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Hero teacher, Jason Seaman, returning to Carbondale

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WSIL -- The teacher and SIU alum credited with stopping a school shooting outside Indianapolis will return to Carbondale.

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Toyota Marion sells car for $1 Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- A local woman in need of a vehicle receives a car for just a dollar, marking the first giveaway through Marion Toyota's Project Car.  

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Cave-In-Rock ferry faces closure due to budget problems Video included

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CAVE IN ROCK, Ill. -- Without an influx of cash, officials say the Cave-In-Rock ferry could be forced to close July 1, causing a disruption to people on both sides of the Ohio River.

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Biking across the country for a good cause Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A group of cyclists are traveling across the country to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.  

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Going Global: Marion business owner from Thailand Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- In this week's episode of "Going Global," we meet a Marion business owner from Thailand who shares her journey and culture with us.

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Officer served 1 week unpaid leave for controversial coffee mug

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A police officer who was put on leave for selling a coffee mug with a photo showing an unconscious Carbondale man is now back on the job. A full statement from City Manager Gary Williams is below:  

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Warrant Wednesday: June 20, 2018

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WSIL -- Multiple Sheriff's Departments are asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants. 

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Warrant Wednesday: June 13, 2018

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WSIL -- Multiple sheriff's departments are asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants. 

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Southern Illinois is the backdrop for a new thriller movie Video included

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WSIL -- Filming for the movie 'Range Runners' has already wrapped up and is now in the editing phase. 

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Two inmates still at large after jail break Video included

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WHITE CO, Ill. -- Police will work through the night as they continue to search for escapees Zachery Shock and Johnny Tiptone. We will continue to update this story.

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Cyclists pedaling cross-country for a good cause Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- Dozens of cyclists stopped in our area as they make their trek from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

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Embattled SIU President Randy Dunn keeps job after split vote Video included

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- After months of tension between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, the SIU board of trustees rejected a bid to place system president Randy Dunn on administrative leave. 

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Sallie Logan Public Library earns grant Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded more than $550,000 to libraries around the state.

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Rend Lake College holds Zombie Apocalypse Boot Camp Video included

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INA, Ill.-- Over just a few days, nearly two dozen kids have become experts in what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse.  

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ABC announces "The Conners"

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WSIL -- ABC has greenlit a spinoff series of the now-canceled "Roseanne" -- without the show's embattled star.

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How will Illinois benefit from SCOTUS online sales tax ruling? Video included

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WSIL -- Shopping online will soon cost you more money.

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Jury finds man not guilty in 2016 Carbondale shooting

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A jury finds a Carbondale man not guilty of battery in a shooting more than two years ago, but he still faces charges related to the death of a well-known musician.

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Cain pleads not guilty to animal abuse charges

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MARION, Ill. -- A woman accused of murdering a dog faces a judge for the first time.

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Sheep decapitated in rural Thompsonville

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THOMPSONVILLE, Ill. -- Williamson County Detectives are investigating the death of a lamb, found decapitated on someone's property with the head nowhere to be found.

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Locals gamers react to gaming disorder mental health condition Video included

Illinois' pension obligations are like Pac-Man, eating away at the state budget, according to veteran political journalist David Yepsen. Illinois' pension obligations are like Pac-Man, eating away at the state budget, according to veteran political journalist David Yepsen.
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Gamers across the globe are still shocked over the World Health Organization's decision to classify "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition.  

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Reaction to Trump ending family separation policy

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to keep migrant families together but immigrants rights advocates say the fight doesn't end there.

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Johnston City council approves Schlee building renovation

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Officials in Johnston City approve spending $7,000 on renovating an old building.

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Artist sues NRA for using Chicago 'bean' in ad

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The artist behind Chicago's famous bean-shaped sculpture has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of copyright infringement by using an image of his work in a video advertisement last year. 

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Family members of escapee and murder victim speak out

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WHITE CO. -- The manhunt for two escaped White County Jail inmates enters its fifth day. Zachery Shock and Johnny Tipton are still on the run.

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Apartment fire in Murphysboro

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A fire destroys an apartment in Murphysboro, but no one was hurt.

