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Union County man pleads guilty to sexual assault

JONESBORO, Ill. (WJPF) — An Anna man has pleaded guilty to sexual assault. Rusty Shipley, 22, is charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 17. Prosecutors say the abuse happened in 2020 and 2021. Shipley was arrested in January 2021. Rusty Shipley will be sentenced in September....
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Metropolis, ILMagic 95.1

Changes planned for Ft. Massac State Park

METROPOLIS, Ill. (WJPF) — A $200,000 state grant will bring changes to Fort Massac State Park. At a press conference Monday, State Senator Dale Fowler and the organization Friends of Fort Massac announced the planned demolition of the Laidlaw Building within the park. In its place, they hope to construct a replica historic village depicting life in the 1800s.
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Sweetwater, TXSweetwater Reporter

Sweetwater Man Among Two Brothers Found Dead in Ohio River

The body of a Sweetwater man was identified as being one of two deceased men found in the Ohio River in Ballard County, Kentucky on Saturday. Raymond Sheffer, 60, from Sweetwater, was identified as one of two brothers found dead Saturday morning in the Ohio River. A fisherman reported seeing...
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Daily Weather Forecast For Marion

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Marion: Tuesday, June 22: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Wednesday, June 23: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, June 24: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy then chance of showers and thunderstorms
Wickliffe, KYsouthernillinoisnow.com

Bodies of 2 brothers pulled from Ohio River

WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the bodies of two brothers who had apparently been boating have been pulled from the Ohio River. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said in a statement that conservation officers were investigating what led to the deaths. The statement said officials were originally called Saturday morning after a damaged 17-foot aluminum boat was found floating upside down on the river.
Marion, ILcilfm.com

Miners’ Michael Austin named Pitcher of the Week

Right-hander tossed nine scoreless innings, including third no-hitter in Southern Illinois history. Marion, IL (June 21, 2021) – The Southern Illinois Miners are pleased to announce that Michael Austin has been selected as the Frontier League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 20, the second-straight Miner to win the award after Kaleb Schmidt won the honor last week.
Cape Girardeau, MOkzimksim.com

Cape Girardeau Police Department warns of Ameren scam

The Cape Girardeau Police Department reports that there’s another Ameren scam going around. You’ll receive an automated message from someone impersonating Ameren to inform you of a temporary outage in your area. It’ll give you the option to speak to an Ameren representative. If you press 1, you’ll be connected to a live person who will inform you that your account has been flagged for immediate disconnect. This individual will continue to ask a series of questions regarding how you make your payments and eventually tell you that your account shows an outstanding balance that needs to be paid today. Ameren informed them this is a new scam. You can learn more on the Cape Girardeau Police Department Facebook page.
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Survey pinpoints cheapest diesel in Marion

(MARION, IL) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.38 in the greater Marion area, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Marion area on Tuesday, found that Huck's at 2700 W Main Sthad the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $3.13 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was Pilot at 2611 Vernell Rd, which listed a per-gallon price of $3.51.
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Homes for sale in Marion: New listings

(MARION, IL) A house offers an unmatched value proposition: Not only a place to call home, but an investment that lasts. From sweeping views to cozy neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone in this blend of properties from around the area.