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Two Recovering After Thompsonville Crash

Two Recovering After Thompsonville Crash

Franklin Co. – Two are recovering after a wreck in Thompsonville last night. According to a release from the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office, Deputies responded to a crash on Number 9 Blacktop near McClerren Road in Thompsonville at around 7:40 last night. When they arrived, they found that a Thompsonville man headed west on the Number 9 blacktop had failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway, hitting several trees. The driver and an occupant in the vehicle suffered major injuries and were airlifted to an area hospital. The crash remains under investigation.

Former Sesser Mayor Facing Several Felony Charges Following January Arrest

Former Sesser Mayor Facing Several Felony Charges Following January Arrest

Sesser – Drug charges are being levied against the former mayor of Sesser. 70-year-old Ned Mitchell, along with 42-year-old Elaina Kays were arrested on January 15th in Sesser after a warrant was served at Mitchell’s home. According to Franklin Co. Court Records, Mitchell now faces multiple charges including manufacture-delivery of fentanyl, possession of a controlled…Continue Reading

Carbondale Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Marion

Carbondale Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Marion

Marion – A Carbondale man is behind bars on several charges following an incident on Friday evening. According to a release from the Marion Police Department, 35-year-old Jonathan Brown was arrested on the 1300 block of North Carbon Street. Brown faces multiple charges including resisting a police officer, aggravated battery of a police officer, unlawful…Continue Reading

Small Earthquake Hits in Massac Co.

Small Earthquake Hits in Massac Co.

USGS – An earthquake is now confirmed to have hit in the border region between Illinois and Kentucky on Sunday night. According to a release from the United States Geological Survey, a quake measuring at a 2.0 on the Richter Scale hit in rural Massac Co. northwest of Metropolis Sunday night at around 7:07pm. No…Continue Reading

Suspicious Package Causes Grassy General Store To Briefly Evacuate

Suspicious Package Causes Grassy General Store To Briefly Evacuate

Williamson Co. – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says that suspicious object found Friday night at Grassy General Store was nothing more than a misplaced inert training device. Deputy Brian Murrah with the sheriff’s office says the object was collected as evidence. The investigation into how the device became misplaced continues. The sheriff’s office received…Continue Reading

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