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SIU, SIH hold groundbreaking for medical clinic & teaching facility Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- You can soon find additional medical services in Carbondale.  

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Staying safe in the extreme heat

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- After more than 20 years in landscaping, Kyle Needham knows what its like to experience heat exhaustion.

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Suspect found after man shot in Union County Video included

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UNION CO., Ill. -- Deputies arrest a suspect after a shooting in Dongola

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Missing man in Carbondale found

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Police in Carbondale say a missing man has been found and is safe at home.

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Sea Scouts recruiting new members Video included

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WSIL -- The Scouting program is growing and Sea Scouts has been established in our area. 

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Three arrested for helping jail escapees

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WHITE COUNTY, Ill. -- Three people were arrested for allegedly assisting in the White County jail break.

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Illinois Centre Mall project Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- If you visit Illinois Centre Mall anytime soon, you may notice signs hanging on some of the doors.

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Rural King gets an "F" from BBB Video included

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WSIL -- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers to use caution when shopping at Rural King Supply.

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New Splash Park coming to the area

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Families in Murphysboro may have a new place to splash around before the end of the summer. 

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Man arrested after shooting on the Strip

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A DeSoto man faces charges for firing a gun on the strip in Carbondale, leading to a car crash.

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SI Commitments Cohort to improve human service agencies

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Human Service agencies across Southern Illinois are joining together to discuss ways to better serve the community.  

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SIU Board of Trustees special meeting Thursday

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU Board of Trustees will discuss whether to put President Randy Dunn on leave at a special meeting Thursday. 

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Dozens turn out for Ohio River Sweep Video included

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MASSAC CO., Ill. --  Volunteers braved the heat Saturday to clean up along the Ohio River bank. 

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White County residents react to missing inmates

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WHITE COUNTY, Ill. -- Authorities are still searching for Zachery Shock and Johnny Tipton after they broke out of jail early Saturday morning.

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Del Monte recalls veggie trays

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WSIL -- Del Monte is recalling fresh-cut vegetable trays sold in six states including Illinois because they are the suspected to be the source of a parasite that has sickened at least 78 people.

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Mental health resources in southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Suicide rates across the nation are up, but there is help available for those who are thinking about taking their own life.  News Three spoke with a clinical manager at Centerstone who explained how someone can find help for themselves or for a loved one here in southern Illinois. 

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Officials hopeful Rend Lake Resort will be leased by Fall

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FRANKLIN CO. -- After being closed for nearly two years, state officials hope Rend Lake Resort will be leased out this summer. This week, demolition began on a boatel building at the Rend Lake Resort that was in too bad of shape to fix up.  

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Southern Illinois native develops business app

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WSIL -- A new app developed by a Du Quoin native is being downloaded across the world.  Celina Maniece founded 'Biz Clips,' an app that allows users to be social while also building their professional portfolio via video. 

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WSIL blood drives kick off Video included

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WSIL -- The annual WSIL Summer Blood Drives are underway. 

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Varughese's mother responds to Bethune guilty verdict

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- 1,583 days. That's how long Lovely Varughese waited to hear a guilty verdict for the man responsible for her son's death.

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One killed in fiery crash on I-57 Video included

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UNION CO., Ill. -- A sixty-year old man died when the semi he was driving struck another semi, resulting in a fiery crash that shut down the interstate for more than 15 hours.

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Star Wars camp coming to JALC Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Force will be with kids in our region soon. June 18-21 there's a Jedi Academy.  

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Preview of Street Machine Nationals Video included

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- General Tire Street Machine Nationals is celebrating its 35th anniversary at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.  

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Job Squad: June 15, 2018

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WSIL -- There are dozens of jobs open in this week's Job Squad report.   

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Bethune found guilty of murdering SIU student Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — After more than four years, three grand juries and several pleas from the parents of a dead SIU student, a jury rules the last man to see him alive is responsible for his death.

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Roseanne reveals meaning of now-infamous tweet

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WSIL -- Roseanne Barr is back on twitter, and doubling down that she is not a racist. The actress' hit ABC show, "Roseanne," was canceled last month after she made a derogatory tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. insert picture "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," Barr tweeted in response to a comment about Jarrett. Outrage was immediate, leading her to delete the tweet. Within a matter of hours, ABC canceled her show.  ...

