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Body found in Ohio River still unidentified, will be buried

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McCRACKEN CO., KY (WSIL) -- An unidentified man found in the Ohio River on September 18 will be buried next week. 

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Crash shuts down part of I-57 and I-64

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JEFFERSON CO. (WSIL) -- Two interstates are closed in Jefferson County after a crash involving a semi.

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Clearing throughout the day

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Strong storms overnight yielded to showers early this morning. 

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Warrant Wednesday: May 22, 2019

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WSIL -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is looking for several people with charges ranging from drugs to violating the sex offenders registration act.

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Threat for severe storms has ended

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- The severe storm threat has come to an end for our region and the last of the Tornado Watch has been canceled.  

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Marion businessman announces candidacy for county commissioner Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- A Marion native announces his candidacy for Williamson County Commissioner.  

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Former judge files new motions in Jussie Smollett case

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CHICAGO (AP) - A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal. 

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Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.

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Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

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CHICAGO (AP) - Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal.

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There were reports of 30 tornadoes in the central US on Tuesday

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(CNN) -- Vicious weather brought damaging tornadoes and heavy rains to areas of the central United States already dealing with floodwaters that prompted scores of water rescues over the past two days.

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Kentucky AG Beshear wins Democratic gov. primary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Andy Beshear has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky, setting up a showdown with his political nemesis - Republican incumbent Matt Bevin.

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St. Louis airport reopens after storm shutdown

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Flights have resumed at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after a temporary halt caused by a severe storm.

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Mt. Vernon seeks deal to replace city vehicles Video included

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- Mt. Vernon leaders want to upgrade the city's fleet of vehicles.

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More time given to examine motions in Burns murder case Video included

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- The Saline County State's Attorney wants a special prosecutor to handle the Brian Burns murder trial.

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Former high school principal arrested for grooming

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) -- A former high school principal and minister from West Frankfort was arrested Tuesday for one count of grooming, a class 4 felony.

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Capital bill would fund SIC expansion

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CARMI (WSIL) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to fund an expansion of Southeastern Illinois College.

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Kentucky Gov. Bevin wins GOP primary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has cleared his first hurdle toward a second term, defeating three challengers to win the Republican nomination.   

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Pantry receives grant thanks to local farmer Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- The Marion Ministerial Alliance has received some much needed money thanks to a Williamson County farmer. 

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Man accused of beating infant plans to plead not guilty

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JACKSON CO. (WSIL) -- The attorney for a man accused of beating an 8-month-old child asked that an arraignment be pushed back to June 4th. 

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Accused Carbondale Town Square shooter appears in court Video included

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JACKSON CO. (WSIL) -- The man accused of shooting and injuring four people on the Carbondale Town Square appeared before a judge Tuesday. 

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Missouri governor declares State of Emergency in response to severe weather

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (WSIL) – Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency in Missouri Tuesday in response to continuing severe weather.

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Two Olympians to put on swim clinic in Marion

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MARION (WSIL) -- Kids will get the chance to swim with Olympic athletes Josh Davis and Amanda Beard.

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Cardinals call off game due to pending storm

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With a potentially dangerous storm bearing down on St. Louis, baseball's Cardinals are taking no chances, calling off a game against the cross-state rival Kansas City Royals.

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Storm flips campers at race track, causes renewed flooding

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WHEATLAND, Mo. (AP) - A severe weather system that formed in the Plains rumbled across Missouri Monday night and into Tuesday, bringing damaging winds along with heavy rain that added even more water to already flooded rivers.

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Sand volleyball court closed after buried knives found

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Sand volleyball courts have been closed at a Missouri park after knives were found buried in the sand.

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Strong storms possible Tuesday evening

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Round one of storms will wrap up this morning, but a line of strong storms is expected Tuesday evening. 

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Bald Knob Cross, local brewery get grant money to boost tourism

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(WSIL) -- Bald Knob Cross and the Abbey Ridge Brewery will get grant money to help boost tourism in the region.

