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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.
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Franklin County under burn ban starting Oct. 7

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A burn ban has been issued for Franklin County due to an elevated fire danger starting at midnight on October 7. Residents are asked to refrain from burning during the ban. The burn ban will remain in effect until further notice.
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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.

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.

Heartland Regional Medical Center under new ownership

MARION - Ed Cunningham, Chief Operating Officer of Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, announced today that the hospital will soon be under new ownership. The news first came from a memo written to all HRMC employees, announcing that Deaconess Illinois had agreed to purchase the medical center. Deaconess also...

Time Zone in City of Du Quoin, Illinois, USA

The graph above illustrates clock changes in City of Du Quoin during 2022. Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year. YearDate & TimeAbbreviationTime ChangeOffset After. 2021Sun, Mar 14 at 2:00 amCST → CDT+1 hour (DST start)UTC-5h Sun, Nov 7 at 2:00...

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.

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...

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.

Victim, Suspects Names Released in Monday’s Homicide in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police have released the name of the victim and the suspects arrested in Monday’s homicide in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane. Police identified the victim as 37-year-old John Pruitt of Chicago. In the course of the investigation, Carbondale Police investigators arrested 29-year-old David...

WSIU Almanac 10.6.22

On This day in Labor History In 1976 – The UAW ends a three-week strike against Ford Motor Co. when the company agrees to a contract that includes more vacation days and better retirement and unemployment benefits. The Boo Bash Bocce Ball Tournament is coming up Saturday, October 29th...

Spence Finishes 2nd at Harrisburg

The Carmi-White County Cross-Country team traveled to Harrisburg on Wednesday for the Harrisburg Invitational. On the boys side, Tanner Spence finished in 2nd place. Trey Dixon finished 22nd. Lane Connaway finished 30th. Luke Bolerjack finished 34th. Ian Mosier finished 43rd and Jayde Albright finished 45th. On the girls side, Gabbie...
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Country star Josh Turner plays in Harrisburg tonight

Country music star Josh Turner says fans will enjoy his show tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 5) at the Saline County Fairgrounds. Turner, a multi-platinum-selling artist who burst onto the country scene in 2003 with his hit "Long Black Train" will perform to celebrate Coleman Tri-County Services Inc.'s 50th anniversary. Turner will...

Two Facing Meth-related Charges in Franklin County

BENTON – Two people are facing drug charges in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon, the sheriff’s office was contacted by a Drug Enforcement Agency Agent Sunday requesting assistance with the apprehension of a fugitive wanted on a federal arrest warrant. Deputies responded to...

Tombs of Little Egypt

Leah Lerner speaks with SIU Alum and Author of the fiction novel "Tombs of Little Egypt" about his new book. Learn about the rich history of Southern Illinois dating back to the Civil War and why the region is referred to as "Little Egypt".

Missing Franklin County woman found, officials say

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL — Investigators are searching for a 38-year-old woman reported missing in Franklin County, Illinois. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says it believes the woman, Tyechia L. Younglove, was last seen around 7:45 p.m. Monday in the area of Kentucky Avenue in the Logan community. Investigators say...

Veterans Honor Flight announces next flight

About 85 veterans and their guardians were recognized Tuesday night after returning home from a day-long trip to the nation’s capitol. A good crowd participated in a welcome home celebration at Veterans Airport in Marion. Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois announced plans for a 10th flight scheduled for...