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Three facing federal charges in drug bust

Nathaniel L. Stone, 40, of 848 S. East St. and Jeremie D. Stone, 32, and Amber R. Davis, 27, whose addresses were provided as the 1100 block of South Diamond Street, are charged in a federal criminal complaint.


Authorities apprehend three area residents on alleged meth-related charges

According to reports from local police, charges are still pending against 40-year old Nathanial Stone, 32-year old Jeremie Stone, and 27-year old Amber Davis, each of whom the police did not provide addresses for at this time.

WLDS.COM - 2018-06-22 11:25:01

Police news for Saturday, June 23

• Malcolm C. Barfield, 31, of 821 S. Main St. was arrested about 6:40 p.m. Thursday on a domestic battery charge.


Jacksonville church needs $200,000 to avoid foreclosure

Initially there was an old building that was torn down because it was too old, then a new building was built, but it needed a loan.


Two Juveniles arrested in connection with alleged robbery in Ashland

Two juvenile males were arrested Friday and booked at the Morgan County Jail at approximately 2:30 p.m. in relation to a current Morgan County Sheriff’s Department investigation of two apparent burglaries that seemed to have occurred between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Morgan County Sherif

WLDS.COM - 2018-06-22 20:09:41

Crime Dog back on the beat

McGruff the Crime Dog has returned to active duty after a four-year hiatus. He appeared Thursday at Charlie’s Coffee & Cones at 115 W. Lafayette Ave., where the public had a chance to talk with him and Jacksonville police officers during the “Cone with a Cop” event. Visiting with McGruff are Khrysti


Business owner closing doors after claiming to catch paranormal activity on tape

"The alarm didn't go off," Ward said. "So, let's see if someone came through the ceiling or something."

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-06-21 23:02:19

Murder charges filed in South Jacksonville stabbing

The upgraded charges were lodged against Glenn C. Van Avery, 24, of 1335 S. Diamond St. during a court appearance. He now faces three counts of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother, Ruth Van Avery, and one count of attempted murder in the stabbing of his brother, Garrick Van Avery


Police news for Thursday, June 21

• Colton L. Pagan, 26, of 339 Pine St. was booked into the Morgan County jail at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of violating probation on a burglary charge.


Three men could face drug charges in Jacksonville

Along with the arrests, police recovered three handguns, one of which was stolen, more than two pounds of crystal meth and U.S. currency.

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-06-21 18:17:42

Smoking regulations coming to public housing

As part of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule to restrict smoking in public housing that went into effect on Feb. 3, 2017, all public housing agencies are required to adopt a smoke-free policy by July 30.


South Jacksonville Committee of the Whole meetings tonight starting at 5:30

Finally, the Planning and Public Facilities committee needs to secure a couple additions to the village’s Property Maintenance Code for grass height limits and village property beatification, including removal of abandoned or broken down cars in the village.

WLDS.COM - 2018-06-21 14:41:05

Supreme Court sales-tax ruling could mean $200M for Illinois

Illinois Department of Revenue Director Connie Beard says in a statement, "To be clear, this is not a new tax." Residents are currently obligated to pay a use tax on out-of-state online purchases. She says the court decision will "level the playing field for Illinois brick-and-mortar retailers."

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-06-21 20:46:00

Glenn VanAvery charged following Jacksonville homicide investigation

SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Glenn VanAvery has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder following a homicide investigation in south Jacksonville.The first-degree murder charge comes after his mother was found stabbed to death at a residence in the 1700 block of S. East St


Man accused of attempted murder in South Jacksonville last week to make first court appearance today

Twenty-four year old Glenn VanAvery, of 1335 South Diamond, was apprehended by local authorities late last Wednesday night after officers from South Jacksonville Police, Jacksonville Police and Illinois State Police Crime Services determined he was the primary suspect in the murder of his mother, 53


Photo: Movies and meals

Alyssa Purdue, 6, and her brother Isaac, 3, get their tickets for a movie Wednesday at the Illinois Theatre. The show was part of the summer kids movie series to benefit the Jacksonville Food Center. Films continue every Wednesday until July 25, with admission being 50 cents or a non-perishable food


Van Avery charged with Three counts of First Degree Murder, One Count of Attempted Murder

Twenty-four year old Glenn Van Avery, of the 13-hundred block of South Diamond, appeared for the first time in Morgan County court today. During his brief appearance alongside Public Defender Tom Piper, Van Avery was informed by Morgan County State’s Attorney Gray Noll that the state is alleging thr


Big crowd attends openings of new Ill. 104 bridge over Illinois River at Meredosia

"The theme of our reading camp is, ‘We are the future,' " Davis said. "The purpose is to inspire the kids, and this was an awesome opportunity for them to see an important moment in the history of their community."


Rauner, others visiting city

Rauner; attorney general candidate Erika Harold, state Senate candidate Steve McClure, and incumbent state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville will attend and speak during the Summer Patriotic Celebration, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gov. Duncan Mansion at 4 Duncan Place.


Senior center / Bread of Love schedules

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