JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 20TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, 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; 50-year-old Perry Sloan was arrested Thursday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Violating the Sex Offender Reigstry. 19-year-old Robert Altom of Mt. Vernon was arrested…Read more…

Reported Illinois tornado knocks down trees, damages homes

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A tornado reportedly touched down in southeastern Illinois, knocking down trees and damaging numerous homes and other buildings. Mount Carmel police Chief Mike McWilliams says people told officers they saw a tornado sweep through as a storm cut across the city’s south side about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. He says the…Read more…

Illinois man convicted of giving son rifle he used to kill 4

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces up to three years in prison after being convicted of illegally giving his son an assault-style rifle he later used to shoot and kill four people in 2018 at a Waffle House in Tennessee. A judge convicted Jeffrey Reinking last week of illegal delivery of a firearm…Read more…

Chicago cop shoots, seriously wounds, 13-year-old boy

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say a Chicago police officer shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who fled after he was pulled over in a car that had been involved in an earlier carjacking. The agency that investigates officer-involved shootings in Chicago says the shooting happened Wednesday night. Officers pulled the vehicle over and one of…Read more…

Here’s how abortion clinics are preparing for Roe to fall

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Reproductive rights advocates are planning to open new abortion clinics or expand the capacity of existing ones in states without restrictive abortion laws. This comes as a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion says justices could overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Some Democratic-led states in…Read more…

Filing: Chicago ‘two-faced’ on acknowledging police abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Community leaders say the city of Chicago pursues a “two-faced” strategy of acknowledging an ugly history of police brutality in public while directing its lawyers to deny that legacy in court when victims sue. That allegation came in a filing in Chicago’s U.S. District Court on behalf of nearly 50 civic, business…Read more…

Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting in Chicago. The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald’s restaurant on the city’s Near North Side. Police say in a statement that one person was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered. Police didn’t immediately…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 19TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Thursday, 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; 24-year-old Justyse Zimmerman of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Aggravated Assault, Illegal Carry/Possession of a Firearm, Being a Felon…Read more…

Chicago-area man gets 3 years for threat at Biden inaugural

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for threatening members of Congress and to commit violence at the 2021 presidential inauguration. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced Louis Capriotti, 47, of Chicago Heights to 37 months in prison Tuesday. Capriotti pleaded guilty last fall…Read more…

Moms seeking formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed

Some U.S. moms looking for baby formula that is in short supply are dealing with another layer of stress – people asking why they don’t just breastfeed. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life by major medical entities like the World Health Organization. But it doesn’t work for everyone. Health issues,…Read more…

Woman charged after gun in son’s backpack goes off at school

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader’s backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate. Twenty-eight-year-old Tatanina Kelly appeared in court on Wednesday on three misdemeanor child endangerment counts. A judge ordered her release from jail on $1,000 bond. Prosecutors…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 18TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, 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; 49-year-old Christaan Morrow of Oxford, NC was arrested Tuesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Battery. 41-year-old Corey Sutton was arrested Tuesday by the…Read more…

Three women found dead amid heat at Chicago senior center

CHICAGO (AP) — Three women who were found dead at a senior living facility on Chicago’s North Side amid high heat have been identified. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that the women who were found dead Saturday were 76-year-old Delores McNeely, 72-year-old Gwendolyn Osborne and 68-year-old Janice Reed. All three women were…Read more…

Suburban Chicago boy, 3, struck and killed by school bus

CARY, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a school bus in suburban Chicago while playing outside. Deputy Chief Scott Naydenoff with Cary police says the boy was pronounced dead at the scene Monday afternoon after he was struck by the bus. The Daily Herald of Arlington Heights reports…Read more…

Chicago curfew tightened after killing near ‘Bean’ sculpture

CHICAGO (AP) — A clamp-down on Chicago teens’ access to a popular downtown park and a weekend curfew following the fatal shooting of a teenager has revived longstanding accusations that City Hall prioritizes the city’s sparkling lakefront and downtown over West and South side neighborhoods where hundreds have been killed or hurt by gun violence.…Read more…