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Union County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying suspected thieves

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ANNA, Ill. -- The Union County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying two people suspected of using stolen checks at the Walmart in Anna.  

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New documents detail murder-for-hire plot

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DESOTO, Ill. -- An affair turns into a murder-for-hire. That's what Jackson County prosecutors believe happened in the death of Frank Stonemark.

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Sentencing delayed for man convicted of murdering SIU student

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Sentencing will be delayed for a man convicted of murdering a SIU student in 2014.

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Harrisburg Police search for two armed suspects

Previous mugshots of Mario Ward (L) and Andrew Johnson (R) Previous mugshots of Mario Ward (L) and Andrew Johnson (R)
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HARRISBURG, Ill -- Harrisburg Police are searching for two men in connection to a shooting on Aug. 13.

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Man pleads not guilty in Carbondale officer shooting

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man charged in the 2016 shooting of a Carbondale police officer pleads not guilty.

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Judge grants request for new attorney in Varughese murder case

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man convicted of murdering a SIU student has new lawyers, and those lawyers want to delay sentencing while they review the case of their new client.

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Carbondale Police searching for man wanted in shooting Video included

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WSIL -- Carbondale Police are looking for Nicholas Hastings, 23, of Carbondale, in connection with a shooting in the 800 block of West High Street on Friday. 

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Suspect now charged in shooting of Carbondale Police Officer

Alex Karcher  (Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal) Alex Karcher (Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal)
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JACKSON CO., Ill. -- A grand jury has indicted a Kansas man for the shooting of a Carbondale police officer. 

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Man pleads guilty in pet food adulteration case

A Texas man has admitted involvement in a scheme where poultry feathers, feet and other items were passed off to pet food manufacturers, distributors and brokers as higher-quality ingredients. More>>

Lawyers seek mental evaluation for Mt. Vernon murder suspect

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Lawyers want a mental evaluation for a man accused of shooting and killing his brother.

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Investigators release details about vehicle in deadly hit-and-run crash

Jack Brown was killed in the hit-and-run crash August 4. Jack Brown was killed in the hit-and-run crash August 4.
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding the driver in a deadly hit and run on Illinois Route 37 between Benton and West Frankfort in the morning hours of on August 4. 

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Woman arrested after fatal crash

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DUQUOIN, Ill. -- Illinois State Police have arrested a woman involved fatal crash from earlier this year. 

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Man with violent past, accused of battery is free on bond

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WSIL -- A man facing domestic battery charges in Herrin has been in and out of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for the last decade and accused of many violent crimes, including murder.

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Herrin man arrested in drug bust

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Before the sun rose Thursday, officers with the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group arrested Bobby Joe Tolbert, 50, at his home in the 300 block of 17th Street in Herrin.

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Search for shooting suspect in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale police are trying to track down a shooting suspect.

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Man killed in Franklin County hit and run

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FRANKLIN Co. -- A West Frankfort man died in a hit and run crash Saturday morning on Route 37. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a passing utility worker found the body at 7:40 a.m. south of Benton, near the intersection of Commerce Lane. Deputies identified the victim as 47 year old Jack J. Brown, Jr.

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Man tied to Carbondale officer shooting appears in court

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man suspected of playing a role in the shooting of Carbondale officer Trey Harris will go on trial later this month in a drug conspiracy.

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Man gets 50 years in prison for child sex assault

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UNION CO., Ill., -- A Mulkeytown man will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting a child. 

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