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100 years of care for locally-founded children's home Video included

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HERRIN -- This month marks the 134th anniversary of Children's Home and Aid serving children and families in Illinois. 

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1 injured in Williamson County crash Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Authorities are investigating after a woman was inured in a crash.

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Born to bocce at HerrinFesta Italiana Video included

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HERRIN -- HerrinFesta Italiana reaches it peak this weekend. The week-long festival features big name bands, great food, and plenty of other things to do.

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Bickering over state budget picks up as deadline looms Video included

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SPRINGFIELD -- With a crucial legislative deadline just a few days away, political bickering over the state budget is heating up. 

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HerrinFesta officials prepare for possibility of severe weather Video included

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HERRIN -- With severe storms possible Saturday evening, officials at HerrinFesta Italiana say they're ready.

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Labor union lobbies for 15 cent per gallon tax on gas Video included

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WSIL -- An Illinois labor union is pushing Senate President John Cullerton to introduce a 15 cent per gallon tax on gas.

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Oil spill costs Marion thousands in cleanup Video included

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MARION -- An oil spill in a Marion creek taught folks an important environmental lesson. 

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Hot dog company issues recall just before Memorial Day weekend

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WSIL -- Before you throw hot dogs on the grill this Memorial Day weekend, make sure there isn't any metal in them. 

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Kali Lynn debuts new song ahead of HerrinFesta performance

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HERRIN -- News 3's Dave Davis caught up with Kali Lynn and her band ahead of her performance Friday at HerrinFesta Italiana. She's opening for Old Dominion. Kali Lynn debuted a new song on News 3 This Morning, called "Smoke Show."

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Lusk Creek BBQ Festival returns to Pope County Video included

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GOLCONDA -- The 5th annual Lusk Creek BBQ Festival and Cook Off is coming up. 

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Woman cited for DUI after multi-vehicle crash

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -  A woman faces D-U-I charges after crashing into multiple cars at a stoplight.

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HerrinFesta Italiana kicks off concert series Video included

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HERRIN -- HerrinFesta Italiana kicked off its concert series Thursday night with performances from Party Pants and Hairball.

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Mt. Vernon preps for Aquatic Zoo season opening Video included

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MT. VERNON -- With three successful seasons under their belt, Wes Plummer and the Mt. Vernon City Park are optimistic for the opening weekend of the Aquatic Zoo. 

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Golf tournament to honor fallen local hero

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JACKSON COUNTY -- Area veterans will honor a fallen brother in arms. The first Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off June 10th at Keller's Crossing at Stone Creek Golf Course in Makanda.

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Marathon food drive aims to help local food banks Video included

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FRANKLIN CO -- Food pantries tend to thrive during the holiday season, but shelves tend to go bare as summer closes in. So a West Frankfort man decided to help with a "marathon food drive".

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Harrisburg to consider water rate increase Video included

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WSIL -- Harrisburg residents may see their water bills go up soon. 

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National Railway Equipment Co. shuts down Paducah facility Video included

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WSIL -- Coal, oil and steel companies often make headlines for their fight to stay alive. As a result of those products fight, the Mt. Vernon-based National Railway Equipment Company is doing the same. 

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Man who killed 2 at bank gets life sentence Video included

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ALEXANDER CO. -- A Cairo man who killed two bank employees and severely injured another will spend the rest of his life in prison. 

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Police searching for suspects involved in Brookport shooting Video included

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MASSAC CO. -- The Massac County Sheriff's Department is looking for three suspects that fired shots into a mobile home in Brookport on May 18th.

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Fallen Chester Police officer honored Video included

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WSIL -- Former Chester Police Officer James Brockmeyer has been honored in the Illinois House and Senate. 

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Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand Lineup Announced

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DU QUOIN -- Grandstand concert lineups have been announced for the 2017 Du Quoin State Fair.

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"Sky 3" with a bird's-eye view of HerrinFesta Italiana Video included

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HERRIN -- HerrinFesta Italiana 2017 runs May 25 - 29 with rides, food and concerts. 

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Football Salukis mourn passing of incoming freshman

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WSIL -- Back in February, Indianapolis high school standout football player Dijon Anderson signed with SIU. Tuesday, Anderson died from injuries sustained in a shooting nearly three weeks ago. 

