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One hurt in crash involving train and vehicle

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At least one person is hurt following a crash involving a train and vehicle near the town of Bonnie.

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Morning Showers

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(WSIL) -- Morning showers should give way to drier conditions this afternoon. 

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Saturday sprinkles

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Saturday is going to be gloomy and cool.

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Marion Police investigating burglary

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The Marion Police Department is asking for your help identifying two burglary suspects. 

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Two teens faces murder charges in Cape Girardeau shooting

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Two teens are considered armed and dangerous after a murder in Cape Girardeau.

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1 dead after truck vs semi crash in Williamson Co.

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One person is dead after a crash in Williamson County.

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Lawmakers want former Ky. Gov. Bevin's pardons investigated

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Two Kentucky lawmakers are expressing outrage at a spree of pardons issued by former Gov. Matt Bevin

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Mulkeytown man charged with sex crimes, child porn

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A Mulkeytown man remains in jail facing sex abuse, assault, and child pornography charges.

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Benton's Immanuel Baptist Church holding free Christmas event Video included

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BENTON (WSIL) -- Immanuel Baptist Church is holding a Christmas event and encouraging families to come out for some holiday fun. 

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House panel approves 2 Trump impeachment charges

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The House Judiciary Committee has approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

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Job Squad: December 13, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There is a handful of employers looking for new faces in this week's Job Squad Report. 

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Late Weekend System Looking More Like Rain

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Forecast models have been trending warmer which means more rain for our region. 

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SIU sees increase in student applications

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SIU is seeing a significant increase in student applications. But will that mean an increase in next year's enrollment?

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Beshear becomes target of lawsuit claiming abuse of power

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor.

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Paducah man dies after van ends up in Ohio River

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A Paducah man's van ended up in the Ohio River on Monday. His body was recovered Thursday.

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Wetter outlook towards the weekend

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WSIL - Friday skies will likely be full of clouds but will be dry.  Saturday brings a chance of showers.  There is still a chance of a winter mixture of rain, snow and sleet Sunday into Monday although it is looking more like a cold rain event for the most part. Jim has the latest forecast update on News 3 this evening.

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Victim identified in Cape Girardeau Shooting

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Authorities have identified the victim in Wednesday's homicide in Cape Girardeau. 

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Marion's downtown Christmas event taking place this weekend Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Families and community members alike can look forward to a holiday celebration with the town square being turned into a winter wonderland. 
 

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The Latest: Tracking potential winter weather Sunday into Monday

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All eyes are on the end of the weekend into the early part of next week. There's potential for winter weather to impact the region, but there's still a lot of uncertainties regarding the track of this system. 

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Pets of the Week: December 12, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are four furry friends up for adoption in this edition of Pets of the Week. 

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Poshard Foundation holds annual toy distribution Video included

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Hundreds of children throughout southern Illinois can look forward to gifts under the Christmas tree, thanks in part to an annual toy distribution through the Poshard Foundation.

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Marion Jr. High robotics team headed to state Video included

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After just three years as a club, the Marion Junior High robotics club is headed to the state competition. 

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Angel tree still in need of sponsors Video included

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Family Counseling Service is in desperate need of your help this holiday season.

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Major case squad investigates homicide in Cape Girardeau

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One man is dead after being shot Wednesday morning. Now the major case squad is searching for suspects.

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WSIL Weather Academy travels to DeSoto Grade School Video included

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Our News 3 Meteorologists continue their journey through local schools to not only teach students about weather but to find out what they're learning in class.

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Doughnut Be a Bully Challenge winner selected for November Video included

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The winners of November's "Doughnut be a Bully" classroom challenge celebrated Wednesday with a doughnut party. 

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Suspects steal "significant quantity" of copper wire

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Investigators need your help tracking down suspects who stole copper wire from a mine air shaft in Macedonia. 

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Send in the clouds

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WSIL - Clouds will increase during the next couple of days leading to a chance of showers Saturday.  ...

