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Freeman Spur man arrested for beating child

FREEMAN SPUR, Ill. (WJPF) — A Williamson County man has been arrested for severely beating his child. Joseph Myers, 23, is charged with Aggravated Battery of a Child. Illinois State Police say their investigation started Monday after they were notified by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and DCFS that a one-month-old child had received serious injuries at a home in Freeman Spur. The child was later taken to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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Mulkeytown, ILMagic 95.1

1 killed, 5 hurt in Mulkeytown crash

MULKEYTOWN, Ill. (WJPF) — One person was killed, five more were hurt in a single-vehicle crash in Mulkeytown. It happened at about 3:35 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Routes 184 and 14. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says Michael McClanahan, 18, was driving north on 184 when he failed...
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Marion, ILMagic 95.1

Body found in Marion ID’s as West Frankfort woman

MARION, Ill. (WJPF) — A body found last month in Marion has been identified. Marion Police say the remains found on July 23 in a wooded area north of Peabody Road are those of Kathleen Andrews, 35, of West Frankfort. Police say Andrews was homeless and was living in the woods where her body was found.
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Southern Ill. man accused of seriously injuring 1-month-old baby

FREEMAN SPUR, Ill. (KFVS) - A 23-year-old southern Illinois father is behind bars accused of seriously injuring his one-month-old baby. The father, Joseph Matthew Myers, was taken into custody and charged with aggravated battery of a child, a class X felony. Illinois State Police say the arrest stems from an...

Local McDonald's close lobbies due to COVID-19 concerns

WEST FRANKFORT - Moreland-Bishop McDonald's has temporarily closed lobbies at all 14 of their Southern Illinois locations due to COVID-19 concerns. Over the past couple of weeks, COVID-19 cases have begun steadily rising across our local region, with dozens of new cases now being reported each day. Moreland-Bishop McDonald's says...
White County,

White County Fair Observing 143 Years

This year marks the 143rd year for the White County Fair, which gets underway Monday, August 9 and continues through Saturday night, August 14th. The fair will open with the Queen pageant and conclude with a demolition derby. Reigning fair queen, Kelsi Kessler will crown a new White County Fair...
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Suit alleges proposed hospital merger would violate antitrust laws

EAST ST. LOUIS — Marion Healthcare is seeking an injunction against Southern Illinois Hospital Services in an effort to stop its acquisition of Harrisburg Medical Center, alleging it would create a monopoly. Marion Healthcare LLC filed a complaint July 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

Norris City teen killed in head-on collision in White County

WHITE COUNTY — Authorities have released the identity of a Norris City teen killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash in White County. According to Illinois State Police, just after midnight, a pickup truck driven by 48-year-old Brian W. Dartt of Carmi was going north on Illinois 1 near County Road 400 East when for unknown reasons Dartt crossed into the southbound lane and struck a car head-on driven by 18-year-old Clinton J. Richardson of Norris City. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene by the White County Coroner.
Franklin County, ILKFVS12

20-year-old killed, 5 teens injured in single-vehicle crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly crash that involved six people in Mulkeytown early Friday morning, July 30. The crash happened at 3:35 a.m. at the intersection of Route 184 and Route 14. According to the sheriff’s office said 18-year-old Michael McClanahan...

Marion advances to Colt World Series championship game

Marion advanced to the Colt World Series Championship thanks to a five run bottom of the first inning propelling them past Covina, California 9-2 at Rent One Park in Marion. Marion advances to tonight’s 6pm championship against Brownsville, Texas who advanced with their win over Greensboro, North Carolina in the other semifinal.

Illinois hospitals sued over plan to create 4-hospital system

An outpatient surgery center in Illinois is suing to block Carbondale, Ill.-based Southern Illinois Hospital Services from acquiring Harrisburg (Ill.) Medical Center. In June, Southern Illinois Hospital Services announced its intent to buy Harrisburg Medical Center. If the two organizations close the deal, it would create a four-hospital system serving a 16-county region. Harrisburg Medical Center would join Southern Illinois Healthcare's three hospitals: Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin (Ill.) Hospital, and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro, Ill.
Franklin County,

Mt. Vernon man killed in Franklin County car crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A Mt. Vernon man was killed in an early Friday morning crash in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon, shortly after 3:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Illinois 184 and Illinois 14 in Mulkeytown. Deputies responded and located the crash scene and found six people inside the vehicle.

Remains found in Marion, Illinois, identified as West Frankfort woman

MARION, IL — The Marion Police Department says human remains found last month in a wooded area in southern Illinois have been identified. The remains were found around 9:13 p.m. on July 23 in an area north of the 1600 block of Peabody Road in Marion, Illinois. The condition of the remains meant investigators were not immediately able to identify the person.
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