Marion, ILDaily Republican

Protestors erupt over felon employed at local funeral home

MARION -- A small group of protesters were outside the Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion for much of Tuesday, saying they want the public to know a convicted sex offender was employed at the funeral home. Handing out a printed packet from an organization called, members of the group...
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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...
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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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Illinois StateDaily Republican

Father charged with aggravated battery of one-month-old

DU QUOIN -- A Freeman Spur man is in jail after being charged with aggravated battery of a child. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, Joseph Matthew Myers, 23, was taken into custody on Aug. 3, following an investigation by multiple agencies. The ISP Division of Criminal...
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...

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.

Southern Illinois wins second Colt World Series title

MARION - Southern Illinois has won their second Colt World Series title after defeating Brownsville, Texas 7-1. The Marion, Illinois team scored three runs in the first four innings, followed by an RBI double by Owen Cornett that drove in two in the bottom of the fourth. In the top...
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No experience necessary — Marion companies hiring now

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Marion repeats as Colt World Series champions

MARION — Marion capped off its run to a second straight Colt World Series title Tuesday night. A stellar outing by starting pitcher Charlie Hunter and some timely offense pushed Marion to the championship. Hunter, a long lanky lefty, allowed just one run in a complete game effort as he helped Marion finish off a 5-1 week and Marion’s first title since 2019. The event was not held in 2020 due to COVID.
Harrisburg, ILMadison County Record

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...

Swordfish Finish 2nd At SISL Championship Meet

Salem swordfish concluded their season Saturday in Herrin at the Southern Illinois Swim League championship meet. They finished 2nd place behind the Marion Marlins. High point winners were Clara Crompton, Lewis Eddy, Charlotte Johnson, Addy Douglas, Jared Crompton, Micah Montgomery, Caroline Foltz, Makoa Montgomery, Meesha Montgomery, Alek Bandy and Haddon Lybarger. They were coached this year by Kaitlin Mayer and Haddon Lybarger.

Body found in Marion, IL identified as West Frankfort woman

A body found last month in Marion, IL has been identified. The body of the deceased woman, discovered on July 23rd, has been identified as 35-year-old Kathleen Andrews. Her body was found in the 1600 block of Peabody Road, where she had previously taken up residence in the area and had been homeless. Marion officers were dispatched at 9:13 p.m. that night to the wooded area, where they located her body. Foul play is not suspected.
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Ridgway Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Ridgway: Wednesday, August 4: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, August 5: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, August 6: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, August 7: Sunny during