Murdered Russian Opposition Leader's Ties to Illinois

THOMPSONVILLE --Russian Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's death sparked shock around the world and right here in southern Illinois. Read More »

New Legislation Looks to Curb Heroin

WSIL -- Illinois lawmakers want to lay out a plan to deal with the state's growing heroin problem. On Monday, sponsors of a bill in the legislature released more than 200 pages of ideas on how to curb its use and prevent deaths. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 2, 2015

WSIL -- March is National Caffeine Awareness Month. We check out the scores of a few popular spots for a cup of coffee or tea. Read More »

Helping Hands: March 2, 2015

WSIL -- There are several groups in need of helping hands this week. Read More »

One Injured in Zeigler Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- One person is injured after a late night crash in Zeigler. Read More »

Carterville Tops West Frankfort For Regional Title

WEST FRANKFORT -- Carterville beat West Frankfort 58-45 to win the West Frankfort 2A Regional championship Friday night. Read More »

Cleanup Begins at Collapsed West Frankfort Bar

WEST FRANKFORT -- Cleanup has begun at a former West Frankfort bar. Read More »

Southern Illinois Towns Brace for State Funding Cuts

WEST FRANKFORT -- With Illinois' new governor, Bruce Rauner, trying to fix the state's budget mess, he's calling for a major cutback in what Springfield sends to cities. Read More »

Christopher Man Sentenced for Trying to Kill His Wife

FRANKLIN CO. -- A Christopher Man will spend decades in prison for trying to kill his wife. Read More »

Brown Resigns as Orient Police Chief

FRANKLIN CO. -- The police chief of Orient, accused of pulling a gun and threatening people at two local bars, is officially off the job. Read More »

$2 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT -- A winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Farm Fresh on West Main Street in West Frankfort. Read More »

West Frankfort Holds Off A-J To Advance to Regional Final

WEST FRANKFORT -- West Frankfort beat Anna-Jonesboro 59-50 to earn a spot in the Frankfort 2A regional final against top seeded Carterville Friday night. Read More »

Explosion Highlights Dangers of Gas Leaks

WSIL -- An explosion happened at a home in New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, injuring fifteen people. Investigators say a gas leak caused it. It's a problem we've seen before in southern Illinois. In the last two years, there have been four separate home explosions in our region. Read More »

Court Date Set for Suspended Orient Police Chief

FRANKLIN CO. -- Suspended Orient Police Chief Joseph Brown will make his first court appearance March 17. Read More »

BBB Warns Consumers of Spring Break Travel Scams

WSIL -- We may be in the heart of winter, but many students are already counting down the days until Spring Break. Read More »

Witnesses Accuse Police Chief of Terrifying Ordeal in Bar

ORIENT -- A regular Saturday night at Just Elsie's, a tavern in this Franklin County town near West Frankfort, turned terrifying when the police chief slammed his handgun on the bar and demanded more alcohol, witnesses tell News 3. Read More »

Orient Police Chief Arrested for Intimidation, Official Misconduct

FRANKLIN CO. -- The police chief of Orient has been arrested for intimidation and official misconduct. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Mexican Food & More

WSIL -- You don't need a plane ticket or a passport to experience a taste of Mexico. We look at several Mexican restaurants around the region. Read More »

Helping Hands: Feb. 23, 2015

WSIL -- There are plenty of groups around here looking for volunteers. Read More »

Christopher Clinches Share of BDC-West

ZEIGLER -- The Bearcats clinched a share of the BDC-West, with the 81-46 road win over Zeigler-Royalton. Read More »

Rauner Budget Plan Would Cut Fund to Local Governments

WSIL -- Governor Bruce Rauner hopes his budget plan can save the state billions of dollars. However, the proposal comes with big cuts to a wide range of programs. One funding source at stake is a portion of state income tax money that flows to local government. Read More »

S-V Downs Christopher in Double OT Thriller

CHRISTOPHER -- The Sesser-Valier Red Devils moved into a three-way tie for first in the Black Diamond-West with an 89-78 double overtime win at Christopher Thursday night. Read More »

Mixed Results For Area Wrestlers at State

CHAMPAIGN -- Of the 20 area wrestlers that earned the trip to the state meet, only five won their opening round matches Thursday. Read More »

New Research Finds Stress Affects Heart Attack Recovery

WSIL -- New research published by the American Heart Association shows young and middle-aged women have a harder time recovering after a heart attack. Read More »

Dog Saved From Pond After Falling Through Ice

FRANKLIN CO. -- The bitterly cold temperatures have left ponds in our area partially frozen. That creates dangers for people and animals. Read More »

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