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Carbondale Splash Park holds 24-hour Aquathon fundraiser Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Carbondale Splash Park will be open all night as part of a 24-hour fundraiser.  

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Police urge residents to remain watchful after multiple car burglaries Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- Carbondale Police believe a teenager may be to blame for multiple car burglaries. 

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Deputies staying on after layoff scare

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SALINE CO. -- The six Saline County Sheriff's deputies slated to lose their jobs get to stay on. 

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2nd Annual Southern Illinois Sportsman Show this weekend Video included

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Du QUOIN -- Exhibitors spent Friday setting up for the 2nd annual Southern Illinois Sportsman Show the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Expo Hall.

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SIU Dental Clinic hosts "Give Adults a Smile" day Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A lot more grinning faces today as volunteers gathered at SIU's dental clinic to offer free dental care.

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Rauner threatens to call a special session over school funding Video included

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WSIL -- Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an ultimatum to lawmakers: either send him SB1 or he'll call a special session. 

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Cobden art show features local eclipse-themed work Video included

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COBDEN -- Two businesses are using the eclipse to feature some local artists.

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Williamson County Pre-K program reinstated Video included

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HERRIN -- Williamson County toddlers will have place to go to school after all. Leaders announced the Pre-K program has been reinstated.

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Construction closes major ramp on Rt. 148 Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation wants to let drivers know about a major ramp closure.

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Truckers react to proposed electronic monitoring regulation Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Truckers across the country will soon have electronic monitoring systems that track the time they're on the road and the time they're stopped.

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String of recent crashes has truckers stressing safety Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- A string of recent wrecks on Interstate 57 in the last few weeks has those who enforce the law, and those who are supposed to follow it, stressing safety.

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Summer heat puts emphasis on thermometer placement Video included

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WSIL -- With temperatures the hottest of the summer, more emphasis is on the thermometer.

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1 killed in crash involving motorcycle

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JEFFERSON CO. -- One person was killed Friday in a crash between a car and motorcycle. 

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Missing man found in Carbondale

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JACKSON CO. -- Carbondale police found Dylan Patton in Carbondale, He is safe.

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Florida man charged with threatening southern Illinois schools

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FRANKLIN CO. -- A Florida man faces multiple felony charges after making a pair of bomb threats against Sesser-Valier schools.

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ISP: Fatal crash shuts down I-57 near Ina Video included

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WSIL -- Illinois State Police confirm a multi-tractor trailer crash has shut down Interstate 57 southbound near Ina. 

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Mt. Vernon businesses thrive from hundreds playing for national baseball title Video included

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JEFFERSON CO. -- Roughly 1,500 people flocked to Mt Vernon's Lincoln Park Thursday to watch budding athletes compete for a national title, and it has city leaders excited for a weekend of economic gains.  

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Mississippi fugitive arrested in Paducah

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MCRACKEN COUNTY, KY. -- A Mississippi man is behind bars in Kentucky after fleeing his home state in an effort to avoid arrest.

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Cleaning up the city of Cairo Video included

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CAIRO -- Community leaders in Cairo wrapped up a busy day as they came together to clean up the town. 

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Rauner talks school funding, staff shake-up and Madigan Video included

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WSIL -- Just weeks after lawmakers handed him a major defeat, going around him to push through a budget with big tax hikes, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is picking himself up off the floor and turning his attention to a new issue taking center stage: school funding. But it could lead to another long, polarizing fight.

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Keeping people and animals cool at the Massac County Youth Fair Video included

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METROPOLIS -- Kids from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois have been participating in the Massac County Youth Fair this week. The fair lets them show off their best projects and livestock.

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Local fire department helps firefighters beat the heat Video included

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WEST CITY -- With temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees, a local fire department has taken steps to protect its firefighters from the heat after they leave burning buildings.

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Woman pleads guilty to stealing from Harrisburg women's center Video included

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SALINE COUNTY -- A Saline County woman pleaded guilty in court Thursday to charges of stealing from the Anna Bixby Women's Center in Harrisburg. 

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Cape Girardeau Police investigating possible homicide Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. -- Police are investigating after an apparent homicide in Cape Girardeau.

