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Shimkus in Southern Illinois Thursday
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:10 PM
Republican Congressman John Shimkus will make two stops in southern Illinois on Thursday. Shimkus will speak to the 6th grade class at Franklin Elementary School at 1:30 pm. He will be available to meet with constituents from 3-4:30 pm at the Pope County Courthouse in Golconda. ...
Trial Delayed for Man Accused of Fatal Robbery
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:11 PM
Attorneys for a man accused of fatally stabbing two bank workers and critically wounding a third in southern Illinois say he isn't eligible for the death penalty because he's intellectually disabled. The Southern Illinoisan reports Judge Phil Gilbert has granted a motion made by the defense for a three-month continuance for an evidentiary hearing on the matter because James Watts' mental ...
Metropolis Woman Sought by Massac Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:57 PM
The Massac County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a fugitive. 42-year-old Jacqueline D. Oliver is being sought on charges of bringing contraband into a penal institution. Her bond has been set at $10,000. Oliver is a white female, has brown hair and blue eyes. Her last known address was 401 E. 9th Street. Anyone who knows where Oliver might be is being asked to ...
Are Selfies With Your Ballot Legal?
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:42 AM
In today's social media-driven world, many people feel compelled to chronicle all events, occasions, and even meals in blogs and tweets. But can snapping a selfie in the voting booth make you a felon? According to the Illinois Policy Center, state laws describe it as a violation any time someone "knowingly casts his vote" in a way that "can be observed by another person." The definition would ...
Semi Rollover Kills Arizona Man
Sunday, October 23, 2016 4:40 PM
An Arizona man was killed Sunday morning in a semi rollover wreck in southern Illinois. Illinois State Police says their investigation revealed that a semi driven by 34-year-old Francois Elysee of Mesa, AZ was northbound on Interstate 57 at mile post 49 shortly after 6 am when he ran off of the roadway several times and over corrected, causing the semi to roll over onto its side. Elysee was ...
Shawnee Community Courses for October
Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:25 PM
Shawnee Community College has released the Community Education Courses for the month of October. Classes are available at the SCC Anna Extension Center. Harvest Owl Painting Class October 26th, 5 - 7 pm SCC Anna Extension Center This beginning painting class will cover the basic steps of creating a paint palette, mixing, and working with mixed media and acrylic paints. Prepare your ...
Carbondale Police Investigate Shooting Incident
Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:55 PM
Carbondale Police are asking for help in their investigation into a shooting Saturday night. Officers responded to the 400 block of East Ashley Street in reference to a report of people fighting and shots being fired. Moments later the department was advised there was a gunshot victim at home in the area. Officers arrived and found the male victim with a gunshot wound. He was transported ...
How Long Til Our First Freeze?
Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:13 PM
Now that many of us woke up to temperatures in the upper 30s on Saturday morning, the question automatically comes to mind, when will we see our first freeze? The National Weather Service office in Paducah went to the record books to give us the numbers: Paducah's average date for the first morning with a 32-degree reading is October 26th. The earliest freezing temperature on record ...
Man Accused of Threatening Fire in GOP Office
Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:24 PM
A southern Illinois man is accused of threatening to set fire to property inside the Republican Committee Office in the city of Murphysboro. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that 48-year-old Robin Leon Little was charged with intimidation, resisting a peace officer and disorderly conduct. In documents filed by Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr, authorities accuse ...
Lane Shift through November on I-57
Monday, March 28, 2016 6:20 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of a lane shift on I-57 in Union and Johnson Counties. Beginning Monday, all traffic on I-57 from just south of the Interstate 24 interchange (mile point 44) to just north of the Illinois 146 interchange (mile point 30) will be shifted to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for ...
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