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Marion Police Searching for Suspect After Reports of Shots Being Fired

Marion Police Searching for Suspect After Reports of Shots Being Fired

Marion – Marion Police are currently looking for a suspect as a person of interest after police received several calls of shots being fired in the area of North Cash Street just after 11 Tuesday night. After getting the calls about the incident, police responded to the scene and met with a victim who said that someone…Continue Reading

Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Suspects in Stolen Credit Card Case

Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office Searching for Suspects in Stolen Credit Card Case

Press Release – Use of Stolen Credit Cards                                                        May 14, 2019 Sheriff Bennie Vick is asking for help from the public with identifying people who used stolen credit cards at the Marion Kroger store. The cards were used on 03/29/19.  They had been stolen during a vehicle burglary earlier that day.  The vehicle burglary…Continue Reading

Veterans Honor Flight Providing Shuttle Service for Welcome Home Event

Veterans Honor Flight Providing Shuttle Service for Welcome Home Event

Marion – Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide free park-and-ride services to and from several locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for tomorrow’s welcoming home event in Marion. RMTD buses will depart the parking locations listed below throughout the event every 15 minutes beginning…Continue Reading

Carbondale Police Investigating Pair of Possibly Related Shootings

Carbondale Police Investigating Pair of Possibly Related Shootings

Carbondale – The Carbondale Police Department is investigating a couple of shootings that may or may not be related. According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, officers learned of the first shooting when they were called to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale at around 6:10 Monday evening after receiving a report of a victim…Continue Reading

New Members of Benton City Council Sworn in at Monday Meeting

New Members of Benton City Council Sworn in at Monday Meeting

Benton – The new Benton City Council was sworn-in during its organizational meeting Monday night at City Hall. Judge Tom Tedeschi swore-in Mayor Fred Kondritz, then Commissioners Don Storey, Cathy Ann Garavalia, Ian Zane Perkins and Lee Messersmith. Mayor Kondritz appointed Storey to Public Health and Safety, Garavalia to Finance, Perkins to Public Properties and…Continue Reading

Lane Closures Set for I-57 and I-64

Lane Closures Set for I-57 and I-64

IDOT – Lane closures set to take place next week on I-57 and I-64 in southern Illinois. According to IDOT, a lane closure is set for northbound and southbound lanes of I-57, near milepost 65 to 64 in West Frankfort, on Monday, May 13 from 6 to 11 a.m. This is necessary so maintenance crews…Continue Reading

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