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Full "Cold Moon" Wednesday night falls on 12/11 at 11:12 p.m.

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The December full moon, known as the "Cold Moon" occurs Wednesday night at 11:12 p.m. CST. 

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Carbondale Church hosting A Community Christmas Celebration Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- If you need some plans for the family this weekend, there's a free Christmas event taking place on Friday. 

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Beautiful Wednesday; tracking potential weekend winter weather

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A cold morning with temperatures in the lower 20s, but sunshine and light southwest winds will warm temperatures by the afternoon into the mid 40s.  Soak up the sunshine.

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BBB Tips: Ways to avoid delivery scams and package thefts this holiday season Video included

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Delivery scams and theft are particularly prevalent at the holidays when more packages are being shipped.

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Ava family needs help finding the person who shot their dog Video included

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AVA (WSIL) -- A family in Ava is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who shot their dog.

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"A tragic accident": First evidence, witness in Brian Burns murder trial Video included

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The first witness and first pieces of evidence in the Brian Burns murder trial were presented at the Saline County Courthouse Tuesday.

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Illinois approves 2 more marijuana cultivation centers

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State officials have approved two more cultivation centers to grow marijuana ahead of the start of legal recreational sales next year.

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Foster families needed in southern Illinois Video included

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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois needs your help. The number of foster children in care far outweighs the number of foster families available.

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ISBE proposes rules for time outs and restraints

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The Illinois State Board of Education has filed proposed rules for restraining schoolchildren aimed at protecting students and faculty from outbursts but bans seclusion in timeout rooms. 

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Democrat Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

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Democrat Andy Beshear took his oath of office as governor early Tuesday in a private ceremony in the Governor's Mansion.

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Sunny and warmer Wednesday afternoon

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WSIL -  We expect blue skies Wednesday but there is a chance in the 7 day outlook of some wintry precipitation. 

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Pelosi announces agreement on North American trade pact

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win. 

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UFC fighter Jamahal Hill returns to southern Illinois for self-defense seminar Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Marion's newly opened Mixed Martial Arts Studio is holding a seminar featuring a UFC fighter.

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Job Squad: December 6, 2019

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- If you're looking to make some money, we may have the right place of employment for you in this edition of the Job Squad Report.

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Back to the deep freeze as temperatures plummet 30º overnight

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BRRR, temperatures have fallen around 30 degrees between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. 

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CARITAS collects 600+ coats for kids Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- There are kids in southern Illinois that need to stay warm this winter.

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More bobcats in Illinois Video included

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(WSIL) -- Have you ever seen a bobcat? Once on the state's list of threatened species ,the bobcat population has grown in recent years. 

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A major cool down moves in tonight with temperatures in the upper 20s by morning

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WSIL -- It was another dreary but warm day across the region.  Hopefully you enjoyed the warmth because a major drop in temperatures sneaks in tonight.

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TPG Plastics to open facility in Murray, create 75 jobs

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The company is leasing a building in the Murray West Industrial Park with plans to create 75 jobs.

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Jury selected in Brian Burns' murder case

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Twelve jurors and three alternates were selected Monday. 

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4 injured in crash on college campus

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Four people were injured when a pickup truck crashed into a building at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place

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The justices did not comment Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law.

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Inmates lack hygiene products at Missouri jail

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Concerns are being raised about a rural Missouri county jail where inmates say they are denied basic necessities like soap, shampoo and even feminine hygiene products. 

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5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

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A New Zealand volcanic island has erupted in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing.

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Union County CEO plans Holiday Hoops tournament Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Students with the Union County CEO program have a fun event planned for basketball lovers.

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Russia banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Cup

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The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from the Olympics and other major sports events for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Warm & damp start to the week; next big cold front arrives Monday evening

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Warm, windy, and wet weather to start the work week  As the cold front sweeps through, winds will quickly turn to the north and west and temperatures will plummet. 

