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Colorado murder suspect arrested in Kentucky

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Eddyville, KY (WSIL) --  Kentucky State Police have charged a Florida man for a murder in Colorado.  

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Franklin County jail employee arrested on sexual assault charges

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BENTON (WSIL) -- Illinois State Police arrested of Chet L. Shaffer, 58, of rural Thompsonville Thursday. Shaffer has been charged with three counts of Official Misconduct, two counts of Custodial Sexual Misconduct and two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.  

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Deputy stabbed, inmate shot in eastern Illinois courthouse

Authorities say an inmate in a holding cell at the courthouse in eastern Illinois was shot after stabbing a sheriff's deputy several times in the face. More>>

Cape Girardeau Police searching for robbery suspect

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Santonio Omar Parker, Junior is wanted for three counts of felony robbery, five counts of armed criminal action, two counts of assault in the 2nd degree and one count of assault in the first degree.

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Man charged over 'Your Next Mass Shooter' social media claim

A Missouri man accused of identifying himself as "Your Next Mass Shooter" on social media has been charged with a felony. More>>

Carbondale man sentenced to 15 years for robbery

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A second man accused in a robbery in Carbondale was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday.

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Valier man charged with sex crime appears in court Video included

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A Valier man will have to stay in jail as he faces a charge of Indecent Solicitation of a Child.

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Marion Police need help identifying suspect

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The Marion Police Department is asking for your help to identify the man in the pictures below.

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Six senior citizens arrested for sexual activity in public area

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Six senior citizens, including two people in their eighties, face sex charges after being arrested in a conservation area in Connecticut.

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Wanted suspect caught in Union County

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A suspect authorities considered dangerous is now in police custody. 

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Judge to rule on tossing suit against Smollett in October

A federal judge hearing the city of Chicago's lawsuit against Jussie Smollett says she'll rule on the actor's request to toss the suit in October.

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Meth confiscated, dozens arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of methamphetamine. More>>

Supreme Court asked to take up 'Serial' podcast murder case

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Lawyers for a Maryland man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" are asking the Supreme Court to step into the case. 

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Missouri standoff suspect denied bond Video included

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The man accused of shooting two law enforcement officers, and engaging in a standoff with officials for seven hours, remains in a Missouri jail.

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Cairo man arrested for second time in less than 2 weeks

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A Cairo man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Monday afternoon for the second time in less than two weeks.

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2 law enforcement officers shot in southeast Missouri Video included

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Standoff ends without incident in Carter County, Missouri after two law officers were shot.

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Resentencing delayed for man who murder his parents 27 years ago

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JONESBORO (WSIL) -- Mark Gibbs has been in custody for 27 after shooting and killing his parents in Reynoldsville, a small town in Union County.

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Lawyer for Brian Burns wants to withdraw from the murder case

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) --     Another possible delay in the trial of a Saline County doctor accused of killing his estranged wife.

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Suspect identified in Philadelphia standoff

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A law enforcement official has identified the suspected gunman who wounded six police officers in Philadelphia during an hourslong standoff.

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Owners of fake tech company plead guilty to fraud charges

Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges filed in southern Illinois, where they targeted people with fake technical support services. More>>

Ex-community college executive embezzled $7.5 million

A former employee of St. Louis Community College has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges for stealing more than $7.5 million over two decades from a job training program. More>>

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