Sunday, Oct 26, 2014



Longtime Sheriff Celebrates 40 Years of Service
JOHNSON CO. -- Elry Faulkner was the guest of honor at a reception in Vienna Saturday.

Mardi Gras in Pinckneyville
PERRY CO. -- A huge turnout in Pinckneyville Saturday for the annual Mardi Gras celebration.

SIU Homecoming a Big Draw in Carbondale
CARBONDALE -- It's homecoming weekend at SIU in Carbondale. The weekend means more than just parades and football. Local businesses receive a big boost as well.

Kids Learn About Safety at Fall Fest
WEST CITY -- First responders in Franklin County used Saturday's great weather to teach kids about safety.

Music, Fellowship Bring People Together in Marion
MARION -- Music filled the streets of Marion Saturday afternoon.

Insurance Company Could Test Drones in Illinois
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disasters.

Illinois Takes Steps To Protect Residents From Ebola
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a 21-day quarantine for those who've had direct contact with West Africa Ebola patients.

New Mining Technology on the Market
WILLIAMSON CO. -- New equipment designed to help protect coal miners against black lung disease is now on the market. It's the work of SIU researchers.

Kidnapped Baby Found Safe in Jefferson County
DIX -- An eight month old baby is safe after an apparent kidnapping and more than 300 mile police chase through four states Friday.

Former Pastor Sentenced To Mental Facility
UNION CO. -- A former pastor accused of sex crimes against a child is headed to a mental health facility.