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Death investigation underway in Sesser after death of two 80-year-olds

SESSER, Ill. (KFVS) - The Sesser Police Department and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene unit were called to 806 S Locust street in Sesser on Tuesday. They’re conducting a death investigation in reference to a dropped call. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a deceased female...
SESSER, IL
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JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 26TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to this Withers Broadcasting/Dana Communications Radio Station;. 19-year-old Tysha Schwaninger of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Violation of Bail...
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ISP investigating MVPD officer-involved shooting; Harvey, IL man arrested

MT. VERNON, IL — Illinois State Police continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting over the weekend involving a Mt. Vernon police officer. According to ISP, 20-year-old Terrell Burnam, of Harvey, Illinois was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released Sunday before being taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
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Suspect ID’d in officer involved shooting

MT. VERNON, Ill. (WJPF) – Illinois State Police have identified the suspect shot by Mt. Vernon Police Saturday night. According to ISP, Terrell Burnam, a 20-year-old from Harvey, Illinois, was involved in an armed home invasion just before midnight Saturday. After crashing his vehicle while running from police, an armed Burnam tried to run, but was shot by a Mt. Vernon officer. No police were hurt.
MOUNT VERNON, IL
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2022 07/02 – Edward L. McWilliams

Edward L. McWilliams, age 69, of Dix, passed away on June 25, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born Aug. 13, 1959, in Whitter, California to Robert S. McWilliams and Mary Eileen Medlin McWilliams. Mr. McWilliams Attended the Christian Fellowship Church in Mt. Vernon and Rend...
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2022 07/01 – Donna Bryan Anspach

Donna Bryan Anspach, age 82 of Salem, died peacefully Monday, June 27, 2022, at Odin Healthcare Center, in the arms of the Lord and going to Heaven. Donna was born on December 14, 1939, in Devils Lake, North Dakota, the daughter of the late George and Emma (Madison) Kester. She married Olen Bryan at the Salem Church of God and he would later precede her in death. She then married Charles Anspach on July 20, 1991, in Salem, and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2022.
SALEM, IL
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2022 07/01 – Edward ‘Eddie’ H. Holthaus

Edward “Eddie” H. Holthaus, age 89, of rural Beckemeyer, passed away on Monday, June 27th, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 1, 1932, in Breese, Illinois, the son of Louis and Celia (Kampwerth) Holthaus. On October 22, 1958, he married Edna Krebs at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle, Illinois.
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Rural Mt. Vernon home destroyed by fire

A vacant rural Mt. Vernon home has been destroyed by fire. Jefferson Fire Protection District firefighters say the fire in the 18,000 block of East Illinois Route 15 about four miles east of Mt. Vernon was not discovered by a neighbor until it was fully engulfed in flames. The residence...
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Salem resident sworn in as Kaskaskia College’s new Director of Public Safety

A Salem resident has been sworn in as the new Director of Public Safety at Kaskaskia College. Shawn Richards replaces the retiring Todd Wagner. Before joining the college’s police department he served 25 years on the Centralia Police Department, ending as a detective. Kaskaskia College President George Evans noted...
SALEM, IL
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2022 06/29 – Charles ‘Butch’ W. Wilkey

Charles “Butch” W. Wilkey, 74, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. He was born February 19, 1948, in Centralia, the son of William “Bud” Wilkey and Mae (Estes) Wilkey. He married Judy Gilley on May 10, 2014, and she survives in Centralia.
CENTRALIA, IL
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Eddy Has Big Day At Herrin

At the Herrin Tigersharks Rule the Pool meet, Salem Swordfish standout Lewis Eddy had a great night winning 4 first place medals and was the high point scorer with 80 points in the 7-8 year old division.
HERRIN, IL
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2022 06/30 – Jessie P. Scott

Jessie P. Scott, 43, of Valier, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was the son of Curtis E. Scott and Sheery (Harlow) Evilsizer. He married Joyce Evilsizer on December 17, 2005, and she survives in Valier. In addition to his mother: Sheery Evilsizer and Don Fry of Flora, he...
VALIER, IL

Violent hoax spreads online in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (WEHT) — Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis is warning of a “warning”. Misinformation has allegedly spread across Facebook and is causing quite some concern. “There is currently a ‘warning’ on Facebook being circulated regarding two men who are reportedly attacking women in the Mt Vernon area,” shared the mayor through the police […]
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June L. Bible, 98

June L. Bible, 98, of Louisville passed away at 11:00 am, Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Flora Rehab and Health Care in Flora. June was born on June 1, 1924, in Flora, Illinois the daughter of James and Fannie (Greenwood) Clark. She married Cleo Andrew Bible, in St. Louis, Missouri on July 18, 1942, and they shared 79 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on March 6, 2022. In her early years she worked at Spartans, in Flora, and then was mostly a homemaker taking care of her family. She loved to cook, do word puzzles, and was a quilter. June was a member of the Red Brush Christian Church in Louisville.
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