Alexander County, IL

Alexander County,

Multiple Local 6 counties lag behind in COVID-19 vaccination

ALEXANDER COUNTY, IL — COVID-19 vaccines continue to be widely available across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 44% of the US population is fully vaccinated, and 52% of Americans have had at least one dose. Based on current vaccination rates, President Joe Biden's...
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Illinois State Police District 22 highlights roadside safety checks

Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct roadside safety checks during June in Alexander County. Capt. Michael Alvey, the commander of the district, announced plans for the roadside safety checks. Alvey also announced the results of roadside safety checks which were conducted during April in Pulaski and Alexander...
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IDOT wins award for Miller City Road repairs after flood damage

ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Transportation won an award from the American Public Works Association for rebuilding Miller City Road after spring flooding. The Miller City Road project was awarded “Best Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair” of less than $5 million. According to IDOT, the road was...
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Robert (Chief) Allen Thomas

Robert (Chief) Allen Thomas, age 68 years, a resident of Vienna and a native of Alexander County, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2021, at 12:50 AM at the Saline Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Harrisburg, Illinois. Robert was born December 18, 1952,...

State police investigating deadly crash in Alexander County, Illinois

ALEXANDER COUNTY, IL—ISP says it's investigating a deadly crash on Bill Emerson Bridge in Alexander County early Sunday morning. In a news release, ISP said the driver, 39-year-old Darryl D. Jackson, from Cairo Illinois, was driving west, in a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, on Illinois Route 146 when he left the roadway to the right struck a guardrail and overturned.
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Illinois State Police investigating fatal traffic crash Sunday

A single-vehicle traffic crash early Sunday left one person dead and another with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Illinois State Police District 12 preliminary investigation, the crash occurred at 2:48 a.m. on westbound Illinois Route 146 at the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Alexander County. According to the report, the...

Cairo man killed in accident

A Cairo man was killed in a single vehicle accident shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday in Alexander County. State Police report 39-year-old Darryl Jackson was westbound on Illinois 146 over Bill Emerson bridge when he left the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail and overturned. Jackson was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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E. Lucille Coursey

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — E. Lucille Coursey, 106, of Olive Branch passed away Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Lucille was born April 4, 1915, in Benton, Illinois, daughter to the late Elic and Nellie Dillon Miller. On Aug. 6, 1933, at Rock Springs in Alexander County, she married Taylor Coursey.

Information sought in homicide investigation

The family of an apparent homicide victim and the Illinois State Police are seeking information regarding a homicide investigation. Illinois State Police District 22 posted the following information about the investigation on social media:. On September 11th, 2019, Illinois State Police, Zone 7 Investigations was notified of a house fire...
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ISP: Car crashed head-on into SEMI on Rte. 3 in Alexander County

ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle crash in Alexander County on Monday morning, March 22. The crash happened two miles south of Olive Branch on Route 3. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), a car crossed the center line on the roadway and hit a...
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Miller City Road covered with water

ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Floodwater from the Mississippi River is covering Miller City Road in rural Alexander County, Illinois. Water is also in a nearby field. Residents in the area tell Heartland News that the road is impassible at Grand Lake. Miller City Rd. is located just off of...
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Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar

* Alexander County, which is in deep southern Illinois, has many, many problems. It’s lost 30 percent of its population since 2010. Its median income is less than $37,000. Almost a quarter of its residents, a third of whom are Black, live in poverty. * So NPR Illinois’ Hannah Meisel...