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McLeansboro scammer turns himself in Video included

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MCLEANSBORO, Ill. -- A man suspected of scamming a woman out of more than a thousand dollars has turned himself in to police.

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Illinois disaster relief volunteers head to East Coast Video included

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WSIL -- The first disaster relief volunteers with the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA) are on their way to Lumberton, North Carolina. The Illinois crews come from a trained pool of about 1,700 volunteers and are a part of the larger Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, which is the country's largest aid organization next to the Red Cross and Salvation Army.  

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Target holding car seat trade-in event

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WSIL -- Target is currently holding its car seat trade-in event. The event ends Saturday, September 22.

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JALC immediately removed white supremacist flyers

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Leaders at John A. Logan College are speaking out, after white supremacist flyers were found on the windshields of dozens of cars. 

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SIU student accused of being a Nazi

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Controversy is swirling on the SIU campus, as someone accuses a student of being a Nazi and trying to recruit others to his cause. 

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Hundreds of high school students attend SIU Day Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale welcomed hundreds of high school students to campus for SIU Day.

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Sen. McCaskill promises a 'no' vote for Kavanaugh nomination

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WSIL -- Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, depriving President Donald Trump's nominee of a possible swing vote.

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Body pulled from Ohio River

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WSIL -- McCracken County, KY Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow confirms to News 3 a body was pulled from the Ohio River Tuesday. 

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McDonald's changes apple pie recipe, many not happy

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WSIL -- If you get dessert with your Big Mac, you may have noticed that McDonald's has made some changes to its apple pie recipes.

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2 arrested for dealing drugs in Marion

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MARION, Ill. -- Marion police have made a pair of drug arrests. 

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Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese retires

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) -- The Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese submitted his letter of resignation for retirement Tuesday.

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Roseanne Barr claims her character will die of an overdose

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WSIL (CNN) -- According to Roseanne Barr, her character on "The Conners" will be killed off in a sadly topical way. 

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Being courteous to farmers during harvest Video included

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GALATIA, Ill. -- It is National Farm Safety and Health Week. News 3 talked with a Saline County farmer about being courteous to those who supply the world with food.  

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Murphysboro teachers could strike next month Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Teachers in Murphysboro could go on strike next month if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached with the school district.

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P.A.W.S. mum day sale still on Video included

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ANNA, Ill. -- PAWS animal shelter still plans to hold its annul mum day fundraiser, but a scare nearly canceled the tradition.  

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More rail work forces road closure in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced a major intersection closure in Carbondale for Friday. 

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Dangerous form of heroin could soon be in Illinois Video included

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MARION, Ill -- According to local police, Missouri is where local dealers buy drugs to bring back to our area. They say a new dangerous drug from Missouri could soon be in southern Illinois.  

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Despite writer's revelation, Sesame Street insists Bert and Ernie are just friends

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WSIL -- Bert and Ernie are still just roommates. 

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4 go to hospital after crash in Grand Tower

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GRAND TOWER, Ill. -- A Jackson County teen was thrown out of his truck after a crash near Route 3 Tuesday morning. 

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Death investigation underway in Union Co.

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UNION CO., Ill, -- Multiple agencies are investigating a suspicious death in Wolf Lake. 

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SIU students debate President Trump's constitutional rights Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The nationally-recognized Southern Illinois University student debate team is just beginning their season with brand new members, and already delving into complex topics pertaining to the constitutional rights of a sitting U.S. President.

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Presidential Alert postponed

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA'S Presidential push alert that was scheduled for Thursday of this week has been pushed back.

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SpaceX announces first space tourist

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WSIL -- A Japanese man will be the first space tourist to visit the moon via SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). 

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Judge vacates Gaege Bethune's murder conviction Video included

Gaege Bethune makes his first court appearance in Jackson County Gaege Bethune makes his first court appearance in Jackson County
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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Jackson County Judge has vacated Gaege Bethune's murder conviction in the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese. 

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National Cheeseburger Day Deals

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WSIL -- As if we need another excuse to eat cheeseburgers, tomorrow is National Cheeseburger Day and restaurants all over the country are offering deals.

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Carbondale Mayor searches for a new Human Relations Commission Chair Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale Mayor, Mike Henry, plans to replace the man who currently holds the spot for a new Human Relations Commission Chair.

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Bobcat season approaching in Illinois Video included

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WSIL  -- For the third straight year, Illinois hunters will be have the opportunity to bag a bobcat. 

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Coca-cola considers cannabis-infused drinks

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WSIL -- Coca-Cola is making some waves today with news that it's considering a new ingredient: cannabis. 

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Touring Southern Illinois' unique farms Video included

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WSIL-- Farmers throughout Southern Illinois gave tours of their operations as part of the Neighborhood Co-Op's annual Farm Crawl. The event is meant to connect farmers with the community and give locals a chance to see firsthand where some of their food is grown.  ...

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Touch-a-Truck to raise money for playground

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. --  The Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser was held Saturday to raise money for a new playground near Scout Cabin.