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'Tough Like Teddy' event for Sambursky family Video included

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CARBONDALE --  SIU Hall of Fame Quarterback Joel Sambursky and his family recently welcomed a baby boy to the world, but Theodore was born with some health complications.  

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Summer Health workshop coming to Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The heat is on and you can learn more about natural ways to protect yourself. There's a summer health workshop Tuesday, July 25 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Dayemi Health Center in Carbondale.  

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New Meridian school comes to life Video included

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PULASKI CO. -- Educators and students in Mounds are counting down the days until a new elementary school comes to life. 

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Bowling camp held at SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Southern Illinois kids took to the alleys at SIU to sharpen up their bowling skills.

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Woman bikes 2,000 miles for childhood obesity Video included

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MT. VERNON -- A Jefferson  County woman plans to bike her way across the country to bring awareness to childhood obesity. In the process, she hopes to raise enough money to build a youth gym in Mt. Vernon.

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Saline County state's attorney responds to ACLU allegations Video included

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HARRISBURG -- The Saline County state's attorney responds to some very serious charges made against him by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Teachers needed in southern Illinois Video included

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PULASKI CO. -- Illinois schools are less than a month away from opening and are still without state funding. 

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Celebrating National Hot Dog Day Video included

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MARION -- July 19th marks National Hot Dog Day. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans will eat seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

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Expert warns against dangers of hot playgrounds Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- The playground is a popular place for kids in the summer, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. 

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Warrant Wednesday: July 19, 2017

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JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants.

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Belleville man charged with murder after fatal shooting

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CAHOKIA -- A 23-year-old Belleville man is facing charges of murder after police say he shot and killed a man in Cahokia. Cahokia Police Department received a call of shots fired on St. Ambrose Drive Friday, July 14.

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Bethune faces Varughese family for the first time Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- The man accused of murdering an SIU student in 2014 pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a Jackson County court. Gaege Bethune was indicted last week on two counts of first-degree murder. 

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Semi overturns on I-57, forces lane closures

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WSIL -- The southbound lanes of Interstate 57 at mile marker 33 are closed due to a semi overturning.  

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Williamson Co. Relay for Life: Wish Upon a Cure Video included

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MARION -- Hundreds of people will put their best foot forward this Saturday night (July 22) in an effort to raise money and awareness for cancer research.  

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Jackson County Board immigration resolution fails Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY -- A discussion over immigration led to some heated words and eventually a tied vote of the Jackson County board Tuesday night.

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Class trains firefighters to prepare for gas leaks, explosions Video included

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HARRISBURG -- The Illinois Fire Service Institute held a liquefied petroleum burn and class Tuesday to train firefighers in how to handle natural gas leaks, fires and explosions. 

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Illinois school funding debate continues Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- With school just a few weeks away from opening, educators fear if Illinois lawmakers don't find a way to send them some money, they won't stay open very long. 

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Pre-vet camp held for the first time at SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- High school students who dream of becoming veterinarians spent the last two days at SIU getting a taste of what goes with the job.

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Expert advice: How to avoid mosquito bites that can make you sick Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- Jackson County health experts warn they've found mosquitoes that tested positive for the West Nile Virus, for the first time this season. They warn us, to avoid mosquito bites if we can.

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Body Recovered from River in Mississippi Co., Missouri Video included

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MISSISSIPPI CO., MO -- A body has been recovered from the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in Missouri. 

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ACLU: Illinois Youth Center staff improperly and unfairly seeking charges Video included

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HARRISBURG -- A southern Illinois youth detention center faces new allegations as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

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Carbondale cracks down on rental home ordinance Video included

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CARBONDALE -- There's growing concerns over people breaking the law when renting out rooms or homes online. Carbondale has an ordinance in place for folks placing ads on Airbnb and similar sites. 

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Tips for staying cool while exercising in the heat Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- Despite the heat, many people want to continue their exercise routines. But experts warn the high temperatures and high humidity can pose a real danger.

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Pizza Hut to add thousands of new jobs

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WSIL -- Pizza Hut announced Tuesday that they plan to add 14,000 new delivery drivers nationwide.

