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Marion Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Death of Infant Son

Marion Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Death of Infant Son

Marion – Devin O’Daniell, the Marion man accused of beating his 3-month old son to death in November is being charged with first-degree murder. A release from Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Brandon Zanoitti states that his office is still awaiting medical records from St. Louis and that other charges will be considered. O’Daniell was arrested…Read more…

Recap of West Frankfort City Council Meeting: 12/11/18

Recap of West Frankfort City Council Meeting: 12/11/18

West Frankfort – The West Frankfort City Council approved the tax levy ordinance for the city at Tuesday night’s meeting. The annual tax levy will be for the fiscal year starting on May 1, 2018 and ending on April 30, 2019. The fire chief will also obtain bids for the replacement of 18 SCBA air…Read more…

Murphysboro Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident in Perry Co.

Murphysboro Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident in Perry Co.

Murphysboro – A Murphysboro man is recovering after a wreck this morning in Perry Co. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened when a vehicle being driven by Dennis Garner was headed northbound on US 51 at Greens Market Road was unable to avoid contact with an eastbound semi that…Read more…

Autopsy Scheduled for Man Found Dead After Crashing Into DeSoto Bank

Autopsy Scheduled for Man Found Dead After Crashing Into DeSoto Bank

DeSoto – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead at a home in DeSoto early yesterday morning. According to a release from the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office, deputies took a 911 call at a bank on the 100 block of N. Chestnut Street in DeSoto at around 4-yesterday morning.…Read more…

Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Three Arrests in Franklin Co.

Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Three Arrests in Franklin Co.

Franklin Co. – Three in Franklin County face charges after a call about a stolen cell phone from an Akin business on Monday. According to a release from the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office, the arrests took place after deputies received a call about the stolen phone. A review of the surveillance footage placed 25-year-old Seth…Read more…

SIU Carbondale Interim President Names Choice for Interim Chancellor

SIU Carbondale Interim President Names Choice for Interim Chancellor

Carbondale – SIU Carbondale’s interim president has named his pick for the university’s interim chancellor. Dr. John M. Dunn was named by the university’s Interim President Dr. Kevin Dorsey today for consideration by the board of trustees. A Pinckneyville native, Dr. Dunn previously has served at SIU as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs…Read more…

West Frankfort Man Recovering After Seven Story Fall

West Frankfort Man Recovering After Seven Story Fall

West Frankfort – A West Frankfort man is recovering after falling from the seventh story of a housing complex in West Frankfort. According to a release from the West Frankfort Police Department, the accident happened yesterday morning at the complex located on Elm and Jefferson Streets. The man was airlifted to an Evansville, Indiana hospital…Read more…

Pritzker begins planning for inaugural weekend, swearing-in

Pritzker begins planning for inaugural weekend, swearing-in

Springfield (AP) – Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is starting to plan his inaugural festivities. Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-elect Juliana Stratton announced Tuesday they’ve formed an inaugural committee that will plan events surrounding their Jan. 14 swearing-in ceremony. Events will begin Jan. 12-13. A schedule and ticket information will be available on the committee’s website . The committee will…Read more…

Residents fighting Illinois mine water pumping proposal

Residents fighting Illinois mine water pumping proposal

Johnston City  (AP) – Some residents and environmental groups are fighting a coal company’s plan to discharge waste water from a southern Illinois mine into the Big Muddy River. The application from St. Louis-based Foresight Energy seeks permission from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to discharge up to 3.5 million gallons of water a…Read more…