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Ameren holds air conditioner donation in Murphysboro Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Ameren volunteers helped give away dozens of free air conditioners in Murphysboro.  

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Man charged with raping young girl

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- A 23-year-old Paducah man faces charges for raping a six-year-old girl and recording the abuse. 

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Free medical, dental and vision screenings in Saline Co. Video included

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HARRISBURG -- The Defense Department, Delta Leadership Authority and the Egyptian Health Department are teaming up for free screenings for people in our region.  

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Highbanks Hustle returns to the Southern Illinois Raceway Video included

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MARION -- The Highbanks Hustle is the largest outdoor micro sprint car race in the country.  

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First Alzheimer's Community Forum in Illinois

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. --  June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month and groups across the country are spearheading events to raise awareness.

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Group completes historical solar panel installation under Future Energy Jobs Act

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MARION, Ill. -- Groups in Marion celebrated the launch of solar job training under Illinois' Future Energy Jobs Act. 

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John Deere recalls 120R loader

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WSIL -- John Deere wants users to stop using a specific utility tractor loaders because they could pose an injury risk.

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New Missouri Governor Mike Parson continues listening tour Video included

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SIKESTON, Mo.-- Local leaders in South East Missouri met with Governor Mike Parson in Sikeston while on his listening tour.  

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Final day of testimony in Bethune trial

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MURPHYSBORO -- Testimony wraps up in Gaege Bethune's murder trial, including statements from the suspect himself.

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Father's Day Spending Video included

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WSIL -- Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17, and according to a newly released survey, people are expected to spend a near record $15.3 billion. 

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Neighbors share disturbing details of dog's death

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Police continue an investigation after a woman in Herrin was arrested in connection with the death of a dog.

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The Women's Center offers services at Eurma Hayes Center Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Women's Center in Carbondale has several satellite locations, including the Eurma C. Hayes Center on E. Willow Street.

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Kyle Price Memorial Bass Tournament returns to Rend Lake Video included

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REND LAKE -- The 11th annual Kyle Price Bass Tournament hits Rend Lake Saturday (June 16).  

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Former Zeigler Treasurer sentenced to four years in prison Video included

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BENTON, Ill. -- Former Zeigler treasurer Ryan Thorpe was sentenced today in federal court for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city since 2013.

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Man accused of killing SIU student takes the stand Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The man charged with murdering an SIU student took the stand in court today, to explain his side of the story. 

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Herrin woman arrested in connection with death of dog

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HERRIN, Ill. -- A Herrin woman is behind bars, charged in connection with the death of a dog. 

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New school opening in Marion this fall Video included

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MARION -- A new Christian school is opening in Marion for the fall 2018 school year.  

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Local business owner fears effects of net neutrality repeal Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A local business owner is aggravated over the repeal of net neutrality, which means internet providers now have the ability to slow down particular websites, or speed up connections for customers willing to pay more.

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Sunset Concerts kick off this week

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WSIL -- The annual Sunset Concert Series returns to the steps of Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale this Thursday, June 14.

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Restaurant Report Card: June 11, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County fast food joint racked up several violations during its most recent inspection. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Cool spots

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WSIL -- The heat is on this week in southern Illinois. So we're checking in on some cool spots around the region in our Restaurant Report Card. 

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Herbal medicine workshop coming to Union County Video included

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ANNA -- Dayempur Herbals is hosting an herbal medicine workshop later this month.  

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Free dental program to benefit area children

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WSIL -- The SIU Dental Sealant Grant Program is providing free preventative dental services to kids in our region this summer. 

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Hundreds brave heat for final day of Superman Celebration Video included

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METROPOLIS -- Hundreds of people put on their tights and tied their capes today in Metropolis on the final day of the 2018 Superman Celebration. 

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Salmonella outbreak in Midwest linked to pre-cut melons

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WSIL -- A warning about a salmonella outbreak that's apparently linked to pre-cut melons that were sold at Walmart and other stores in the Midwest. 