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Lawn Social returns, benefits Marion CCC Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- The Marion Cultural and Civic Center Foundation is once again hosting a lawn social fundraiser.  

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Miss HerrinFesta 2019 crowned Video included

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HERRIN (WSIL) -- Sophia Davie was crowned Miss HerrinFesta 2019, winning the top prize of a $2,500 scholarship.

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Local doctor sues generic drug companies Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- A major lawsuit across the nation accuses generic drug companies of colluding to raise prices, but months before that lawsuit, a local doctor filed his own, claiming multiple pharmaceutical companies agreed to set fixed prices for medications. 

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9 year old dies after being hit by pickup truck while biking to school

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WSIL) -- A third grade student was hit and killed while riding his bike to school in Sarasota, Florida.

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US-China trade war could hit American pet owners in the wallet

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(ABC) -- U.S. pet owners could soon feel the impact of America's intensifying trade war with China deep down in their pockets.

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Route 37 now open in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN CO. (WSIL) -- Route 37 is shut down south of Benton due to a gas line being struck. 

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Body found in trash chute in Carbondale apartment building Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Police are investigating the death of a person inside an apartment complex.

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'Sesame Street' introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

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(ABC) -- "Sesame Street" has introduced a new character named Karli -- a young Muppet in foster care, and her "for-now" parents, Dalia and Clem. 

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Dressbarn will close all stores

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(WSIL) -- Dressbarn is the latest retail chain to announce it is closing its doors.

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Mt. Vernon receives money for water tower renovation Video included

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- The Illinois EPA is helping the city of Mt. Vernon pay for renovations to a decades-old water tower.

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HerrinFesta kicks off with junior pageant

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HERRIN (WSIL) -- Sunday afternoon, several new kings and queens were crowned at the Little Mr./Miss, Junior, Pre-Teen & Teen Pageant and Baby Contest at the Civic Center.

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2 million people at 'high risk' due to possible catastrophic tornadoes

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(CNN Wire) -- For the first time in two years, forecasters have issued their most dire warning for the risk of catastrophic tornadoes.

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Local farmers get a late start on planting season Video included

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(WSIL) -- Some local farmers took advantage of warm, dry weather on May 20 to plant their crops. The planting season has been pushed back due to rainy weather. 

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Bachelorette contestant is a Marion native Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- A Marion man win rose in first episode of The Bachelorette Season 15. 

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Vienna Beef recalls hot dogs because they could contain metal

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CHICAGO (WSIL) -- Chicago-based Vienna Beef Ltd., is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of beef frank links products that may be contaminated with metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Blue Apron latest to suffer in tough meal kit market

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(AP) -- Blue Apron said Monday it could be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange because its closing share price has been lower than $1 since early May.

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Storm chances return Tuesday

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(WSIL) - There is a small chance of showers and storms Tuesday morning, but there's a bigger chance of storms Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

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Man arrested after armed standoff with deputies

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WOODLAWN (WSIL) -- Jefferson County deputies arrest a man after an armed standoff.

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Murphysboro man fires gun while in police custody Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A man who was arrested in Carbondale fired a gun inside the police station and started a brief standoff.

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Bank robbery investigation underway in Mt. Vernon

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- Officials tell News 3 there was a bank robbery at the First Mid Bank & Trust on S. 34th St. in Mt. Vernon.

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Death investigation continues in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Police have identified the woman found dead Friday at the Carbondale Towers apartment complex.

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Storms in the forecast Tuesday

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Take advantage of the nice weather Monday because storms are back in the forecast Tuesday.

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Child abuse suspect taken into custody

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PADUCAH, Ky. (WSIL) -- The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says Anson Dykes was arrested Monday. 

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Lane closures on Interstate 24

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JOHNSON CO. (WSIL) -- Beginning Monday, May 20, crews will be patching pavement along 22 miles of I-24 in each direction from mile post 1 to mile post 23.

