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(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home... (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

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Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream. More>>

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

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Police in the central city of Utrecht say on Twitter that "multiple" people have been injured as a result of a shooting in a tram in a residential neighborhood. More>>

Pinckneyville's fallen soldier returns home Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- Fallen soldier Sgt. Holli Bolinski returned to Perry County Monday afternoon in a procession led by area first responders and family members.

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State lawmakers meet Laborers' & Contractors apprenticeship students

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MARION, Ill. -- State Senator Dale Fowler along with Representatives Terri Bryant, Patrick Windhorst and Dave Severin met with instructors and students, who are part of the Illinois Laborers' and Contractors Preparation Program.  

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Year-long construction planned for I-57 Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. -- Road crews will begin expanding Interstate 57 in Franklin and Williamson counties to three lanes starting April 1. 

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Mt. Vernon considers buying new police vehicles

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Mt. Vernon city leaders plan to spend several thousand dollars on new vehicles and equipment for first responders.

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ISP: Fatal accident on Route 3

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THEBES, Ill. -- Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal accident on Route 3 in Alexander County. 

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Sunshine and mild temperatures to kick off the week but rain returns midweek Video included

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WSIL -- It was a beautiful Monday with lots of sunshine and mild temperatures but we do have some changes in the forecast. 

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Harrah's Metropolis Casino & Hotel to reopen Tuesday

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METROPOLIS, Ill. – Rising water along the Ohio River forced the casino and hotel to close on February 18. 

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Jackson County men indicted on meth charges

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WSIL -- Prosecutors say Jonathan R. Moore, 33, of Carbondale, and Elijah S. Lacy, 34, of Murphysboro, conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of meth. 

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More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

(Jeff Bundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Looking southwest towards Waterloo Neb., high waters from the Elkhorn river cover Maple street in the distance Saturday March 16, 2019.  The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some place... (Jeff Bundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Looking southwest towards Waterloo Neb., high waters from the Elkhorn river cover Maple street in the distance Saturday March 16, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some place...
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Flooding caused by heavy rain and snowmelt is blamed for two deaths in the Midwest, and two others are missing. More>>

Mt. Vernon man arrested for aggravated battery

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Anthony Garrett, 41, of Mt Vernon, was taken into custody Saturday.

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Sunshine to start the week, rain midweek Video included

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WSIL -- Quiet weather dominates through the first two days of the week. Some clouds around Monday morning will exit quickly giving way to a lot of sunshine as a weak system passes to our south.  The next chance for rain enters the picture midweek. 

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94th anniversary of Tri-State Tornado Video included

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WSIL -- Monday marks 94 years since the Tri-State Tornado ravaged parts of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwest Indiana. The infamous March 18, 1925 twister still holds numerous records. 

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Carbondale road closures continue due to sewer replacement

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CARBONDALE, Ill. – Temporary lane closures will be in place March 18-March 19 along University Avenue (southbound 51) at the intersection of Oak Street.  

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2,000 flags surround community for fallen soldier Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- Hundreds of volunteers gathered Sunday in Pinckneyville to honor a fallen soldier. 

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US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of t... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of t...
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U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. More>>

Sesser-Valier student elected youth governor Video included

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SESSER, Ill. -- A new governor has been elected in the State of Illinois and he attends Sesser-Valier High School.  Matthew Thery was elected as the state's Youth Governor over the weekend in Springfield, and Sunday evening his community welcomed him home with a parade.  

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Business owner arrested for arson

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SIKESTON, MO. -- A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly setting her own business on fire. 

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Bodybuilding competition brings out hundreds Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- A unique sporting event took over the Marion Cultural and Civic Center Saturday. 