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Rain shortens Big Muddy Air Race Video included

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MURPHYSBORO — Competitors revved up and took off Saturday morning at Southern Illinois airport for the sixth running of the the Big Muddy Air Race.

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Ned's Shed celebrates 65th birthday Video included

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VIENNA -- A Johnson County fixture celebrated a big milestone in a big way Saturday.

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Restaurant Report Card: June 4, 2018

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WSIL -- Our low scoring restaurant this week had six violations. But two of them were deemed critical. Flame in Carbondale is our low scorer this week.

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Restaurant Report Card: Perfect score (May)

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WSIL -- Here's a look at the perfect scores for area restaurants in May.  

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'Lawn Social' to raise money for Marion CCC Foundation

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MARION -- A first of its kind fundraiser is coming to southern Illinois on May 31. It's called The Lawn Social Fundraiser.

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Restaurant Report Card: May 28, 2018

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WSIL -- Joe's Place in Herrin earned an 86 from the Williamson County inspector.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Barbecue joints

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WSIL -- Tis the season for grilling, so News 3's Kevin Hunsperger was inspired to see how barbecue joints are doing with the health department.  

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Kevin Hunsperger gets caged Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- Many of you probably already know, News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger is a ring announcer for a company called Stride Pro Wrestling.   

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UNSUNG HERO: Murphysboro man donates kidney to co-worker

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WSIL -- In this week's Unsung Hero, two Murphysboro men will be connected for life after one gives the other his kidney. 

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Job Squad: May 25, 2018

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WSIL -- Dozens of jobs are now being filled in our region. Here's a closer look in our Job Squad report. 

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News 3 This Morning's Kevin Hunsperger set to wrestle

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger will be stepping inside the pro wrestling ring for a good cause. 

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Restaurant Report Card: May 21, 2018

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WSIL -- A spot in Jackson County racked up more than a dozen violations during its most recent inspection.

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Restaurant Report Card: Burger joints (April inspections)

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WSIL -- May is National Hamburger Month. This week we're checking out spots to grab a burger in our Restaurant Report Card.  

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Restaurant Report Card: May 14, 2018

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WSIL -- Consistent critical violations have lead to action against a Jackson County Mexican joint.

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints (April)

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WSIL -- This week we're slicing into the inspection reports of pizza joints around the region. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Pope County teens clean up the community

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GOLCONDA -- In this week's Unsung Hero, Pope County teens are doing their best to clean up the community as part of a new mentorship program.

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Job Squad: May 11, 2018

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WSIL -- There are plenty of part-time and full-time opportunities in this week's Job Squad.  

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Restaurant Report Card: May 7, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County Chinese restaurant is at the bottom of our list this week.  

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Restaurant Report Card: March perfect scores

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WSIL -- It's a new month and that means a look back on perfect restaurant inspection scores from area health departments.  

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House Call: Children's Mental Health events coming this month

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HARRISBURG -- May 10 is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. The Egyptian Health Department is marking the day with an event called Paint the Town Green.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Brehm Preparatory School makes "Buddy Bench" for grade school kids

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CARTERVILLE -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Carbondale private school and the Autism Society of Southern Illinois teamed-up to help spread the message of inclusion and kindness with grade-schoolers. The efforts of Brehm Preparatory School students to hand make "Buddy Benches" has made a few parents and dozens of kids smile. 

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Job Squad: May 4, 2018

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WSIL -- There are dozens of openings around the region in this week's Job Squad report. 

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Restaurant Report Card: April 30, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County bar and grill racked up nearly two dozen violations in March.

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Restaurant Report Card: Mom & pop places

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WSIL -- We're checking out mom and pop stops in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Two Arrested For Robbery of Marion Gas Station

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MARION - Two men are accused of robbing a Marion gas station late Thursday night.  The hold-up was reported at  9:54 p.m. at  Valero Gas located at 1801 West Main Street.  

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Students learn about agriculture during SIU farm tour

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CARBONDALE-- Students from around the region learned about agriculture during a tour of the Southern Illinois University Farm.

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Dozens of veterans take part in third Honor Flight Video included

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday morning, April 24, 67 veterans and there guardians took flight to Washington, D.C.  

