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Person hit and killed by dump truck near Christopher

FRANKLIN COUNTY - A pedestrian was hit and killed Saturday night in Franklin County. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Old North Road near North City, Illinois. One male subject was reportedly hit by a dump truck on the roadway. They were later pronounced deceased at the scene. Additional...
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Victim identified in Marion shooting

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) – A victim has been identified in a shooting in Marion. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Griffith Lane in Marion around 10:50 pm on Wednesday June 29th. 57-year-old Shawn Adams was located with a gunshot wound and was pronounced...
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Man arrested for discharge of a firearm and threats in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) – Carbondale police officers responded to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street regarding an investigation of shots fired on June 26th. There were no injuries reported but there were reports of vehicles that had been struck by gunfire. During the course of the investigation 44...

A Gathering of Grebings

Once again, I am not able to research a new story today, so I will share an old one. About a week ago, the Grebing Reunion took place in East Perry County. This story was posted back in 2017 when a previous reunion took place. I will add that a map of Altenburg shown in this post gives an answer to the question posed in a post several days ago about a parcel of land willed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg by Amalia (Grebing) Kluegel. The will mentioned that the land was near the creamery. That was likely part of the Grebing land shown in the map and would explain how the church became the owners of what would become the fairgrounds. FYI: The church no longer owns the fairgrounds.

Carbondale man accused of shooting several vehicles

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Carbondale man faces several charges after police say he shot several vehicles. Terrill A. Walker, 44, of Carbondale faces charges of unlawful use of weapon by a felon, aggravated discharge of a firearm, armed habitual criminal and terroristic threats with a bond of $1,250,000.

2022 07/05 – Kenneth Lyle McKinzie

Kenneth Lyle McKinzie, 94, of Woodlawn, Illinois, passed away at 7:34 pm June 30, 2022, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born January 19, 1928, in Irvington, Illinois to the late James and Mae (Raines) McKinzie. Ken married Betty Jean (Butler) McKinzie on September 10, 1954, at Faith United Methodist Church in Centralia, Illinois. They were blessed with 62 wonderful years of marriage before her passing on April 5, 2017.

Suspect charged with murder after Colp stabbing

COLP, Ill. (WJPF) – 57 year old Nathan Clark was arrested and charged with first degree murder after a stabbing in Colp. Police were called to the 300 block of South Johnson street at about 6:45am Thursday June 30th where they found a 30 year old male with stab wounds. The victim died from his injuries after being taken to an area hospital.

17-year-old arrested on murder charge after shooting death in Marion, IL

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – A 17-year-old boy faces charges after a man was shot and died in Williamson County on June 29. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home at 13103 Griffith Lane in Marion at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Deputies found Shawn J. Adams, 57,...

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.

17 year-old charged with murder in shooting death of Marion man

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - A 17 year-old has been arrested in the shooting death of a man in rural Marion. According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday June 29th, 2022 at approximately 10:50 p.m., deputies responded to a residence located approximately 2 1/2 miles south of Marion. Upon arrival,...