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In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Indiana State Police Peru post public information officer Tony Slocum provides the latest details of the investigation into the murders of teenage girls Liberty German, left, and Abigail Williams in Delphi, Ind. Indiana In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Indiana State Police Peru post public information officer Tony Slocum provides the latest details of the investigation into the murders of teenage girls Liberty German, left, and Abigail Williams in Delphi, Ind. Indiana

Video released of suspect in 2017 killings of Indiana girls

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, which State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said was produced thanks to "new information and intelligence" collected during the investigation into the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.

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Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

(Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins... (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins...
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A California couple who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds face sentencing for years of abuse. More>>

Mt. Vernon Police search for theft suspects

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- Police are searching for a suspect, who stole jewelry from a Mt. Vernon business. 

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Grand jury indicts Illinois man in theft of 135 weapons

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WOOD RIVER, Ill. (AP) - A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. 

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Slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader's wife admits killing him

The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader has admitted to fatally shooting her husband. More>>

Trial delayed in child porn case

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ANNA (WSIL) -- A trial has been delayed for a man charged with sexually abusing a child and taking inappropriate photos.

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New judge assigned to Union County murder case Video included

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ANNA (WSIL) -- William Wasmund is scheduled to go on trial next month, but Judge Mark Boie was just promoted to a seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court.

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Woman accused of spiking Illinois state trooper's drink

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RUSHVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois woman has been charged with using an unidentified substance to spike the sports drink of an Illinois State Police trooper.

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Authorities: Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set

Authorities in central Illinois say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults was intentionally set. More>>

More charges for man accused of claiming to be missing child

(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini.    A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disapp... (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disapp...
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An Ohio man accused of claiming to be a missing child from Illinois is facing new charges. More>>

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP). This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making t... (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP). This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making t...
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Schools in the Denver area are on heightened alert after authorities say a woman who is "infatuated" with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made threats just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13 people. More>>

Mental health expert sought in attempted murder case Video included

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) — The lawyer for a man charged with attempted murder in Mt. Vernon said he wants an expert to look at the suspect’s mental conditions. Victor Serrano is accused of kidnapping and nearly beating a pregnant woman to death in December. Defense attorney Joe Cervantez said Serrano has mental health issues that may have played a role in Serrano’s behavior in December. Prosecutors believe he attacked a pregnant woman, then led police on a high-speed cha...

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Man arrested following multi-county chase

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WSIL -- A man is in the Union County Jail tonight, after leading police on a chase from Jonesboro all the way down 127 to Sandusky, Illinois.

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Aurora man gets court supervision for mass shooting threat

An Aurora man who prosecutors say threatened he would commit a mass shooting at his workplace has been sentenced to court supervision, given community service and fined. More>>

Coleman requests new trial, judge orders evidentiary hearing

A southern Illinois judge has granted a hearing to a man seeking a new trial after he was convicted for the 2009 killings of his wife and their two young sons. More>>

60 people nabbed in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs. More>>

New details about referee attacked at basketball tournament Video included

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PADUCAH, Ky. (WSIL) -- A basketball coach from Michigan faces news felony charges for punching a Paducah referee during a basketball tournament earlier this month. 

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Former SIU employee charged with possession of child pornography

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A federal jury indicted Pejman Kamkarian, a former IT Specialist, with possession child pornography involving a child under the age of 12. 

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Police: Man buys $8 million island then steals from Kmart

(Monroe County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this April 6, 2019, photo made available by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Fla., shows Francis Lippi under arrest. Key West police said Lippi was arrested on a felony charge of grand theft. Lippi recentl... (Monroe County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this April 6, 2019, photo made available by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Fla., shows Francis Lippi under arrest. Key West police said Lippi was arrested on a felony charge of grand theft. Lippi recentl...
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Police in Florida say a man who bought an $8 million island off Key West is accused in a scheme to steal $300 in household items from Kmart. More>>

Kentucky State Police searching for escaped inmate

Kentucky State Police say they are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Green River Correctional Complex. More>>

Illinois dad and son charged in Michigan body parts probe

An Illinois man and his son have been charged in Michigan in an investigation of diseased body parts used for research and education. More>>

Feds charge 2 dozen in billion dollar Medicare brace scam Video included

(Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General via AP). In this photo provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, HHS Office of Inspector General agents, take part in arrests Tuesday, Apr... (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General via AP). In this photo provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, HHS Office of Inspector General agents, take part in arrests Tuesday, Apr...
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Federal authorities say they've busted a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces via foreign call centers. More>>

Loughlin, husband, others hit with money laundering charge

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
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Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been hit with a new charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery case. More>>

Man accused of claiming to be missing child to remain jailed

(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini.    A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disapp... (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disapp...
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A 23-year-old man will go before a U.S. magistrate on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois. More>>

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