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Restaurant Report Card: April 23, 2018

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WSIL -- This week's low scoring restaurant had six critical violations. The Jackson County inspector says four of those violations at Cindy B's were critical. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints (March inspections)

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WSIL -- We're slicing into inspection reports for area pizza joints in this week's Restaurant Report Card. 

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House Call: CHESI services

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CAIRO -- Community Health and Emergency Services in Cairo is now managing two critical public health programs in the Southern 7 region.

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UNSUNG HERO: Christopher teen starts recycling club at school

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CHRISTOPHER -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Franklin County teenager is working to protect the environment and getting his classmates involved. 

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Job Squad: April 20, 2018

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WSIL -- Graduating high school seniors may want to consider a career in the healthcare industry.  

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2018 Senior Fun Fest is a step back to the 50s

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MARION -- In May, seniors around the area can step back to the 1950s.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Hospice Volunteer Linda Duncan

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MARION -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a local hospice volunteer is being praised for going the extra mile for her patients. She's spent the last decade as a volunteer taking on more patients than the norm. 

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Restaurant Report Card: April 16, 2018

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WSIL -- In this week's Restaurant Report Card, we're checking out spots around the region that specialize in burgers.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food spots (March inspections)

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WSIL -- Today's Restaurant Report Card is all about fast food joints.  

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House Call: Walk to Cure Arthritis

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MARION -- The Walk to Cure Arthritis is coming up Saturday, April 21. Rent One Park in Marion is hosting the event this year. 

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Job Squad: April 13, 2018

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WSIL -- There's still a great need for healthcare workers in our region. 

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Restaurant Report Card: April 9, 2018

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WSIL -- Aban Kitchen in Carbondale is our low scorer this week. The Jackson County inspector gave the spot a 77.  

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Restaurant Report Card: International scores (March)

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WSIL -- This week we're checking out scores from several international spots around southern Illinois. Here's what health inspectors found during their checks in March.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Vienna teacher's aide Nicki Holloman

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VIENNA -- Vienna Grade School is showing appreciation for one aide who has dedicated 40 years to the job. 

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Use Your Toys-R-Us gift card at Bed Bath and Beyond

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WSIL-TV - Toys-R-Us is closing, so if you have an unused gift card, but don't want any toys, you are in luck. Bed Bath and Beyond is partnering with card cash to allow customers to trade their Toys-R-Us gift cards for a reduced Bed Bath and Beyond e-gift card. The rate of exchange changes, but as of this writing, a person with a $20 Toys-R-Us gift card could $12.84 on an e-gift card for Bed Bath and Beyond. If this is something you want to take advantage of, you better hurry, the o...

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April 3, 2018 Storm Pictures

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WSIL-TV - Severe weather moved through southern Illinois late in the afternoon.  High wind and a possible tornado caused damage in Carterville, Energy, Johnston City and in parts of rural Williamson and Saline Counties.  Below are just a few of the images of the damage from the April 3rd storm. 

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Stella Artois recalls beer that could contain glass

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WSIL-TV - Stella Artois is voluntarily recalling select packages containing 11.2-ounce bottles of Stella Artois beer because it may contain particles of glass. 

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Restaurant Report Card: April 2, 2018

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WSIL -- A Japanese spot in Jackson County is at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card this week.  

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Restaurant Report Card: February perfect scores

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WSIL -- Here's a closer look at the spots around the region that were perfect with the health department in February.  

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'Jeep Invasion' to benefit veterans' groups

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CARBONDALE -- Jeeps will be taking over Carbondale in May. The P3 Jeep Invasion comes to Pinch Penny Pub in Carbondale Sunday, May 27.  

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Star Wars group helps adoption agency

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MT. VERNON -- On Saturday the Angels' Cove is holding a benefit. The theme is Star Wars: Hope Awakens.  

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The Beach Boys to headline HerrinFesta Italiana

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HERRIN -- The annual HerrinFesta Italiana returns May 22. The lineup this year includes country music, classic rock and heavy metal.  

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'Read Across America' Day marked around the area

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HERRIN -- March 2 is set aside for readers of all ages. It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and has been known as 'Read Across America' Day for years.  

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