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SIU compiling research about dogs on federal disaster teams Video included

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CARBONDALE -- During times of disaster, the federal government deploys teams to help with recovery efforts, and that often includes rescue dogs. A group at SIU is making sure those four-legged life-savers get the care they need.

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How downbursts work Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- A storm left quite a mess in Jackson County Monday afternoon. Strong winds blew down trees, dropping some on top of cars. 

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Bethune enters plea at first court appearance

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JACKSON COUNTY -- The man accused of murder in the 2014 death of Pravin Varughese appeared in a Jackson County courtroom Tuesday afternoon. 

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Warrant Wednesday: July 12, 2017

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WSIL -- Two area sheriff's departments are asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants.

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12-year-old girl dies after being run over by father in boating accident, police say

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NEW HAMPSHIRE -- A 12-year-old girl was killed after being run over by a power boat piloted by her father, according to the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol.

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Mt Vernon takes steps towards improving water/sewer system Video included

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MT VERNON -- City leaders have a lot of work ahead of them to bring their water and sewer system up to 21st century standards. A sewer main break last week, and several leaks keep adding up.  

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West Nile virus found in mosquitos in Jackson County

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JACKSON CO. -- The Jackson County Health Department has identified its first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus. 

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Illinois Representative Dave Severin rallies for lawsuit reform Video included

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MARION -- With the budget crisis ended, local lawmakers headed back to Southern Illinois.

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Paducah City Hall added to the National Register of Historic Places

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PADUCAH, KY. -- Paducah City Hall received national recognition as building made the "National Register of Historic Places." 

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Executive Inn in Marion finally falls Video included

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MARION -- An old Hotel in Marion finally fell to the ground. Earlier this year, demolition began on the former Executive Inn on the west side of town. 

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Hidden gas tax hike found, after new budget plan was passed Video included

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MARION -- If you've enjoyed lower gas prices, don't get used to them. A provision in Illinois' new budget may make the cost at the pump go up. Policy analysts say Illinois has a "hidden" tax hike in the new budget plan.

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Eldorado man sentenced for gun theft

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SALINE CO. -- An Eldorado man will head to prison for stealing guns from a Saline County business.

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Cairo marks 50 years since pivotal racial demonstrations Video included

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CAIRO -- Monday marks the 50th anniversary of protests in Cairo that turned violent and marked a turning point in the fight against segregation.

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SIU students and administration relieved MAP grants will be funded Video included

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CARBONDALE --  SIU's administration breathes a little easier. Now that Illinois has a budget, SIU will again have state money for MAP grants, without having to front the money itself. 

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Marie Basler dead at 88

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A longtime Williamson County political figure has died. Marie Basler served 25 years as Williamson County Circuit Clerk.

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Carbondale to allow outdoor alcohol during eclipse Video included

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CARBONDALE -- With the eclipse 34 days away, the city of Carbondale is reminding visitors it will allow alcohol in the downtown area during the eclipse weekend, with a few house rules. 

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New SIU chancellor talks plan for a brighter future Video included

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CARBONDALE -- SIU formally introduced its new chancellor this afternoon, where Carlo Montemagno fielded questions from faculty about the future of SIU. 

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Children learn how to build with Lego's at SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Children from across the region are taking part this week in SIU's School of Architecture Lego Camp. 

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TJ's Fine Jewelry opens after paying back taxes Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A Carbondale jewelry store has re-opened after settling a tax dispute with the state of Illinois.  

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Rauner says he'll veto money for Chicago teacher pensions

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MT. ZION, Ill. (AP) - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he'll use his amendatory veto power to remove money for Chicago teacher pensions from a school funding bill. 

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Man arrested at Carbondale Post Office

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CARBONDALE --  A scary interaction Monday morning at the Carbondale Post Office. Authorities say a man entered the Post Office around 8:30 wearing a police tactical vest. 

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One dead after car runs into creek in Perry County

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PERRY CO. -- Perry County Sheriff Steve Bareis has identified the man killed in Sunday's crash as David C. Baker, 54, of Du Quoin.

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House Call: Summer Pet Safety Video included

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WSIL --  It's time for this week's House Call and we're focusing on pet health.

