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Benton Police seek missing juvenile they say is endangered

Benton Police are asking for the public's help locating a 15-year-old who they say is missing and may be in danger. According to a message from Franklin County Emergency Management, police seek Brianna Mae Kirby, 15, who was last seen on Tuesday on South Pope Street in Benton. She is a white female,

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-21 22:07:00

It's final: Bost, Kelly and Auxier will face off in November for U.S. 12th District

Bost, the 12th's incumbent, was the establishment Republican candidate in a lopsided primary race against Benton's Libertarian Republican Preston Nelson. As of press time, Bost had garnered about 83 percent of the vote to Nelson's 16.5 percent. Bost ran on a typical red platform - pro-gun, anti-abor

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-21 03:09:00

Carbondale police ask for help locating 2 preteens

Carbondale Police Department issued a call Wednesday asking for the public's help locating two preteens, one of whom was last seen Saturday and one of whom was last seen Sunday. According to a news release from the department, the two are considered runaways/missing persons. The two are believed to

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-21 21:56:00

Italian restaurant serving century-old family recipes to replace shuttered Frenchman's Widow in Herrin

HERRIN - Tisha Kosco has always dreamed of owning a restaurant, and now she does. Kosco, the last general manager at Herrin's Frenchman' Widow, spoke up immediately after she heard last month that the restaurant would be closing its doors. She said she saw the potential that was being built at the r

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-21 23:00:00

Paducah man injured in single-vehicle crash

A 68-year-old Paducah man was injured in a Tuesday morning wreck in McCracken County. The single-vehicle crash occurred at 2:50 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 68 and U.S. 62. McCracken deputies said Richard Haneline was driving his 2016 Hyundai north on U.S. 68 when he failed to stop at the inters

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-03-21 05:15:00

In opening arguments, defense says man accused in 2016 fatal Carbondale shooting acted in self-defense

MURPHYSBORO - The jury trial of a Cape Girardeau man accused of murder in the 2016 shooting death of Carbondale musician Tim Beaty officially got underway Tuesday after a day and a half of selecting jurors. Jackson County Assistant State's Attorney Casey Bloodworth and defense attorneys for Travis T

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-21 00:36:00

Man hit by car, taken to hospital

A 67-year-old Paducah man was taken to a hospital after he was hit by a car Tuesday morning on North Friendship Road. McCracken County deputies responded at 7 a.m. to the 2800 block of North Friendship Road on a report of an injury crash involving a pedestrian. Deputies said Glenn Loe got out of his

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-03-21 05:15:00

With planned Toys R Us closure, another big retailer leaves Marion

Buy Now Two-year-old William Grant tries to find a car he likes Monday in Marion's Toys R Us with his mother Kari Grant. Kari said they were shopping to use up a giftcard they got for Christmas - with Toys R Us recently announcing the closure of more than 700 U.S. stores, she said she wanted to make

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-20 00:26:00

3 from southern IL sentenced on meth-related charges

BENTON, IL (KFVS) - Three southern Illinois residents have been sentenced to prison on meth-related charges according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Illinois. Jeremy Humphries, 33, of Red Bud and Mandy Hagen, 30, of Lenzburg had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute


Man arrested for alleged burglary in Morganfield

Kentucky State Police arrested Gary McConnell, 20, for allegedly committing burglary back in May of 2017. McConnell was arrested and lodged in the Union County Detention Center. For the latest breaking news and stories from across the Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter. (This


Rising costs of central dispatch

HARRISBURG -- The Saline County board met with members of the Harrisburg City Council today - to further discuss a potential increase for what the city pays to use the county's dispatch service but not everyone is sure its a fair deal. Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek had some concerns during last nigh


Deputies arrest 2 for drug possession

McCracken County deputies arrested two women Thursday night on drug charges. Lesha Cunningham, 55, of Paducah, is charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance. Cathey Powell, 50, of Ledbetter, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; third


Women arrested on drug charges in McCracken Co., KY

Two women have been arrested on drug-related charges according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department. Officials said Cathey Powell, 50, of Ledbetter, Kentucky was arrested on the following charges.Possession of controlled substance first degree, first offense (methamphetamine)Drug paraphernal


4 arrested after busts in Paducah, KY

Four people from Paducah, Kentucky are facing drug-related charges after searches on March 15. A rental vehicle driven by Antonio Smith was searched and detectives found 25 bags of synthetic marijuana and nearly $800. At a home on Kinkead Street, Jordan Ligon was caught after running from the home


Crash near liquor store results in man's DUI arrest

A 64-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon for DUI after a two-vehicle crash in front of a liquor store, McCracken County deputies reported. The crash occurred at 4:40 p.m. near Global Wine and Spirits on Clarks River Road. Deputies said Maurice Smith, of Smithland, was turning into the store


Detectives seek to find missing Paducah woman

McCracken County detectives are continuing to investigate a missing person's case and are asking the public for help. Amiee Cochrane, 32, was reported missing Wednesday. She left for work and hasn't been heard from since, detectives said. Detectives said they've followed up on several dozen leads an


Jackson County, IL man killed when tree fell on him

AVA, IL - A Jackson County, Illinois man was killed when a tree fell on him Tuesday afternoon. Jackson County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in rural Ava just after 4:00 p.m. for a welfare check. A woman asked that they check on her husband because she could not reach him by phone and he w


Man dies after tree pins him down outside of Ava

A man is dead after a tree pinned him down just outside of Ava, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jackson County deputies were asked by a woman to check on her husband, who was working outside around a sawmill and she couldn't reach hi


In Southern Illinois, Wednesday's National School Walkout on gun violence took many forms

Students walk to the Sparta High School gym during Wednesday's nation-wide student and teacher walkout. Participating students were asked to come to the gym to talk about school safety. The protest was scheduled to last 17 minutes, one minute for each person that died in last month's school shooting


Another fatal fire hits in Union County; 6 dead in one week

Subscribed, but don't have a login? HENDERSON - Two people are dead after a mobile home fire early Tuesday morning in Uniontown. The Kentucky State Police said emergency crews responded to 322 Adams Street in Uniontown at 5:30 a.m. Two bodies were located inside the burned structure, according to Tr