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Central and Southern Plains bracing for tornadoes, flooding and hail

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(CNN) – A “potent spring storm system” is expected to bring more thunderstorms to the region Monday, the National Weather Service said.

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Ford will cut 7,000 white-collar jobs

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(CNN) – Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year.

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Navy vessel relocating in Indiana for D-Day 75th anniversary

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A restored World War II naval vessel will move to a more prominent location along the Ohio River in Evansville in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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US 60/62 Mississippi River bridge to close for repairs

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CAIRO (WSIL) -- The US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River at Cairo will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, June 3 through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

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BBB: 8 tips for hiring a contractor

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (WSIL) -- If spring fever has you dreaming of ways to spruce up your home this year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) can help you find a trustworthy contractor.

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3 Ways to Save: Air conditioning costs

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WSIL -- Warmer weather is here and before you know it, it's going to be downright hot. 

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Illinois lawmaker pushes drug companies to list prices Video included

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HERRIN (WSIL) -- A group of lawmakers in Washington are making a push to force drug makers to list prices in their advertisements.

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Suspicious fires under investigation

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- Recent house fires have prompted officials to call in investigators.  

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Paddle Fest draws hundreds to Lake of Egypt Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Hundreds of people were on Lake of Egypt Saturday as part of an event to help raise money for the men and women who have served our country.

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Royalton businesses throw block party to attract visitors Video included

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ROYALTON (WSIL) -- A few businesses in Royalton put together a block party Saturday.

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Two dead in motorcycle versus truck crash

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RANDOLPH COUNTY (WSIL) -- At least two people are dead after a pickup truck crashes into a motorcycle in Randolph County.

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Anna Veterans Home residents go fishing Video included

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ANNA (WSIL) -- Veterans give back to those who served before them. On May 17, Benton's VFW and American Legion members took Anna Veterans Home residents out fishing.  

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Murphysboro farmer's market to feature locally-sourced products Video included

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MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- Organizers say they have reinvented the market to include better parking, a more convenient schedule and an emphasis on locally produced agricultural products. 

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Murphysboro adds splash pad to Longfellow Park Video included

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MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- Folks in Murphysboro will have a new place to beat the heat this summer. A new splash pad will soon open in Longfellow Park.

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Pritzker compiles $41.5B infrastructure plan, tax increases

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker has compiled a $41.5 billion state capital-construction plan to rebuild and maintain roads, schools and affordable housing, make environmental improvements and more.

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Franklin County man arrested for sexual assault of a child

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BENTON (WSIL) -- A Franklin County man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a child.

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Illinois Housing Development Authority announces $8.1 million in grants

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(WSIL) -- The Illinois Housing Development Authority is awarding more than $8 million in grants to municipalities and counties across Illinois to help manage abandoned properties.

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Carbondale crews handle grease fire

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- No one was injured in a fire Friday on the west side of Carbondale. 

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Accused school shooter won't be tried in Marshall County

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (WSIL) -- Gabriel Parker is accused of killing two students. His trial is now being moved to Christian County in June 2020.

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Paducah man charged with abuse, accused of breaking infant's leg

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PADUCAH (WSIL) -- Deputies are on the hunt for a man accused of child abuse. On Christmas Eve the 3-month-old ended up with a broken leg.

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Charges filed in 2018 Massac County burglary

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MASSAC CO. (WSIL) -- A Galatia man has been arrested for a 2018 burglary in Massac County. Corey Atkison is charged with residential burglary and theft.

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Sheriff searching for missing man in Paducah area

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MCCRACKEN CO., Ky. (WSIL) -- Brandon Alexander Powell needs medication and sheriff's deputies need your help finding him.

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Village of Dahlgren to receive $117,000 for water line repairs

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DAHLGREN (WSIL) -- The Village of Dahlgren is receiving federal funds to help with emergency water line repairs.

