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Jefferson County man gets 14-year federal prison sentence for meth conspiracy

Joshua A. Pearce, aka “Josh,” and “Junior,” 32, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, has been sentenced to 168 months imprisonment for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy,

Former Jefferson County school administrator sentenced to prison for Theft, Misconduct

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced a former school administrator was sentenced to prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from a Jefferson County school district.

ISP District 13 DuQuoin to conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 13 Commander, Captain Derek Wise, announces the ISP will conduct Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Williamson County during the month of December

West Frankfort woman still missing; public’s help requested

There’s still no word on the whereabouts of 28-year-old Lauren Elizabeth Pree of West Frankfort.


Thus far, the Weather Channel hasn’t named the storm that’s headed our way across southern Illinois (as well as Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky and beyond), but since it’s the Midwest and doesn’t really involve Chicago, they probably don’t care…flyover country, you know.

White County collects vehicle stolen from Jefferson County

A vehicle recovered after getting mired down in a remote White County road turns out to have been stolen out of Jefferson County, and authorities in both counties are investigating.

Septuagenarians crash on Interstate 57, Jefferson County

Two septuagenarians collided last night north of the city of Mt. Vernon after one attempted a prohibited turn-around.

Mt. Vernon hosts presentation on “Why Teens Kill”

Members of law enforcement from all over the state gathered in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Thursday, August 9, to hear Phil Chalmers, homicide trainer, true crime writer and television personality, give a riveting presentation.

One Franklin County runaway apprehended; three others arrested in connection

One of the three kids who escaped from the Juvenile Detention Center in Benton last week was located in Mt. Vernon to the north…and when he was taken in, three others were also arrested on various, separate charges.

Missing runaway from Mt. Vernon; multi-county agencies involved

Authorities in multiple counties surrounding Jefferson in central downstate Illinois are on alert for a runaway from a facility in Mt. Vernon.

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