Pokemon Go app already causing safety concerns

By Ryne Turke on July 16 at 9:39am


A popular new smartphone app is catching the attention of local law enforcement. Pokemon Go, a location-based augmented reality game, became an instant success after its release last week. The Read More

Roodhouse man “guilty” of meth manufacturing

By Jim McCabe on July 16 at 9:38am

A Greene County man is behind bars after pleading guilty to methamphetamine manufacturing. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Crum of Roodhouse, who was originally arrested for meth manufacturing and possession of meth manufacturing Read More

FULL STORY: Avery Berry found guilty of first-degree murder

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 8:36pm

Avery Berry

It’s a minimum of four-and-a-half decades in prison for Avery Berry after being found guilty in Morgan County Court on Friday of murdering Marcus Jackson. Jurors took nine hours to Read More

Marshall Chevrolet reopens showroom today

By Ryne Turke on July 15 at 5:05pm

A Scott County car dealership that burned to the ground in January is set to open a new showroom today. Marshall Chevrolet in Winchester owner Jay Rueter talked about the Read More

Davidsmeyer weighs in on Mautino resignation request

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 4:48pm


A group of state lawmakers are calling for Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino to resign. Mautino is under investigation over campaign spending.  The probe relates to more than 200-thousand dollars Read More

Jury members deliberating as we speak in the murder trial of Avery Berry

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 12:30pm


UPDATE  AT 4:15- Jurors asked for a transcript of Avery Berry’s testimony. Judge Cavanagh responded that a full transcript isn’t currently available. UPDATE AT 1:45- A second question by the jury Read More

Grain Belt Express 0-for-2 in getting Missouri approval

By Jim McCabe on July 15 at 7:07am


Missouri regulators have rejected a second application from a company hoping to construct a multi-state power line. The Missouri Public Service Commission voted on Tuesday to reject that state’s portion Read More

JHS hires third assistant principal

By Ryne Turke on July 14 at 6:35pm


Jacksonville School District 117 announced the hiring of a third assistant principal at Thursday’s special meeting. Barbie Davidsmeyer has been the Director of Special Education in Rushville at Schuyler Industry Read More

Concert in the Cornfield headliner receives tragic news

By Ryne Turke on July 14 at 4:55pm


Despite a tragedy involving a family member of the headliner of the Concert in the Cornfield, the show will go on. A press release from concert co-chairs Paula Stewart and Read More

Afternoon update for second day of Berry murder trial: closing arguments sched

By Jim McCabe on July 14 at 3:29pm

Both sides have rested their cases in Morgan County Court in the first-degree murder trial of Avery Berry. Berry is accused of shooting Marcus Jackson at the house of Avery’s Read More