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Fire in Centralia destroys shed, camper

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CENTRALIA (WSIL) -- The Centralia Fire Department believes an accidental fire is to blame for destroying a camper and a shed Monday afternoon.

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Rep. Bost visits towns impacted by Mississippi River flooding Video included

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GRAND TOWER (WSIL) -- As flood waters along the Mississippi River fall, work begins on assessing just how much damage the flooding caused.

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Wolf center names pup in honor of Blues' victory

Photo: One of the red wolf pups born in April. (from Endangered Wolf Center) Photo: One of the red wolf pups born in April. (from Endangered Wolf Center)
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EUREKA, Mo. (AP) - An endangered wolf pup born at a preservation center near St. Louis has been named in honor of the St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup victory.

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Founder of Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation Passes Away

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ST. LOUIS (WSIL) -- On Monday, the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation announced that one of its founding members and former president Shirley Sostman, 89, passed away Sunday.

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Farmers worried by flash flooding in Belle Rive Video included

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JEFFERSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- A month's worth of rain in just hours is causing problems for local farmers.

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Two Missouri casinos, a West Virginia casino to be sold

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners.

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Up to $25,000 in Fluorite stolen from museum Video included

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ROSICLARE (WSIL) -- A thief or thieves broke into the American Fluorite Museum in Hardin County and took several pieces of the specimen valued up to $25,000.

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New details released after woman's body found in creek Video included

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UNION COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel released more details about the recovery of a Union County woman from a flooded creek. 

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Cape Police investigating two shootings in close proximity to each other

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (WSIL) -- The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to two weekend shootings.

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Planned Parenthood earns win in suit over Missouri funding

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis judge says Missouri's Republican-led Legislature cannot cut off funding to abortion providers and their affiliates.

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Fire forces boil water order

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WARE (WSIL) -- A boil water order is in place for Ware because of a Sunday morning fire.

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Flooding often means more mosquitoes

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- The months of rain and flooding have created conditions ripe for floodwater mosquitoes (Aedes vexans).

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Perry County Fair provides opportunity for 4-H youth

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PINCKNEYVILLE (WSIL) -- The Perry County Fair will kick off this weekend with live music, pageants and family fun.

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Urban fishing clinics come to southern Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- Learning how to fish is fun, easy and free for children and families this summer, thanks to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Urban Fishing Program. 

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Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

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NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say they've figured out why dogs can make those sad puppy dog eyes at you. It turns out, it's because of us.

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Humidity and storms to stick around Video included

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(WSIL) -- An unsettled pattern will hold across the region for the next several days. 

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IDPH expands newborn screening

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(WSIL) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday that it's rolling out a test for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) for all newborn babies statewide.

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Suspect wanted after Jefferson Co. chase

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JEFFERSON CO. (WSIL) -- Deputies need your help finding a man who led them on a chase.

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Du Quoin State Fair announces grandstand lineup

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DU QUOIN (WSIL) -- The Du Quoin State Fair has released its 2019 grandstand lineup.

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Carbondale program provides free breakfast, lunch to students

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Carbondale Elementary School District #95 is hosting a summer meal program, providing free breakfast and lunch for students. 

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3 Ways to Save at the amusement park

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WSIL -- Whether Holiday World, Six Flags or Disney World are in your plans this summer, we have three ways to save at the amusement park. 

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Star Wars 'Jedi Academy' returns to JALC Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- John A. Logan College is offering a Jedi Academy for children ages 8 to 13. 

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Tornado touches down in Massac County Video included

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MASSAC COUNTY (WSIL) -- Video from News 3 viewers shows what appears to be a tornado in Massac County.

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Severe flash flooding at farm in Belle Rive Video included

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JEFFERSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- Kiefer Family Farms in Belle Rive sent News 3 dramatic video of flash flooding on the farm.  

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Search underway in Union County after car swept into floodwaters Video included

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UNION COUNTY (WSIL) -- On Sunday evening, first responders were searching a creek in Union County after a car was swept into floodwaters.  

