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Massac Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Armed and Dangerous Man

Massac Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Armed and Dangerous Man

Massac Co. – The Massac County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding Brian J. Powell, who they believe to be armed and dangerous. Powell is wanted for Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. He has ties to Massac and Pope County. If you know the whereabouts of Brian J. Powell, please contact the Massac County Sheriff’s Office at 524-2912.

Ramp Closures Scheduled for New Columbia/Big Bay I-24 Interchange in Massac Co.

Ramp Closures Scheduled for New Columbia/Big Bay I-24 Interchange in Massac Co.

Massac Co. – Ramp closures will begin Tuesday at the New Columbia/Big Bay interchange on I-24 in Massac County, weather permitting, so bridge repairs can begin. According to IDOT,  the southbound exit ramp on the eastbound side and the northbound entrance ramp on the westbound side of I-24 will be closed. Work includes joint reconstruction, deck repairs, overlay…Continue Reading

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Ratify Tentative Agreement; Strike Over

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Ratify Tentative Agreement; Strike Over

Murphysboro – School is back in session in Murphysboro as the week-long teachers’ strike in Murphysboro is over. A tentative agreement was made between the Murphysboro Education Association and School Board last night, and parents were notified that students can come back to school today. In a post on the MEA Facebook page, the union…Continue Reading

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Briefly Closing for Repairs

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Briefly Closing for Repairs

KYTC – The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is temporarily closed this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 8) due to a mechanical issue. According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, repairs will require unspecified parts that will not be available until later in the day. Services are expected to continue this afternoon following repairs.Continue Reading

Carbondale City Council Discussing Several Cannabis Related Topics at Meeting Tonight

Carbondale City Council Discussing Several Cannabis Related Topics at Meeting Tonight

Carbondale – The Carbondale City Council will discuss with possible action an ordinance amending Title Fourteen of the Carbondale Revised Code as it relates to the possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia when it meets tonight at 6 in City Council Chambers on South Illinois Avenue. The council will also take a look at and possibly act…Continue Reading

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Set to Meet Tonight as Strike Continues

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Set to Meet Tonight as Strike Continues

Murphysboro – The Murphysboro Education Association and the Murphysboro School Board are set to resume negotiations this evening as the teacher’s strike has claimed its third full school day. The negotiations are set to take place at 5:00 this evening between the union, the board and a federal mediator. It is believed that the school…Continue Reading

Two Recovering After Being Pulled from House Fire in West Frankfort

Two Recovering After Being Pulled from House Fire in West Frankfort

West Frankfort – Two people are recovering following a house fire Saturday morning in West Frankfort. The West Frankfort Fire Department says firefighters arrived to the home on Monroe Street just after 10:30. One woman was able to get out of the home. Firefighters helped another person get out.  The woman was airlifted to a St. Louis…Continue Reading

Marion Man Injured in Randolph Co. Wreck

Marion Man Injured in Randolph Co. Wreck

Randolph Co. – A Marion man was injured in a head-on crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle Saturday night in Randolph County. According to Illinois State Police, 26-year-old Thomas Tindell of Marion was driving his motorcycle east on Butler Road at Railroad Street in Tilden around 9:20 when he crossed over the center line and struck…Continue Reading

Carbondale Police Searching For Suspects in Best Buy Theft

Carbondale Police Searching For Suspects in Best Buy Theft

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in a felony retail theft investigation which occurred on 03-09-2019 at approximately 8:00 p.m. from Best Buy.  The suspects are a white male with gray hair, approximately 50 to 60 years old, thin build, wearing a tan jacket,…Continue Reading

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