Saturday, Jan 31, 2015



N.C.O.E., Crab Orchard Advance to Final
HARRISBURG -- N.C.O.E. and Crab Orchard to face off in Saturday's final matchup at the Greater Egyptian Conference Tournament.

Harrisburg Upsets West Frankfort's Perfect Conference Record
HARRISBURG -- The Harrisburg Bulldogs defend home court after destroying West Frankfort's perfect conference record 55 to 41.

Three Family Members Receive Service Medals
METROPOLIS -- There was a special ceremony Friday to honor three veterans from the same family.

Grant Will Help Sheriff's Office Get New K-9 Dog
MARION -- The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is adding a K-9 unit.

Fighting Insurance for a Chance to Walk
ROYALTON -- A Franklin County woman is fighting to walk again. She's having to battle her insurance company to get the therapy she needs.

"Sackers" Help Raise Money For United Way
MT. VERNON -- Just ahead of the Super Bowl some shoppers in Mt. Vernon got help "sacking" up their groceries on Friday.

U.S. Congressmen Take Ceremonial Oath in Benton
BENTON -- Hundreds of people gathered at the Benton Civic Center on Friday. United States representatives John Shimkus and Mike Bost took the ceremonial oath of office. Both Bost and Shimkus were joined by Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of the Metro East area.

Unsung Hero: Crystal and Elaina Liedtke
CARTERVILLE -- Crystal and Elaina Liedtke make volunteering with Special Olympics a family affair. The mother-daughter duo help with everything from the games to fundraisers.

The Burg Cafe' Opens in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG -- The Burg Cafe' opened its doors in downtown Harrisburg Friday morning.

Church Selling Ribs to Benefit Missions
MARION -- Community of Faith's "BBQ Heroes Cooking Team" will be selling ribs at the front entrance of Sam's Club this weekend.