• Warrants issued, 10 of 25 arrested in Jefferson County

    by  • February 19, 2014

    The Mt. Vernon Police Department, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department began an effort Tuesday morning of locating and arresting 25 people wanted on drug warrants throughout the Mt. Vernon/Jefferson County area. The warrants, issued by Judge Jo Beth Weber, were the result of approximately eight months of on-going investigations by the...

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    Mt. Vernon man victim of fatal stabbing

    by  • February 19, 2014

    A 37-year-old Mt. Vernon man is dead this morning, and another man is in custody in connection with that death. According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, the victim is Eric Houser. Reports indicate Houser was stabbed to death outside the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsmen’s Club, just north of town. The Jefferson...

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    Missing SIU-C student found dead

    by  • February 18, 2014

    A missing SIU student has been found dead. Authorities say the body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was discovered Tuesday in an area off Giant City Road in Carbondale. Crews could be seen searching that area nearKohl’s and Buffalo Wild Wings earlier in the day. Varughese was last seen Wednesday night at a party at...

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