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Benton Fire and Abbot EMS team up to teach CPR Video included

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BENTON -- It can take first responders nearly 20 minutes to reach you, which is why so many of them urge CPR training.

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City leaders propose rental property ordinance Video included

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DU QUOIN -- City leaders want to make it easier for the city to take action against dilapidated rental properties.

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Pill parties gaining popularity among teens Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- A pharmacist warns parents about a trend in which teens play a dangerous game of "pill roulette" with prescription medication. 

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Murphysboro leaders file lawsuit against owners of old Brown Shoe Factory Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- City leaders have filed a complaint against the owner of the old Brown Shoe Factory, calling it a hazard to the community. 

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Black Lung screenings in Southern Illinois Video included

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BENTON -- Coal miners got a free checkup through a special health program in Benton Wednesday.

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Local housing market good for those looking to sell Video included

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MARION -- A report from Illinois Realtors found home sales slowed in April, but the news is not all doom and gloom. 

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Senate budget plan raises personal income tax Video included

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WSIL -- Illinoisans will pay more taxes, if legislation the state Senate passed becomes law.

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Dunn sentenced to 30 months probation Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Dwayne Dunn finished a year of court appearances Wednesday after being sentenced to 30 months probation for firing a handgun into the air during a Carbondale party last year. 

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Student-made tiny house for sale Video included

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BENTON -- A tiny house completely built by Franklin County High School students is up for sale.

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Security top priority at HerrinFesta Italiana Video included

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HERRIN -- In light of the recent attack in England, authorities this weekend want to make sure everyone coming out to HerrinFesta has a safe and fun time.

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Warrant Wednesday: May 24, 2017

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WSIL-- Sheriff's departments in multiple counties are asking for the public's help finding suspects with warrants for their arrest. 

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Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats

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CNN -- Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.

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IDOC, nurses union reach agreement to save nursing jobs Video included

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WSIL -- The Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Nurses Association reached an agreement to save the jobs of 124 nurses who were scheduled to be laid off next month.

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Carbondale Farmer's Market promotes fresh food and fitness Video included

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CARBONDALE --  Fresh food with a side of Fresh Fitness. The City of Carbondale is teaming up with the Carbondale Park District to host a series of group fitness classes during the Carbondale Farmer's Market. 

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News 3's Darren Kinnard returns to sports desk Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- News 3 Sports Director Darren Kinnard has returned to the desk after taking some time off to recover from injuries he received in a car crash. 

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Marion VA hosts veterans town hall at SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Southern Illinois veterans got to take their concerns and questions about available services for them straight to leaders with the Marion VA Medical Center. 

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Expert weighs in on teaching children to cope with terror attacks Video included

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UNION CO. -- With Facebook, Twitter and television, it's nearly impossible to shield your kids from violence around the world. But how do you explain to a child that 22 people died at a pop star's concert in a terrorist attack?

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Cross country ride honoring veterans stops in Mt. Vernon Video included

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MT. VERNON -- Riders have been passing through towns all across the country, but they chose Mt. Vernon to stop and fill up both their bikes and their stomachs on their journey to Washington, DC. 

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Saline County authorities crack down on violent crimes Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Leaders take action after an outcry from community members about violence Harrisburg. Monday night's community forum brought dozens together in hopes to take back Harrisburg from violent criminals.

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Local political analyst talks gerrymandering in Illinois Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The United States Supreme Court struck a blow this week against so-called "gerrymandered" districts, saying politicians in a North Carolina case "relied too heavily on race, in their creation."

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Du Quoin postmaster encourages mailbox makeovers Video included

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DU QUOIN -- The Du Quoin postmaster wants to see nicer mailboxes along his routes. He's put out the word, encouraging residents to clean up their current mailbox or put up new mailboxes entirely.

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West Frankfort mayor looks at pitfalls of workers' comp Video included

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WSIL -- The Illinois Senate could take a vote on some lingering problems related to workers' compensation in the so-called "grand bargain" budget.  

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Harrisburg residents discuss solutions to rise in violent crime Video included

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SALINE CO. -- The City of Harrisburg is taking action to decrease violent crimes. Mayor John McPeek says there have been three shootings within the last year and a stabbing only a few weeks ago.

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Bicyclist injured after being hit by car

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JACKSON CO. -- A bicyclist is recovering after being hit by a car in Campbell Hill.