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1 killed, 3 injured in I-24 crash

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LYON CO., Ky. (WSIL) -- A crash on Interstate 24 has claimed the life of a Vergennes man and injured three others.

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Students learn new skills by building playground in Johnston City Video included

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JOHNSTON CITY (WSIL) -- A program that teaches minority and disadvantaged workers construction skills is helping bring a new playground to one Williamson County community.

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Rent One Park unveils new activities for the Miners and Wild 2019 season Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- A new season for baseball and softball is upon us.

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WWE Hall of Famer returns to Southern Illinois Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE (WSIL) -- Another school year is coming to a close, but before it does, Community Consolidated School 204 in Pinckneyville is welcoming a pro wrestling legend.  

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Business blames semis for damaging building Video included

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CHRISTOPHER (WSIL) -- A business in Christopher believes tractor-trailers rolling through the town are to blame for damage to his building. 

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Inmates earn college degrees, get performance by Chance the Rapper

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CREST HILL (WSIL) -- Seven incarcerated men at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) are college graduates after completing Northeastern University's University Without Walls program at Stateville Correctional Center. 

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Balloon launch in memory of late classmate Video included

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CREAL SPRINGS (WSIL) -- Students and parents launched dozens of balloons over Lake of Egypt to remember a young girl who died last year.

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Balloon launch ban? More states aim to knock air out of festive balloon releases

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The tradition of releasing balloons at weddings, birthdays and memorials may soon get deflated by lawmakers in more than half a dozen states.

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Petco holding food trade-in event May 18, 19

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(WSIL) -- Petco is helping pet owners feed their cats and dogs healthier food by offering a food trade-in event this weekend. 

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St. Jude Corvette Run passes through southern Illinois Video included

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BENTON (WSIL) -- The Peoria Corvette community passed through Benton today, in an effort to help another very special community.   

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Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping caught on camera

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LOS ANGELES (ABC) -- A woman has been arrested in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a young child which was apparently captured on surveillance video at a fast-food restaurant in Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday.

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Televangelist Pat Robertson critical of Alabama anti-abortion law Video included

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(WSIL) Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson is critical of Alabama's new anti-abortion law. Robertson says Alabama has "gone too far" by passing a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.

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Three people charged in murder of pregnant mother in Chicago

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CHICAGO (ABC) -- Three people, including a mother and daughter, have been charged in the death of a 19-year-old pregnant mother on Chicago's Southwest Side.

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27-person committee to lead SIU's search for new president Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Leaders at SIU form a 27-person committee to lead the search for a new president.

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SIU Board approves renaming Arena

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The SIU Board of Trustees has approved a plan to sell naming rights to the SIU Arena.

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Man convicted of murder in Murphysboro heads to prison

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JACKSON CO. (WSIL) -- A man convicted of a 2016 murder in Murphysboro will spend 37 years in prison.

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Warmer with more wind

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WSIL - Summer-like heat has moved in and will stick around into the weekend.  ...

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Fred's closing more stores including Eldorado location

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WSIL -- Eldorado's Fred's store is set to close along with more than 100 other locations.

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Texas dam collapse caught on camera Video included

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(CNN) --  The partial structure failure took place at the Dunlap Dam in New Braufels.  The break sent water cascading briskly through the 91-year-old dam's middle gate.

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Hershey's is changing the look of its candy bar for the first time in history

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NEW YORK (CNN Business) -- The brand is replacing its recognizable logo and etching 25 popular emojis into the rectangles that make up its milk chocolate bar.

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Ohio River at Cairo sets "longest in flood stage" record

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CAIRO (WSIL) -- The Ohio River at Cairo broke a record Thursday morning. It marked 98 consecutive days the river has been above flood stage. 

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Boil water orders issued

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(WSIL) -- The boil water order for Rend Lake Intercity Water customers has been lifted. 

