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Sheep decapitated in rural Thompsonville

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THOMPSONVILLE, Ill. -- Williamson County Detectives are investigating the death of a lamb, found decapitated on someone's property with the head nowhere to be found.

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SIU Summer Camp 2018

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JACKSON COUNTY--  Even though school let out for the summer kids are continuing their learning by attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale Camp. The camp  gives kids ages 6  to 18--the chance to learn survival skills: building shelters,  using a map and compass , --- and zipling.  SIU Summer Camp Leaders say-- kids and young adults were able to be a part of different groups.  

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Decision expected soon in Janus v. AFSCME Video included

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WSIL — Unions across the nation are bracing themselves for an adverse decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31, which could provide one of the biggest blows to organized labors of the past century.

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Locals gamers react to gaming disorder mental health condition Video included

Illinois' pension obligations are like Pac-Man, eating away at the state budget, according to veteran political journalist David Yepsen. Illinois' pension obligations are like Pac-Man, eating away at the state budget, according to veteran political journalist David Yepsen.
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Gamers across the globe are still shocked over the World Health Organization's decision to classify "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition.  

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Reaction to Trump ending family separation policy

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to keep migrant families together but immigrants rights advocates say the fight doesn't end there.

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On the run Cape Girardeau man in custody

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CAPE GIRARDEAU,MO--  Multiple law enforcement arrested a Cape Girardeau man wanted in 4 Missouri counties. 

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Shawnee Community College host safety training for employees

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 ULLIN, Ill.--Shawnee Community College partnered with Illinois State Police recently to bring safety training to their employees. 

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Detectives found 2.6 million dollars worth of meth

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY., KY-- A drug investigation turned into a huge bust when detectives recovered 60 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine. 

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Johnston City council approves Schlee building renovation

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Officials in Johnston City approve spending $7,000 on renovating an old building.

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Artist sues NRA for using Chicago 'bean' in ad

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The artist behind Chicago's famous bean-shaped sculpture has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of copyright infringement by using an image of his work in a video advertisement last year. 

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Family members of escapee and murder victim speak out

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WHITE CO. -- The manhunt for two escaped White County Jail inmates enters its fifth day. Zachery Shock and Johnny Tipton are still on the run.

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Two inmates still at large after jail break Video included

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WHITE CO, Ill. -- Police will work through the night as they continue to search for escapees Zachery Shock and Johnny Tiptone. We will continue to update this story.

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Apartment fire in Murphysboro

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A fire destroys an apartment in Murphysboro, but no one was hurt.

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SIU, SIH hold groundbreaking for medical clinic & teaching facility Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- You can soon find additional medical services in Carbondale.  

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Mt. Vernon introduces new online utility bill payment

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MT. VERNON,Ill-- The City of Mt. Vernon has created a new website that will allow customers to view information concerning their utility account. 

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CVS will deliver your prescription at home

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WSIL--  The nation's second-largest drugstore chain is going beyond efforts in customer service and will now make home deliveries of prescription.

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VA schedules town hall meeting

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HARRISBURG, Ill. - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will have a town hall meeting on Wednesday in southern Illinois this week to discuss the VA health care system.

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Golden Star Wholesale recalls dried apricot sour

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WSIL--Golden Star Wholesale is recalling AL Reef dried apricots sour because it may contain undeclared sulfates. 

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SIU Carbondale earns international award for 2017 eclipse events

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WSIL-- The 2017 solar eclipse was anything short of exciting and SIU was the center of hosting thousands of visitors to the area.

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Staying safe in the extreme heat

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- After more than 20 years in landscaping, Kyle Needham knows what its like to experience heat exhaustion.

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Suspect found after man shot in Union County Video included

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UNION CO., Ill. -- Deputies arrest a suspect after a shooting in Dongola

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Missing man in Carbondale found

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Police in Carbondale say a missing man has been found and is safe at home.

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Three arrested for helping jail escapees

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WHITE COUNTY, Ill. -- Three people were arrested for allegedly assisting in the White County jail break.

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Illinois Centre Mall project Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- If you visit Illinois Centre Mall anytime soon, you may notice signs hanging on some of the doors.

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Rural King gets an "F" from BBB Video included

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WSIL -- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers to use caution when shopping at Rural King Supply.

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New Splash Park coming to the area

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Families in Murphysboro may have a new place to splash around before the end of the summer. 

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Man arrested after shooting on the Strip

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A DeSoto man faces charges for firing a gun on the strip in Carbondale, leading to a car crash.

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SI Commitments Cohort to improve human service agencies

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Human Service agencies across Southern Illinois are joining together to discuss ways to better serve the community.  