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Every day Father's Day for Makanda dad, son Video included

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MAKANDA (WSIL) -- Tim and Jason Chrzan say they have a strong bond but working together helped it grow even stronger. 

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Chamber of Commerce Showcase in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Local Vendors spent Saturday afternoon in the downtown area of Carbondale as part of the Chamber of Commerce Showcase.

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Festival raises money to protect levee Video included

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JACOB (WSIL) -- Although the community of Jacob hasn't lost any homes to flooding, residents in several locations have been forced from their homes because of flooded roads.

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Deadly train vs. tractor accident Video included

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MONROE COUNTY (WSIL) -- Monroe County Coroner’s Office confirms 23-year-old Jonah Matthews of Waterloo was hit and killed by a train.

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Route 3 closes in Alexander County

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ALEXANDER COUNTY (WSIL) -- Floodwaters from the Mississippi River have forced the closure of Route 3.  

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Three hurt in Massac County crash

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MASSAC COUNTY (WSIL) -- Three people were taken to different hospitals early Saturday morning after a multi-vehicle crash just north of Metropolis.

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Peoples National Bank honors the American Flag with a free event Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Marion leaders honor flag day with a free event

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UNSUNG HERO: Benton veteran honored for years of service Video included

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BENTON (WSIL) -- A veteran in Franklin County is being honored by the Benton VFW and American Legion.

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New pump at Gale levee in Alexander County Video included

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A new 30-inch pump is helping with the fight against floodwater by sending more than 14,000 gallons of water per minute back into the Mississippi River.

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Command Center in East Cape Girardeau protects community Video included

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EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU (WSIL) -- The Alexander County EMA, The National Guard, and surrounding communities are pooling their resources to battle the flooding in East Cape Girardeau. 

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County to stop paying Whiteash streetlight bill

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WHITEASH (WSIL) -- The Williamson County Board recently decided to cut power to the area's street security lights in an effort to save money.

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Du Quoin Police investigating vandalism

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DU QUOIN (WSIL) -- The city of Du Quoin is dealing with a rash of vandalism.   

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Trash Blast planned for Saturday

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(WSIL) -- The Friends of the Shawnee National Forest and the U.S. Forest Service are hosting the Cove Hollow Trash Blast.

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West Frankfort man charged with sexual assault

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FRANKLIN CO. (WSIL) -- Holden W. Feazel, 31, of West Frankfort, was taken into custody Tuesday by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

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WSIL takes home 3 Illinois Broadcasters Association awards

From left: Weekend Anchor Roni LeForge, News Director Mike Snuffer, Photojournalist Randy Livingston From left: Weekend Anchor Roni LeForge, News Director Mike Snuffer, Photojournalist Randy Livingston
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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- News 3 has been honored by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for reporting and photojournalism.

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Flour recalled over E. coli concerns

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(WSIL) -- Thousands of cases of all-purpose flour are being recalled because they might contain E. coli.

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4 vehicles involved in I-57 crash

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FRANKLIN CO. (WSIL) -- Four vehicles were involved in a crash Thursday on Interstate 57 in Franklin County.

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Bowfishing 101 program at Giant City State Park

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MAKANDA (WSIL) -- "Bowfishing 101" will explain the equipment, methods and regulations of the growing sport.

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No cost clinic in Cairo

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CAIRO (WSIL) --  The Armed Forces has set up a temporary no cost clinic in Cairo.

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Artist showcases Marion landmarks Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Some of Marion's most memorable spots have been highlighted in a new book. 

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Nominate a business for BBB 'TORCH Award' Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (WSIL) -- This fall the Better Business Bureau will honor businesses and non-profits that do exceptional work. 

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Group works to boost resources for Pyramid State Recreation Area

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PERRY CO. (WSIL) -- A group of people, including state lawmakers and top SIU officials, are working together to overhaul the Pyramid State Recreation Area.

