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Carbondale Man Arrested on Gun Charges and Making Terroristic Threats

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man is facing several charges involving a recent shooting and threats toward an Carbondale organization. According to Carbondale Police, officers responded Sunday afternoon to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street regarding a shots fired investigation. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Officers did receive reports of several vehicles struck by gunfire.
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Suspect charged with murder in Williamson Co. stabbing

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was charged with murder in connection with a Williamson County stabbing. Nathan Clark, 57, from Colp, Ill., was arrested and has been charged with first degree murder. According to a release from Illinois State Police, officers found a man with stab wounds while...

Colp man charged with murder after 30-year-old stabbed

COLP. Ill. (KBSI) – A Colp man faces a murder charge after Illinois State Police say a Marion man was stabbed to death. Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 7 agents are investigating a homicide that occurred in Colp. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office requested ISP to...

Stabbing under investigation in Colp

COLP, Ill. (WJPF) – A fatal stabbing is under investigation in Colp. Police were called to two different locations on Johnson Street and Ferguson Street – at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday. No arrests have been announced, but police say there’s currently no ongoing threat to the public.

Williamson Co. Coroner seeking information on two deceased individuals

MARION - The Williamson County Coroner's Office is seeking information on two individuals recently found deceased. According to Williamson County Corner Mike "Junior" Burke, David C. Held who was found deceased at his residence in Carterville on April 27, 2022. Multiple attempts at locating family for Mr. Held have been unsuccessful.

Southern Illinois graduate signs to play basketball for WKCTC

(KBSI) – It was signing day for one southern Illinois high school graduate who is now preparing to embark on his college basketball career. Wyatt Sherwin received academic scholarships and financial awards both at Illinois Wesleyan and University of Illinois, but he was determined in his desire to play collegiate basketball.

Ronald Kreamalmeyer – Service 1pm 7/5/22

Ronald James Kreamalmeyer of West Frankfort, IL died Sunday at the age of 62. The funeral service will be 1:00 Tuesday at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation for Ronald Kreamalmeyer will be 11:00 until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Suspect wanted following morning stabbing in Colp

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - Authorities in Williamson County are investigating after an early morning stabbing was reported in the community of Colp. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police are currently investigating. Police say the call came in around 6:45 a.m. at two different locations on Johnson and Ferguson Streets.

Vergennes man faces vehicle burglary charge in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Vergennes man faces a burglary charge after police say he was found in a vehicle in Carbondale. Gerald D. Stroud, 37 of Vergennes faces charges of burglary to motor vehicle, obstructing identification and possession of a hypodermic syringe/needle. Carbondale police were called to the...

Wildcats Varsity Baseball Drops Pair To Mt Vernon

The Salem Wildcats dropped a pair of summer baseball games to Mt Vernon at SCHS Field last night. Salem fell in the opener 4-2. Mt Vernon scored 3 runs in the opening inning, but after starter Gavin Zimmermann had to leave with an injury; Drew Davis worked the next 5.1 innings allowing just 4 hits and 1 run. At the plate, Kam Wilkins doubled going 2-3, Davis drove in a run with a single and run from Aden Susmena, Josh Powless also had a hit.

2022 07/01 – John ‘Rusty’ Lockwood

John “Rusty” Lockwood, 74, of Woodlawn, Illinois, passed away June 27, 2022, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born November 4, 1947, in Evansville, Indiana to the late Russell and Doris Eleanor (Kuykendall) Lockwood. John married Patricia (Koy) Lockwood on March 7,...

Vergennes man arrested for Carbondale vehicle break-in

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) – A Vergennes man was caught by Carbondale Police breaking into a vehicle. Carbondale Police say they were called to the 300 block of West Walnut at about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found Gerald Stroud, 37, inside of the vehicle and in possession of property that belonged to the vehicle’s owner.