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Marion VA marks Women's Health Week Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- The Marion VA Medical Center is reaching out to female veterans.

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Five escape house fire near West Frankfort

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) -- At least five people were able to escape from a burning home early Thursday morning. Firefighters from Benton, West Frankfort and Zeigler were called to a home in Denning Township just before 5 a.m.

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New bill hopes to stop illegal robocalls Video included

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(WSIL) -- Lawmakers hope to keep scammers from targeting you by reducing robocalls. 

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Marion Police looking for person of interest in shooting

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MARION (WSIL) -- The Marion Police Department is looking for a 22-year-old man identified as a person of interest in connection with a shooting that took place on May 14 just after 11 p.m.

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Flood relief could be on the way Video included

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(WSIL) -- River flooding has been a major concern this year, with towns along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers seeing water levels crest as high as 10 to 15 feet above flood stage.

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Illinois State Rep. pushes gun reforms in response to Aurora shooting

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, is pushing new reforms to close loopholes a gunman in Aurora recently exploited to obtain a firearm and kill five people.

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Perry County sheriff plans to lay off four deputies Video included

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PERRY COUNTY (WSIL) -- Four full-time patrol deputies in will need to find new work, by the end of the month.

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Brookport Bridge in Paducah will be closed for a month

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PADUCAH, Ky. (WSIL) -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced on its Facebook page that the U.S. 45 Ohio River Brookport Bridge is expected to remain closed for at least 30 days.

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Abundance of rain could be problematic for vineyards Video included

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WSIL -- This year's rain has not only kept farmers out of their fields but is also impacting local vineyards.

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Pritzker introduces reform plans for DCFS Video included

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(WSIL) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker rolls out new recommendations to overhaul the Department of Children and Family Services.

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New PSA pushes importance of Scott's Law Video included

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(WSIL) -- Illinois State Police released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) today.

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Man charged with assault four days after animal abuse conviction Video included

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MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- Just four days after a judge convicted him of an animal cruelty charge for stabbing a dog to death, a Murphysboro man was arrested after making threats to people involved in the case.

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New detox facility to open in Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A new detox center is set to open soon in Carbondale, and it will be available to people battling addiction problems.

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Group seeks input to attract visitors to Pyramid State Park Video included

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PERRY COUNTY (WSIL) -- Friends of Pyramid State Park, wants to hear from you.

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Farmer amputates his own leg with pocket knife Video included

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OMAHA, Neb. (WSIL) -- A farmer faced with a life-or-death choice chose to live by cutting off his own leg.

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Summer lunch programs difficult to offer in rural areas Video included

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JOHNSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- Thirty-three counties in Illinois are without summer meal programs. Seven of them - Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Pope, Washington, Wayne and White - are here in southern Illinois. 

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Marion VA hosts "VA2K Walk and Roll"

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MARION (WSIL) -- Between 12 and 2 p.m. Thursday, folks are invited to the Marion VA Medical Center for the 9th annual "VA2K Walk & Roll."

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Pinckneyville man arrested for burglary, damaging patrol vehicle

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- A Pinckneyville man is facing charges for stealing items and damaging a police car.

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Warmer days ahead

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) - Ready or not, here comes some hot weather. 

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3 charged after man jumps from semi in Pinckneyville

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PERRY CO. (WSIL) -- An incident inside a semi led to three men facing charges and one of them jumping from the big rig.

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Warrant Wednesday: May 15, 2019

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

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Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations

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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found.

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Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended rollaways

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DETROIT (AP) - Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. 

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Semi-trailer hauling honey overturns along Indiana highway

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A semi-trailer hauling honey overturned on a northwestern Indiana highway, spilling some of the sticky substance and restricting travel for hours.

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Hosts of Small Town, Big Deal stop by News 3 This Morning Video included

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WSIL -- Every Saturday viewers can get a chance to see what's going on all over the country on the show, Small Town, Big Deal.  