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Pumps are working around the clock at the Big Muddy River Levee Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Jackson County Emergency Management Agency is using ten pumps to send floodwater downstream and away from Grand Tower.

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Haven House assisted living home for veterans to open in Marion Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- A new assisted living home for Veterans is opening in Marion.

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Community center offers meals to kids Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Some children in Marion don't have access to meals during the summertime, so the community center makes a priority of serving nutritious meals to these children.

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East Grand Avenue in Crainville closed Video included

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CRAINVILLE (WSIL) -- The city of Crainville is rebuilding a one-half-mile section of East Grand Avenue between Hurricane Road and Hafer Road. 

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Testimony: Suspect bought Drano after Chinese scholar death

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Testimony in the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student accused of killing a visiting scholar from China revealed that the defendant bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying.

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Carbondale Fire Department gets new gear

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Carbondale firefighters have new equipment that will help them better serve citizens of the city.

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When law enforcement issue Amber, Nixle alerts Video included

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(WSIL) -- When a child goes missing, law enforcement know time is of the essence and getting word out to the public to keep an eye out is vital.  

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Ramp closure planned for Alexander County

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ALEXANDER COUNTY (WSIL) -- Drivers will have to find a new route to Interstate 57 in Alexander County.  

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Backroads: Tree house cabins Video included

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HEROD (WSIL) -- Hidden deep in the heart of the Illinois Ozarks, there's a company that's taking luxury cabins to new heights.

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Murphysboro business makes St. Louis Blues championship shirts Video included

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MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- A Murphysboro business is helping St. Louis Blues fans celebrate the team's first championship.

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Lane reductions to begin next week

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(WSIL) -- Crews will be working on Route 169 between Route 37 and Highway 45. 

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West Frankfort gifts dance team $4,000 for competition Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT (WSIL) -- Sloan's Gymnastic and Dance is receiving $4,000 for its trip to the World Championship.  

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Windhorst, Bryant admonish Reproductive Health Act's passage

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- Southern Illinois lawmakers continue speaking out against the Reproductive Health Act (RHA).

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Man arrested for animal cruelty seen on video at Fair Oaks Farms

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(WSIL) -- Police have made an arrest in a case of animal abuse at Indiana's largest dairy producer.

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Flooding closes part of Route 3 in Alexander County

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ALEXANDER CO. (WSIL) -- Flooding has closed a stretch of the northbound lane of Route 3 in Alexander County. 

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41st annual Sunset Concert series kicks off in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A long-running Carbondale concert series kicks off its 41st season Thursday. 

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Water service restored in West City

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WEST CITY (WSIL) -- West City Water Department says service has been restored.

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Traffic impacted by crash on I-57 in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN CO. (WSIL) -- Illinois State Police say all lanes of southbound Interstate 57 are back open. 

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Local park vandalized again

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HAMILTON CO. (WSIL) -- Swings at a Hamilton County park have been vandalized for a second time.

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Senior therapy group debuts at Union County Hospital

Courtesy: Union County Hospital Courtesy: Union County Hospital
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ANNA (WSIL) -- The Senior Solutions Service Line is an outpatient group therapy program.

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Centralia honors father and son duo Video included

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WSIL -- The city of Centralia is honoring a father and son duo.

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WSIL Summer Blood Drives return this Friday & Saturday Video included

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(WSIL) -- You have an opportunity to give the gift of life at the upcoming WSIL Summer Blood Drives. 

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More work needed to clean up contaminated soil at old Koppers plant Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Several citizens expressed frustration Wednesday over what they say is a lack of communication about the old Koppers Wood Treatment site.

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Truck driver accused of kidnapping woman stranded on highway

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a woman who ran out of gas on an interstate was kidnapped by a truck driver who handcuffed her and threatened to rape her.

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St. Louis Blues win Stanley Cup

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ST. LOUIS (WSIL) -- The St. Louis Blues are the 2019 NHL Champions.

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Carbondale council approves traffic changes for North Wall Street Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A plan is now in place to slow down traffic where a five-year-old was hit by a car and killed ten months ago.