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Flood recovery underway for Mt.Vernon residents Video included

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MT.VERNON, Ill. -- Nearly a week after flooding, recovery assistance is underway for Mt.Vernon locals. Crews with the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA) are helping clean out flooded homes.  

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Federal legislation could begin repairs to Len Small Levee Video included

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CAIRO, Ill.—Newly-passed legislation from the U.S. House is on its way to the Senate to repair the Len Small Levee in Alexander County. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said the Federal Government will step in to repair the Len Small Levee but that depends on the cost. If the value of the properties impacted by the levee's water damage are less than the repairs, the government will need outside sponsors to help. Farmers say the property value doesn't include th...

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Stonefort Woman Killed in Crash

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    SALINE CO., ILL. --  A Stonefort woman is dead after a crash in Saline County.  Illinois State Police say Brandi K. Bennet was driving south on Ernest Reed Road.   

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Illinois State Board of Education proposal to fix teacher shortage Video included

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VIENNA, Ill. -- The Illinois State Board of Education is hoping to take away some of the hurdles to become a teacher, in order to help fill empty teaching positions across the state. 

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Three hurt in crash involving stolen vehicle

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DOWELL, Ill. -- A teen could face charges in Jackson County after causing a multi-car crash with a stolen vehicle late Wednesday night.

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Carbondale Strip Welcomes Halloween Again Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Halloween is coming to Carbondale, and the city is working to make it a family-friendly event with a fall festival.

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Gov. Rauner reflects on time as governor, reveals plan for future Video included

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CHICAGO — Illinois governor Bruce Rauner made his case to voters with less than two months to go until election day.

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Judge: Murphsyboro man guilty of murdering parents

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MURSPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Jackson County judge has determined Keith Ritcheson is guilty of killing his parents in the home the three of them shared. 

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Sesser-Valier School District receives $25,000 grant Video included

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SESSER, Ill. -- The Sesser-Valier School District will be able to upgrade technology, thanks to a $25,000 grant. 

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Bob Evans recalls nearly 47,000 pounds of sausage links

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WSIL -- Check your refrigerator and freezer before breakfast, because Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds of pork sausage links because they may contain plastic. 

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Women at Work: Beauty Vlogger Video included

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WSIL -- The U.S. Department of Labor reports in 2018 women make up nearly half of our workforce. In WSIL's new series, "Women at Work", we'll examine some of those obstacles and how women have overcome them in southern Illinois.

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SIU officials address declining enrollment

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University leaders address another decline in enrollment after the campus lost more than 1,700 students since last fall. 

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1 driver killed in multi-semi crash

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JEFFERSON CO., Ill.  -- One person is dead after a crash involving three semi-trucks. 

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Apple Festival returns to Murphysboro for 67th year

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The 67th Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday night. 

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FDA cracking down on e-cigarette makers

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WSIL -- The FDA goes on a historic offensive about kids and e-cigarettes- an issue the agency calls an epidemic.

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More than 300 residents in local village without water Video included

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SIMS, Ill. -- A handful of volunteers are distributing water to an estimated 315 residents, who have been out of water for two days following a water main break.   

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Zeigler to lose its only grocery store Video included

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ZEIGLER, Ill. -- Zeigler's only grocery store, which has been in business since 1995 is closing this Friday.

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Police interviews discussed in murder trial of son accused of killing his parents Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Attorneys in the trial of a man charged with killing his parents spent most of the second day of the trial dissecting the suspect's seven interviews with police.

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Truth Test: RGA ad claims JB Pritzker "considering" mileage tax Video included

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WSIL -- A number of ads in the Illinois governor's race attack Democratic candidate JB Pritzker for floating the idea of a mileage tax on vehicles.  

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Local community colleges to get thousands of dollars

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WSIL -- Three area community colleges are getting money from the state to pay for emergency or deferred maintenance projects on campus.

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Trick-or-treat hours announced for Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale has announced trick-or-treat hours for Halloween. 

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Sterling Sofa Company Grand Opening

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Herrin-based Sterling Mattress Factory is branching out into furniture sales. 

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Operation Honor Guard

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Operation Honor Guard helps fund area Honor Guards so they can continue to provide services at military funerals.

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Cape Girardeau was ready for Presidential visit Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Hurricane Florence forced President Donald Trump to cancel an appearance in Cape Girardeau County this week, but preparations for a presidential was still seen throughout the river town.  

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GOP lawmakers rally against Pritzker tax plan

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- State and local Republicans gathered in Carbondale Tuesday afternoon to campaign for incumbent governor Bruce Rauner and attack challenger JB Pritzker.

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First responders pay tribute to thousands killed in the 9/11 attacks Video included

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. -- Millions across the country mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks.

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Teaching 9/11 in the classroom Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- A teacher in Saline County is helping high school students, who don't remember the 9/11 attacks, understand their lasting impact on the United States.  

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Fourth graders release balloons in honor of 9/11 victims Video included

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Fourth grade students at Herrin Elementary School released red, white and blue balloons Tuesday as a way to remember 9/11 victims and rescue crews.  

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Truth Test: Does JB Pritzker support a mileage tax? Video included

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WSIL -- A new attack ad in the Illinois governor's race hits on a familiar theme.

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