• One in custody after weekend meth lab bust

    by  • February 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    There was a meth lab bust over the weekend involving the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office and the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Joint Narcotics Unit. According to the sheriff’s office, they received a call just after 8 p.m. on Friday that there was a suspicious odor at a residence on the 100 block of West...

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    Two arrested after High Risk Team serves warrants

    by  • February 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    On Monday the Mt. Vernon Police Department High Risk Team served narcotic related search warrants at two Mt. Vernon residences, which resulted in the arrests of two individuals. The first warrant was served at 402 Herbert and resulted in crack cocaine, cannabis and currency being recovered. The resident was not at home and charges...

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    Ret. Mt. Vernon judge urges 17-year-old treated as juveniles

    by  • February 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Judge George Timberlake

    Illinois should stop automatically treating 17-year-olds charged with felonies as adults, a state juvenile justice advisory group recommended Tuesday. The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, a 24-member advisory group chaired by retired chief judge George Timberlake of Mount Vernon, issued its report after examining the impact of a 2010 change in state law. Before 2010,...

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    Mt. Vernon fire claims life of disabled woman

    by  • February 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    According to the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, a disabled woman was killed in a fire that damaged the home where she lived Tuesday morning. Reports say 63-year-old Donna Romono was pronounced dead at the scene of the residential fire in the 2000 block of College Avenue in Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon police reportedly arrived...

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    Another IDOC inmate death under investigation

    by  • February 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    We have received information regarding the death of another Menard Correctional Center inmate, this one reportedly the result of an incident several weeks earlier that landed the now deceased inmate in a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in that incident. Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel has confirmed that he reported...

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    Coroner warns of “bad batch” of heroin

    by  • February 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon is warning of what could be a possible repeat of a 2010 trend, which saw nearly a dozen Marion County residents not only die from heroin overdose, but within moments of injecting the drug into their system. Cannon says more than one individual in 2010 died with the needle...

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