Children removed from ‘unsanitary’ drug home

WINFIELD — Two children were removed from a home here Monday evening and their parents were arrested for child abuse and neglect and trafficking marijuana, after authorities said the...

Sale of Scott County Hospital completed

The sale of Scott County Hospital from Mississippi-based Pioneer Health Services to Florida-based Rennova Health Inc. has been finalized. Tony Taylor, who is overseeing the transition process and will serve...

Deputies arrest 14 in round-up effort; dozens still sought

HUNTSVILLE — More than 40 people were targeted by Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies last week as part of a round-up of drug offenders who were wanted for either...

Investigator: Leads received in Bussell case

A private investigator who is probing the disappearance of Christina Bussell says that leads are being received and followed up on.

Motel requires frequent police presence, records show

An Independent Herald review of Oneida Police Department logs shows that law enforcement officers were called or visited the Oneida Family Motel nearly 170 times during the 2016 calendar year, prompting the town's chief of police to call the motel "a haven for crime."

SCSD canine subdues resistant suspect

HUNTSVILLE — A man wanted by the Scott County Sheriff's Department on an outstanding warrant was arrested Thursday afternoon, but not before meeting the Sheriff's Department's canine officer, Hacon,...

Drug arrests surge in Oneida

Seven different people were arrested on drug-related charges in Oneida during a seven-day span from Monday, Jan. 16, to Sunday. According to warrants filed by Oneida Police Department officers, the...

Duo charged with stealing sodas from Walmart

A pair of Robbins men are facing charges after allegedly shoplifting soft drinks from the Walmart store in Oneida. Eric B. Jones, 29, of Mountain View Road in Robbins, and...

Homeless man arrested after harassing businesses and their customers

A 63-year old homeless man was arrested on Sunday, after several days of allegedly harassing several businesses and their patrons along Oneida's "Four Lane." Jimmy Lee Ridner, 63, was arrested...

Oneida girl battles rare illness

For 11-year-old Autumn Lackey, Feb. 26 started just like any other day. The Oneida Elementary School fourth grader went to school that Wednesday morning — “just like any other normal...

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