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Cairo community cleanup planned for Thursday

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CAIRO -- Community leaders in Cairo are taking matters into their own hands to help clean up the city.

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Car crashes through the roof of a St. Louis home Video included

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ST. LOUIS -- In an unusual crash, a car went through the roof of a home in St. Louis.

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Road closures on Route 13 beginning Tuesday Video included

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WSIL -- As Route 13 grows from four to six lanes, that has brought the need for several improvements to intersections where drivers enter and exit the highway. 

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Facebook fighting court order over secret government access

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in a fight over government access to social media accounts. 

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Fire crews battle Freeman Spur mobile home fire Video included

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FREEMAN SPUR -- Early Sunday morning, Williamson County Fire Protection crews battled a mobile home fire in Freeman Spur.

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SIU Alumni React to Budget Cuts Video included

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CARBONDALE--Comptroller Susana Mendoza promised the release of $695 million to Illinois higher education, but even though state money could be on the way, it hasn't stopped the fear of uncertainty that alumni said is dangerous to the future of higher education

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Southern Illinoisans show off their best flowers Video included

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MARION -- The Garden Clubs of Illinois hosted a flower show Saturday in Marion.

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Girl Scouts help to Stuff the Bus Video included

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MT. VERNON -- Local Girl Scouts collected school supplies at Staples in Mt. Vernon as a part of United Way's Stuff the Bus school supply drive. 

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Summer program being offered to teach children art Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A Carbondale woman is using her business as a way to help grow the creative minds of children. 

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Motorcycle vs. car collision in McCracken County

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MCCRACKEN CO., KY -- A crash Saturday afternoon in McCracken County occurred when a motorcycle struck a car. 

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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WSIL (AP) -- A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. 

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Illinois hemp bill may benefit medical marijuana industry

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state could mark a major shift for medical marijuana growers if approved. 

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Illinois governor's staff shakeup continues

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CHICAGO (AP) - A Republican strategist who was expected to lead Gov Bruce Rauner's 2018 re-election campaign has left his position days after Rauner replaced top employees with staff from a conservative think tank. 

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Crash on I-57 at mile post 68 sends two to hospital

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Late Friday night, a crash on Interstate 57 at mile post 68 in Franklin County sent two people to the hospital for injury treatment. 

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Seven more SIU degree programs could be cut soon Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Faculty and staff with years at SIU have seen the university's fight for financial survival develop right before their eyes.

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Mother of Pravin Varughese speaks out Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Family members of of Pravin Varughese say the news of the indictment against Gaege Bethune answered many prayers. 

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Hero skateboarder rewarded after foiling robbery Video included

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PADUCAH -- Police and employees of Regions Bank recognized a man for bravery after his ingenious intervention to stop a violent robbery attempt in the bank's parking lot.

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Shortage of host families for exchange students Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Students from 70 different countries are looking for a temporary home in southern Illinois. 

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Carbondale Police searching for armed and dangerous shooting suspect

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JACKSON CO. -- Carbondale Police are searching for a shooting suspect they consider to be armed and dangerous.

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Attorney for murder suspect Gaege Bethune speaks out Video included

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WSIL -- The attorney for the 22-year-old man indicted for the murder of a Southern Illinois University student is speaking out. 

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Cleaning up after Thursday night's storms in Marion Video included

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MARION -- Cleanup was underway Friday on the north side of Marion up to Spillertown after strong winds left quite a mess in the wake of Thursday night's storm.

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When will Illinois' higher income tax affect you? Video included

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WSIL -- With the new income tax rate taking effect July 1, when you'll see the impact depends on your employer.

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Southern Illinoisans can now grocery shop online and have it delivered Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Folks in southern Illinois can now get groceries delivered to their door. Retail delivery service, Instacart, now lets us shop from home without stepping foot in a store.

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Grand jury hands down indictment in SIU student death Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY -- The victim's family confirms to News 3 that a grand jury has indicted 22-year-old Gaege Bethune in the 2014 murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese.

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Habitat for Humanity searching for family to occupy new home Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The local Habitat for Humanity hopes to begin laying the foundation on a new Carbondale home this fall. 