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Carjacking suspect killed, trooper wounded in shootout

An Illinois State Police trooper is recovering after being wounded during a shootout with a suspected carjacker who was fatally shot. More>>

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,...
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To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon's new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China, China.". More>>

Trump answers rebuke of border order with a veto

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump issued the first veto, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump issued the first veto, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for...
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President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. More>>

Sunday brings more clouds, but still plenty of sun

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A weak low-pressure system to our north will pass off to the east of us Sunday. The main impact this will have on us is a few clouds near sunrise, and possibly some broken cloud cover at times through the rest of the day. Conditions stay dry, and temperatures make their way back into the low to mid 50's much like Saturday. In a nutshell, Sunday looks a lot like Saturday, just with a few more clouds.  The dry pattern looks to continue for a couple more days. Meteorologist Ja... More>>

Murphysboro parade kicks off St. Patrick's Day weekend

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill.—Hundreds of folks spent their Saturday morning at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Murphysboro to kick off the holiday weekend.

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Teen rescued from Giant City State Park Video included

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GIANT CITY, Ill. -- First responders confirm the girl has been rescued and is being airlifted to a nearby hospital. No word on her injuries. 

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Mostly clear tonight, more clouds Sunday

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More clouds are expected Sunday, but the sun isn't leaving just yet. 

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Safe Sitter course offered for teens

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. – Students will learn basic first aid and infant and child choking rescue and CPR. 

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Sunny and calm

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This morning's temperatures started in the mid 30's for many.

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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order Video included

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrives in the Senate where she has said she will vote for a resolution to annul President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border, on Capitol Hill in Washi... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrives in the Senate where she has said she will vote for a resolution to annul President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border, on Capitol Hill in Washi...
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The Republican-run Senate has rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border. More>>

New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook Video included

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.  A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
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A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch; police urge people to stay indoors. More>>

Tornado victims begin recovery process Video included

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- About a dozen homeowners spent Friday salvaging what they could, after an EF 2 tornado roared through McCracken County Thursday.

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Roof of Murphysboro Food Pantry damaged by strong winds

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The director of a food pantry damaged by strong winds Thursday said she plans to reopen next week.

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Bills filed to regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers

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WSIL -- A pair of bills filed in Springfield aim to lower prescription drug costs.

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Suspicious fire destroys Metropolis apartment complex

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METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Six families are without a home after a suspicious fire at a Metropolis apartment complex. 

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Snake Road closed for spring migration

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WOLF LAKE, Ill. --  The 2.5 mile-long road, also known as LaRue Road and Forest Service Road No. 345, closes to vehicles each spring and fall.  

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Marion Police investigating stolen, forged checks Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Marion Police need your help identifying a woman caught on camera cashing forged checks.

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Lane closure planned on Interstate 57

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INA, Ill. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers about an upcoming lane closure on Interstate 57.

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Breezy and cooler today

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WSIL -- Hang on to your hats, folks. The wind isn't gone just yet. 

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Jack's Meat Market & Deli destroyed by fire Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Jackson County business has been destroyed in an overnight fire. 

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Butterball recalls 39 tons of ground turkey

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WSIL -- Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products. 

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EF-2 tornado rips through West Paducah business Video included

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PADUCAH, Ky. — An EF-2 tornado damaged dozens of businesses and homes throughout western McCracken County Thursday morning. 

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Massac's Esports team highlighted at SIU's IT Day Video included

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WSIL -- Massac County High School students are sharing the opportunities that competitive video gaming is bringing to them. It's a part of Southern Illinois University's I.T. Day, where the e-sports team held a presentation.

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40 kids survive tornado inside West Paducah church

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WEST PADUCAH, Ky. -- An EF-2 tornado ripped through a church in McCracken County, where 40 kids were inside attending preschool.

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McCracken County declares State of Emergency Video included

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MCCRACKEN CO., Ky. -- Kentucky State Police say approximately five square miles of western McCracken County were affected by Thursday's tornado.

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Captain D's to open in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Captain D's will be located at 1040 E. Walnut Street.

