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Man accused of beating infant son to death faces murder charges

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MARION, Ill. -- Prosecutors have filed murder charges against a man accused of beating his infant son to death.

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Doctor works on mental exam for murder suspect

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- One of three people charged with murdering a woman in 2016 is scheduled to stand trial in February.

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Missouri doctor sentenced for illegal opioid prescriptions

An eastern Missouri doctor has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for prescribing fentanyl and other opioids to women with whom he had personal relationships who had no medical need for the drugs. More>>

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing Kentucky teen

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GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. -- Today, a judge sentenced a Brookport man to life in prison for killing a Kentucky teen.

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Judge sentences former Webber Township School District worker to 15 years in prison Video included

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. -- Jefferson County Judge Jerry Crisel sentenced Sabrina Wheatley to 15 years in prison. 

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Trial for man accused of killing Chinese scholar at University of Illinois moved

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has moved the trial of a man charged in the 2017 slaying of a University of Illinois scholar from China from Urbana to Peoria.

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Lawyer drops bid to get rid of prosecutor in Varughese case

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The lawyer representing a man accused of killing a SIU student in 2014 drops his bid to get rid of the special prosecutor in the case.

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Murder suspect criticizes witnesses in letter to judge

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Another man accused of murder in Carbondale says his attorneys aren't representing him well.

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Multiple fires in Massac County worry residents Video included

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MASSAC COUNTY, Ill. --  Some residents in the community of Massac County claim they are scared for their safety. 

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Ruling delayed on motion to drop murder charges

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A judge delays ruling on whether or not to drop murder charges against Gaege Bethune in the death of Pravin Varughese.

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Officials respond to another fire in Massac County, amid arson investigation

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WSIL -- The Massac County Sheriff's Department responded to another fire tonight near Hillerman, Illinois, as they continue to investigate a string of arsons.

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Man, boy arrested for allegedly slashing tires in Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Harrisburg police have arrested two people in connection with approximately 25 reports of tire slashings within a 24-hour time frame.

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Trial scheduled to determine murder suspect's fitness for trial

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- A jury will decide whether a Jefferson County man accused of murdering his brother is fit to stand trial.

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Man sentenced to 65 years for Mt. Vernon murder

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- A judge sentences a man to 65 years in prison for a deadly shooting.

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Man convicted for fatal DUI wants sentence reduced

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- A man sentenced to prison time for a fatal DUI crash that happened in June of last year wants to reduce his sentence.

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Six suspicious house fires may be linked Video included

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MASSAC COUNTY, Ill. --  Massac County deputies and fire investigators are searching for whoever responsible for a string of six suspicious house fires in the county, all within about a month.

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Lawyer wants indictment thrown out in Jackson County jail murder

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The lawyer for a man suspected of killing his cellmate in the Jackson County jail wants to throw out the indictment.

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Lawyer wants special prosecutor dismissed from Varughese case

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The attorney for Gaege Bethune wants to get rid of the special prosecutor investigating Pravin Varughese's death.

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Man gets 22 year sentence for having child porn

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UNION CO., Ill. --A Cobden man pleaded guilty earlier this month to having child pornography . 

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