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Hella Mega Tour Dates Rescheduled

Hella Mega Tour Dates Rescheduled

The Hella Mega Tour dates were one of the first tours postponed earlier this year when coronavirus concerns surfaced. After much discussion, the North American leg of the tour will begin in July of 2021. The closest date for Southern Illinoisans will be the Chicago stop on August 15, 2021 at Wrigley Field. For the…

Hayley Williams Tweets Her Favorite Paramore Songs

Hayley Williams Tweets Her Favorite Paramore Songs

Hayley Williams recently released Petals for Armors, her solo LP. You can hear the lead single “Simmer” on your favorite station… That’s our station…. Alt2k, duh! Anyway, Hayley/Paramore fans were tweeting their top five Paramore songs, and Hayley joined in the fun! We definitely agree with #2, as we have “Hard Times” on our playlist as well.…

PVRIS, Oliver Tree, and More Alt2k Artists Releasing New Music in July

PVRIS, Oliver Tree, and More Alt2k Artists Releasing New Music in July

Do you love new music? We love new music! Some of the artists that you hear on Alt2k 92.7 have new music set to release in July! PVRIS- Use Me will release on 7/10. You can hear their songs “You And I” and “Hallucinations” on our station. Oliver Tree- Ugly Is Beautiful is set to release on…

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Du Quoin Woman Charged Monday With Mail Fraud, Identity Theft

Du Quoin Woman Charged Monday With Mail Fraud, Identity Theft

FRANKLIN CO. – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni said Monday a Du Quoin woman is facing charges involving an ongoing investigation into the theft of U.S. Mail and the forging of financial documents and other forms of identification. Thirty-year-old Juanita C. Crews has been charged with one count of identity theft (a Class 2 felony),…

Mt. Vernon Businessman Found Dead in Swimming Pool at Ladue Home

Mt. Vernon Businessman Found Dead in Swimming Pool at Ladue Home

LADUE, MO – The Ladue, MO Police Department confirmed the death of a 46-year-old Mt. Vernon businessman Sunday morning. According to Ladue Police Chief Ken Andreski, Steven L. Beal was found dead Sunday morning in a swimming pool at the Ladue home he shared with his wife. Officers responded around 8 a.m. to a report of a possibly deceased…

Carmi Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Driving on Suspended License

Carmi Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Driving on Suspended License

CARMI – A traffic stop by Carmi Police Sunday led to the arrest of a Carmi woman on drug charges. According to a release from police, 20-year-old Carson N. Boren was stopping by an officer while driving with a suspended license on Fairgrounds Rd. in Carmi around 12:45 p.m. A following search of the vehicle resulted in…

Illinois Revenues Drop Over $1.1B for 2020 Fiscal Year Due to COVID-19

Illinois Revenues Drop Over $1.1B for 2020 Fiscal Year Due to COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois saw a more than $1.1 billion drop in revenues in the fiscal year that ended last month due to the coronavirus’ impact on the state’s economy. According to The State Journal-Register, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability found the state ended the 2020 fiscal year with a $1.135 billion decline…

Carbondale Police Warning About Wild Coyote Within City Limits

Carbondale Police Warning About Wild Coyote Within City Limits

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are warning about a wild coyote seen by several residents within Carbondale city limits over the last several weeks. Police said in a release while the coyote has not yet shown aggressive behavior towards anyone, it is sick and it is wild. Facebook posts have claimed it is a dog needing…

Three Injured in Benton After Semi Crashes Into Multiple Buildings

Three Injured in Benton After Semi Crashes Into Multiple Buildings

BENTON – Three people were injured and a driver fled the scene after a semi involved in a two-vehicle accident crashed into multiple buildings in Benton Friday morning. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), around 11:30 a.m., 36-year-old Joshua Sims of Christopher was driving his minivan north on McLeansboro St. as another vehicle, a semi driven by…

Illinois Sets One-Day Testing High As 954 Cases Are Reported Sunday

Illinois Sets One-Day Testing High As 954 Cases Are Reported Sunday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health Sunday reported 954 new positive cases of COVID-19, including 20 deaths. The state’s totals now yield 154,000 total positive cases with 7,187 deaths. Locally, Jackson County reported seven new cases of the coronavirus Sunday. Saline County reported one new positive case, Franklin County reported two and Williamson County…

Carbondale Police Investigating Shots Fired on Marion St.

Carbondale Police Investigating Shots Fired on Marion St.

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 900 block of North Marion St. around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned unknown suspects fired several shots in the area during an investigation. Information indicates the incident is related to a dispute among acquaintances. The…

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