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Single vehicle run-off in Carbondale Township Video included

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CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP (WSIL) -- Firefighters with Carbondale Township and Carterville responded to a call Sunday for an accident at the intersection of Old Highway 13 and Spillway Road. On arrival, authorities say a Chevy Tahoe was in a nearby ditch, and both passengers of the vehicle were out of the car. Neither individual required medical assistance, and fire officials say the cause of the crash is believed to have stemmed from a loss of control. More>>

Teens in Graves County suffer minor injures after vehicle lands in creek Video included

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GRAVES COUNTY, KY. (WSIL) -- Two teenagers suffered minor injuries after running off the road and into a creek Saturday morning. 

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Visitors get a glimpse of Christmas Past at John A. Logan College Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Families and community members alike were able to visit Christmas Past. 

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Spero Family Services holds Festival of Trees in Murphysboro Video included

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MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- Shoppers took home some Christmas decorations while helping families and children throughout the region. 

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The chance for rain and a big cool down are around the corner

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WSIL -- The chance for light rain will make it's way into the region this evening, you may want to have the rain gear on standby.

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Boys and Girls Club holding holiday events for kids Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois held a chili dinner this weekend for a good cause. 

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Warmer to end the weekend

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(WSIL) -- Clouds will increase into the afternoon, along with rising temperatures. Overall today will be warm, cloudy and mostly dry. The chance for rain does return tonight with the best chance coming after seven or eight o'clock. Showers will likely linger into the morning hours Tuesday. Expect highs today in the mid 50s, slightly warmer than yesterday.  Meteorologist Jacie Brianne is back tonight with another look at your forecast.  More>>

University Mall celebrates a Tuba Christmas Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The sound of Christmas filled University Mall Saturday morning. More than a dozen musicians came together for their "Tuba Christmas". The performance serves as a reunion for the tuba players who often don't get the chance to practice together for the event.

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Thousands attend 29th annual Lights Fantastic Parade Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Thousands lined the streets in Carbondale Saturday night for the 29th annual Lights Fantastic Parade. More than 60 floats, a dozen school bands, and numerous organizations lit up the night as they made their way along Illinois Avenue. Carbondale held Christmas celebrations throughout the day with craft sales, ornament decorating, a cookie walk, and letters to Santa.

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Hundreds shop the Alternative Gift Fair in Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Hundreds of shoppers made their way to the Alternative Gift Fair Saturday at the Carbondale Civic Center. 
 

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Laborers Local 773 members and families come together for Christmas Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Around 1,500 people attended one of the largest Christmas parties in Southern Illinois. 

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A cloudy and warm Sunday ahead

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WSIL -- It was quiet start to the weekend but we have some changes around the corner.

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Partly cloudy this afternoon

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Clouds covered much of the viewing area at sunrise

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Officials offer tips to keep your home safe during the holidays Video included

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If you don't want the Grinch to steal Christmas this year, Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says don't over share on social media. 

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New transportation facility in the works in Jackson County Video included

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The Jackson County Mass Transit District gets federal funding to construct a new operations, storage and maintenance facility.

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ISP trooper arrested for sex crimes

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An Illinois State Trooper has been fired after allegations of sex assault and sex abuse.

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Weekend starts frosty but gets warmer

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WSIL - A heavy frost is possible Saturday morning but afternoon temperatures could end up warmer than seasonal.  ...

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Clearing

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WSIL -- *UPDATE* --- As the front has passes it seems cloud cover is beginning to clear behind the front more quickly than originally anticipated. Forecast revisions remain primarily in sky conditions. Partly cloudy conditions are forecast for much of the day today. An increase in sunshine may also result in temperatures a bit warmer than originally forecast. Temperatures may climb back up into the mid-50s.  ORIGINAL FORECAST -- Early this morning we had showers scattered acros...

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29th Annual Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade preview

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A full day of activities planned for the 29th Annual Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade.

