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First Alert: Cooler air arrives; patchy frost possible overnight

(KFVS) - Today will feel more like fall with cooler temperatures. Afternoon highs will range from the mid 60s northeast to the mid 70s southwest. There will also be a noticeable northerly breeze, which will elevate the fire danger because of prolonged dry conditions. After sunset it will be less...
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Drought conditions in some parts of the state

SPRINGFIELD – The latest U.S. drought monitor shows continued dry conditions in some parts of the state. There hasn’t been much rain lately, which is reflected in the updated Illinois drought map. “We do have some pretty dry spots in the state,” said State Climatologist Trent Ford. “Pretty...
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City of Carbondale receives $21 million grant for new multi-modal building

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Carbondale was awarded with a collection of grants equivalent to $21 million for the Southern Illinois Multimodal Station (SIMMS). The new station will be used for multiple transportation services including bus, bike, and Amtrak services. The new station will include upgrades including solar and geothermal...

Deaconess Health System will take over four southern Illinois facilities

Deaconess Health System will take over four hospitals in southern Illinois, after an agreement announced this week. The purchase agreement has Deaconess taking over Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Red Bud Regional Hospital, Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, and Union County Hospital in Anna. Heartland Regional CEO and...

Evidence-Based Funding is helping Vienna High School make improvments

It’s been six years since Evidence-Based Funding started in Illinois and some local schools are seeing improvements. In 2018 Vienna High School was rated at 52% of adequate funding. That was the year that evidence-based funding began in Illinois. Six years later the state funding level has increased to...

Semi Overturns on Northbound I-57 in Marion Wednesday

MARION – A semi pulling a trailer crashed Wednesday afternoon on northbound I-57 near Marion. According to preliminary information from Illinois State Police, troopers responded to milepost 52 on northbound I-57 around 3:10 p.m. and learned that the semi driver lost control after the front passenger tire blew. The semi left the roadway to the right and overturned on its passenger side.

Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest scheduled for Oct. 8 in Murphysboro, Ill.

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (KFVS) - For the last 12 years, a fundraising event is held that gives back to the community in Murphysboro, Ill. The 12th annual Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest is coming for yet another appearance. Now under the leadership of Revitalize 62966, Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest was...

Pair Behind Bars on Domestic Battery Charges Following Altercation Wednesday Evening

A Christopher, IL woman and a Carmi man are behind bars following a disagreement that got heated on Sycamore Street Wednesday evening. Carmi Police responded to a report of a fight in progress just after 5:30pm at 802 Sycamore. There, cops found and arrested 34 year old Justin Thorn of Stewart Street as well as 32 year old Brittanie Coryell of Franklin County on charges of domestic battery. Thorn paid his $20 booking fee out of commissary funds, but both remain in custody as of Thursday morning. Online records don’t yet indicate court dates for either of the individuals.

Color My Town event planned

The Anna Arts Center is planning to host a Color My Town event during the day on Saturday, Oct. 8. Color My Town will take place during the day. Everyone is invited to come and create a masterpiece on the sidewalks on East Davie Street. There will be music and...

Heartland Football Friday 10/7

(KFVS) - It’s Week 8 of Heartland Football Friday 2022!. We’ve got some great match-ups, including our Game of the Week: Herrin at West Frankfort. You can check the full list of games and how your team did this week using the KFVS Scoreboard. Here are our HFF...

SIU’s School of Theater and Dance set to kick off stage season

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Starting with the classic “Romeo and Juliet,” that long-held story of doomed love, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Theater and Dance returns to a full schedule for the 2022-2023 season in October. “It’s great to have a full main-stage season again, plus...

Carbondale police looking for “Pumpkin Patrol” volunteers

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – The City of Carbondale Police Department wants volunteers for their Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween night. On Monday, October 31, from 5-8 p.m. the police department will sponsor a Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol”. The department has sponsored the Pumpkin Patrol since 1992.

Suspects named in fatal Carbondale shooting

Carbondale, IL Police have released the names of the victim and suspects in Monday’s fatal shooting. Police arrested 29-year-old David Edwards Jr. of Carbondale. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Also arrested were 27-year-old Lawrence Abernathy and 26-year-old Anthony Spruille of Carterville. They have been charged with obstructing justice. 37-year-old John Pruitt of Chicago was found with gunshot wounds in an apartment on South Lewis Lane in Carbondale early Monday afternoon. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Bears get defensive in preps for Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Mo–Every game is critical for the Missouri State Bears. Bobby Petrino’s team has lost three straight games and will try to turn it around Saturday at 2:00 p.m. against Southern Illinois. For the 19th ranked Bears, that turn around starts on defense. There’s been one constant on the defensive side of Missouri State’s practice […]

SIU will ‘Send Silence Packing’ with suicide prevention event Oct. 10

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The lawn of Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will look different from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10 as scores of very special backpacks will be placed across the greenspace. The all-day awareness event, the first of its kind at SIU, is designed to help end the silence surrounding mental health issues and bring awareness to the issue of suicide.

Box Truck Crash Shuts Down Southbound I-57 in Benton Wednesday

BENTON – A two-vehicle accident happened on southbound I-57 in Benton Wednesday night. According to preliminary information from Illinois State Police, at 6:15 p.m. troopers responded to milepost 71 on southbound I-57 and learned that for unknown reasons, a box truck left the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail and a bridge support. The box truck then overturned on its side and spilled some of its cargo onto the roadway. The cargo struck and damaged another vehicle.

Centralia man caught up in senior fraud case

The US Attorney has announced an effort to combat fraud against seniors in Southern Illinois and several recent convictions including a Centralia man. 64-year-old Danny Vaughn entered the plea agreement last week to a fraud charge. It was one of 15 charges included in a June 2020 indictment. The rest were dropped. Vaughn is scheduled to be sentenced on January 18th.