Sunday, Nov 23, 2014



Ceremony Against Bullying Held in Metropolis
MASSAC CO. -- More than fifty people gathered on the Ohio River in Metropilis as part of an anti-bullying rally.

Fire Destroys Murphysboro Home
JACKSON CO-- Fire officials say a Murphysboro house is a total loss. A fire tore through the home early Saturday morning.

Judge Denies Injunction for Fracking Lawsuit
WSIL -- The state's fracking rules will continue to move forward. A group of southern Illinois landowners had filed a lawsuit in hopes of stopping the process. A Madison County judge ruled on Friday to deny their request for an injunction.

Woman Attacks Murphysboro McDonalds Manager
MURPHYSORO -- A woman is accused of attacking a manager at the Walnut Street McDonalds in Murphysboro.

Herrin Paints Town For Football
HERRIN -- Folks in Herrin are preparing to host the first football semi-final game in our area in nearly a decade.

Pension Fix Found Unconstitutional
CARBONDALE -- Political Analyst John Jackson says state leaders didn't have a backup plan and now they're in a corner. For now state employees seem happy with the ruling.

Mt. Vernon Man Boycotts Local Gas Stations
MT. VERNON -- One man is leading a charge against high gas prices.

Mt. Vernon Couple Arrested for Child Abuse
MT. VERNON -- A Mount Vernon couple is behind bars, charged in the beating of 3-year-old Lukas Burris.

IL Ranks High for Smoking Laws, Lags in Lung Cancer Deaths
WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois is taking big steps to create smoking bans and set up programs to help people kick the habit. While the state ranks at the top for efforts to discourage smoking, the death rate from lung cancer still lags behind.

Outdoorsman Club Hosts Deer Hunt for the Disabled
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The Sesser-Valier Outdoorsman Club has hosted the the annual deer hunt for the disabled since 1983 alongside the Army Corp of Engineers.