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Benton to celebrate historical courthouse's last Christmas Video included

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When the City of Benton celebrates its annual Festival of Lights this Saturday, it will be a bittersweet ceremony as they say goodbye to their historical courthouse and welcome to one to come.

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Students learn trade, help community Video included

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Students in Franklin County are learning a trade and learning about a volunteer program that builds homes for families.

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Dr. Daniel Mahony named new SIU president Video included

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Southern Illinois University officially has a new president. The board of trustees approved Dr. Daniel Mahony as SIU's new leader Thursday.

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Inmates graduate from first welding program Video included

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Inmates took part in the first welding program at the Life Skills Re-entry Center in Murphysboro.

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Administrators, law enforcement respond to graffiti message

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Frankfort CUSD #168 Administrators received a report about a statement written on a restroom wall at Frankfort Community High School. 

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Boil order issued for Carterville water customers

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Carterville water customers should boil their water until further notice. 

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Sparta man sentenced to 3 years for looting pre-need funeral funds

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Nathan Lee was sentenced Wednesday in Randolph County court.

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Friday will be cloudy damp and cooler

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WSIL - Showers are expected to move into the region tonight.  ...

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One person dies after out of control leaf fire

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 A Lake of Egypt resident has died following serious injuries from an out of control leaf fire.

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Memo says Gov.-elect Beshear facing massive budget shortfall

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The memo from Bevin's budget director, John Chilton, said additional funding will be needed for pensions, corrections, Medicaid and employee health benefits. 

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Grain bin manufacturer GSI to close Flora facility at the end of January

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The Grain Systems Incorporated (GSI) facility in Flora is slated to close at the end of January. 

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A tradition returns to our region - Christmas in Carterville Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Many families in southern Illinois have made Christmas in Carterville a holiday tradition, and the event is returning for another year. 

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Mild Thursday, but more rain by Friday morning

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One more beautiful day! Allow extra time to scrape the windshield this morning as there is some frost, but sunshine and south winds will kick in and bring afternoon temperatures into the upper 50s. 

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Efforts underway to reopen Job Corps Campus in Golconda Video included

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Leaders are looking for interested parties to re-purpose and reopen the Job Corps Campus in Golconda, helping to bring jobs back to the region.

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The WSIL Weather Academy travels to the Marion Junior High School Video included

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WSIL -- The WSIL Weather Academy continues their journey to local schools this week in an effort to educate students about science and weather. 

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St. Kicks puts shoes on kids for Christmas Video included

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BENTON (WSIL) -- A Benton business is just one of several in the region looking to help children keep their feet warm this winter.

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U.S. House passes anti-robocall bill

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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved the "Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act," or TRACED Act, to crack down on those who spam Americans with automated calls.

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Most of Thursday forecast looks good

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Look at a forecast board and see a chance of showers on Thursday, but look deeper and see a sunny morning.

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Arnold's Market closing after 47 years

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The market posted on Facebook that their final day in business will be December 18.

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Carbondale Terriers tackle reading Video included

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The team visited Lewis Elementary on Tuesday to read to students. 

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FEMA stops in Grand Tower for flood damage assessment

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FEMA officials are assessing flood damage in Grand Tower. 
 

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IDOC investigating assault of two correctional officers

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Authorities are investigating after two correctional officers were assaulted at Menard Correctional Center.

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Motorcycle rider injured after striking deer near Eldorado

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A Carmi man was injured early Wednesday morning when the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer. The accident happened at around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday along U.S. Highway 45 just north of Eldorado. 

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Harrison-Bruce Historical Village welcomes all to the annual Christmas Stroll Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Take a trip back in time with the Harrison Bruce Historical Village's fourth annual Christmas Stroll.

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Sunny & warm Wednesday, but rain returns Thursday night

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Wednesday is the "pick of the week"! Sunny skies and temperatures warming back in to the low to mid 50s. Soak it up because rain returns into the forecast by Thursday evening. 

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Marion High School students gear up for annual Madrigal Dinner Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- It's that time of year again where local choirs are getting ready for their Christmas shows. Marion High School is putting on it's annual Madrigal Dinner. 