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Carbondale shooter sentenced to 8 years

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Belleville man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after firing his gun into a crowd of people in Carbondale. 

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Carbondale man indicted for reckless homicide

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Jackson County man has been charged in connection with an August 2018 traffic accident that killed a five-year-old boy. 

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Ban on tobacco sales to minors goes to Illinois governor

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A prohibition on tobacco sales to those under 21 is now under Gov. J.B. Pritzker's consideration.

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Illinois police see rise in crashes with parked squad cars

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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois State Police are seeing a spike in crashes involving parked squad cars and passing vehicles, despite a law that was enacted nearly 20 years ago to make roads safer for emergency responders. 

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Thunderstorms exit, winds hang around

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WSIL -- Thunderstorms pushed through early Thursday morning bringing heavy rain, lightning, and thunder to most of the viewing area.

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Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal time Video included

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. Manafort faces his second sentencing hearing ... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. Manafort faces his second sentencing hearing ...
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is due back in court for his second sentencing hearing in as many weeks. More>>

Officials with Banterra Bank made a big donation to Franklin County Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill-- Banterra Bank closed its branch on Main Street in West Frankfort this past Friday. But bank officials are hopeful the building will soon open again to serve the community

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FAA relents, says it grounded 737 Max jets based on new data Video included

(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). Foreign investigators examine wreckage at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiop... (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). Foreign investigators examine wreckage at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiop...
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Much of the world has grounded or banned from its airspace the Boeing jetliner involved in two recent crashes, leaving the United States as one of the few places the widely used plane is still flying. More>>

Raising taxes? It's possible in Perry County Video included

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Perry County could soon see a half-cent tax increase, but Du Quoin leaders and business owners fear it will drive away customers. 

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A new study highlights the teacher shortage in Illinois

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WSIL-- A new study found the shortage has become particularly difficult in central and southern Illinois. For several people in the community it's becoming alarming. 

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City officials: Keep sandbags in place Video included

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METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The impacts of flooding across our region are decreasing but Metropolis City Officials are asking businesses and homeowners to leave their sandbags in place. 

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Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids to take stand on bullying Video included

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BENTON, Ill. -- Many parents worry about their child being picked on while at school. Although data shows bullying is actually decreasing, it's still devastating for those who experience it. Local kids are taking advantage of a program, so they can take a stand. 

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Court moves to de-annex property out of Spillertown

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SPILLERTOWN, Ill. -- A Williamson County judge effectively kicked some residents out of Spillertown Wednesday.

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Facebook, Instagram suffer outages

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NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.

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Criticism of FAA mounts as other nations ground Boeing jets Video included

(AP Photo). Ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines parked on tarmac at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Et... (AP Photo). Ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines parked on tarmac at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Et...
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration faces mounting criticism for backing the airworthiness of Boeing's 737 Max jets as the number of countries that have grounded the aircraft grows in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. More>>

Above average temperatures continue

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WSIL -- Temperatures Wednesday morning were nearly 20 degrees warmer than yesterday! 

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Burn bans issued ahead of windy weather

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WSIL -- With warm and windy conditions in the forecast this week, some southern Illinois communities are issuing burn bans. 

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Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). In this Feb. 14, 2019, photo, this photo shows the Honda logo on a sign at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Honda will be recalling about 1 million older vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the T... (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). In this Feb. 14, 2019, photo, this photo shows the Honda logo on a sign at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Honda will be recalling about 1 million older vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the T...
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Honda is recalling about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America because their Takata air bag inflators can explode and send shrapnel into the vehicle interiors. More>>

TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughl... (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughl...
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Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged along with nearly 50 other people in what prosecutors say was a scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children into some of the nation's most elite colleges. More>>

Funeral set for Illinois deputy shot while serving warrant

A funeral is planned at a Chicago-area high school for a sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel. More>>

Voters will decide if Spillertown will dissolve Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- Three weeks from now, voters will head to the polls and those in Spillertown will have the option to have their town dissolved.