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Hundreds welcome home honor flight veterans Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- A group of veterans from our area returned home Tuesday night from a day in Washington D.C.

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Fix your broken household items at the Repair Cafe

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The Carbondale Public Library is holding its first-ever Repair Cafe. 

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John A. Logan College commencement will be May 16 and 17

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- John A. Logan College will conduct its 50th commencement on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Donald L. Brewer Gymnasium and Convocation Center

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First Circuit Juvenile Justice Council Symposium Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Nearly 100 youth advocates attended a first of its kind event in Southern Illinois. The First Circuit Juvenile Justice Council Symposium was held May 14 at Southern Illinois University.  

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Midwestern is among sexiest U.S. accents: survey

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WSIL -- A new list of the sexiest accents in the United States has Chicago in the top 5 and St. Louis in the top 10 and Midwestern is number 16. 

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Farmers continue to battle the rain and wet fields Video included

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WSIL -- Farmers locally and nationwide are becoming more and more pressed for time when it comes to planting corn and soy beans. 

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5th Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois makes trip from Marion to Washington, D.C. Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- The fifth Honor Flight left Veterans Airport in Marion early Tuesday morning.  Eighty-five veterans and their guardians are making the day-long trip to Washington, D.C.

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A bus driver's decision to drive through water upsets a parent

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CAMPBELL HILL (WSIL) -- The parent of an elementary student from Trico Community Unit School District says she's not happy.

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Marion Police investigate YouTube videos posted by officer Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- City leaders are reviewing their social media policy after a long-time police officer posted controversial videos to YouTube.  

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Homicide fugitive arrested in Kentucky after multi-county chase

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (WSIL) -- Kentucky State Police arrested a homicide suspect from Tennessee, after a multi-county chase. 

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Gov. Pritzker unveils bill to strengthen "Scott's Law"

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) --   The proposed legislation to strengthen Scott's Law is a reaction to the deaths of two Illinois State Police troopers this year as they performed their duties.

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Pritzker declares May 14 'Fallen Firefighters Day'

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- The State of Illinois will observe May 14 as Fallen Firefighters Day.

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Police issue Endangered Missing Person Advisory for Swansea man

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SWANSEA (WSIL) -- Swansea Police say Michael Ready has been found in Canton, Illinois and is being taken to the hospital.

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Man convicted after stabbing dogs now faces new charges

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JACKSON CO. (WSIL) -- Just a few days after being sentenced to probation for animal cruelty a Jackson County man is arrested on new weapons and disorderly conduct charges.

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Williamson County Sheriff's Office investigating stolen credit cards

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WILLIAMSON CO. (WSIL) -- The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying three men seen using stolen credit cards.

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Warm up will bring chances for rain

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) - Cold air is being shoved out of the region, and the process will bring rain for many of us. 

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Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85

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NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died, according to his publicist. 

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FCC authorizes $22 million for broadband in rural Missouri

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The federal government has approved spending $22.4 million during the next decade to expand broadband access in rural Missouri.

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Saline County man sentenced to life in prison

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) --  A judge sentenced Rodney Black to life in prison Tuesday. 

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WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

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(AP) -- Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday.

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New global guidelines to reduce risk of dementia released

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(CNN) – There's no effective treatment for dementia, which affects 50 million people worldwide, but the World Health Organization says there's much that can be done to delay or slow the onset and progression of the disease.

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Brothers take Honor Flight trip together Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Early Tuesday morning, 85 veterans took off on Veteran Airport's fifth Honor Flight. On that plane are three brothers making the memorable trip together.

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Monarch butterflies arriving for the summer

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Monarch butterfly sightings have begun in the Midwest, and with warmer weather in the forecast later this week, more are sure to be showing up.

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BBB says do research before donating this Memorial Day Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (WSIL) -- Helping America's veterans is a noble goal, but donors want to know that a charity will spend its money wisely.  

