April’s solar eclipse brings totality back to Missouri, Illinois
What’s going to be the hottest fashion accessory this spring? You can safely answer—solar eclipse glasses.
Why has the Famous “Snake Road” in Illinois Closed Early?
The infamous Snake Road in Southern Illinois, known not for its winding curves but for its thousands upon thousands of snakes, has closed early. What happened exactly?. According to an article on KFVS 12, Snake Road in Illinois has been shut down early due to warmer-than-average weather in the Southern part of the Land of Lincoln. The road which closes at parts of the year for snakes to migrate without being struck by vehicles usually doesn't close until March. In the article, they say...
7 sentenced for various crimes in Franklin County
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – Seven people were sentenced for various crimes on Thursday, February 22 in Franklin County. Danny D. Cutter, 53, of Benton, Ill. was sentended to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for possession of 400-900 grams methamphetamine (Class X felony). Sierra S....
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Must-Try Pizzas in Herrin
In this article, we're exploring three enticing pizza spots in Herrin. Have you had the opportunity to try any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
I-57 southbound at 71mm in Franklin Co. down to one lane due to brush fire
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Interstate 57 southbound at the 71 mile marker is down to one lane due to a brush fire. According to an alert from the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, crews are on the scene just after 2 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Drivers are asked...
Mississippi Woman Charged with Greyhound Fire, Stabbing on I-57
BENTON (WMIX) – A 31-year-old Mississippi woman was formally charged Thursday in Franklin County Court in connection with a stabbing and fire Wednesday on a Greyhound bus traveling on southbound Interstate 57. Takyra Tazsane Netterville is facing one count of Class X felony aggravated arson knowing people present stemming...
Bradley vs. Southern Illinois: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch
The Southern Illinois Salukis (19-10, 11-7 MVC) will attempt to extend a three-game win streak when they hit the road to play the Bradley Braves (20-9, 12-6 MVC) on February 28, 2024 at Carver Arena. In its previous game, Bradley beat Illinois State on Saturday, 48-45. Its top scorer was...
Pedestrian dies after hit by train in Du Quoin
DU QUOIN, Ill. (KBSI) – A pedestrian died after he was struck by a train in Du Quoin early Monday morning. Representatives from Canadian National Railroad police contacted Du Quoin police officers on February 19 at 1:28 a.m. that a 37-year-old Du Quoin man had been struck at the railroad crossing located at E. Main Street and Oak Street.
Benton man facing drug charges after found walking in middle of state highway
BENTON, Ill. (WJPF) – A Benton man has been charged with fighting with police during his arrest on drug possession charges. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says multiple calls were made to 9-1-1 Monday concerning Eric Sullivan, 53, walking in the middle of Illinois Route 34, near Steel City Road.
Today the gas price is close to $3.69 in Royalton as of 2024-02-25. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Purple Aces fail to keep pace with Southern Illinois
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville suffered a second-half run and lost to the Salukis, 65-53.
Aaron Lewis to perform at Marion Civic Center
MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - Aaron Lewis will bring his newest tour to southern Illinois. The American Patriot Tour will stop at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center July 23-24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale online here and on the civic center website. Lewis first found success with the...
Jefferson and Wayne Counties remain at medium level for COVID-19 hospitalizations
Both Jefferson and Wayne Counties remain on the medium level for COVID-19 hospitalizations. The latest weekly report from the CDC Tracker shows six new hospitalizations in Jefferson and Wayne Counties. The rest of South Central Illinois remains at the low level. Marion and Washington County have had three new hospitalizations,...
Storm Spotter Training March 5 in Benton
BENTON – In preparation for peak weather season, Illinois Extension is partnering with the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service to offer storm spotter training. Weather reports from trained spotters are used along with Doppler radar data to issue warnings of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and...
Mt. Vernon man allegedly shot trying to forcibly enter home arrested for felony trespassing
Mt. Vernon Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reports a 44-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been arrested for felony criminal trespassing after allegedly being shot while trying to forcibly enter a home on Monday. Dewayne Corbett reportedly received only very minor wounds and refused medical treatment. The incident...
NPD arrests three after traffic stop reveals meth, fentanyl
WASHINGTON COUNTY — Nashville police arrested three people over the weekend after a traffic stop resulted in the alleged discovery of both meth and fentanyl. According to police reports, around 10:45 p.m. Friday, officers conducted a traffic stop at the Shell gas station on Mockingbird Road in Nashville. Police...
The Season of The Plague
Many students in Herrin High School are apt to notice the dramatic increase in sick students and teachers. Winter is a season in which immune systems weaken and it becomes more important for one to do whatever they can in order to stay healthy. Yet, because the school environment is one that oftentimes allows for diseases to spread more rapidly, students are hard-pressed to successfully maintain their health. So, it is increasingly important for students to be aware of the ways they can stay in good shape this winter season.
Part of Rocky Comfort Road Closing Monday for Culvert Installation
MARION – The Williamson County Highway Department says Rocky Comfort Road will be closed just south of Gentry Road Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., due to an additional culvert installation. You should seek other routes while this work is completed.
Deaconess Illinois Specialty Clinic Welcomes Dr. Qiong Qiu
MARION – Deaconess Illinois is pleased to announce general surgeon, Qiong Qiu, MD, is now seeing patients at Deaconess Illinois Specialty Clinic, 3331 W. DeYoung St., Ste. 305, in Marion. Dr. Qiu graduated Medical School at St. Louis University School of Medicine and her General Surgery Residency at the...
Warm weather, gusty winds elevate fire dangers in area
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Enjoy the warm and mild weather today, but with northwest winds gusting from 25 to 30 miles an hour area fire officials are asking people to avoid outdoor burning as there is an elevated fire danger. Things will cool down Saturday, but according to the National...