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Carbondale man facing several charges after foot chase with police

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Carbondale man faces charges after police received a call of someone walking with a firearm. Marlin Brown, 44, of Carbondale faces charges of aggravated unlawful use of weapons, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, armed habitual offender, cannabis trafficking, aggravated resisting a peace officer, criminal damage to property and violation of bail bond.
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Marion, IL woman arrested on drug charges

A Marion, IL woman has been arrested for possessing large quantities of meth and fentanyl. 32-year-old Lacy Wagner was arrested Friday at her home in the 700 block of Circle Drive. Marion Police say their investigation began in mid-2021 when a confidential source was able to buy fentanyl multiple times from Wagner. Police arrested Wagner in September of 2021 and identified her supplier in St. Louis. Wagner was later released on bond. Earlier this year, Marion Police say Wagner again began traveling to St. Louis to buy illegal drugs. On Friday, officers learned Wagner had left the state for another trip to St. Louis and waited at her home for her to return. When she did, she was found in possession of 4 ounces of meth and 3 ounces of fentanyl. Police also seized her vehicle and an undisclosed amount of cash. Lacy Wagner was taken to the Williamson County Jail on two counts of delivery of fentanyl within 500 feet of a park, possession of 100 – 400 grams of meth with the intent to deliver, and possession of 15 – 100 grams of fentanyl with the intent to deliver. She was taken to the Williamson County Jail.

SIU’s “Little Grassy Get Down Festival” debuts Oct. 7-9

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University is holding a family friendly festival on the weekend of October 7-9. “Little Grassy Get Down” is making its debut at SIU Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center. The event will be filled with music, activities and fun for...

Christ Our Rock Runs Well At West Frankfort Plus 6 Invite

A great afternoon for The Christ Our Rock Silver Stallions XC team at The West Frankfort “Plus 6” Invitational!. The Silver Stallions Boys team finished 2nd in the meet out of 9 teams with 62 points! This was the best finish for the boys thus far. Junior Elijah Gregory lead the way finishing 2nd in 16:24 and medaling. Teammate Soph. Zerek Koch stepped it up and brough home a top 10 finish placing 8th overall (17:56). Also Medaling for the Stallions was Soph. Isaiah Lyons grabbing 13th (18:31) and Sr. Foreighn exchange student Sr. Yilian Lu medaled coming in 17th (18:56). Soph. Tommy Taylor had a PR race finishing 22nd (20:27) narrowly missing the Top 20. And Freshman Liagel Lyons also PR’d finishing 38th in 23:22! For the Lady Stallions Junior Sarah Mckowen won.

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge celebrating its 75th anniversary

MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is inviting you to celebrate their 75th anniversary. To celebrate seven and a half decades since the establishment of the Refuge, there will be a “birthday celebration” on October 8, at the new Refuge Headquarters in Marion, Ill. There will be a highlight of the refuges’ history, as well as an update on the construction of the new visitor center.

Southern Illinois Piano Festival returns to SIU next month

CARBONDALE, Ill. — After a lapsed year due to COVID-19 restrictions, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Southern Illinois Piano Festival returns for a third run next month. The biennial classical music festival once again features the artistry and works of renowned pianists, master classes and clinics open to the community.

DemonCon horror-film fest, convention slithering to Carbondale in October

CARBONDALE, IL — A frightful event is creeping to Carbondale's Varsity Center for the Arts this October 8: DemonCon. The event- which starts with a Zombie Walk- will also feature a musical, live screenings of short independent films, and a vendor alley where attendees can find handmade jewelry, art, crafts, comics, videos, games, toys, and pop culture items.

Site work begins on Marion's new Olive Garden location

MARION - Construction crews officially began clearing land today for a new Olive Garden location in Marion. According to Glenn Clarida, Director of Economic Development and Municipal Planning in Marion, site work is expected to be completed by the end of this Fall. Construction on the actual building will not...

Illinois Manufacturer’s Association continued their statewide “Manufacturing Matters” tour with a stop at COM PAC International

The Illinois Manufacturer’s Association continued their statewide “Manufacturing Matters” tour Wednesday with a stop in Carbondale. The Illinois Manufacturer’s Association commissioned an economic impact study on manufacturing in the state that estimated the industry creates between $580 to $611 billion dollars a year. Wednesday, they stopped...

Williamson County Sheriff Department to upgrade its technology

MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department is upgrading its technology from inside the jail to the outside of the facility. The sheriff department is replacing their 25-year-old radio system, adding in a drone that has an infrared camera and a screening machine inside the jail to make sure no inmates bring in any contraband.
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Route 149/184 intersection to reopen Wednesday night

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) – The intersection of Routes 149 and 184 near Royalton will reopen to traffic Wednesday night. The intersection has been closed since September 6 for the construction of a roundabout and was originally scheduled to reopen by September 24. The intersection will be reopened by...

Williamson County GOP Continuing Efforts to Have Cascio-Hale Removed from November Ballot

MARION – It seems the Williamson County Republican Party is still working to remove the Williamson County State’s Attorney from the Nov. 8 ballot. In a press release posted on Williamson County Republicans Facebook page Tuesday, County Party Chairman Jeff Diederich Tuesday filed a writ of mandamus in Williamson County Circuit Court Monday seeking to compel the Williamson County Clerk to abide by the electoral board’s ruling to remove Williamson County State’s Attorney Marcy Cascio-Hale, a Democrat, from the ballot.

WSIU Almanac 9.28.22

Friday 9.30.22 at 7:00pm. Learn about ballroom culture and be part of this interactive event. Additionally, the first annual Southern Illinois LGBTQ FEST presented by Rainbow Café. For more information and for a link to the full schedule of events. Chris Benda, Botanist and former President of...

Golconda man faces new drug and weapons charges

A Golconda man was arrested in Metropolis and faces new drug and weapons charges. Metropolis Police caught up with 59-year-old Timothy P. Ashworth of Golconda on Wednesday. Ashworth, who was wanted on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine, was found in the 600 block of East 17th Street in Metropolis. He was searched at the time of his arrest and was allegedly found to have more meth on his person, as well as a set of brass knuckles.

SIU honors the inaugural Women of Action award winners

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently presented the inaugural Women of Action awards to recognize “everyday heroes” from diverse backgrounds who lead, inspire and serve at SIU and in the community. Organized by the Women’s Resource Center, the awards recognize women who overcome adversity in their workplaces and communities to prevail and advocate for anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Landmarks Illinois’ 2022 Preservation Awards honor projects in Belleville, others

Landmarks Illinois has announced the recipients of the 2022 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards, an annual program now in its 29th year that celebrates exceptional preservation efforts in Illinois. The 2022 award-winning projects, located in Belleville, Chicago, Lockport, Marion, Petersburg and Rockford, will be honored at a public ceremony on Nov. 4, 2022, at the historic Chicago Cultural Center.