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Carmi-White Co. Clinches Playoff Spot

CARMI-- Carmi-White Co. coasted to a week nine win over CZR 42-6 to clinch a playoff spot. Read More »

A-J Playoff Eligible After Beating Benton

BENTON -- The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats beat Benton 27-12 to become playoff eligible. Read More »

Carterville Ends Season Undefeated

WEST FRANKFORT -- The Carterville Lions beat the West Frankfort Redbirds to finish the regular season 9-0 for the second straight season. Read More »

Cuts to a State-Funded Program Could Hurt Food Pantries

WEST FRANKFORT -- Meat has been in short supply for area food pantries and it could get worse. The state has discontinued a program in many local counties that encourages hunters to donate deer meat. Read More »

West Frankfort Man Charged With Unlawful Restraint, Battery

WEST FRANKFORT -- A West Frankfort man has been arrested for holding his family against their will. Read More »

Ridgway Man Pleads Guilty to Pot Charges

BENTON -- A Gallatin County man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Read More »

West Frankfort Home Rule: Yes or No?

WEST FRANKFORT -- West Frankfort voters approved Home Rule back in 2006. But it's back on the ballot because of efforts by residents who feel Home Rule gives the city too much leeway. Read More »

CZR Rallies to Beat Vienna-Goreville

VIENNA-- Vienna-Goreville had a 16-7 lead at the half, but CZR rallied in the second half for the 35-32 Black Diamond win. Read More »

Red Devils End Playoff Drought

BENTON -- The Murphysboro Red Devils are headed back to the playoffs for the first time since 1996 thanks to a 57-6 win at Benton. Read More »

Ewing-Northern Fire Chief Dies

FRANKLIN CO. -- Ewing-Northern Fire Chief Monty Rea has died. Read More »

West Frankfort Teens Honored For Saving A Woman From Train

WEST FRANKFORT -- Two West Frankfort teens are being recognized for saving a woman from a moving train. Read More »

West Frankfort Gets Millions for Wastewater Treatment Plant

WEST FRANKFORT-- West Frankfort is getting a new wastewater treatment plant. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: October 14, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Read More »

Benton Police Investigating Stabbing

BENTON -- Benton Police are investigating a stabbing that injured two people. Read More »

Charges Filed in Franklin County Shooting

FRANKLIN CO. -- Formal charges have now been filed in connection with a Friday morning shooting in Franklin County. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Oct. 13, 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 »

Big Crowd for West Frankfort Church's "Fall Shindig"

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- More than a thousand people had quite the Sunday at church. The Second Annual West Frankfort Christian Church "Fall Shindig" provided fried catfish, live bands, and even helicopter rides. Read More »

Mules Clinch Playoff Spot, Tied for the Black Diamond Lead

SESSER -- The Fairfield Mules used a big second half to beat Sesser-Valier/Waltonville/Woodlawn 40-14. Read More »

Tigers Clinch Ohio with Win at West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT -- The Herrin Tigers clinched a share of the RIver to River--Ohio and the conference's automatic playoff bid with a 49-6 win at West Frankfort. Read More »

Arrest Made in Franklin County Shooting

FRANKLIN CO. -- One person has been arrested for an early morning shooting in Franklin County. Read More »

West City Water Clerk On Paid Leave

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- West City Water Clerk Jean Bragg is now on paid administrative leave. State police and Franklin County State's Attorney Evan Owens are looking into discrepancies that showed up in a recent audit. Read More »

SVWW's Marlo And Owens Make Dynamic Duo

WSIL -- The SVWW Red Devils are on a three game winning streak. Two players, senior quarterback Nick Marlo and junior wide receiver Ross Owens, have played big rolls in the team's recent success. Read More »

Man Accused of Threatening SIU Remains in Jail

BENTON -- The former student accused of sending threatening letters to SIU will remain behind bars. Tuesday, A federal judge in Benton reversed an order to release him on bond. Read More »

Synthetic Materials Causing Homes to Burn Faster

ZEIGLER — Firefighters have found that lighweight construction materials and chemicals used in furniture cause homes to burn three to four times faster. Read More »

Audit Leads to State Police Investigation

BENTON -- Franklin County State's Attorney Evan Owens has released more information about an investigation underway at West City Village Hall. Read More »

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