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SIU Board of Trustees special meeting Thursday

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU Board of Trustees will discuss whether to put President Randy Dunn on leave at a special meeting Thursday. 

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iPhones will give 911 operator your exact location

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WSIL - Your iPhone will soon be able to share your exact location data with 911 operators.

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Dozens turn out for Ohio River Sweep Video included

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MASSAC CO., Ill. --  Volunteers braved the heat Saturday to clean up along the Ohio River bank. 

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White County residents react to missing inmates

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WHITE COUNTY, Ill. -- Authorities are still searching for Zachery Shock and Johnny Tipton after they broke out of jail early Saturday morning.

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Del Monte recalls veggie trays

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WSIL -- Del Monte is recalling fresh-cut vegetable trays sold in six states including Illinois because they are the suspected to be the source of a parasite that has sickened at least 78 people.

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Mental health resources in southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Suicide rates across the nation are up, but there is help available for those who are thinking about taking their own life.  News Three spoke with a clinical manager at Centerstone who explained how someone can find help for themselves or for a loved one here in southern Illinois. 

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Officials hopeful Rend Lake Resort will be leased by Fall

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FRANKLIN CO. -- After being closed for nearly two years, state officials hope Rend Lake Resort will be leased out this summer. This week, demolition began on a boatel building at the Rend Lake Resort that was in too bad of shape to fix up.  

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Southern Illinois native develops business app

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WSIL -- A new app developed by a Du Quoin native is being downloaded across the world.  Celina Maniece founded 'Biz Clips,' an app that allows users to be social while also building their professional portfolio via video. 

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WSIL blood drives kick off Video included

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WSIL -- The annual WSIL Summer Blood Drives are underway. 

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Varughese's mother responds to Bethune guilty verdict

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- 1,583 days. That's how long Lovely Varughese waited to hear a guilty verdict for the man responsible for her son's death.

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Kellogg's recalling Honey Smacks due to possible salmonella

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WSIL -- Kellogg Company is recalling Honey Smacks cereal because it may contain salmonella. 

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One killed in fiery crash on I-57 Video included

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UNION CO., Ill. -- A sixty-year old man died when the semi he was driving struck another semi, resulting in a fiery crash that shut down the interstate for more than 15 hours.

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Bethune found guilty of murdering SIU student Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — After more than four years, three grand juries and several pleas from the parents of a dead SIU student, a jury rules the last man to see him alive is responsible for his death.

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Roseanne reveals meaning of now-infamous tweet

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WSIL -- Roseanne Barr is back on twitter, and doubling down that she is not a racist. The actress' hit ABC show, "Roseanne," was canceled last month after she made a derogatory tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. insert picture "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," Barr tweeted in response to a comment about Jarrett. Outrage was immediate, leading her to delete the tweet. Within a matter of hours, ABC canceled her show.  ...

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Ameren holds air conditioner donation in Murphysboro Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Ameren volunteers helped give away dozens of free air conditioners in Murphysboro.  

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Man charged with raping young girl

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- A 23-year-old Paducah man faces charges for raping a six-year-old girl and recording the abuse. 

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What Janus v. AFSCME could mean in Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Unions across the country are bracing for an adverse decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31, which could take away their long-standing ability to collect fair share fees from non-members.

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First Alzheimer's Community Forum in Illinois

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. --  June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month and groups across the country are spearheading events to raise awareness.

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Group completes historical solar panel installation under Future Energy Jobs Act

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MARION, Ill. -- Groups in Marion celebrated the launch of solar job training under Illinois' Future Energy Jobs Act. 

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New Missouri Governor Mike Parson continues listening tour Video included

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SIKESTON, Mo.-- Local leaders in South East Missouri met with Governor Mike Parson in Sikeston while on his listening tour.  

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SCOTUS reschedules conference on whether to review 'Making a Murderer' conviction

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled a conference on whether to review the conviction of an inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" documentary series.

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Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. 

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Police investigating elder abuse of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Marvel Comics' Stan Lee. 

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Final day of testimony in Bethune trial

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MURPHYSBORO -- Testimony wraps up in Gaege Bethune's murder trial, including statements from the suspect himself.

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Father's Day Spending Video included

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WSIL -- Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17, and according to a newly released survey, people are expected to spend a near record $15.3 billion. 

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Neighbors share disturbing details of dog's death

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Police continue an investigation after a woman in Herrin was arrested in connection with the death of a dog.

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Semi driver arrested after hit and run chase

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FRANKLIN CO. -- A truck driver was arrested after leading area police on a chase after a hit and run.

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Baby teeth could be predictor of autism: study

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NEW YORK -- A recent examination of baby teeth may have helped scientists identity a cause of autism, according to a new report.

