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Freeze Warning Til 9 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:10 AM
The National Weather Service office in Paducah continues a freeze warning for the region this morning through 9 a.m. Subfreezing temperatures late tonight through Wednesday morning. Lows are forecast in the upper 20s to low 30s. New early season vegetation could be damaged or killed. ...
Mistrial Declared in 2007 Southern IL Killing
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:00 PM
A southern Illinois judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of a Carbondale slaying more than seven years ago. KFVS-TV reports that Elijah Lacy's trial was abruptly ended Tuesday because of an unspecified conflict of interest. Lacy has been appointed a new attorney. Additional details were not immediately available, and it was unclear how soon 29-year-old ...
Trial Begins in 2007 Southern Illinois Killing
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:52 PM
A trial has begun for a man who's accused of a slaying that took place more than seven years ago in southern Illinois. Opening statements began Monday in the case of 29-year-old Elijah Lacy, who's charged with murder for the death of a Marion mother in 2007. Jackson County authorities say 21-year-old Falon Taylor died after Lacy broke into a Carbondale home and fired shots into a bedroom ...
Massac Teen Arrested After Car Chase
Monday, April 14, 2014 10:34 AM
A Massac County teen was arrested Saturday on multiple charges after an incident on local streets. Metropolis police said they saw an SUV leave the intersection of 7th and Butler Streets at a high rate of speed, and run a stop sign at 6th and Butler. The officer turned on his lights and siren to pull over the vehicle, but was ignored, and the SUV ran another stop sign. When the driver stopped ...
Three Charged in Carbondale Assault Case
Monday, April 14, 2014 5:29 AM
Carbondale Police have found three men suspected to be involved in a Saturday morning assault. On Sunday, the City of Carbondale Police Department got a report of a battery. Officers said they later learned that on Saturday at around 12:00 am the victim was walking in the 500 block of South Rawlings Street when he was attacked. The victim returned home and was later treated at a northern ...
SIU Student Shot Early Friday Morning
Friday, April 11, 2014 3:13 PM
Police are investigating an early morning shooting Friday in Carbondale. According to WSIL-TV, officers say there was an incident near La Fogata on South Illinois Avenue, also known as the strip, around 12:30 Friday morning. Approximately 200 people were out in the street and several fights were ongoing, and police said pepper spray was used to clear the area. The Daily Egyptian reported ...
Services Set for Teen Killed in Massac House Fire
Thursday, April 10, 2014 7:15 AM
Services are scheduled for a 13-year-old boy who authorities say was killed in a fire at his family's southern Illinois mobile home. Services for William Elmore will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Brookport. Elmore died Monday at a hospital of injuries sustained Sunday night at his home near Brookport. Authorities said Elmore was alone at the time the blaze ...
Bill Helps Districts Fill Teaching Vacancies
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:07 PM
Legislation helping southern Illinois school districts fill teaching vacancies with recently retired teachers is advancing in the state Legislature. The legislation sponsored by state Sen. John Sullivan passed the Senate by a 51-0 vote Wednesday. The bill would allow retired teachers who are still certified to teach while still maintaining their eligibility for retirement. Retirees would be ...
Dean Cain Coming to Superman Celebration in June
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:49 PM
The Superman Celebration has announced the celebrity guests for their 36th annual festival on June 12-15 in Metropolis. Dean Cain, best known for his role as Superman and Clark Kent in the 1993 television hit series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will be appearing on Saturday, June 14. His most-recent role is in the inspirational film God's Not Dead, which was #5 at the ...
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