

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