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Dancing FBI agent charged with assault Video included

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DENVER -- The FBI agent who accidentally shot a nightclub-goer when he did a backflip on a dance floor in Denver turned himself in Tuesday. 

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Gov. Rauner stops by Marion after signing state budget Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Governor Bruce Rauner signed  a $38.5 billion spending plan for state government, approving a full budget for the first time since he took office in 2015.

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Former Zeigler Treasurer sentenced to four years in prison Video included

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BENTON, Ill. -- Former Zeigler treasurer Ryan Thorpe was sentenced today in federal court for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city since 2013.

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President Trump releases video he showed to Kim Jung Un Video included

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WSIL -- President Donald Trump used a Hollywood-style movie trailer to pitch a message of peace between the United States and North Korea during his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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Man accused of killing SIU student takes the stand Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The man charged with murdering an SIU student took the stand in court today, to explain his side of the story. 

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George H.W. Bush celebrates 94th birthday

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WSIL -- Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday today in Maine.

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Two popular SUVs fail crash test

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WSIL -- Two of America's most popular SUVs fail a crash test designed to show how well front-seat passengers are protected in a violent collision. 

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Herrin woman arrested in connection with death of dog

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HERRIN, Ill. -- A Herrin woman is behind bars, charged in connection with the death of a dog. 

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WSIL Summer Blood Drives return Video included

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WSIL -- The WSIL Summer Blood Drives return June 15 and 16. We are teaming up with the American Red Cross at five different locations around southern Illinois.   

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Caught on Camera: Officer saves toddler running down highway Video included

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Sergeant Anthony Mannino received the Naperville Police Department's life-saving award because of the heroic act caught on his newly released dash camera video.

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Local business owner fears effects of net neutrality repeal Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A local business owner is aggravated over the repeal of net neutrality, which means internet providers now have the ability to slow down particular websites, or speed up connections for customers willing to pay more.

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Sunset Concerts kick off this week

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WSIL -- The annual Sunset Concert Series returns to the steps of Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale this Thursday, June 14.

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Mother warns of tick dangers after daughter paralyzed

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WSIL -- A mom in Mississippi says she got the scare of her life when her young daughter temporarily lost the ability to walk after getting bitten by a tick. 

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Free dental program to benefit area children

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WSIL -- The SIU Dental Sealant Grant Program is providing free preventative dental services to kids in our region this summer. 

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Hundreds brave heat for final day of Superman Celebration Video included

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METROPOLIS -- Hundreds of people put on their tights and tied their capes today in Metropolis on the final day of the 2018 Superman Celebration. 

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Salmonella outbreak in Midwest linked to pre-cut melons

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WSIL -- A warning about a salmonella outbreak that's apparently linked to pre-cut melons that were sold at Walmart and other stores in the Midwest. 

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Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of DUI at Manhattan Beach checkpoint.

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Actor Vince Vaughn was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving and resisting arrest in a Southern California beach town, police said.

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Rain shortens Big Muddy Air Race Video included

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MURPHYSBORO — Competitors revved up and took off Saturday morning at Southern Illinois airport for the sixth running of the the Big Muddy Air Race.

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Ned's Shed celebrates 65th birthday Video included

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VIENNA -- A Johnson County fixture celebrated a big milestone in a big way Saturday.

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Crash near Benton shuts down part of Interstate 57

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BENTON--- The north and southbound passing lanes of Interstate 57 near mile marker 68 are closed after a Saturday morning crash.

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Harrisburg Medical Center unveils new main entrance Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- People going to the Harrisburg Medical Center will notice some big changes following the grand opening of its new main entrance. 

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Sen. Paul Schimpf sits down with News 3 after spring legislative session Video included

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WSIL -- Illinois Spring legislative session wrapped up last week with lawmakers passing the state’s first on-time budget since Governor Bruce Rauner took office in 2015.

Republican State Senator Paul Schimpf was among those lawmakers who game together to pass the budget, and swung by the News 3 Newsroom to talk about the session and other issues facing southern Illinois.

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Local inmates train shelter dogs for veterans Video included

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VIENNA, Ill. -- The Shawnee Correctional Facility has partnered with Project Hope Humane Society to create a program that pairs veterans with a shelter dog, trained by inmates.  

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Friends, family testify in Bethune murder trial

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Friends and family testify in the murder trial of Gaege Bethune.

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WSIL earns awards from Illinois Broadcasters Association

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WSIL -- The Illinois Broadcasters Association has recognized News 3 with a pair of Silver Dome Awards. 

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Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

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ILLINOIS-- According to The Alzheimer’s Association June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. The goal is to increase public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, available resources and how people can get involved to support the cause.  Alzheimer's is a progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms. 

