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A Marion traffic search turned up nearly 29 grams of cocaine and more than 30 grams of crack

After being found in a stolen vehicle, an Evergreen Park man was arrested in Marion Wednesday on drug charges. According to a news release from the Marion Police Department, at about 1:56 p.m. Wednesday, a Marion police officer on patrol on Faust Street noticed a blue 2018 Ford Fusion, which fit the

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-22 18:00:00

UPDATE: Two Young Carbondale Runaways Found

Ciara Stidhum Carbondale Police On Wednesday, March 21 around 12:00 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department located Mariyiah Turner and Ciara Stidhum in Carbondale. They were accompanied by a third female juvenile who was also listed as a runaway. The three girls were found safe

WSIU.ORG - 2018-03-22 17:29:09

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

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

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


Tyler argues self defense in Beaty murder trial

MURPHYSBORO -- A tense scene in Jackson County court Thursday as the prosecutor and attorneys for murder suspect Travis Tyler debated the job done by investigators. Tyler is on trial for the death of Carbondale musician Tim Beaty Easter weekend 2016. Anthony Williams, a detective sergeant with the C

WSIL TV - 2018-03-23 01:19:00

Day 3 of Beaty murder trial sheds light on how victim died in March 2016

MURPHYSBORO - It was an emotional day for some Wednesday in a Jackson County courtroom during the murder trial for a Cape Girardeau man for the death of a Carbondale musician on Easter Sunday 2016. Travis Tyler, 23, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravate

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-22 06:00:00

Southern Illinois Man Admits to Defrauding 7 Area Banks

Alfred Cross A Marion County man pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud. The U.S. attorney's office says 75-year-old Alfred Cross of Kinmundy will be sentenced on May 9th. Each of the bank fraud counts carries a sentence of up to thirty years in prison. In pleading guilty, Cross admitted he ope


4-year-old girl left behind on school bus

The first of three Piper trainer planes is expected to arrive at 9 a.m. at Southern Illinois Airport on March 20, according to SIU Carbondale. The first of three Piper trainer planes is expected to arrive at 9 a.m. at Southern Illinois Airport on March 20, according to SIU Carbondale. Police and she


Carbondale police investigating 2 shootings

Police in Carbondale, Illinois are investigating two shootings. According to police, officers responded to the area of the 1200 block of North Bridge Street at around 11:25 p.m. on March 18 in reference to a report of shots fired. A white car was reportedly seen leaving the area at a high rate of sp


Two Injured in Two Separate Shootings in Carbondale

Two men were shot late Sunday night and early Monday morning in two separate incidents in Carbondale. Police say at around 11:25 p.m., they responded to the 1200 block of North Bridge Street after a report of shots fired. Officers learned that a white vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed pr


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

Cape woman killed in three-vehicle accident on I-55

A Cape Girardeau woman was killed and her passenger seriously injured Friday when the car they were traveling in was involved in a multiple vehicle accident with two commercial trucks on Interstate 55 just south of Perryville. According to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, at approximately


Voice of the Reader: Creativity needed for Marion mall

I recently visited the Illinois Star Centre Mall and was dismayed at how abandoned it had become. Yet, new businesses with their related infrastructure were being constructed nearby. I will not pretend to understand the legal encumbrances regarding the mall or overestimate the ability of local gover


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Jonesboro, IL man sentenced on meth charge

Zatek S. Thomas, 29, of Jonesboro, Ill., pleaded guilty to intent to deliver methamphetamine and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. He will have to serve a two-year term of mandatory supervised release as well. Thomas was arrested in January 2017 after an investigation by the Union County Sheriff's


Suspect sought in shooting kills self

A Perryville man ended a brief standoff with sheriff's deputies and police Tuesday afternoon by taking his own life. Hunter Joseph Lane, 19, of Perryville, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as deputies were attempting to take him into custody for questioning. According to Perry Co


Marion works to bring in new businesses to fill vacant buildings

MARION -- The Toys R Us retail chain is in the process of closing or selling-off all of its locations, including the store in Marion. The closing would mean another building sitting empty in Marion. City leaders say they're working hard to bring in new businesses to fill open buildings left behind b


All-inclusive playground coming to Marion

MARION -- A new park is coming to Williamson County but this isn't your typical park. It will be all-inclusive and accommodate children and adults with all kinds of abilities, including individuals with special needs. There is a lot of excitement around this project, from Marion Park District leader