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Need a new job? Illinois State Police is hiring

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Illinois State Police hopes to hire 500 new employees this year. 

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Boaters beware: Strong winds ahead

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WSIL-- Boaters looking to get on the water might want to keep an eye on the forecast. Two days of strong winds are ahead for southern Illinois. 

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Pritzker meets with credit rating agencies

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CHICAGO, Ill. -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker touts his progressive income tax proposal as a way to keep bond rating agencies from downgrading the state's credit.

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Bottle cap bench dedicated to community volunteer

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Community service groups unveil the efforts of a man's public service project, results he never got the chance to see.

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Ballot question asks about possible Carbondale Park District merger

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A question on the ballot for Carbondale voters next month asks if they want the city of Carbondale to take over operations for the Carbondale Park District.

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Police voice concern about license plate bill Video included

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DUQUOIN, Ill. -- In an effort to save the state money, House Bill 1623 would change the vehicle plate requirement from two plates for the front and back to only one plate for the rear of a vehicle.  

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Seasonal temperatures with a chance of showers

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WSIL -- Temperatures today will be warmer than yesterday by at least a few degrees.

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Illinois House passes Tobacco 21 bill

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House has approved a bill raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. 

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Pritzker unveils online graduated income-tax calculator

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CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launched an online calculator that he says will let Illinoisans know how his proposed graduated income tax will affect their families.

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Former trainer pleads guilty to sexual abuse

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MASSAC CO., Ill. -- A woman accused of sex crimes against teens while working as an athletic trainer has pleaded guilty. 

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Man on the run has been arrested

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HAMILTON CO., Ill -- A man wanted by authorities in Hamilton County has been arrested. Charles 'Andy' Sage, 32, was arrested in Union County, Kentucky.

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Sheriff urges 'yes' on public safety referendum Video included

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PERRY CO., Ill. -- Sheriff Steve Bareis is concerned about potential layoffs and the condition of the jail following a $2 million dollar drop in state funding over the past five years.  

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Carterville shop remains open despite damage from wreck

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- A Carterville business continues to operate after a car plowed through the front window.

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Home alone? Illinois lawmakers want to lower age Video included

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WSIL -- A new bill would change the age children can be left home alone in Illinois.

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Southern Illinois schools receive field trip grants

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WSIL -- More than 6,500 Illinois students will be able to visit state parks, museums, and other natural resource sites thanks to grant funding.

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Rend Lake College to launch archery team

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INA, Ill. -- The new Rend Lake College archery team will compete against teams from other community colleges, as well as in regional and national Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) competitions.

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Funeral set for deputy killed serving warrant

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A funeral is scheduled for a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man who fled and engaged officers in an hours-long standoff in Illinois. 

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"Cairo" Bridge reopens after flooding

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WSIL -- The US 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge connecting Kentucky and Illinois is once again open to traffic. 

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Warmer, but very windy week ahead

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WSIL -- After a little sunshine this weekend, clouds have returned to kickoff the work week. A few light showers are possible first thing Monday morning along and south of the Ohio River, but most will stay dry. 

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Declining attendance, lack of priests causes churches to close Video included

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ill. -- Parishioners belonging to two Catholic Churches in Hamilton County had to find another place to attend Sunday mass this week after the Diocese of Belleville closed their doors. 

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25th Annual Polish Festival Video included

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WASHINGTON CO., Ill -- Hundreds spent Sunday afternoon at the 25th Annual Polish Festival in Du Bois. 

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting

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UPDATED 8:57 p.m. Sunday, March 10th -- Authorities have arrested 24-year-old Charles Selvy for shooting and killing a man in Cape Girardeau early Saturday morning.

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Cave In Rock Ferry to resume operations Sunday

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CAVE IN ROCK, Ill. -- The Cave-In-Rock Ferry will resume operations early Sunday morning.  

