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Jefferson and Clinton County now at warning level for COVID-19 risk indicators  

Jefferson and Clinton County now at warning level for COVID-19 risk indicators  

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported both Jefferson and Clinton Counties are now considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease. They are among 14 to be on this week’s list.   Franklin, Perry, and Union Counties in Southern Illinois are also on the lift in addition to Bureau, Cass, Greene,…Read More »

Final co-defendant in murder of Klender Edmond testifies

Final co-defendant in murder of Klender Edmond testifies

The final co-defendant in the December 3rd murder of Klender Edmond testified Thursday in the third day of the Marion County murder trial of Mantez Duncan. Judge Kimberly Koester also heard testimony in the bench trial on the autopsy results, crime scene investigation, and phone calls between the co-defendants the morning of the murder at the…Read More »

Police Beat for Friday, August 14th, 2020

Police Beat for Friday, August 14th, 2020

A 25-year-old Centralia woman is in the Marion County Jail Friday for both felony and misdemeanor theft, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to property. Shatavis McGee of North McKee Street was arrested on Thursday by Centralia Police. 49-year-old Sean Meredith of Centralia remains n the Marion County Jail after being arrested by Centralia…Read More »

BBB warns of contact tracing scams

BBB warns of contact tracing scams

Officials with the Better Business Bureau warn that contact tracing scams are becoming more prevalent in the midst of the pandemic. An investigator with the agency says scammers know public health agencies are calling people who may have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person and using that to initiate their scheme. Don O’Brien…Read More »

Local Sports

IHSA Modifies Fall Sports Protocols

IHSA Modifies Fall Sports Protocols

The IHSA has modified their protocols for fall sports this season.  These are minor changes from their initial guidelines they put in place to move forward with high school sports.  Spectators are allowed at events, but they must wear a mask at all times, regardless if the event is held indoors or outdoors.  In cross…

Mt Vernon Rams Looking For New Head Football Coach…..Again

Mt Vernon Rams Looking For New Head Football Coach…..Again

Mt Vernon High is again without a head football coach, as newly hired coach, Trevor Durham, submitted his resignation on Wednesday  He has accepted a teaching position at Mater Dei, which is where he came from.  He is also expected to have coaching opportunities there as well.