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Below-zero wind chills cancel school in parts of Illinois

The National Weather Service has wind chill advisories in effect for western, central and southern Illinois as bitter cold temperatures blanketed parts of the state. The advisories were issued through noon Tuesday, warning of wind chills as low as -25 degrees. Forecasters also warned of hazardous dr

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 17:17:00

Holy Childhood church addresses parishioners about pastor charged with child porn possession

Two men representing the Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah addressed the parish at the start of the 8 a.m. Mass Sunday to speak about one of the church's pastors being charged with possession of meth and child pornography. "When something this tragic happens of this magnitude, it affects


Village Sees Growth In Gaming Income

The Village of Okawville had a $1,118 increase in income from gaming machines in 2017 over the previous year. The village's share of gaming income increased from $42,687 to $43,825. In 2017, a total of $11,555,456 million went into the machines in Okawville, with $10,678,950 paid out to the gamblers

OKAWVILLETIMES.COM - 2018-01-16 22:27:00

Daycare employee sentenced for abusing toddlers at work

A Fairview Heights daycare worker was sentenced for physically abusing two children younger than 3 in June 2017, according to court records. Joann Schofield, 52, of Belleville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of battery, one of which was reduced from an aggravated battery charge. One other co

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 01:22:00

He started as a hospital orderly. Now he's CEO of the region's largest health-care provider.

Richard Liekweg talks the talk and walks the walk. The new president and CEO of BJC HealthCare speaks passionately about the importance of quality health care at its 15 hospitals, including three in the metro-east. But he also makes health and fitness a priority in his personal life. Liekweg, 57, i

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 15:00:00

Retired marine talks man off the ledge of the Eads Bridge - KMOV.com

Retired marine talks man off the ledge of the Eads Bridge Updated: Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:29 PM EST2018-01-17 04:29:03 GMT Retired Marine James Sperry says something made him take Eads Bridge last Tuesday instead of his usual route home. More > Retired Marine James Sperry says something made hi

KMOV - 2018-01-17 06:14:00

Freeburg store robbed by person wearing a blanket

A Freeburg store was robbed Saturday night by a person completely wrapped in a blue blanket, according to police. The person entered Freeburg Liquor at 108 South State Street around 11 p.m. armed with a knife and demanded money. The suspect, described by police as a white male, was wearing a Detroi


Sports: Weather forces tournament cancellations

At Benton and Carbondale, Monday's matchups will be played Tuesday night at the same game times. At West Frankfort, Monday's session will be made up on Saturday. Game times have yet to be announced. At Massac County, the Carbondale vs. Goreville game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday will be played at

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-01-15 20:07:00

Missing Trenton man's death ruled suicide, but family believes he was murdered

TRENTON, Mo. -- On June 7, 2017, family says Tanner Ward left home, took off walking and told his parents he'd be back in about 30 minutes. But the 19-year-old never returned. "My brother was a happy person," Kelsey Ward said. "He loved his baby girl, his girlfriend, all of us. He was making plans f

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-01-17 04:30:24

Laredo man arrested on accusation from 2012

The Grundy County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Laredo man Monday on a charge from 2012. Thirty-nine-year-old Daniel Justin Rosson was arrested for misdemeanor passing a bad check of less than $500. He posted his bond of $1,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of

KTTN.COM - 2018-01-16 21:56:21

Fourth candidate files for Trenton City Council

A fourth candidate has filed for the Trenton City Council's April 3rd election. City Clerk Cindy Simpson reports Tom Stickler filed Tuesday morning for the Second Ward council member position. Current second ward council member Brad Chumbley filed for re-election Friday. Third Ward council member Da

KTTN.COM - 2018-01-16 21:45:54

Colleen (Booth) Mlika

Colleen (Booth) Mlika was born on July 13, 1941 and died January 13, 2018 at the age of 76. Colleen attended Pleasant Hill rural school and graduated from Princeton High School in May of 1959. On August 2, 1961 she married Theodore Jr. Mlika to this union 3 girls were born. Colleen and Jr., later di

BETHANYCLIPPER.COM - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Doyle Thomas, 1926 - 2018

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Faye Erwin Thomas and a great granddaughter, Everly Loree Cofer. Survivors include sons, David (Pat) Thomas, Lubbock TX, Larry Thomas, Beatrice NE, Clarke (Arlene) Thomas, St. Louis, MO and Paul Thomas, Bethany, MO; daughter, Anne (Peter) Neff,

BETHANYCLIPPER.COM - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Lawson, MO firefighter criticized for sharing meme some found offensive

LAWSON, Mo. - A Facebook post is causing quite a bit of commotion in the small town of Lawson, Missouri. Rodney Cates, the deputy chief of the volunteer fire department, said he accidentally posted a photo to his timeline that had a photo of President Trump surrounded by African-American people. Ben

KSHB.COM - 2018-01-15 21:39:33

Theatre League seeing record waiting list for season tickets

AP imageSOURCE: AP image Updated: 10:19 AM CST Jan 16, 2018 The Theatre League said it expects to see a record waiting list for season tickets after it was announced that Hamilton would be coming to Kansas City next year. The musical will be in Kansas City for a three-week run, June 18, 2019 throu

KMBC.COM - 2018-01-16 16:19:00

SH holds off Princeton in hard fought game

Senior Treyton Campbell took control late in the game, coolly stepping up to the line to sink a pair of free throws, as South Harrison held off Princeton 64-61 in a key conference matchup Friday night in Bethany. Click the button to subscribe to the digital edition.


Police: Body found outside Stone Mountain apartment complex

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Police are investigating after a body was found in Stone Mountain Tuesday morning. The body was found outside an apartment complex on Wood Bend Drive. FOX 5 has a crew at the scene, waiting to learn more details. STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Police are investigating after a body wa

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-01-16 17:41:00

Caught on Camera: Firefighter catches child during apartment blaze

DECATUR, Ga. (WPRI) - Weeks after dozens of firefighters battled a raging apartment fire near Atlanta, their heroic efforts have gone viral. A Facebook video was posted over the weekend showing third generation Decalb County Fire Rescue Department Captain Scott Stroup catching one of the children th

WPRI - 2018-01-16 22:37:45

She was murdered in an Atlanta wine bar. Now cops are hunting for the last suspect

In November, three masked men stormed into the Barcelona Wine Bar in northwest Atlanta. Surveillance cameras captured them as they terrorized and taunted restaurant employees before tying them up with electrical tape. But the manager, 29-year-old Chelsea Beller, was forced upstairs into an office wh

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-01-16 20:37:00

Gov. Deal declares state of emergency due to winter weather

The declaration spans 83 counties in much of central and north Georgia. This line extends from Columbus to Macon to Augusta and northward. "Following the latest update from the National Weather Service, and acting upon the recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, I've issued an

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-01-17 03:38:38