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Missing Carmi woman found dead Video included

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GALLATIN CO., Ill. -- Illinois State Police announced Friday that search crews found the body of missing Carmi woman, Brooke S. Naylor.

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Hinson to step down as SIU head basketball coach

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WSIL -- SIU Head Basketball Coach Barry Hinson is stepping down following the 61-58 loss to Northern Iowa in the quarter final of the MVC tournament.

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Pritzker signs bill providing $55 million to critical access hospitals Video included

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ELDORADO, Ill. -- Governor JB Pritzker made a stop in Eldorado Friday to sign a bill providing $55 million in funding to more than 50 hospitals across the state.

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Tri-C Assistant Principal named Illinois Assistant Principal of the Year Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Doug Owens, Assistant Principal of Tri-C Elementary, has been recognized for his work with students and staff.

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AARP, state lawmakers want to improve nursing home care

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WSIL-- Senate Bill 1510 would amend Illinois' Nursing Home Care Act, enforcing minimum staffing requirements and providing greater transparency of nursing home violations.

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Proposal would require seizure response education for schools

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Health experts say one in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime, and that's why a state lawmaker has sponsored a bill to help kids who have seizures in school.

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DeSoto Beta Club finds success at state convention Video included

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The De Soto Beta Club will have several students traveling to Oklahoma City this June.  They will be there to attend the National Beta Club Convention.  

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Illinois buck confirmed as new world record non-typical Whitetail

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EDGAR COUNTY, Ill. -- A Whitetail buck killed in Illinois during the 2018 archery season is the new world record holder. 

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Meet the Candidates in Carterville

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- On Saturday, March 9, voters in Carterville can learn more about the candidates up for office in the city's municipal election.  

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More familiar names set to take the stage at Herrin Festa Italiana

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Herrin Festa Italiana 2019 kicks off on May 20.  

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Change smoke detector batteries at Daylight Savings Time

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, so don't forget to set your clocks forward. 

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Family mourns the loss of a fallen soldier Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- An Army solider killed in Kuwait returned home to the United States on Thursday. 

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Lawmaker files bills to address voter fraud

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Republican lawmaker says there's voter fraud across the state including Jackson County.

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Community comes together to search for missing Carmi woman Video included

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GALLATIN CO., Ill. -- Friends, family, and community members joined Illinois State Police in the search Thursday for missing Carmi native Brooke Naylor.

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Pritzker reveals specifics on progressive tax proposal

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WSIL -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker campaigned on a graduated income tax where you pay a larger share of your income the more money you make, but he never discussed how the tax rates would look, though, until now.

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Farmers returning to cover crop practice

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MARION, Ill. --  Farmers from across the area gathered in Marion Thursday to learn how to implement a diverse cover crop program and its benefit.

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Pinckneyville Soldier Killed in Kuwait

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WSIL - The Department of Defense says Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski, 37, of Pinckneyville, died Tuesday as a result of a "non-combat" related incident.

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Employees volunteer while casino is closed Video included

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WSIL -- Harrah's Metropolis Casino and Hotel remain closed due to floodwaters, but employees haven't necessarily been out of a job.

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Facebook post leads to child abuse arrests

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- Two people face aggravated child abuse and neglect charges after a waitress in Paducah noticed something wasn't right at table. 

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Shop healthy when donating to food pantries Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A group of researchers from SIU, U of I Extension, and the Jackson County Health Department teamed up to learn about what kind of donations come in to local food pantries. 

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Proposed Illinois caregiver tax credit

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WSIL -- Family members who care for a loved one could get some relief next year. State lawmakers have joined with AARP, in hopes of passing a bill to provide a state income tax credit.  

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Hundreds of thousands donated to SIU

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CARBONDALE -- SIU kicked off celebrations for its 150-anniversary with the annual Day of Giving.  

