• IDOC searching for inmate released before parole date

    by  • October 4, 2013

    An inmate apprehension team was dispatched Friday, to take back into custody an inmate accidentally released earlier in the day from Vienna Corrections. According to Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer, 38-year-old Michael Sanders was released Friday, when prison officials miscalculated his parole date and placed him on a passenger bus bound for...

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    Walnut Hill man killed in Friday morning accident

    by  • October 4, 2013

    One man was killed and another seriously injured Friday morning, when just before 1 a.m. they were involved in a one-car accident on Illinois Route 15 near Howard School Road near Ashley. According to Illinois State Police, 28-year-old Travis Braddy, of Walnut Hill was killed in the accident, when as he was driving his...

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    Mt. Vernon woman charged in stabbing

    by  • October 4, 2013

    A 36-year-old Mount Vernon woman is free on bond, after being arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing someone very late Wednesday night or very early Thursday morning. According to the Mount Vernon Police Department, they were called to a residence on the 300 block of Jordan after LaTanya Elion allegedly stabbed Brian Griffith in the...

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    Wholesale club helps military during shutdown

    by  • October 4, 2013

    In response to dozens of domestic commissaries shutting down Wednesday as a part of the government shutdown, Sam’s Club has decided to help out the affected communities and military members. In appreciation for the service that military personnel provide, Sam’s Club locations near military bases will waive membership requirements for military personnel, retirees and...

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