Sex Offender Arrested Outside of Daycare in Franklin Co.

Sex Offender Arrested Outside of Daycare in Franklin Co.

Franklin Co. – A convicted sex offender is behind bars after he was found sitting outside of a West Frankfort Daycare on Thursday. According to a release from the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Donald Singleton of Logan was arrested when deputies responded to an ambulance call at a child daycare facility just outside of…

Eldorado Woman Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Eldorado Woman Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

ISP – An Eldorado woman is dead as the result of a single vehicle crash in Saline Co. yesterday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at just before 2 yesterday afternoon on Route 142 when 39-year-old Taryn Hopkins failed to negotiate a curve, causing her vehicle to leave the…

Carbondale Police Department Designates South Parking Lot as Safe Exchange Zone

Carbondale Police Department Designates South Parking Lot as Safe Exchange Zone

Carbondale – Carbondale Police have designated the visitor parking lot on the south end of the police department as a Safe Exchange Zone. Police say it can be used for any type of exchange the public may need including custody exchanges and online buying or selling transactions.  The Safe Exchange Zone is available to the…

Ferrell Hospital Welcomes Patients to New Additions

Ferrell Hospital Welcomes Patients to New Additions

Eldorado – Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado Monday welcomed patients through the new entrances and into the newly-expanded area of the facility. Patients coming into the emergency department, as well as for outpatient offices and services, should come in the new main entrance on Benton Street. Patients coming to Ferrell Hospital Family Practice should come to…

3rd Annual “Let it Glow” Lights Display Contest Underway in Carbondale

3rd Annual “Let it Glow” Lights Display Contest Underway in Carbondale

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale is excited to announced the kick-off of the 3rd Annual “Let it Glow” holiday lights contest. You can share pictures of your holiday lights display by tagging the city on Facebook or emailing photos to contest@explorecarbondale.com. The city will accept contest entries through Dec. 18. There will be two…

Three Dead in Zeigler House Fire

Three Dead in Zeigler House Fire

Zeigler – Three are dead as the result of a house fire in Zeigler yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Zeigler Fire Department, fire crews were called out to a home on the 600 block of Vaux Street at just after noon. When crews arrived they found the home fully engulfed. Crews from…

4th Teen Dies After October Crash in Southern Illinois

Vienna (AP) – A fourth teenager has died from injuries in an October car crash in southern Illinois. Max Koehler of rural Vienna died Thursday while in hospice care in Missouri. Max would have turned 16 on Dec. 7. Students and teachers at Vienna High School are encouraged to wear anything associated with one of…

Eldorado Holiday Tournament Officially Canceled

Eldorado Holiday Tournament Officially Canceled

Eldorado – The Eldorado Holiday Tournament is officially canceled. Eldorado High School Athletic Director Greg Goodley made the announcement on Monday. Goodley told the Harrisburg Daily Register that they “held out as long as they could” This year would’ve marked the 56th season of the annual tournament. Next year’s version is tentatively scheduled for December…

Carbondale Teen Killed After Being Hit by Truck

Carbondale Teen Killed After Being Hit by Truck

Jackson Co. – A Carbondale teen has died after being hit by a truck last night. According to a release from the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office, they received a 911 call at just after 6 last night reporting that a person had been hit by a vehicle on Highway 51 near Fox Road outside of…

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