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Stressing safety while fighting fires

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Local fire officials say their job is unpredictable, and incidents like what happened in Bethalto, Ill., can happen anywhere without warning.

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Illinois State Police promise stronger enforcement of FOID card abuses

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WSIL -- Troopers promise to step up enforcement of FOID card abuses.

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Man drowns in Western Kentucky

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MCCRACKEN CO. Ky. -- A Marshall County man has died after an incident on Bryant Ford Road in McCracken County.

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Union County considers 1% sales tax increase Video included

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UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- Voters will decide in April if the seven school districts in Union County will benefit from a 1 percent sales tax increase. 

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Trump surveys devastation, pays respects to tornado victims Video included

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump talks with reporters outside the White House before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornados, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump talks with reporters outside the White House before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornados, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Washington.
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President Trump is heading to Alabama to survey the damage wrought by a deadly tornado outbreak that devastated a small town, killing nearly two dozen people. More>>

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  • Diabetes Alert Day set for March 26

    Diabetes Alert Day set for March 26

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    WSIL -- One in three American adults has prediabetes. On Tuesday, March 26, the Diabetes Today Resource Team is holding free screenings for the disease.  

    WSIL -- One in three American adults has prediabetes. On Tuesday, March 26, the Diabetes Today Resource Team is holding free screenings for the disease.  

  • 3 Ways to Save on coffee

    3 Ways to Save on coffee

    Monday, March 18 2019 4:48 AM EDT2019-03-18 08:48:50 GMT

    WSIL -- March is Caffeine Awareness Month, so we're offering up three ways to save on coffee.  

    WSIL -- March is Caffeine Awareness Month, so we're offering up three ways to save on coffee.  

  • Bowling for a good cause

    Bowling for a good cause

    Friday, March 15 2019 8:57 AM EDT2019-03-15 12:57:51 GMT

    CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Carterville High School National Honor Society is reaching out to others in our community.  

    CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Carterville High School National Honor Society is reaching out to others in our community.  

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  • Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

    Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 1:32 AM EDT2019-03-19 05:32:49 GMT
    (AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York.(AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York.
    (AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York.(AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York.
    Authorities say a former Peruvian president wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and was briefly detained.
    Authorities say a former Peruvian president wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and was briefly detained.
  • High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

    High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 1:32 AM EDT2019-03-19 05:32:45 GMT
    (Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney.  Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ...(Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney. Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ...
    (Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney.  Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ...(Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney. Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ...
    Authorities in Alabama say a DNA match found through a genealogy website has led to an arrest in decades-old slaying and rape case.
    Authorities in Alabama say a DNA match found through a genealogy website has led to an arrest in decades-old slaying and rape case.
  • Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

    Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 1:32 AM EDT2019-03-19 05:32:42 GMT
    (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...
    (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...
    Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream.
    Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream.
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  • Jackson County men indicted on meth charges

    Jackson County men indicted on meth charges

    Monday, March 18 2019 3:55 PM EDT2019-03-18 19:55:51 GMT

    WSIL -- Prosecutors say Jonathan R. Moore, 33, of Carbondale, and Elijah S. Lacy, 34, of Murphysboro, conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of meth. 

    WSIL -- Prosecutors say Jonathan R. Moore, 33, of Carbondale, and Elijah S. Lacy, 34, of Murphysboro, conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of meth. 

  • Mt. Vernon man arrested for aggravated battery

    Mt. Vernon man arrested for aggravated battery

    Monday, March 18 2019 12:20 PM EDT2019-03-18 16:20:25 GMT

    MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Anthony Garrett, 41, of Mt Vernon, was taken into custody Saturday.

    MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Anthony Garrett, 41, of Mt Vernon, was taken into custody Saturday.

  • Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

    Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

    Monday, March 18 2019 7:32 AM EDT2019-03-18 11:32:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...
    A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for R&B star R. Kelly's case is about to come before a judge.
    A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for R&B star R. Kelly's case is about to come before a judge.

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