Mt. Vernon

(Courtesy of the official Camp Wartburg website)

UPDATE: Missing 13-Year-Old JaTe’a Frank Found

JaTe’a Lelja Frank, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, arrived at the camp around 11 a.m. Monday and the search began around 3 p.m.


Photo: Getty/Willard Clay

Ill. Dept. of Agriculture Hosts Crop Seminars

Seminars to help farmers learn about crop conservation.


Photo KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Former Ill. Trooper Matt Mitchell Back in Court

Mitchell, 35, has taken responsibility for a car crash on November 23, 2007 that killed Collinsville sisters Jessica Uhl, 18, and Kelli Uhl, 13.


Photo KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Former Ill. Trooper Matt Mitchell Loses Driver’s License Appeal

Mitchell was responding to an incident when he lost control, crossed an I-64 median near Scott Air Force Base, and collided with the Uhls’ car. He was driving 126 miles per hour.


CANADIAN, TX - Cattle rest at a watering hole in a pasture July 28, 2011 near Canadian, Texas. A severe drought has caused shortages of grass, hay and water, in much of the state, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drought Complicates Watering Cattle This Winter

As shallow ponds freeze, that creates challenges. Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole says some farmers already are hauling water.



Santorum Plans Weekend Stops In Chesterfield, Wildwood, Southern Illinois

Campaign plans a series of rallies, meet-&-greets.



Mt. Vernon Breaks Ground On Female Veterans Memorial

Dignitaries broke ground Friday in Mount Vernon on the monument representing women’s service from the Revolutionary War to the war in Iraq.


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