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Bowfishing Becoming Popular With Women

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Bowfishing has become a popular sport on southern Illinois lakes and rivers over the last decade. In that time, the sport has been dominated by men, but that's starting to change. Read More »

Walmart Stuff the Bus

BENTON -- School starts next month and Walmart stores are collecting supplies for needy kids. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 29, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for the week of July 28, 2014. Read More »

One Person Dead After Franklin County Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly crash. Read More »

Two Individuals Questioned for Five Anna Gray Fires

WEST FRANKFORT-- West Frankfort Police have identified persons of interest in the arson cases. Read More »

More Fires at Anna Gray Apartments

FRANKLIN COUNTY-- Crews were busy fighting multiple fires at that high-rise Saturday. Read More »

Record Turnout for Jeg's Door Car Shootout

BENTON-- The three-day Jeg's Door Car Shootout has seen a record turnout at the I-57 Drag Strip. Read More »

Chamness Up for National Scholarship

BENTON -- Benton baseball player Dillan Chamness is one of four finalists for the New Balance Game Changer national scholarship. Read More »

Hospice Teams Up With Local Veterans Group

BENTON -- Hospice of Southern Illinois is once again teaming up with the Benton American Legion Post 280 for a benefit poker run. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 23, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Read More »

West Frankfort Tax Preparer Charged With Theft

FRANKLIN CO. -- A West Frankfort tax preparer has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 from her clients. Read More »

Vandals Target Christopher Knights of Columbus

CHRISTOPHER -- Police are searching for the thieves who broke into the Knights of Columbus Hall in Christopher. Read More »

Former Circuit Clerk Employee Pleads Not Guilty

BENTON -- A former Franklin County employee accused of embezzling taxpayer dollars has pleaded not guilty. Read More »

Driver Wanted in Rend Lake Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- Authorities are searching for a man who fled the scene of a traffic crash Monday night at Rend Lake. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: July 21, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Hundreds Attend Ken Gray Funeral

BENTON -- Hundreds of Southern Illinoisans were in attendance Saturday for the visitation and funeral of former Illinois congressman Ken Gray. Read More »

Benton Fishermen Make Bassmaster High School Finals

WSIL -- The Benton duo of Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney earned a spot in Saturday's finals of the Inaugural Bassmaster High School Championship. Richardson and McKinney will receive a $500 scholarship each for making the finals. Read More »

Selfie Leads to Woman's Arrest

FRANKLIN COUNTY-- A West Frankfort woman's Facebook posts landed her in jail. Read More »

West Frankfort Proposes Plan to Eliminate Single-Wide Trailers

WEST FRANKFORT -- City leaders are mulling over a proposal to keep some new mobile homes from moving into town. They say the trailers can be eyesores that bring down property values. Read More »

Benton Duo Leading Bassmaster High School

WSIL -- Benton's Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney own the lead at the halfway point of the Inaugural Bassmaster High School Championship. Read More »

Adams Found Fit to Stand Trial

BENTON -- A Franklin County man has been found fit to stand trial for the murder of his wife. Read More »

Sen. Durbin Pays Tribute to Late Congressman Ken Gray

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' senior senator calls the late Congressman Ken Gray an unforgettable "legend" who was beloved by his constituents. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 15, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for the week of July 14, 2014. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: July 14, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Emergency Rules for Concealed Carry Denials

WSIL -- Illinois State Police are making changes to the concealed carry permitting process. People whose applications are denied will now know who objected and why. It comes after a group of gun owners filed a lawsuit saying the current system is too secretive. Read More »

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