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8 arrested, $700k worth of illegal drugs seized in multi-agency bust

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WSIL -- Eight people are now in custody after multiple agencies seized $700,000 in meth. 

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Appeal filed to Illinois Supreme Court in murder case

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The special prosecutor charging Gaege Bethune with murder in the death of a SIU student has filed an appeal of a judge's ruling, overturning Bethune's conviction.

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2 suspects charged with kidnapping, threatening women with gun

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SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two men face kidnapping and burglary charges in Sikeston. 

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Man convicted of 1984 killing of 15-year-old Missouri girl

A man serving prison time in Kansas for murder has been convicted of killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl in 1984. More>>

Woman found guilty of setting hotel fire

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A jury says a Christopher woman is guilty of arson after setting a hotel fire in December 2015.

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Buckner woman accused of stabbing man in back

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BUCKER, Ill. -- The Franklin County Sheriff says a domestic dispute ended with a Buckner woman in jail and a man in the hospital. 

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Lawyers working on plea deal for man accused of shooting cop

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man accused of shooting a police officer could be close to a plea deal.

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Carbondale officers searching for robbery suspect

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Police are searching for a man who held up a gas station early Wednesday morning. 

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Armed robbery investigation underway in Christopher

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CHRISTOPHER -- Authorities in Franklin County are on the scene of an armed robbery in Christopher.

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Man accused of using children's identities in tax fraud

Federal prosecutors allege a 52-year-old Kansas City man used his children's identities in a nearly $2.6 million tax fraud scheme. More>>

Trial delayed for woman accused of hiring someone to kill her husband

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The trial of a woman accused of hiring someone to murder her husband has been delayed.

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Former pastor sentenced for sexually assaulting teen girl

A former pastor of a now-defunct suburban Chicago church has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager. More>>

Man sentenced to 18 months in prison for defrauding SIH

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BENTON, Ill. -- A judge orders a former employee of Southern Illinois Healthcare to serve an 18-month prison sentence for defrauding the company.

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Fire damages vehicles belonging to Harrisburg animal control officer

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Police investigate a fire near the home of an animal control officer in Harrisburg.

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Search for stolen sign in Paducah

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- Paducah police are asking for your help to find a stolen sign that has an interesting saying painted on. 

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2 men face arson charges in Jefferson County

(Left: Peirce Ladd, Right: Equinton Wilks) (Left: Peirce Ladd, Right: Equinton Wilks)
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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Two men face arson charges after a fire Friday morning.

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Cairo Police searching for murder suspect

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CAIRO, Ill -- The Cairo Police Department is searching for Deuntae Jones on a warrant for first degree murder. 

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Final suspect connected to 2017 murder heading to prison

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MT. VERNON, Ill. --  Another suspect connected to a 2017 murder in Jefferson County is headed to prison. 

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ATF: Hundreds of guns stolen in Memphis seized near Chicago

Federal authorities say most of the roughly 400 guns stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area. More>>

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