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Perry County chairman, Jim Epplin, resigns Video included

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PERRY COUNTY (WSIL) -- County board Chairman James "Jim" Epplin announced his resignation during a special budget meeting Thursday after more than a decade of service to residents.  

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Perry County proposes new amended budget, $1.1M in cuts Video included

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PERRY COUNTY (WSIL) -- County leaders met for a special budget meeting May 13, replacing a previous proposed amended budget with a new one by third-party firm Bellwether Advantage. 

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4 year old calls 911 while trapped in hot car with 6 other kids: police

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WSIL (ABC) -- A Maryland toddler called 911 after being trapped inside a hot car with six other children in a shopping mall parking lot, officials said. 

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Mother of former first lady Laura Bush dies at 99

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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Jenna Welch, the mother of former first lady Laura Bush, has died in Texas. She was 99.

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How to get student loans forgiven

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WSIL -- Many students have already graduated from SIU, and now are worrying about student loan debt.

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Students concerned over debt Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- A recent report from Forbes, shows student loan debt in America has topped $1.5 trillion and millennials hold a large percentage of that debt burden.

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Lake of Egypt Paddle Fest May 18 Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Lake of Egypt Paddle Fest is set to take place Saturday May 18 at noon, and there are already more than 100 people registered to participate from as far away as Florida.

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Why it's important to answer the census questionnaire

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WSIL (ABC) -- Every 10 years the government sends out a census questionnaire, hoping to count exactly how many people there are in the country.  

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Christopher school district receives ballistic shields Video included

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CHRISTOPHER (WSIL) -- The Christopher School District received two ballistic shields from Aegis Tactical Defense, a local non-profit company in effort to advance school safety. 

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710 Bookstore to close May 25

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- A mainstay for SIU and Carbondale will close in less than two weeks.

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Marion H.S. graduate to compete on "The Bachelorette"

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WSIL -- ABC's "The Bachelorette" premieres tonight with 30 guys vying for the heart of Hannah Brown, and one of them is from our area.

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Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.

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Governor waives penalties, interest for taxpayers affected by flooding

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- If you were affected by flooding or severe weather, and couldn't file your taxes on time, there is relief.  

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Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

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ATLANTA (AP) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his Georgia home, underwent successful surgery and was recovering comfortably, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.

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Shawnee National Forest to host fishing derbies

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- Shawnee National Forest is hosting its annual fishing derbies. The free events are Saturday, May 18 in Grand Tower and Grantsburg. 

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Mt. Vernon Police investigating bank robbery Video included

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MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- Police are investigating a bank robbery at Peoples National Bank in Mt. Vernon. 

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One more cool night could bring some fog

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Our run of very cool days is about to end, but there is one more cool night in the forecast. 

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Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa.

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St. Louis Zoo orangutan turns 50

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A popular animal at the St. Louis Zoo is celebrating milestone birthday: Merah the Sumatran orangutan is 50 years old.

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Luke Duke scheduled to appear at Crawdaddy Farm Days Video included

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AKIN (WSIL) -- Two contestants from The Voice and a gator hunter from Swamp People add to the already jam-packed line up at Crawdaddy Farm Days. 

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3 Ways to Save: Farmers' market

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WSIL -- There are several communities in southern Illinois that have a farmers' market. Shopping at them is a great way to save in general.  

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New milk bank opening in Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- There is a new resource for families in need of breast milk in southern Illinois.  

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Handmade cars get the right of way in McLeansboro Video included

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MCLEANSBORO (WSIL) -- The McLeansboro Kiwanis Club is once again holding their popular Fox Hollow Downhill Derby.

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Dozens "Walk the Block" for mental health Video included

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- People in Saline County gathered Thursday, in support of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

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3 arrested in Cape Girardeau drug bust

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. (WSIL) -- Cape Girardeau Police arrested three people, in connection with a major drug bust. 

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