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Man arrested after shooting at crowd

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CARBONDALE -- An Olmsted man is behind bars after shooting at a crowd of people in Carbondale.

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Herrin Police searching for suspects after theft at local school

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Herrin Police are searching for information involving a theft at a local school.

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Harrisburg residents voice concerns over recent violence Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Leaders in Harrisburg called a town hall meeting the "first step" to curbing a recent rise in violent crimes. 

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Six Flags offers virtual reality to visitors Video included

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EUREKA, MO -- Six Flags, St. Louis is ready for a new season. And with that comes a couple new rides and features.  

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Morthland College promises free tuition for returning students Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Morthland College said all students in good academic standing can return to class "free of charge."

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Callie Carroll at the Miss HerrinFesta Pageant Video included

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HERRIN -- Callie Carroll was in Herrin for a glimpse at the Miss HerrinFesta Pageant.

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Jackson County Rides Mass Transit collecting food donations

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JACKSON CO. -- People can donate to the first ever food drive at the Jackson County Rides Mass Transit right now. 

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Truckers express mixed feelings over "Uber Freight" Video included

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MARION -- The ride-share company, Uber, has launched a new program called "Uber Freight."  It connects truck drivers with available shipments, but drivers have mixed feelings about the program.  

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Staying safe when boating on area lakes Video included

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JACKSON CO. --  As the weather gets warmer, more people are heading out to area lakes for a little fishing and relaxation. To really relax, however you'll want to make sure you're hitting the water safely.

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Alexander County still asking for help to fix levee Video included

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ALEXANDER CO. -- People in Alexander County want to find a way to help rebuild the Len Small Levee that breached in January 2016.

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Seven Southern Illinois towns to receive grants

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WSIL -- Seven Southern Illinois towns will split nearly $3 million in grant money to help spruce up their communities. 

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Corporal's WWII Purple Heart returned to his daughter

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PEORIA -- One of the most respected medals awarded to U.S. military members is now back in the hands of a Peoria soldier's family, nearly 25 years after it disappeared. 

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Harrisburg leaders meet with residents to discuss violence Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg city leaders hope to put an end to the recent spike in violent crimes. 

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You can now view your mail through email

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WSIL -- The U.S. Postal Service now offers a new feature to encourage more people to use the mail system. 

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Crash on route 37 sends one to the hospital

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY-- A man suffers serious injuries after a crash on Route 37. 

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Two teens seriously hurt after wreck near Elkville

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ELKVILLE -- Two teens are in the hospital with serious injuries after a wreck near Elkville.

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2017 HerrinFesta Italiana begins Video included

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HERRIN -- Organizers are preparing last minute setups for this year's HerrinFesta Italiana.

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Local church strikes deal with American Coal Video included

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GALATIA --  An Eldorado woman has gained some attention on social media from a video she posted that went viral after the church where she buried her daughter struck a deal with American Coal to mine underneath the cemetery.

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One person dead in West Frankfort after crash

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WEST FRANKFORT -- In West Frankfort, one person is dead after a crash on Route 149 and Dry Rd. 

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Governor candidate calls for funding reform Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar was in Carbondale Sunday morning calling for funding reform to Illinois' public institutions.

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I-57 crash leaves multiple people injured Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois State Police said multiple people were injured after a crash near mile marker 53 on Interstate 57 early Sunday morning. 

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Carbondale teen reported missing

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CARBONDALE -- A Carbondale teenager is missing after her high school graduation.

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Police arrest a man after a shooting in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- A suspect has been arrested in an early morning shooting in Carbondale. 

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Head on collision in McCracken County

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MCCRACKEN CO., KY. -- A crash in McCracken County trapped one driver inside of her Jeep. 

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Overturned semi carrying cattle shuts down part of I-57

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A crash has shut down Interstate 57 northbound starting at Exit 45. 

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Civil Air Patrol prepares youth for the future Video included

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MARION -- The Civil Air Patrol is teaching youth valuable lessons. 

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Jeep riders raise money for education and shoes Video included

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MARION -- A Southern Illinois group got muddy as a way to raise money. 

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Pool players compete for a chance to go to Las Vegas Video included

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MARION -- In Marion, pool players at the American Pool Association local team championship are trying to earn a chance to play in Las Vegas. 

