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Marion PD Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Marion PD Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Marion – The Marion Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect in a recent armed robbery. According to a release from the MPD the robbery took place on Monday morning at the Power Gas station located at 1500 W. Main Street when a male suspect entered the store showing a weapon and demanded money. The suspect then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. We will have a surveillance photo of the suspect on our website. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marion Police Department at 993-2124.

Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Will Not Prosecute Under Proposed Assault Weapon Ban

Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Will Not Prosecute Under Proposed Assault Weapon Ban

Marion – Williamson Co. state’s attorney Brandon Zanotti says he wouldn’t put otherwise law-abiding gun owners behind bars if lawmakers ban many types of common firearms. Zanotti read the language of Senate Bill 107, a proposed state law that would ban many pistols, shotguns and rifles and charge those who violate the law with a…Continue Reading

Carrier Mills Woman Recovering After Two-Vehicle Accident on US 45

Carrier Mills Woman Recovering After Two-Vehicle Accident on US 45

Carrier Mills – A Carrier Mills woman is recovering after a two vehicle accident on US 45 yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Illinois State Police the accident happened when a vehicle being driven by 68-year-old Karen Cole crossed into the opposing lane of traffic after briefly leaving the roadway and over-correcting, striking…Continue Reading

Franklin Co. Circuit Clerk Jim Muir Speaks at Benton City Council Meeting on New Courthouse Project

Franklin Co. Circuit Clerk Jim Muir Speaks at Benton City Council Meeting on New Courthouse Project

Benton – Franklin County Circuit Clerk Jim Muir says the Franklin County Courthouse in Benton is “falling down around us” and it’s time for a new courthouse. At Monday night’s Benton City Council meeting, Muir presented the facts in order to clear up some misinformation circulating about the proposed courthouse project. Muir says there are…Continue Reading

State Police Stationed at Pope Co. District 1. After Student Receives Online Threat

State Police Stationed at Pope Co. District 1. After Student Receives Online Threat

Pope Co. – State Police are working with local law enforcement in Ullin today after a threat was made against a Pope County school student via internet. ISP was contacted by school administration yesterday after a vague, anonymous threat was sent out to the student, and State Police Troopers will be posted at the school…Continue Reading

Vacant Marion Home Destroyed in Fire

Vacant Marion Home Destroyed in Fire

Marion – A vacant home in Marion is destroyed after a fire yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Marion Fire Department, crews were called to the scene on the 600 block of North Washington Street at just after 1:30pm yesterday. The home is considered a total loss and the cause of the fire…Continue Reading

Driver in Single-Vehicle Accident Pulled Out of Flood Waters by Good Samaritans

Driver in Single-Vehicle Accident Pulled Out of Flood Waters by Good Samaritans

Murphysboro – A single-vehicle accident in Jackson Co. is under investigation. According to a report from the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office the accident happened on Route 13 east of Airport Road at just after 11:00am Monday when a vehicle left the right side of the roadway and traveled down an embankment before hitting a body…Continue Reading

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