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Military Appreciation Day coming to Evansville zoo Video included

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EVANSVILLE, IN -- The Marion VA is hosting an event for veterans and their families next week.  

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Four injured in two separate fires Video included

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Firefighters have been busy in the early morning hours Friday.   

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Late night storms cause damage in southern Illinois

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WSIL -- Thunder, lightning, wind and rain hit parts of southern Illinois Thursday evening.  

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4 semis involved in Williamson County crash Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois State Police say I-57 northbound just south of I-24 mile marker 43 in Williamson County has been re-opened after a six-hour closure.

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Golconda fishing decline affects economy Video included

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POPE COUNTY -- Small river towns often rely on tourism to boost the local economy, and in Golconda, folks call fishing a big economic driver. But fishermen say they can't catch any fish there. 

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Training to help endangered children Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- More than 100 people came together at a training session to help children whose lives have seriously been impacted by drugs. 

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Timeline: A look at the Pravin Varughese case Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY -- We've provided a timeline of events leading up to Thursday's indictment of 22-year-old Gaege Bethune in the 2014 murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese.

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Teens lend helping hand in summer heat Video included

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DAHLGREN -- Instead of spending their summer break relaxing, a group of teens descended on the McLeansboro area to lend a helping hand and spread the word of God.

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Corn in Jackson County looks promising Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- At seven years old, Tony Boyle knew he had a passion for the agriculture industry.

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New Illinois fee on municipalities could hurt local budgets Video included

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WSIL -- The Illinois Municipal League says under a provision in the new state budget local municipalities that impose their own sales taxes will have to pay the state of Illinois, which collects the revenue on behalf of municipalities, a two percent administrative fee. 

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Police warning about Ameren scam

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WSIL -- News 3 wants to make folks aware of a scam circulating our region in which the caller claims to be with Ameren Illinois. 

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SIU board approves millions in cuts Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The SIU Board of Trustees has approved a financial sustainability plan to deal with the aftermath of cuts made during the Illinois budget crisis.

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Mt. Vernon city leaders frustrated with Illinois budget Video included

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WSIL - Mt. Vernon's mayor says the new Illinois budget will cost his city more than a quarter-million dollars; a sudden, sharp and unexpected shortfall that will be difficult to fill.

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Contamination concerns after sewer line collapses in Mt. Vernon

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MT. VERNON -- City leaders say repair work is underway right now on a sewer main collapse under the 20th Street rail crossing of the Evansville Western Rail Line. 

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Woman survives jump from Ledbetter Bridge

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MCCRACKEN CO. -- Authorities say a woman is lucky to be alive, after jumping from the Ledbetter Bridge and into the Tennessee River. 

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SIU hires new Carbondale chancellor

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CARBONDALE -- The SIU Board of Trustees officially appointed Carlo Montemagno as chancellor Thursday morning. 

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Carbondale Police continue cold case investigation

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale Police Department is still looking for answers, to a homicide that happened 11 years ago. 

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Fitness Battle brewing in Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG -- It's a battle of fitness for the entire family. 

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Williamson County man charged in fatal crash

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JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Williamson County man faces DUI charges after a deadly crash in June.  

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Board to vote on proposed cuts to SIU budget

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CARBONDALE -- A new financial sustainability plan outlines massive changes for SIU.

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Homeowners cash in on eclipse tourists Video included

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MARION -- Some of the most rural spots here in southern Illinois are the most wanted for characteristics important to eclipse watchers. 

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Surveillance video shows explosion at Murray State Video included

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MURRAY, KY. -- New surveillance video shows the moment of the explosion at Murray State University. 

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Golf tournament raises thousands for local child abuse groups Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- An annual golf tournament raised more than $17,000 for agencies that help abused and neglected children.

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Woman fights gambling addiction with "self-exclusion" program Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- A Jackson County woman takes control of her gambling addiction with a program that keeps her out of places that have gaming machines.

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School funding: Frequently asked questions Video included

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WSIL -- Illinois residents still have a lot of questions regarding K-12 school funding. 

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Illinois Star Centre Mall files lawsuit against Marion Video included

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MARION -- The owners of the Illinois Star Centre Mall make some very serious charges against city leaders in a bankruptcy filing.

