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Yesterday | WSIL

Murphysboro 5K Run for Jaxon

Dozens of Jackson County community members and grade schools kids hit the streets of Murphysboro Saturday for a good cause.

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Related Topix: Murphysboro, IL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Mistrial Ordered Again In Murder Case

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of a Carbondale slaying more than seven years ago.

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Related Topix: Carbondale, IL

WSIL

Teens Get Probation for Convenience Store Robberies

The robberies happened in January at Casey's General Store locations in Elkville and Murphysboro, and at the Huck's Convenience Store in Murphysboro.

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Related Topix: Murphysboro, IL, Elkville, IL

KPLR-11

24 arrested for immigration violations in Missouri & Illinois

Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with local authorities have arrested 24 individuals on criminal, fugitive and immigrations violations in St. Charles County Mo., New Madrid County Mo., Champaign County Ill., McLean County Ill., Effingham County Ill., and Jackson County Ill.

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Related Topix: Champaign County, IL, McLean County, IL, Effingham County, IL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WSIL

Elijah Lacy Stands Trial in Carbondale

The long-awaited trial of Elijah Lacy is underway in Jackson County. He's accused in the 2007 killing of Falon Taylor in Carbondale.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WSIL

Local Groups Volunteer to Help Beautify Jackson County

"Even just five or six people coming out here to volunteer really makes a huge difference," she says.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

KFVS12

Prosecutors review case of SIU student's death

Prosecutors are reviewing the case of a Southern Illinois University student found dead two months ago in a wooded area near the school.

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Related Topix: Carbondale, IL, Medicine, Pharmacology

Wed Apr 09, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Lacy Set To Begin Murder Trial Again

A murder suspect is scheduled to appear in Jackson County Court Tuesday. 29-year-old Elijah Lacy is accused of murdering Falon Taylor in Carbondale on January 6, 2007.

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Related Topix: Carbondale, IL

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Man Leads Police On Chase On Stolen ATV

A DuQuoin man was arrested following a chase with police on a stolen ATV Friday.

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Related Topix: Dowell, IL

WJPF-AM Carterville

Man Extradited To Jackson County On Murder Charges

A man accused of killing a Missouri woman has been returned to southern Illinoisto face charges of first-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Makanda, IL

Sun Apr 06, 2014

WSIL

Carbondale Group Promotes Anti-Violence Campaign

The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale teamed up with Rebound High School for an anti-violence awareness day.

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WJPF-AM Carterville

Police Rescue Man From Car In High Water

A man was rescued from his vehicle that was stranded in high flood waters Friday morning in Carbondale.

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Related Topix: Carbondale, IL

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Man accused in woman's death returned to Illinois

A man accused of killing a Missouri woman has been returned to southern Illinois to face charges of first-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Tue Apr 01, 2014

KFVS12

Carbondale man sentenced in connection with robbery

A Carbondale man was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in connection with an aggravated robbery, according to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Two Men Sentenced For Liquor Store Burglary

In Jackson County, two men will spend over a decade in prison for burglary. The State's Attorney's office says 54-year-old Frank Hopkins and 49-year-old Scott Aud, both of Carbondale, previously pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a burglary at Pick's Liquors on East Grand Avenue in Carbondale on December 17. Hopkins was sentenced to 14 years ... (more)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Carbondale, IL

Thu Mar 27, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Carbondale Women Face Meth Charges

In Jackson County, two people face meth charges. 38-year-old Heather Richey and 20-year-old Leeann Simmerman, both of Carbondale, face charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

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Related Topix: Carbondale, IL

Daily Chronicle

Quinn proposes reopening southern Illinois lockup

A southern Illinois juvenile prison closed for cost-cutting reasons less than two years ago may be reopened as an adult lockup for drunken driving offenders under Gov. Pat Quinn's budget blueprint.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Murphysboro, IL, Tax

Mon Mar 24, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Perry County Issues Gay Marriage License

Perry County is the second county in southern Illinois to issue a gay marriage license.

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