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Two in hospital after crash in White County

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WHITE CO. -- An wreck on Interstate 64 in White County on Saturday morning sent two people to the hospital. 

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Gubernatorial candidate to visit Cairo and Carbondale

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CAIRO -- Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar will visit Cairo Saturday.

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Flash flood warning for Perry and Jackson Counties

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WSIL -- A flash flood warning is in effect until 9:45 a.m. for Perry and Jackson Counties.

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Backyard Burger celebrates 30th anniversary with fundraiser Video included

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MARION -- Backyard Burgers celebrated its 30th year in business Friday with a special fundraiser. 

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Nursing home celebrates "Spirit of America" Video included

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UNION CO. -- A local assisted care facility celebrated National Nursing Home Week.

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Learn about flying at air patrol open house Video included

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MARION -- This weekend, folks can take a flight for free with the Civil Air Patrol. 

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Date set for Burns' murder trial

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SALINE CO. -- A trial date has been set for the former Saline County doctor accused of killing his wife. 

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Rauner, Democrats accuse each other of peddling fake news Video included

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WSIL -- The Rauner administration and Illinois Senate Democrats are accusing each other of spreading fake news. 

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Local nurse trains for 10K to help toddler Video included

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MARION -- A local woman is training for a charity run in honor of a toddler with health problems. Nurse Tameeka Marvin followed Lincoln Dunning's story on his mom's social media page.

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As water recedes, residents around Horseshoe Lake assess damage Video included

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ALEXANDER COUNTY -- The Mississippi River is slowly returning to its banks, but it leaves behind a mess for residents to clean up.

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Court documents reveal possible financial crisis at Morthland College Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Court documents filed through the Franklin County clerk show Morthland College owes the IRS more than $700,000, but the college's founder and president Tim Morthland owes money to others as well.

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New mural nears completion in Herrin Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Downtown Herrin continues to become more colorful as another new mural nears completion.

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The wonders of science put on display in Du Quoin Video included

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PERRY CO. -- Du Quoin Middle School clubs got a chance to demonstrate what they do for fun on Thursday. 

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Law enforcement statewide gather on rooftops of Dunkin Donut stores for a good cause. Video included

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CARBONDALE-- Law Enforcement statewide gathered on rooftops of Dunkin Donut stores for a good cause Friday.

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Save money on HerrinFesta Italiana concert tickets

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HERRIN-- HerrinFesta Italiana 2017 is May 25 - 29. 

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Dozens of teams to compete in local pool championships

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MARION -- Pool players from across our region will meet to compete in Marion.

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Vienna students graduate with high school and college diplomas Video included

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JOHNSON CO. -- Some Vienna High School students will graduating with a diploma and a college degree. 

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Teens honored with youth volunteer awards Video included

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MARION -- Twin brothers from Marion got a big honor Thursday.

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Expert weighs in on school's decision to ban graduation speech Video included

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WSIL -- A Franklin County school's decision to not allow a student to give his graduation speech has stirred up a lot of conversation on social media. 

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Drug raid lands Marion man behind bars

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A Marion man is behind bars after the second drug raid at his house in the past six months. 

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Morthland students worried about academic futures after sports program cut Video included

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Administrators at Morthland College are working to determine the direction of the institution after the school announced it would be cutting all athletic programs and only offer "club sports" after a slow down of federal funding. 

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Johnson County students prepare for total solar eclipse Video included

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VIENNA -- Hundreds of Johnson County students had the chance to learn more about the impact of the upcoming total solar eclipse. Vienna High School hosted an assembly for the Johnson County Schools to help students prepare.

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Illinois budget: Progress on pause Video included

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WSIL -- One day after passing several components of the so-called "Grand Bargain" legislative package, the Illinois Senate, along with the House, adjourned for the day without considering a single bill related to the budget. 

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Local police officers recognized for heroic actions Video included

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DU QUOIN -- Several local police officers received recognition Thursday for their actions. The Fraternal Order of Police recognized the officers for their life-saving actions.

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Hazmat crews respond after oil, debris dumped in Marion creek Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Several crews responded to a hazmat situation in Marion Thursday.

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2 injured in Williamson County crash

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Authorities have released new details about the crash that closed a portion of I-57 Thursday morning.

