Saturday, Aug 30, 2014



Bomb Squad Investigation at Sheriff's Office
JACKSON COUNTY -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office had a bomb scare Saturday. Police say a mentally unstable man brought military flares to the parking lot in Murphysboro.

Zeigler Celebrates Centennial Homecoming
FRANKLIN COUNTY-- The city of Zeigler is celebrating 100 years. The town wrapped up three days of fun in the town's circle Saturday.

Marion Proclaims August 30th "Food Pantry Awareness Day"
MARION -- The city of Marion celebrated "Food Pantry Awareness Day" on Saturday. The day was marked with volunteers holding a "Rummage for a Reason."

Murphysboro Man Facing Gun Charges after Traffic Stop
MURPHYSBORO-- An overnight traffic stop on Walnut St. near 6th St., lands a Murphysboro felon in jail and facing gun charges.

Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business
CHICAGO (AP) - The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.

Local Police Department Focusing in on Body Cams
ZEIGLER -- For Zeigler Police Chief Richard Dale, the body camera has become an important piece of his uniform.

Rising Levee Tax in Union and Alexander Counties?
WSIL -- Leaders in Union and Alexander counties say they need more money to repair an aging levee system.

Unsung Hero: Tammy Conn Memorial Baseball Tournament
ELIZABETHTOWN -- A tragic car accident earlier this year claimed the life of a Hardin County teacher. The community is making sure her memory lives on and her children are taken care of.

Fracking Rules Headed for Final Steps
ILLINOIS -- The rules for hydraulic fracturing are headed for the final steps.

Marion VA Holds Mental Health Summit
MARION-- The Marion VA held a mental health summit Friday, connecting local veterans and their caregivers with community partners.