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Sesser Man Pleads Guilty to Arson, Home Invasion

BENTON -- A Franklin County man accused of trying to kill his wife has pleaded guilty. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: April 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 »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: April 14, 2014

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

Schools Watch Plan to Overhaul School Funding

WSIL -- A senate committee has approved legislation that would make sweeping changes to school funding. It would require schools to demonstrate need before they get funding. Read More »

2 Arrested for Burglary, Theft

BENTON -- Two Herrin men have been arrested for burglary and theft in Franklin County. Read More »

West Frankfort One of Many Receiving Funds to Repair Roads

WEST FRANKFORT -- Drivers are noticing the potholes the harsh winter has left behind, but some help is on the way. Read More »

New in the Neighborhood: April 7, 2014

WSIL -- April showers aren't putting a damper on building in the region. Here's a look at what's New in the Neighborhood this week. Read More »

Unsung Hero: La Fiesta Staff

WEST FRANKFORT -- The Taste of Hope event for Relay for Life in Franklin County was a huge success, not only because of diners, but also because of the staff of one restaurant. Read More »

Heavy Rains Lead to Flash Flooding

BENTON -- Heavy rain and flash flooding kept officers and road crews busy in Benton Thursday morning. Two weeks worth of rain in less than two hours made for a very costly day for some drivers. Read More »

Governor Candidate Talks Jobs for the Region

WSIL -- The jobs issue is at the heart of the race for governor, and the Republican hopeful brought his economic vision to our region. Candidate Bruce Rauner dropped by the Franklin County Farm Bureau, vowing to help counties who desperately need an economic boost. Read More »

West Frankfort Woman Shot, Husband Arrested

WEST FRANKFORT -- A West Frankfort woman is dead, and her husband faces murder charges, after a shooting Tuesday morning. Read More »

Sesser Woman Charged with Smuggling Drugs in Jail

BENTON -- A Sesser woman already serving time for a DUI now faces new charges. She's accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the Franklin County jail. Read More »

Illinois Schools Issue New Assessment Test

WSIL --Thousands of school students in Illinois will take a new state exam this week. Read More »

Logan Wins Own Spring Invitational

MARION -- John A. Logan College won its own men's Spring Invitational at Kokopelli, beating Rend Lake by 15 strokes in the two-day event. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 31, 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 »

Local Beta Club Raises Money for Nationals

WEST FRANKFORT -- The West Frankfort Beta Club is going to nationals, but they need the community's help to get them to Richmond, Virginia. Read More »

Vandals Force Changes at West Frankfort Old City Lake

WEST FRANKFORT -- City officials say they have to make some changes, after a string of incidents at the old West Frankfort city lake. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Savannah Simpson

EWING -- A young girl from Franklin County asked for a list of gifts for her 8th birthday. Rather than keeping the toys and games, she donated all of them to a local hospital. Read More »

IDNR Official Must Repay $7,200

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) -- The chief of state parks in Illinois must repay $7,200 of travel reimbursement he wasn't entitled to after inquiries by The Associated Press, the latest in a series of missteps at the Department of Natural Resources since February. Read More »

Norman Finishes 2nd At Elks Hoop Shoot Regional Championship

BENTON -- Benton native Cy Norman recently competed in the eight and nine year old Elks Hoop Shoot competition. Read More »

West Frankfort Fraud Suspect Faces More Charges

WSIL -- A West Frankfort man accused of scamming the elderly faces charges in two states. Read More »

Burglars Hit Jackpot on Franklin County Video Gambling Machines

FRANKLIN CO. -- Thieves hit a couple of Franklin County businesses with one thing in common. Read More »

West Frankfort Man Arrested for Home Repair Fraud

WEST FRANKFORT -- A West Frankfort man has been arrested for home repair fraud. Read More »

Franklin County Students Learn Where Food Comes From

SESSER -- Hundreds of kids in Franklin County are learning about where their food comes from. Read More »

Haunted House Fundraiser Destroyed by Vandals

FRANKLIN CO. -- Nightmare in West Frankfort has been scaring people and raising money for charity for more than a decade. Sometime over the weekend, vandals broke in and destroyed the attraction. Read More »

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