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Southern Illinois Builders Association opens new Marion office

The plan room for the Southern Illinois Builders Association has moved to a new location in Marion.The new office is at 1519 E. DeYoung St. in Marion, and an open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. To RSVP for the event, call Kristin at 618-624-9055 or by email atadmin@siba-ag

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Marion, IL man convicted of criminal sexual assault

MARION, IL — A Marion, Illinois man has been convicted of criminal sexual assault.Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says 48-year-old Richard Komasinski assaulted the victim in his home back in August of 2015. The victim was unable to give consent to the sexual act.Komasinski was con


Marion man gets 3 years in federal prison for possessing gun after felony conviction

A Marion man was sentenced to three years in federal prison for possessing a gun after he had previously been convicted of a felony.According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, Reginald L. Cavitt, also known as Reggie, a 37-year-old, previously pleaded guilty to a one-count in


VIDEO: 101-year-old celebrates birthday at Taco Bell

CARBONDALE, Ill. (CNN) -- Some people like to celebrate their birthdays in mystical sports -- like Paris, New York, or Prague.

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Carbondale man faces federal charges of conspiracy to deal more than 50 grams of meth

A Carbondale man made his first appearance in federal court on Thursday after he was indicted on federal meth charges earlier this month.According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, Kevin W. Page, also known as "Dink," a 37-year-old, is charged with conspiracy to distribute mo


Carbondale Church of Christ, Gaia House to give away household items

CARBONDALE — Two local groups will have events to help those who need items for their homes.Carbondale Church of Christ, which is at 1805 W. Sycamore St., will have its annual Giveaway Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.Gaia House, at 913 S. Illinois Ave., will host a Freecycle Exchange from 2

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-08-18 21:00:00

Police: Man arrested after shooting neighbor's house

CARBONDALE, IL — A man was arrested in Carbondale, Illinois, early Friday morning after police say he fired a gun at his neighbor’s house over an argument.


Man rescued from culvert drain in Saline County, IL

According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, they received a call around 10:30 p.m. of a man being trapped in a drain. EMS crew and Harrisburg Fire Department arrive at Public Street in Muddy, Ill. A deputy arrived on the scene and saw a man trapped in a 14-inch culvert drain pipe.


Column | Ladies in the Lede: IDNR program is a crash course in 'Becoming an Outdoors Woman'

From canoeing and hiking to identifying wild mushrooms, from rock climbing to catching and cleaning fish, from firing a gun to orienteering, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is hosting a weekend chock-full of outdoors activities — for women only.The “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program i

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Christopher man convicted of murdering his wife in 2016 will be sentenced next month

BENTON — Brian Pheasant, the Christopher man convicted in May of the 2016 slaying of his wife, will be sentenced next month.


No threat to public safety after train derailment in Franklin County, IL

BENTON, IL (KFVS) -A train derailment in Franklin County, Ill. caused a bit of a stir on Aug. 18.According to Franklin County Emergency Management, a Union Pacific train hauling flatbed cars derailed south of Webster Street.Download the KFVS News app:iPhone|AndroidThe EMA said there is no threat to


Minor motorcycle crash injures Carterville native Luke Ford

Surrounded by his family, coaches and teammates, Carterville's Luke Ford selects Georgia as the school where he will play college football in 2017 at Carterville.



MARION, Ill. - A kid who made the news here in January withbizarre behavior at a city council meetinghas now been charged with a very serious crime, alleged to have used the obscene McClatchy-owned forum topix to perpetrate it.


Everyone is wonderful in this story about a 101-year-old celebrating her birthday at Taco Bell

In case there’s any question, Taco Bell does not put HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH on their big sign for justanyone. And the sign wasn’t the last of it. The cameras ofKFVS-12, a CBS affiliate local to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, captured flowers, balloons, and a table with a tablecloth, all awaiting her arrival


Marion, IL man arrested for making terroristic threats against school

MARION, IL — A Marion, Illinois man has been arrested for making terroristic threats against a school.


Two injured in Williamson County crash

Two people were injured Thursday in a three-vehicle crash in Williamson County.According to a news release from the Illinois State Police District 13 office, at about 12:34 p.m., Gary D. Turcott, 52, of Harrisburg, was driving a blue 1992 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Illinois 13 at Illinois Route 166


5-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Carbondale

A 5-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a car in Carbondale on Monday evening.According to a news release from Carbondale Police Department, officers responded just before 8 p.m. Monday to the scene of the crash, in the 500 block of North Wall Street.


Sheriff investigating 'suspicious' death of man whose body was found at West Frankfort mine

According to a news release from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones, the death of a man whose body was found "badly decomposed" over the weekend is “suspicious."The release said an autopsy was conducted Monday and that no cause of death has yet been determined. The body was found at the Old Ben No. 9


Taco Bell devotee has 101st birthday party at restaurant

According to Ruth Parker, she chose her Carbondale, Illinois fast food Mexican eatery for the big party after becoming a loyal customer.


21 Questions | Getting to know Jason Powell

Jason Powell, a 36-year-old native of West Frankfort, holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. Currently, he serves as branch manager for both the Legence Bank locations in Marion. Previous to his time at Legence, he spent six years working for Peabody Energy as a coal miner, where a coal m