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Murphysboro Teachers Striking for Fifth Consecutive Day, No Agreement Reached

Murphysboro Teachers Striking for Fifth Consecutive Day, No Agreement Reached

Murphysboro – Murphysboro teachers are set to strike for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday. The Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) and Murphysboro CUSD #186 failed to reach an agreement during Tuesday night’s negotiations, which will resume Wednesday night at 5 p.m. The two entities posted statements following the meeting on their individual Facebook pages. From the MEA:…Read more…

Five Year Old Child Recovering Following Shooting in Carbondale

Five Year Old Child Recovering Following Shooting in Carbondale

Carbondale – A 5-year-old is recovering after being shot in Carbondale yesterday. According to a release from the City of Carbondale, officers responded to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to shots fired.  Officers found a 5 year old female gunshot victim.  The Jackson County Ambulance Service treated her at the scene…Read more…

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Briefly Closing for Repairs

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Briefly Closing for Repairs

KYTC – The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is temporarily closed this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 8) due to a mechanical issue. According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, repairs will require unspecified parts that will not be available until later in the day. Services are expected to continue this afternoon following repairs.Read more…

Evansville Woman Killed as Result of Fall at Garden of the Gods

Evansville Woman Killed as Result of Fall at Garden of the Gods

Evansville, IN – An Evansville woman is dead following a weekend fall at Garden of the Gods in Saline Co. According to a release from WFIE in Evansville, the woman has been identified as 36-year-old Sarah Rappee. Reports say that Rappee was visiting the park when she fell approximately 60 feet on Saturday night. First…Read more…

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Set to Meet Tonight as Strike Continues

MEA and Murphysboro School Board Set to Meet Tonight as Strike Continues

Murphysboro – The Murphysboro Education Association and the Murphysboro School Board are set to resume negotiations this evening as the teacher’s strike has claimed its third full school day. The negotiations are set to take place at 5:00 this evening between the union, the board and a federal mediator. It is believed that the school…Read more…

Two Recovering After Being Pulled from House Fire in West Frankfort

Two Recovering After Being Pulled from House Fire in West Frankfort

West Frankfort – Two people are recovering following a house fire Saturday morning in West Frankfort. The West Frankfort Fire Department says firefighters arrived to the home on Monroe Street just after 10:30. One woman was able to get out of the home. Firefighters helped another person get out.  The woman was airlifted to a St. Louis…Read more…

Marion Man Injured in Randolph Co. Wreck

Marion Man Injured in Randolph Co. Wreck

Randolph Co. – A Marion man was injured in a head-on crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle Saturday night in Randolph County. According to Illinois State Police, 26-year-old Thomas Tindell of Marion was driving his motorcycle east on Butler Road at Railroad Street in Tilden around 9:20 when he crossed over the center line and struck…Read more…

Carbondale Police Searching For Suspects in Best Buy Theft

Carbondale Police Searching For Suspects in Best Buy Theft

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in a felony retail theft investigation which occurred on 03-09-2019 at approximately 8:00 p.m. from Best Buy.  The suspects are a white male with gray hair, approximately 50 to 60 years old, thin build, wearing a tan jacket,…Read more…

Murphysboro Teachers Strike as Last Offer from School Board Falls Short of Demands

Murphysboro Teachers Strike as Last Offer from School Board Falls Short of Demands

Murphysboro – A strike is on at Murphysboro’s schools after a last ditch effort to hammer out an agreement between the Murphysboro Education Association and the School Board failed. According to a release from the Murphysboro Education Association’s Facebook page following last night’s meetings,  the Board’s revised “last, best, and final” offer was simply a…Read more…