Bartelso, IL

Salem woman arrested for possession with intent to deliver meth

A 27-year-old Salem woman has been arrested on a recently issued warrant for two counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Autumn Respondek of West Lake Street was located walking by Salem Police early Friday morning in the 700 block of Markland. She was taken to the Marion County Jail where she is being held in lieu of $40,000 bond.
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Police Beat for Friday, May 27th, 2022

A 27-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Centralia Police for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. Jamar Young of Putter Drive in Centralia was taken to the Marion County Jail. 55-year-old Michael Ingles of Wortby Street in Odin was arrested by Odin Police for...
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Two charged with meth trafficking

EDWARDSVILLE – Two out-of-state people were charged with methamphetamine trafficking Thursday after investigations by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Lucious M. Hutchins, 43, of Jonesville, Louisiana, was charged May 26 with methamphetamine trafficking and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, both Class X felonies. According to court documents, on...

Centralia man charged with meth offense after pleading guilty to earlier drug charge

CENTRALIA, IL — A 46-year-old Centralia man was charged Wednesday in Marion County Court with a new meth offense, just one week after pleading guilty on an earlier drug possession charge. Christopher Taulbee was released from the Marion County Jail last week on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond after he entered into a partial plea agreement on a Class 1 felony charge of possessing between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine.

Centralia Acting Police Chief critical of recognizance bonds on weapons charges

Centralia Acting Police Chief Steve Whritenour is frustrated with the court system over recognizance and low bonds in weapons cases and large drug cases. He’s speaking out following a recent case where an 18-year-old Centralia man was discovered in possession of a loaded pistol while walking down a street near the Marion County Housing Authority Units in the early morning hours. Whritenour says a felony unlawful use of weapons charge was filed by the State’s Attorney who recommended a bond of $20,000. But instead, a judge released the suspect back into the community with a recognizance bond.

Is that a Don Rodgers? The Belleville Apparel Store has the latest styles and trends

ST. LOUIS — Don Rodgers is a must-stop place when in Belleville. Since 1976, they’ve provided the latest clothing trends for men and women. You will find unique, well-made, high-quality pieces to add to your wardrobe. Customers love the uniqueness and low, competitive prices compared to shopping malls or online stores. Stop in and get outfitted for summer!

With arms unwrapped, Hawks shut out Marissa to earn sectional title date

GREENVILLE -- Whatever idle time Gus Coonrod had in Carrollton’s dugout Thursday at Smith Field was spent with a heavy wrap around his right arm. But the ailing elbow unwrapped for the postseason inflicted a world of hurt on Marissa, with Coonrod firing a shutout to lead the Hawks to a 7-0 victory over the Meteors under a light rain in a Greenville Class 1A Sectional semifinal at Greenville University.

Pocahontas Students Receive Honors

Sixteen eighth graders at Pocahontas School were promoted to high school during a ceremony held Tuesday evening in the gymnasium. Annalee Chase was selected as the Outstanding Eighth Grader. Dahlia Lancaster was presented the Language Arts and Art awards, Annalee Chase, the Mathematics and Music awards; Gracie Gentry, the Science...

Pedestrian killed by vehicle identified

URBANA, Ill. (WICS/WSRP) — A man who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Urbana on Wednesday has been identified as Christopher Bowen, 50, from Sandoval. The incident happened around 8:53 p.m. in the the area of Park St. and Cunningham Ave. When Urbana Police Officers arrived on...

Christ Our Rock Heading To Sectional Finals….Baseball Post Season Roundup

The Christ Our Rock Stallions are into the 1a Greenville Sectional finals after yesterday’s 10-4 win over Greenfield. The Stallions trailed 2-0 after 2 innings but scored 2 in the 3rd to tie with 3 more in the fourth and 2 more times in the fifth. Parker Boehne led the Stallions going 3-5 with 3 RBI. Brayden Such and Lendon Isaiah also drove in runs. Boehne worked the first 6.1 innings with Such finishing up the game getting the final 2 outs. They advance to take on Carrollton after they beat Marissa last night 7-0.

Area students raise food funding for Ukrainian

The Centralia Junior High School and Centralia High School in Centralia, IL, in a joint effort, recently raised $1,135.70 to send to the World Central Kitchen to support its efforts to feed Ukrainian war refugees. Mike Morris’ 6th grade Soar students and Samantha White’s 6th grade class at the Centralia Junior High School sold suckers and handmade friendship bracelets during lunch periods for the month of April, raising $950.70. The Acts of Random Kindness Club at the Centralia High School heard about the project and conducted their own fund raiser to assist the CJHS students. The high school raised $185 and Seniors Chloe Wolfe and Lauren Verbl presented a check to the junior high students on Monday, May 16, at 8:30 a.m. The funds will now be forwarded to the World Central Kitchen.

Sabo: Redbirds kickers were a 'special team' w/15 photos

GODFREY - As she looked over at her players following last week's 2-1 loss to Edwardsville in the Collinsville 3A Regional final, Alton girls soccer coach Gwen Sabo fought back tears. Especially when she spoke of one particular player, senior Taylor Freer, who suffered a severe ankle sprain in the game.

Major Case Squad seeks woman who was at O’Fallon shooting

O’FALLON, Ill. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is looking for a woman said to be present during a fatal shooting outside an O’Fallon restaurant. According to Lt. Patrick Feldhake, deputy commander of the Major Case Squad, the shooting took place outside Bella Milano on Sunday, May 22, just before 10 p.m.