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BBB Scam Alert: Your unclaimed rewards could be a hoax Video included

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 In this scheme, con artists use the false promise of unclaimed rewards to fool consumers into giving up their credit card information. 

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Stride Pro Wrestling fundraiser to benefit Dan ‘Curly’ Summers Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- There's a wrestling throw down taking place this weekend and it's all for a good cause. 

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Businesses adjusting ahead of car trade-in tax next month Video included

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Dealerships are reminding car owners to be aware of a new trade-in tax in Illinois that goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Fur-ever Homes: Meet Stubs, Sam and Boss at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Video included

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WSIL -- Animals all across the region are waiting for their "Fur-ever" homes and this week we are helping three of our furry friends find their families.

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Illinois State Scholars announced

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The 2020-21 scholars are high school seniors recognized for their superior academic achievement.

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Warmer Wednesday

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Sunshine and warmer weather expected for Wednesday. 

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Poshards give $100,000 on Giving Tuesday

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Glenn and Jo Poshard donate $100,000 to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for the annual Renewing Illinois Summit. 

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SIU Board of Trustees to vote on new system president

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Daniel F. Mahony, currently the president of Winthrop University in South Carolina, has been selected to serve as president of the Southern Illinois University System. 

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'Unicorn puppy' will stay with Missouri rescue mission

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A dog that drew international attention because of a tail-like growth on his face will remain with the founder of a group that rescued him.

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MDC offering $20,000 reward to find elk poachers

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Missouri’s Operation Game Thief (OGT) is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of poachers that shot a female adult elk and left it for dead November 18 in Carter County. 

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Sen. Paul offering bill to combat student loan debt

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load for college students by allowing them to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for school or pay back loans. 

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Cold & frosty morning, but temperatures bouncing back Tuesday afternoon

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A cold, frosty morning will make way for a milder afternoon as wind turn out of the south and west.  Allow a little extra time if you park outside Tuesday morning as there's a lot of frost on the car windshields.  

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Humane Society of Southeast Missouri needs your help Video included

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Advocates say they want a better, safer place for the pets. 

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Carbondale Public Library invites residents to swap holiday decorations

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The holiday decorations growing old and tired in your storage closet can be swapped out for other knick knacks Saturday at the Carbondale Public Library's first Holiday Decor Swap.

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Franklin County woman's engagement ring found after 25 years Video included

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A woman finds her engagement ring that had been lost for over 25 years.

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Schedule change: Candy Cane Lane featured tonight on "Great Christmas Light Fight"

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The holiday lights display will be featured on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight." 

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Beshear selects Adkins, Coleman for key administration jobs

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected longtime state Rep. Rocky Adkins, his former political competitor, to serve as his senior adviser in the latest round of personnel decisions on Monday, which included an expanded role for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman

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Lights Fantastic Parade will impact traffic in Carbondale

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The 29th annual Lights Fantastic Parade is set for Saturday December 7 in Carbondale.

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Couple dry days coming up

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WSIL - We might only see a little sun on Tuesday but dry skies are expected.  ...

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Deer harvest numbers down in opening weekend of Illinois firearm season

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Deer hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 50,173 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season. That number is down more than 8,000 compared to 2018.

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Chilly, blustery Monday, but getting warmer by midweek

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Gloomy and cold for Monday. We're tracking a few light snow showers, flurries, and drizzle through much of the morning, but otherwise cloudy and temperatures hovering in the mid 30s through much of the day. 

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Fatal crash in Jackson County

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One person is dead following a crash on Gorham Road in Jackson County. 

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New Carbondale Warming Center opens its doors Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The city opened its new Warming Center to help neighbors in need during the colder months. 

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Museum in Pinckneyville holds Old Fashioned Christmas Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE (WSIL) -- Families were able to step back into time at the 7th annual Old Fashioned Christmas in Pinckneyville.

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