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8th grader's speech banned at graduation Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A controversial graduation speech stirs up one Franklin County town. 

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Unleashed 5K to benefit Carterville dog park Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Lace up for a good cause this weekend. The second annual Unleashed 5K Dog Jog is Saturday, May 20 at John A. Logan College.  

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Former Saluki tennis greats file complaint against SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Two former Saluki women's tennis greats say they filed the Title IX complaint against SIU. 

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Morthland College ends athletic program Video included

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Morthland College trustees voted Wednesday to end the school's athletic program. 

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Summer lunch programs to begin

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MURPHYSBORO -- The end of the school year means the beginning of summer fun, but for some students it also means the end of a guaranteed healthy or full meal every day. 

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2 arrested on meth charges

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JEFFERSON CO. -- A Mt. Vernon pair have been arrested on meth charges.

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Legislators vote on 'Grand Bargain' budget bills Video included

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WSIL -- When it comes to approving a budget, Illinois lawmakers appear to be closer than they've been in nearly two years. Even so, there's still a lot of uncertainty.

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Shawnee High School teacher Honored by Illinois VFW Video included

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WOLF LAKE -- A Shawnee High School Teacher enjoys an honor from Illinois for instilling good citizenship in her students.

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Local doctor warns of caffeine dangers Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The recent death of a South Carolina teen brings the dangers of "too much" caffeine back into the spotlight. 

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Local farmers pay for planting early this year Video included

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BENTON -- Planting in southern Illinois is well under way, but some are planting for the second time. 

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Former Wayne County Sheriff's deputy dies in crash

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WHITE COUNTY -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash involving a former sheriff's deputy. 

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Warrant Wednesday: May 17, 2017

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WSIL-- Multiple Sheriff's Departments are asking for the public's help finding people with warrants out for their arrest.

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Woman escapes truck fire unharmed Video included

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JEFFERSON CO. -- A Creal Springs woman escaped unharmed after her truck caught fire on the interstate.

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Illinois farm managers meet to help farmers with finances Video included

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WSIL -- Farming is a way of life, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Just like any job, finances play a big part, and there are folks who make it their job to make dealing with those finances a little easier.

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MVTHS reaches separation agreement with superintendent Video included

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JEFFERSON CO. -- Mt. Vernon Township High School has parted way with superintendent Dr. Michael Smith.

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Johnston City officials warn homeowners to clean up Video included

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JOHNSTON CITY -- Johnston City leaders plan to crack down on messy yards with a warning, asking residents to clean up or face a fine. 

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At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park

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CHICAGO (AP) - At least 20 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park Tuesday near a small town in western Wisconsin, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told KSTP-TV.

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Motorcyclist warns other riders beware of deer Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Early Tuesday morning, two men riding motorcycles near Spillertown hit a deer and lost control of their bikes. Survivors of similar crashes warn riders to stay extra cautious. 

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Harrisburg business owners look for a solution to flooding Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Business owners raise new flood concerns in Harrisburg. Those owners want the city to do more to prevent the kind of flooding that swamped their businesses last month. They aim to pack this week's city council meeting with concerned citizens.

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Harrisburg sees spike in crime Video included

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SALINE CO. -- The City of Harrisburg has seen a recent spike in violent crimes.

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Local gun shop owners worry about new bill headed to House Video included

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WSIL -- A bill affecting owners of small gun shops is heading to the Illinois House floor for a vote. The bill would add hundreds, even thousands of extra dollars in fees for small dealers and leave big box stores exempt. 

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SIU reveals new finalists for chancellor position

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CARBONDALE -- SIU has revealed two new finalists for the open chancellor position. 

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Leader calls for Rep. Dave Severin to resign Video included

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WSIL -- The Williamson County Democratic chairman is calling for Representative Dave Severin to resign.

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Missing man found safe in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale Police have found Lee Batie, 78 safe. He had been reported missing May 11. Investigators say Batie is healthy, but did not provide any other details.

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Lane reduction on Route 149 in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN CO. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of a lane reduction on Route 149 near Interstate 57 in West Frankfort  Construction begins Wednesday, May 17.  

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Drawing attention to Drawing Day Video included

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WSIL -- May 16 is Drawing Day. It's meant to raise awareness about the art form.  

