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Watch: 3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

Watch: 3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars.

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More than 50 animals rescued from home north of Creal Springs

More than 50 animals rescued from home north of Creal Springs

CREAL SPRINGS — Williamson County officials said they discovered several deep freezers and bags full of dead animals over the weekend from a h… Updated: 9:57 pm

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Murphysboro's new ICICLE program cools crime

MURPHYSBORO — In the first few months of its introduction, a Murphysboro police department outreach is making progress in making citizens comf…

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Former city worker arrested for theft

Former city worker arrested for theft

A former Metropolis city worker, Frank L. Henderson, was arrested Friday for theft, according to a news release from Metropolis Police Chief H…

May 22, 2015 9:04 pm(0)
Metropolis man arrested on meth-related charges

Metropolis man arrested on meth-related charges

A Metropolis man was arrested Thursday morning on meth-related cahrges, according to Metropolis Police Department.

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Legislation: DUI offenders can get restricted licenses

Multiple drunk driving offenders could get the ability to drive again under legislation endorsed Thursday by the Illinois Senate.

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Herrin man sentenced to 16 years for drug dealing

A Herrin man was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive terms of eight years each in prison for selling crack cocaine last year near churches, …

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Audit: Agency that investigates bad judges understaffed

Audit: Agency that investigates bad judges understaffed

SPRINGFIELD — The state agency that investigates Illinois judges for misconduct has a significant backlog of pending complaints, a new state a…

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Drew Peterson returns to court in murder-for-hire case

CHESTER — The former suburban Chicago police sergeant accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who won a murder conviction in the death of t…

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Marijuana legislation heads to governor

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate approved significant changes to the state's drug laws Thursday, including a plan to decrease punishment for …

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Drew Peterson's lawyers appealing murder conviction

OTTAWA, Ill. — A state appeals court is hearing arguments from lawyers seeking to overturn the murder conviction of former suburban Chicago po…

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Man charged with boating violation on Cedar Lake

From May 12 to Monday, Carbondale City Police arrested 45 people, including a man for a boating violation.

May 21, 2015 7:00 am(1)

Anna man sentenced to five years for meth

An Anna man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for a meth offense, according to a news release from Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds.

May 19, 2015 7:00 pm(0)
Updated: Bell found guilty of second-degree murder

Updated: Bell found guilty of second-degree murder

JONESBORO — Jessie L. Bell was found guilty of second-degree murder, shortly after midnight Tuesday in Union County.

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Son faces two counts of murder in shooting death of father

An Ozark man was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in the fatal shooting of his father.

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$125 pot deal nets Carbondale man 24-month prison sentence

$125 pot deal nets Carbondale man 24-month prison sentence

MARION — Kevin Jackson, 26, who is on his way to prison for selling about an ounce of pot for $125, might as well be the poster child for the …

May 19, 2015 5:00 am(11)
Jury split in Anna murder trial

Jury split in Anna murder trial

JONESBORO — A Union County jury remained split after nearly seven hours of deliberations Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Jessie L. Bell.

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State's Attorney announces sentencings for three

Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr announced three sentencings for three separate incidents, according to a Monday release from t…

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Man charged with fatally shooting his father in Ozark

OZARK — A man was fatally shot on Saturday in rural Johnson County, and his son has been arrested in connection with his death.

May 18, 2015 4:30 pm(0)
Jury deliberating in Anna case of man accused of killing Morrison

Jury deliberating in Anna case of man accused of killing Morrison

JONESBORO — The jury tasked with deciding the fate of Jessie Bell — the man charged with first-degree murder in the April 2014 beating death o…

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Man accused of killing SIUE student headed to grand jury

Man accused of killing SIUE student headed to grand jury

CLAYTON, Mo. — A Missouri judge said the case of a man accused of fatally shooting a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student during …

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Former clerks plead guilty to theft, official misconduct

MARION — The remaining two of three former Williamson County Circuit Clerk employees accused of collectively stealing about $85,000 in bond mo…

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Police on lookout for wanted man

Police on lookout for wanted man

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick is asking for help from the public in locating a wanted person.

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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

BOSTON — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who…

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Circuit court program for juveniles growing

Circuit court program for juveniles growing

Hundreds of grade-school students from two Southern Illinois counties — counties that have at times experienced the tragedy of youth violence …

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Southern Illinois parents seek answers in fatal Texas police shooting of their veteran son

Southern Illinois parents seek answers in fatal Texas police shooting of their veteran son

VICTORIA, TEXAS — The Southern Illinois parents of a 25-year-old veteran fatally shot by police officers at his home this past month in southe…

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Carbondale police already at work reestablishing community relationship, chief says

Carbondale police already at work reestablishing community relationship, chief says

CARBONDALE — The day after a city-sponsored community-policing forum, Carbondale's acting police chief said he is already at work on increasin…

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Formal charges filed in Marion drug case

Formal charges filed in Marion drug case

Suspects arrested this week in Marion made a first court appearance Wednesday and have been formally charged by the Williamson County state’s …

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Union County murder trial begins Wednesday

Union County murder trial begins Wednesday

JONESBORO — Opening statements are expected Wednesday in Union County court in the first-degree murder trial of one of two men accused of beat…

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