Google, iHeartMedia to Pay Settlements for Misleading Cellphone Ads

Google, iHeartMedia to Pay Settlements for Misleading Cellphone Ads

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Federal Trade Commission and a handful of states announced settlements Monday with Google and iHeartMedia over misleading radio advertisements about a cellphone. It stems from complaints that Google paid to have radio personalities endorse and talk about their personal experience using the Pixel 4, even though many of them hadn’t used the…

Carbondale Police, Saluki Athletics Partnering for Annual ‘Coats for Kids’

Carbondale Police, Saluki Athletics Partnering for Annual ‘Coats for Kids’

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Police Department is teaming up again this year with Saluki Athletics for the Annual “Coats for Kids” Drive. The Coats for Kids initiative is a collaborative effort between the Carbondale Police Department and Saluki Athletics to collect new winter coats for children in Southern Illinois. The donated coats will…

Carbondale Police, Saluki Athletics Partnering for Annual ‘Coats for Kids’

Carbondale Police, Saluki Athletics Partnering for Annual ‘Coats for Kids’

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Police Department is teaming up again this year with Saluki Athletics for the Annual “Coats for Kids” Drive. The Coats for Kids initiative is a collaborative effort between the Carbondale Police Department and Saluki Athletics to collect new winter coats for children in Southern Illinois. The donated coats will…

Crossville Man Facing Prison for Theft, Meth Possession

Crossville Man Facing Prison for Theft, Meth Possession

CARMI – A Crossville man was sentenced in White County Court in Carmi Monday to prison for retail theft, meth possession and theft. According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 34-year-old Logan D. Fisk will spend five years in prison for Retail Theft – a Class 4 felony, five years and six months in prison for…

Saline County Man Arrested for Threat Towards Harrisburg Walmart

Saline County Man Arrested for Threat Towards Harrisburg Walmart

HARRISBURG – A Saline County man was arrested after making a threat toward the Harrisburg Walmart Tuesday morning. According to Harrisburg Police, 56-year-old Edward Hopkins of Harrisburg was located inside the store and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Saline County Detention Center where he was informally booked on charges of Disorderly Conduct…

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Creates School Resource Officer Program

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Creates School Resource Officer Program

FRANKLIN COUNTY – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has formed a School Resource Officer program. According to a press release, the program’s goal is to maintain a safe learning environment and build positive relationships with students, parents, educators, and school administrators. The sheriff’s office said they believe that positive police presence in schools will greatly…

Weapons Detection Units Installed at SSM Health Facilities

Weapons Detection Units Installed at SSM Health Facilities

(WRXX) – Visitors may notice new equipment at emergency entrances in SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. AI-based touchless weapons detection units, Evolv Express®, were installed Monday at both emergency room entrances. The equipment spots concealed weapons and other threats using advanced digital sensors and artificial intelligence.…

Joliet Amazon Workers Stage Walkout on Cyber Monday

Joliet Amazon Workers Stage Walkout on Cyber Monday

Pictured: Amazon Warehouse. Photo by Jaimie Wilson/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (IRN) – Amazon workers walked off the job at the company’s Joliet facility on Cyber Monday, a central hub with products coming from around the world to be sorted and distributed to regional fulfillment centers. The employees were joined by Warehouse Workers for Justice, an advocacy…

‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

(AP) – Merriam-Webster has chosen “gaslighting” as its word of the year for 2022. Lookups for “gaslighting” on the dictionary company’s website increased this year by 1,740% over 2021. Merriam-Webster’s Peter Sokolowski told The Associated Press exclusively ahead of Monday’s unveiling that lookups were pervasive all year long. Typically there’s a single event that drives searches.…

Woman, Two Juveniles Arrested for Harrisburg Shooting

Woman, Two Juveniles Arrested for Harrisburg Shooting

HARRISBURG – A woman and two juveniles were involved in an early Friday morning shooting and pursuit in Harrisburg. According to the Harrisburg Police Department’s Facebook page, just after 2 a.m. Saline County Central Dispatch received several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the 100 block of South Shaw Street. As patrol units were responding to the…

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