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Two injured after motorcycle-on-deer collisions

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MARION -- Two people suffer minor injuries after their motorcycles crash in Marion.

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Marion's VA2K event returns this week Video included

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MARION -- A special event is coming to the Marion VA Medical Center Wednesday. 

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Harrisburg Medical Center presents free stroke seminar Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Learn what a stroke is and how to recognize its symptoms in a free stroke seminar.

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Superintendent of Mt. Vernon schools voted out Video included

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MT. VERNON -- In a unanimous decision, Mount Vernon School leaders agreed to part ways with superintendent Mike Smith. 

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Williamson County unsafe or abandoned properties to be reviewed Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- The Williamson County Board of Commissioners plans to take action on unsafe or abandoned properties in unincorporated areas. 

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Jewelry theft suspect pursued by store owner

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METROPOLIS -- A Metropolis jewelry store owner made a daring move to help police arrest a theft suspect. 

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Marion woman arrested on a DUI charge

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MARION -- A Marion woman ended up in the Williamson County Jail after police said she drove under the influence Monday morning.

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Women's Center making plans for layoffs after little state funding Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A lack of state funding could force the closure of a center that helps more than 1,200 Southern Illinoisans affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault.

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Stolen tractor in Pope County found Video included

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POPE CO. -- A tractor stolen in Pope County will soon return to its owner.

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Summer vacation home safety tips Video included

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CARBONDALE --  If you plan on leaving town for a vacation this summer, there's a few things to keep in mind before you leave.

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Police step up seat belt patrol Video included

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CARBONDALE --  Over the next two weeks, local police departments will get out and heavily enforce the seat belt law. 

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Newly graduated nursing students aid during car wreck Video included

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MARION -- Graduating from college marks the beginning of a career for most students, but just about an hour after graduation, two John A. Logan nursing students found themselves in the middle of an emergency situation on Route 13.

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Interactive Map for eclipse viewers in Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The countdown to the solar eclipse is now in the double digits, but one local town is still developing ways to make it easier for incoming visitors.

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Protecting yourself from a ransomware attack Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- The Cyber Defense Team at John A Logan College says the "Wanna Cry Malware" hack would have been much smaller if people had updated their computer operating systems.  

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Paducah man behind bars after police chase

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PADUCAH, KY. -- A Paducah man is in jail facing several charges after a police pursuit that crossed three Kentucky counties. 

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Woman falls at Garden of the Gods Video included

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SALINE CO. -- An Evansville woman was injured this weekend in a fall at Garden of the Gods. 

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High water not a challenge for Mother's Day Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- There was just one thing in the way from letting mother's celebrate Mother's Day with their families at Walker's Bluff Winery: water left over from the floods three weeks ago. 

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Williamson County Board considers demolishing abandoned properties Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO -- Several abandoned buildings throughout Williamson County could be demolished if commissioners approve a proposed ordinance.

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Suspect in attempted Dowell break in caught

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DOWELL -- A suspect in an attempted break in at a home in Dowell was arrested early Sunday morning. 

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Murray man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

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MURRAY, KY. -- A man from Murray, Ky. is behind bars after allegations of sexually assaulting a minor.

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SIU students move home for the summer Video included

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CARBONDALE -- While some students graduated from SIU with a diploma on Saturday, others only said a temporary goodbye. 

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Some SIU students graduated while raising a family Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A class of graduates walked from the SIU Arena today, joining a large group of alumni; however, not all graduates are just full time students.

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Illinois EPA sponsors hazardous waste collection in Marion

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MARION -- Southern Illinoisans disposed of some unwanted items at a Chemical Hazardous Waste Pick Up on Saturday. 

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Old King Coal Festival honors coal miners during memorial service Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Saturday, the beautiful weather brought a lot of people and excitement in West Frankfort. 

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Taco Bell opens in West Frankfort

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Taco Bell is now open in West Frankfort. 

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$50,000 tractor stolen in Pope County

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POPE CO. -- Sheriff Jerry Suits is asking people to be on the lookout for a stolen tractor. 

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Kentucky man arrested for drug trafficking

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OHIO CO., KY. -- A man from Ohio County, Ky. was arrested on drug trafficking charges. 

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No survivors in Kentucky plane crash

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CHRISTIAN CO., KY. -- A small plane crash in western Kentucky killed everyone on board.

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