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Bad time for animals in southern Illinois

Franklin County has proved to be a bad place for critters lately.

Randolph County man sentenced on federal methamphetamine offense

On October 31, 2017, Robert J. Smith, Jr., 48, Sparta, was sentenced to federal prison for a methamphetamine offense, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced yesterday afternoon.

Does anyone know whether or not Kendall Presley has alcohol prohibition on her bond terms…?

…because if she does, she’s not abiding by it.

Former deputy charged with sexual misconduct crimes

FRANKLIN CO. – A case that had been languishing at the investigatory level for well over a year was finally charged in early October against a former Franklin County deputy.

Slim news on escaped convicts; but it appears only one is still loose

An embarrassment for a private federal transport company is still ongoing today, as reports indicate that one of two escaped inmates has been brought into custody…but one remains on the run.

Apparently, there are still a couple of missing Kentucky inmates

In one of the most confounding instances of missing inmates to happen in the area, apparently there are two still out and about after a strange situation that emerged last night in Franklin County.

FRANKLIN COUNTY: Former deputy charged with sex crime

A former Franklin County deputy has been charged with sex crime-related charges in his county.

FRANKLIN COUNTY: Arrest made in courthouse bomb threat

A Johnston City man is in custody this evening in Franklin County after the investigation into the a bomb threat that cleared two courthouses last week.


A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois has returned a five-count indictment charging Ryan A. Thorpe, 44, of Zeigler, with wire fraud and embezzlement from a local government.

NEWS BRIEFS: Catching you up on what’s been going on this week

Here’s a rundown of what’s been going on in the area…in brief.

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