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Exclusive look at plans to redevelop Cairo Video included

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CAIRO (WSIL) -- News 3 is getting an exclusive look inside some old buildings in Cairo that soon could bring a big boost to the community.

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Tee off with Dad for free this Father's Day

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MAKANDA (WSIL) -- Kids can hit the green with Dad for free this weekend to celebrate Father's Day.

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Carbondale city worker helped to find Patrice Dotson Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A community effort helped find a missing Carbondale girl.

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Alexander County EMA opens command center Video included

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ALEXANDER COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Alexander County Emergency Medical Agency (EMA) opened a command center Wednesday to help residents dealing with flooding.

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Scattered showers and storms tonight, sunshine tomorrow

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WSIL --  It was a nice start to the day but unfortunately our brief break from the rain came to an end this afternoon.

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I-57 lane closure scheduled to begin June 17

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JEFFERSON COUNTY (WSIL) --  One lane of traffic will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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Several roads closed in Shawnee National Forest

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- The Shawnee National Forest has temporarily closed several roads and part of the River to River trail. 

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Durbin: Flooding impacts unlike anything seen in decades

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(WSIL) -- Long lasting impacts of flooding in Illinois haven't been seen since 1927 according to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

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Evacuation ordered due to flooding in Alexander County

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EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU (WSIL) -- The mayor of East Cape Girardeau has issued an evacuation order for part of the town. 

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Carbondale committee aims to increase census participation

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Carbondale city leaders are putting together a plan to drive up participation in next year's census.

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Improvements underway at Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Video included

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DU QUOIN (WSIL) -- The Du Quoin State Fair is still more than two months away, but crews are busy making improvements in and around the fairgrounds.

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Mayor to drivers: Stay off the levee

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CAIRO (WSIL) -- On Wednesday, Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson issued a notice that no unauthorized vehicles will be allowed on the Mississippi River Levee. 

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Ford recalls 1.3M vehicles for suspension, transmission woes

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles mainly in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems.

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Gov. Pritzker signs Reproductive Health Act

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CHICAGO (WSIL) -- The Reproductive Health Act requires private health insurance plans in Illinois cover abortion, contraception and other related medical care.

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office: Missing man found safe

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FRANKLIN CO. (WSIL) -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says Frankie L. Parrott has been found safe. 

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Warrant Wednesday: June 12, 2019

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SALINE CO. -- Deputies in Saline County are looking for several people this week.

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3 Ways to Save: Father's Day Video included

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WSIL -- Sunday is Father's Day we have ideas for Dad, with 3 Ways to Save. 

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BBB offers tips to renters Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU (BBB) -- The Better Business Bureau says do your homework before signing a rental agreement.

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  • Planned Parenthood earns win in suit over Missouri funding

    Planned Parenthood earns win in suit over Missouri funding

    Monday, June 17 2019 6:41 PM EDT2019-06-17 22:41:43 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis judge says Missouri's Republican-led Legislature cannot cut off funding to abortion providers and their affiliates.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis judge says Missouri's Republican-led Legislature cannot cut off funding to abortion providers and their affiliates.

  • Flooding often means more mosquitoes

    Flooding often means more mosquitoes

    Monday, June 17 2019 6:27 PM EDT2019-06-17 22:27:08 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- The months of rain and flooding have created conditions ripe for floodwater mosquitoes (Aedes vexans).

    SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- The months of rain and flooding have created conditions ripe for floodwater mosquitoes (Aedes vexans).

  • Megadeth cancels Illinois State Fair stop

    Megadeth cancels Illinois State Fair stop

    Monday, June 17 2019 4:16 PM EDT2019-06-17 20:16:36 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD (WHOI) -- Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The band was set to open the Illinois State Fair on August 9, but has canceled most of their 2019 shows.

    SPRINGFIELD (WHOI) -- Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The band was set to open the Illinois State Fair on August 9, but has canceled most of their 2019 shows.

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