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Keep yourself and your neighbors safe during heat Video included

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WSIL -- While it may seem like common sense to stay safe during heat and humidity, experts remind us not only to take care of ourselves but our neighbors as well.

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Trouble with taxes: T.J's Fine Jewelry Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Customers of a Carbondale jewelry store are showing up, only to find the doors locked. 

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Soldier salutes funeral procession in pouring rain

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VINE GROVE, KY -- A social media post is going viral. After a passerby snapped a photo on July 6, while waiting for a funeral procession to pass by. 

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Body recovered from Mississippi River at Grand Tower Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- Authorities in Jackson County have confirmed that at least one body has been recovered from the Mississippi River in Union County.

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Cuban researcher visits SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A researcher from Cuba met with faculty and staff from Southern Illinois University's Belleville Research Center as part of an innovation and entrepreneurship program on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Celebrating Buckminster Fuller's 122nd birthday Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Well-known architect, designer and former SIU professor Buckminster Fuller would have turned 122 years old Wednesday, and a celebration will honor the groundbreaking designer in Carbondale.

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Friends rally behind widow and son after they fall on hard times Video included

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PERRY COUNTY -- A Williamson county woman reaches out to the public to help a Perry County family that has fallen on hard times.

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20's Hideout Steakhouse launches farm to table program Video included

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MARION -- A local business owner is expanding the menu options at his restaurant with a new farm to table program.

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3 semis involved in crash on I-57 Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A semi crash is slowing traffic on Interstate 57 in Franklin County. 

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Harrisburg man behind bars on multiple charges Video included

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WHITE COUNTY -- A Harrisburg man wanted on multiple charges is now behind bars. Illinois State Police found Xzavier B. Gibbs, 19, at a home in Equality Tuesday afternoon. 

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Search for SIUC chancellor may be close to an end Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The search to find a permanent chancellor for SIU may come to an end this week.

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Program to help visually impaired elderly loses funding Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living is losing a vital program that helps more than 60 people with visual impairments.

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Man arrested after weekend shooting in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- A Carbondale man is under arrest, for a shooting that happened over the weekend. Police officers were on foot patrol near the Hollywood Lounge early Sunday morning when they heard a gunshot come from inside the bar.  

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Carbondale City Leaders suspend Hollywood Lounge liquor license

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CARBONDALE -- The City of Carbondale has suspended the liquor license for Hollywood Lounge. 

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Harrisburg man killed after being hit by car

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HARRISBURG -- Authorities in Harrisburg say a man died Monday being hit by a car. Police were called to the intersection of East Sloan and South Commercial Streets around 9:45 Monday night after a report of a car versus pedestrian crash. 

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Mt. Vernon shooting suspect now charged with murder

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MT. VERNON -- Prosecutors have now charged Roderick S. Oats, Jr. with three counts of first degree murder.

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Microsoft announcing plans to close rural internet divide Video included

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WSIL -- Software giant Microsoft is making a push to close the digital divide the in the United States. The company is expected to announce on Tuesday plans to use the unused channels between television broadcasts, called white spaces, to bring internet to much of rural America. 

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Perry County Shriners raise money for children's hospitals

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DU QUOIN -- Enjoy a good time and help raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Carbondale Human Relations Commission talks violence Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Police continue their search for suspects in two different violent incidents over the weekend. 

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Randolph County sheriff to create trading safe zone

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RANDOLPH CO. -- The Randolph County sheriff hopes a new "Internet Purchase Location" will help keep people safe from scams.

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Popular restaurant calls on the public to help them stay afloat Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A popular stable in Carbondale is at risk of shutting down operations. El Greco, which specializes in Greek food, needs the public's help to stay afloat.    

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Search in Grand Tower will continue into third day Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- Rescue crews ended their search efforts in Grant Tower Monday evening but will resume Tuesday morning.

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Harrisburg residents getting much awaited stoplight Video included

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SALINE COUNTY -- People in Harrisburg may be getting some help soon to protect drivers from a dangerous intersection

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Touch of Nature Holds X-Treme Kids Day Camp Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- 7- to 10-year-old children spent Monday testing their limits and trying new things at the "X-Treme Kids Day" Camp held at Touch of Nature.