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Crime Watch: Authorities looking for theft suspect

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MASSAC CO. -- Two local sheriff's department's are searching for a theft suspect. 

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Illinois Governor's race on pace to shatter spending record

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WSIL — More than five months out from election day campaigns have already pumped more than $200 million into the Illinois governor’s race, putting it on pace to shatter the record for most expensive non-presidential election in U.S. History.

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Investigators detail the final time Varughese was seen alive

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Investigators took the stand Thursday in Gaege Bethune's murder trial, detailing what they know about the last time Pravin Varughese was seen alive.

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VA Grants Veteran's Final Wish Video included

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MARION, Ill. - The Marion VA Hospital is working to make the dream of a local Vietnam veteran come true.

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Facebook bug made private posts public for up to 14 million users

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NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May. 

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1 dead after crash on I-57

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois State Police report one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 57.

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Crash closes one lane on I-57

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Illinois State Police say a Marion man had to be flown from the scene after an early morning crash on I-57.

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Students learn about agriculture during SIU farm tour

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CARBONDALE-- Students from around the region learned about agriculture during a tour of the Southern Illinois University Farm.

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Dozens of veterans take part in third Honor Flight Video included

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday morning, April 24, 67 veterans and there guardians took flight to Washington, D.C.  

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Carbondale police investigating home invasion

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JACKSON CO. -- Carbondale police are looking for a man after a home invasion.

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Herrin Hospital expands some of its departments

Herrin Hospital expands some of its departments

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HERRIN-- Herrin Hospital expanded their endoscope unit. It's just part of the upgrades to the hospital that has more than 900 employees.  

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Use Your Toys-R-Us gift card at Bed Bath and Beyond

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WSIL-TV - Toys-R-Us is closing, so if you have an unused gift card, but don't want any toys, you are in luck. Bed Bath and Beyond is partnering with card cash to allow customers to trade their Toys-R-Us gift cards for a reduced Bed Bath and Beyond e-gift card. The rate of exchange changes, but as of this writing, a person with a $20 Toys-R-Us gift card could $12.84 on an e-gift card for Bed Bath and Beyond. If this is something you want to take advantage of, you better hurry, the o...

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April 3, 2018 Storm Pictures

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WSIL-TV - Severe weather moved through southern Illinois late in the afternoon.  High wind and a possible tornado caused damage in Carterville, Energy, Johnston City and in parts of rural Williamson and Saline Counties.  Below are just a few of the images of the damage from the April 3rd storm. 

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Stella Artois recalls beer that could contain glass

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WSIL-TV - Stella Artois is voluntarily recalling select packages containing 11.2-ounce bottles of Stella Artois beer because it may contain particles of glass. 

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An important month-long campaign begins -- to bring awareness to Child Abuse.

An important month-long campaign begins -- to bring awareness to Child Abuse.

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CARTERVILLE--   You may have noticed blue cut-outs of children dotting the landscape. Caritas Family Solutions has started its annual blue ribbon campaign. It's in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Jessica Hutton, from Caritas, says-- 

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ISP investigating crash

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JOHNSON CO., -- One person died in a crash just outside of Vienna.

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The Beach Boys to headline HerrinFesta Italiana

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HERRIN -- The annual HerrinFesta Italiana returns May 22. The lineup this year includes country music, classic rock and heavy metal.  

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Hit and miss snow impacts our region

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SALINE CO. -- Some areas of Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky saw snow impacts, while others just miles away only saw flurries. Dave Davis shows us those impacts. 

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  • Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

    Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:06:05 GMT
    Paris public transport company RATP said a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25.
    Paris public transport company RATP said a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25.
  • St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

    St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:05:59 GMT
    (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP). A raccoon stretches out on a windowsill high above downtown St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul captivated onlookers and generated interest on ...(Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP). A raccoon stretches out on a windowsill high above downtown St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul captivated onlookers and generated interest on ...
    A raccoon that scaled more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof.
    A raccoon that scaled more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof.
  • Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

    Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:05:49 GMT
    (Peter Gercke/dpa via AP). Pastor Stefan Gierung, left, stands in a cage atop of a fire service ladder in front of bride Nicole Backhaus, center, and groom Jens Knorr, right, both sitting in a swing dangling under a motorcycle with artist Falko Traber,...(Peter Gercke/dpa via AP). Pastor Stefan Gierung, left, stands in a cage atop of a fire service ladder in front of bride Nicole Backhaus, center, and groom Jens Knorr, right, both sitting in a swing dangling under a motorcycle with artist Falko Traber,...
    A couple in eastern Germany have got married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.
    A couple in eastern Germany have got married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

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