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Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession by a Felon
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:10 AM
A southern Illinois man has pled guilty to a gun crime in federal court. United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced that 23-year-old Keithy D. Carter, AKA “Darnell K. Carter,” of Tamms, pled guilty Friday to possession of a firearm by a felon, after a one-count indictment on the same charge. The U.S. Attorney's office presented ...
Trial Set for Man Accused in Infant Son's Death
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:52 PM
A trial has been scheduled for early next year for a southern Illinois man accused of killing his 3-month-old son. Prosecutors in Williamson County have accused Brandon Vaughn, 22, of Johnston City of suffocating Brayson Vaughn in October of last year. The baby was found unresponsive at his home and was declared dead at a hospital, authorities said. Brandon Vaughn has pleaded not guilty to two ...
Former Illinois State's Attorney Disciplined
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:11 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court has censured a former long-time southern Illinois state's attorney in connection with racial comments he made during a 2011 murder case. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission on Monday announced the state high court's decision regarding former Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati. In a February disciplinary complaint, Garnati ...
Hearing Set for Man Accused in Cairo Bank Holdup
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:34 AM
A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been scheduled for another federal court appearance. U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert has ordered James Nathaniel Watts to appear Oct. 1 in Gilbert's courtroom in Benton. Watts, 30, has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted armed bank robbery resulting ...
Metropolis Man Faces Forgery, Theft Charges
Monday, September 15, 2014 2:15 PM
A police investigation has led to the arrest of a Metropolis man on forgery and theft charges. On Friday, Metropolis Detectives were investigating a forgery case in which they say several checks were being cashed on a closed account. One of the victims, Citgo called to report that the suspect, 38-year-old Eric Shade, of Metropolis returned and was in the store. Detectives responded and ...
Electrical Work Reason For I-24 Lane Restrictions
Monday, September 15, 2014 10:13 AM
A contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation has placed a daytime lane restriction for westbound traffic on the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis. The lane restriction is to allow the contractor to do electrical work on the bridge. The westbound lane restriction is expected to be up during daylight hours whenever weather allows for about a ...
Dragon Boats Race on Paducah's Riverfront Saturday
Monday, September 15, 2014 9:22 AM
The River Discovery Center’s 3rd annual Dragon Boat Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 20 in downtown Paducah. The races begin at 9 am. with the awards ceremony to be held in the afternoon. The Dragon Boat Festival involves more than two dozen local teams racing in heats by paddling 40-foot long boats. Last year, more than 7000 people attended or participated in the ...
Man Sentenced for Embezzling from School District
Friday, September 12, 2014 4:34 PM
A former business official and treasurer with Carterville schools was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in federal prison for stealing funds from the southern Illinois district. Now of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Todd Frazier also was ordered to repay more than $100,000 and complete 200 hours of community service after this prison time. Frazier, 32, pleaded guilty last January ...
Traveling Vietnam Memorial in Carbondale
Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:40 PM
A traveling wall honoring the 58,300 soldiers who served in the Vietnam War arrived in Carbondale this week. The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall, a replica of the wall in Washington, D.C., was escorted from Anna by dozens of vehicles, including 13 police cars, eight fire trucks and over 40 motorcycles, on Wednesday, the Southern Illinoisan reported. Spectators welcomed the caravan with ...
Police Looking for Missing Metropolis Teen
Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:28 AM
The Massac County Sheriff's Office needs your help to find missing teenager Alyssa Palmer, 16, of Metropolis. Deputies say Palmer is 5'5" weighs approx 110 lbs, with straight black hair, and green eyes. Palmer was last seen Tuesday evening at around 9:30 pm. No clothing description was available. It is believed that Palmer may be enroute to Kansas with an unknown ...
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