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Beef Products Recalled for Memorial Day Weekend

Beef Products Recalled for Memorial Day Weekend

USDA – With the Memorial Day weekend approaching the US Department of Agriculture is issuing a recall on beef at the worst possible time. Aurora Packing Company of North Aurora IL is recalling nearly 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. Coli. The recall includes multiple beef products packaged on…read more »

One Dead As a Result of Wreck at I-64/I-57 Interchange Near Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon – A 3-vehicle crash occurred around 9:30am Wednesday just south of the I-57/64 interchange north of Mt. Vernon. Early reports indicate a semi-tanker and two other vehicles were involved. As of now neither names nor vehicles have been reported, but there has been a fatality and two people were taken to the hospital for treatment.…read more »

Murphysboro Man Fires Concealed Weapon Inside of Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale – A Murphysboro man is facing multiple charges after attempting to shoot an officer inside the Carbondale Police Department. According to a release from the Carbondale Police, officers arrested 36-year-old Eric Brown in connection to an incident at Rue 21 in the 2100 block of East Main on Saturday afternoon. When officers brought Brown…read more »

Two Dead After Motorcycle vs Truck Accident in Randolph Co.

Randolph Co. – Two are dead as the result of a collision on IL-154 in Randolph Co. Saturday night. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at on 154 near Griggs Road when a truck and a motorcycle collided head on. Both the driver of the motorcycle and a passenger…read more »

Committee to Find Next Head of Southern Illinois University

Committee to Find Next Head of Southern Illinois University

Carbondale (AP) – A 27-person committee has been formed to find the next president of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. SIU has been without a president since Randy Dunn resigned in July amid controversy over improper hires. Dunn also came under fire for a proposed shift of funding between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. An executive search…read more »

SIU Arena Renamed in $4M Corporate Naming Rights Deal

SIU Arena Renamed in $4M Corporate Naming Rights Deal

Carbondale (AP) – Southern Illinois University Arena has a new name, thanks to the largest corporate naming rights agreement in the history of the Carbondale campus. The Southern Illinoisan reports after 55 years, SIU Arena is now the Banterra Center. The basketball arena is now named for Banterra Bank, which has 40 branches across Illinois,…read more »

Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant; Will Use on New Squad Car

Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant; Will Use on New Squad Car

Franklin Co. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a $24,000 Community Facilities Grant was recently received by the sheriff’s office from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will be used to replace a patrol vehicle within the aging fleet.  Sheriff David Bartoni says the receipt of this grant is also a great cost savings…read more »

West Frankfort Man Jailed on Predatory Charges

Franklin Co. – A West Frankfort man is behind bars on predatory charges involving a minor. According to a release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old John A. Fonte-Weston is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail pending formal charging by the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s office. Sheriff David Bartoni says the investigation…read more »

Brookport Bridge to Remain Closed as Unexpected Repairs Get Underway

Brookport Bridge to Remain Closed as Unexpected Repairs Get Underway

KTC – The Brookport Bridge is set to be closed for much longer than expected after contractors asked for more time to make repairs. The bridge, which was closed last Wednesday, was expected to re-open after about a week, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced yesterday that additional time is needed and that the closure…read more »

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