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Marion set to adopt new ordinance for short-term vacation rentals before eclipse Video included

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MARION -- The city of Marion plans to take action on preparations for next month's solar eclipse. Monday, the city council could add a new ordinance for short-term vacation rentals.   

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SIU greenhouse project stalls Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Illinois budget includes several million dollars for SIU but it leaves out a project supporters have pushed for decades.

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Road crews resume work after budget passes Video included

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WSIL -- Road crews are back to work after lawmakers passed a state budget. 

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Fatal car vs. pedestrian crash under investigation Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A death in Jackson County leaves witnesses in shock and many questions unanswered

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Six people in McCracken County arrested on drug charges

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY. -- McCracken County deputies arrested six people on various drug charges over the past week.

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Man assisting in search needs rescued himself

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JACKSON COUNTY -- A Wolf Lake man was assisting in the search for two missing swimmers Monday when he fell into the Mississippi River. 

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IL Treasurer holds press conference on state's bond status

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The state treasurer says Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must go to New York to talk bond-rating houses out of knocking the state's creditworthiness into "junk" status. 

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Youth Golf Day coming to Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG -- For years, the Fowler-Bonan Foundation has helped provide clothing for children in need in southern Illinois. 

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River rescue crews searching near Grand Tower

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WSIL -- Rescue crews are searching for at least one person lost in the Mississippi River near Grand Tower. 

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Illinois budget means funding for Du Quoin state fair Video included

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DU QUOIN -- The Du Quoin State Fair is an economic driver for Southern Illinois, but in recent years, it has shrunk due to the lack of funding from the state.

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Towing vessel sinks near Cairo

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WSIL -- A towing vessel sank in the Mississippi River near Cairo early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. 

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Shooting at Hollywood Lounge in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- A shooting in Carbondale early Sunday morning has left one person being treated for injuries. 

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Off-duty Lake of Egypt firefighters save woman who crashes into lake

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LAKE OF EGYPT -- Two off-duty Lake of Egypt firefighters rescued a woman on Saturday after she drove her truck into the lake during a crash.

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Crews call off search for missing man amid heat, will resume Sunday Video included

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GRAND CHAIN -- After a day of searching in Grand Chain for the body of Shawn Neill, exhaustion and heat finally lead search crews to call off the search for the rest of Saturday.

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Lighthouse Shelter in Marion to resume operations after flooding Video included

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MARION -- On Saturday, a local homeless shelter reopened its doors after repairs from April's extensive flooding.

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Girl Scouts organize women-driven career fair Video included

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MARION -- Two Marion girls are making it their mission to change the way girls look at the world. 

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Hawaii takes another shot at Trump's travel ban

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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii has returned to federal court with a new motion in its challenge to Trump administration travel ban rules regarding citizens from six majority Muslim countries.

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De Soto boil order lifted

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DE SOTO -- A boil order issued for various streets in De Soto has been lifted.

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Mammoth Cave National Park getting new leadership

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Mammoth Cave National Park is getting a new superintendent.  

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Illinois lost $4M by halting Powerball, MegaMillions sales

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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Lottery officials say the state lost about $4 million by halting sales of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets due to the state budget stalemate.

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Illinois landlines will remain for now despite new state law

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CHICAGO (AP) - Officials of telecommunications conglomerate AT&T say Illinois' landlines won't be going away anytime soon despite a new state law to end the traditional phone service.

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Illinois elections board won't provide voter information

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois State Board of Elections says it won't provide information about registered voters to President Donald Trump's voting commission.

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Crash cleanup shuts down I-57 southbound at mile post 37

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UNION COUNTY -- Both southbound lanes of Interstate 57 at mile post 37 were shut down around 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning following a personal injury crash Friday night. 

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Missouri bill targets ambulance calls to abortion clinics

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Republicans want to make it a crime for abortion clinic workers to ask ambulances to respond to calls at their facilities without sirens or emergency lights. 

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Police searching for suspect in Carbondale armed robbery

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CARBONDALE -- Police are searching for a suspect in alleged armed robbery in Carbondale late Friday night. 

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