Jefferson / Washington

Car Crashes Into Jefferson County Bank

WOODLAWN -- Authorities say no charges are expected after a car accidentally ran into a bank. Read More »

Mt Vernon Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Robbery

MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery. Read More »

Jefferson County Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Shooting

MT. VERNON -- A Jefferson County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting another man in the back of the head. Read More »

Man Indicted in Centralia Gun Theft Tied to Ferguson

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois parolee has been charged with helping steal assault-style rifles and other firearms from a store and plotting to sell them to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Read More »

Warrant Sweep in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CO. -- Eight people are now jailed on drug charges after a police sweep in Jefferson County. Mt. Vernon police officers and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies took part in what's become known as their annual Christmas drug roundup. Read More »

Sounds of the Season

WSIL-TV -- This year we celebrate a quarter-century of "Sounds of the Season" featuring school choirs from around the region. Read More »

Woodlawn Coach Killed in Route 15 Crash

JEFFERSON CO. -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released more information about a fatal traffic crash on Route 15. Read More »

Helm the Hero as Trojans Knock off Wayne City

WAYNE CITY -- Webber Township beat Wayne City 53-52 in overtime to wrap up day one of the Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament. Read More »

Nashville Tops Anna-Jonesboro in Mississippi Opener

ANNA-- Nashville pulls away in the fourth to beat Anna-Jonesboro 52-42 in the conference opener for both teams. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Picks Up First South 7 Win

MT. VERNON -- The Mt. Vernon Rams beat the Cahokia Comanches 58-53 Friday night for their first conference win of the season. Read More »

Chocolate Festival

MT. VERNON -- You have the chance to treat your sweet tooth while helping out a good cause. Read More »

Fire Departments Awarded Nearly One Million in Grants

WSIL -- A handful of fire departments in our region are splitting nearly one million dollars in grant money. Read More »

High School Construction to Include Theater and Football Field

MT. VERNON -- Despite recent budget issues, school leaders at Mt. Vernon Township High School say they have enough money to build a new football stadium and theater. Read More »

4 Arrested for Armed Robberies

MT. VERNON -- Four people are facing charges after armed robberies at convenience stores in Jefferson and Marion counties. Read More »

Jefferson County Man Faces Charges After Home Invasion

MT. VERNON -- A Jefferson County man is facing several charges. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Dec. 8, 2014

WSIL -- Tienda Mexican El Paisano in Carbondale received a 74 on its inspection in November. Read More »

Plan to Sell Guns to Ferguson Protestors

CENTRALIA -- A teen accused of stealing nearly 40 guns told investigators about plans to sell them to Ferguson protestors. Dakota Moss, 19, now faces federal charges. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Dec. 1, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Beats Herrin For Pyramid Plus Title

MARION -- The Mt. Vernon Rams beat the Herrin Tigers 59-48 Saturday night, claiming their second straight Pyramid Plus title. Read More »

Waltonville Advances to Championship Game at Christopher

CHRISTOPHER -- The Waltonville Spartans advanced to the championship game of the 40th Christopher Turkey Tournament with a 53-41 win over Webber Township. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Thanksgiving Preps

MT. VERNON -- One church in Mt. Vernon is making sure no one goes without a Thanksgiving meal. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Primary Care Group, Good Samaritan Hospital

MOUNT VERNON -- A Thompsonville woman recently said goodbye to her son after he left for Air Force Training in Texas. She wasn't sure how she would make it to his graduation until her coworkers stepped up to help. Read More »

Jefferson County Swears In New Sheriff

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- For the first time in more than a decade there is a new sheriff in Jefferson County. On Wednesday, Travis Allen was sworn in, replacing longtime sheriff Roger Mulch. Read More »

Hudson Named New Ina Police Chief

JEFFERSON CO. -- The Village of Ina has a new police chief to take over for the soon-to-be Jefferson County Sheriff. Read More »

Fire Destroys Jefferson County Town's Only Grocery Store

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Jefferson County business was destroyed in an overnight fire. Fire officials say the Village Market in Bluford went up in flames early Tuesday morning. Read More »

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