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Jackson County finally has a plan for the jail, but what took so long?

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Jackson County finally has a plan for the jail, but what took so long?

- Finally, Jackson County has a plan for moving more guards onto the floors of its much-maligned jail. But what took so long? This week, Jackson County legislators received a short-term plan from county administrators for freeing up more guards. The needed and overdue moves come months after a jail consultant first cautioned that the jail was a dangerous mess. The outline of a plan came just days after the filing of a class-action lawsuit that demanded a judge address the jail’s dirty and dangerous conditions
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Amtrak’s eclipse train in Illinois sells out in 22 hours

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Amtrak’s eclipse train in Illinois sells out in 22 hours

- CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Amtrak officials say it took less than a day to sell out a special train service in Illinois for the solar eclipse. Amtrak announced the Amtrak Eclipse Express this past week. The train goes roundtrip from both Chicago and then Champaign to Carbondale in southern Illinois, which is near where the total eclipse Aug. 21 is expected to be peak duration
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Amtrak's eclipse train in Illinois sells out in 22 hours

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Amtrak's eclipse train in Illinois sells out in 22 hours

- CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Amtrak officials say it took less than a day to sell out a special train service in Illinois for the solar eclipse. Amtrak announced the Amtrak Eclipse Express this past week. The train goes roundtrip from both Chicago and then Champaign to Carbondale in southern Illinois, which is near where the total eclipse Aug. 21 is expected to be peak duration
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Amtrak's eclipse train from Chicago to Carbondale sells out in 22 hours

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Amtrak's eclipse train from Chicago to Carbondale sells out in 22 hours

- Amtrak officials say it took less than a day to sell out a special train service in Illinois for the solar eclipse. Amtrak announced the Amtrak Eclipse Express this past week. The train goes roundtrip from both Chicago and then Champaign to Carbondale in southern Illinois, which is near where the total eclipse Aug. 21 is expected to be peak duration
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Jackson County man arrested in connection with Cherokee County burglary

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Jackson County man arrested in connection with Cherokee County burglary

- Johnny T. Townson, 33, arrested, authorities say. . Jackson County man arrested in connection with Cherokee County burglary Johnny T. Townson, 33, arrested, authorities say CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — A Jackson County man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a Cherokee County burglary. The burglary was reported approximately two weeks earlier, authorities said. Officers found Johnny T. Townson, 33, of Dutton, in the Dutton area and recovered a firearm that was taken in the burglary
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New SIU-Carbondale chancellor wants input on school’s future

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New SIU-Carbondale chancellor wants input on school’s future

- CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – The new chancellor of Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus says he wants public input to help develop future plans for the university. Carlo Montemagno had his first news conference Monday after trustees last week approved his appointment as chancellor. He is the campus’ first permanent chancellor in three years. Montemagno says SIU-Carbondale must define a vision for itself before it can move beyond financial hardships caused by declining enrollment and the lack of a state budget
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One rider dies after two Harley Davidson motorcycles collided early Saturday morning

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One rider dies after two Harley Davidson motorcycles collided early Saturday morning

- A man and woman riding Harley Davidson motorcycles collided as they traveled westbound on a Kansas highway early Saturday morning, catapulting them into a ditch and killing the man. Lance D. Elliott, 49, of Carbondale, Kan., died, and Vicki M. Allen, 56, of Oskaloosa, Kan., was uninjured. Neither rider was wearing a helmet. The motorcycles were traveling west on U.S. 24 in Jefferson County, Kan
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Carbondale, IL at center of not one, but two total solar eclipses

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Carbondale, IL at center of not one, but two total solar eclipses

- CARBONDALE, IL – On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a Total Solar Eclipse, the first one to cross the entire country in 99 years. The “Great American Eclipse” as it is being called, will reach its point of greatest duration just south of Carbondale, IL. The region won’t have to wait long for another chance to be at the center of another total solar eclipse
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Southern Illinois University plans Carbondale campus cuts

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Southern Illinois University plans Carbondale campus cuts

- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Southern Illinois University has approved a financial sustainability plan that includes recommendations to close seven programs at the Carbondale campus. The Southern Illinoisan reports the Board of Trustees during its meeting Thursday in Springfield signed off on the new financial strategy that calls for $26 million in cuts, including permanent budget reductions totaling $19 million. The strategy includes about $7 million in one-time reductions intended to pay back funds borrowed during the state budget crisis
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SIU trustees to vote on new Carbondale campus chancellor

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SIU trustees to vote on new Carbondale campus chancellor

- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Southern Illinois University trustees are scheduled to consider appointing a University of Alberta nanotechnology scientist as chancellor of the Carbondale campus. SIU System President Randy Dunn earlier this week recommended trustees appoint Carlo Montemagno (mont-a-MAHN’-yo) to be the school’s chancellor. Trustees will take up the recommendation during their meeting Thursday in Springfield. If his appointment is approved Montemagno would be the first non-interim chancellor for the Carbondale campus since November 2014
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18-year-old charged with murder of Hytop man

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18-year-old charged with murder of Hytop man

- JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a murder just before 11 a.m. Sunday. The murder took place on County Road 107. According to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, 18-year-old Hank Blizzard is the only suspect in the murder of 20-year-old Timothy Daniel Mulligan of Hytop. Blizzard was arrested and has been charged with murder
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Man accused of stabbing co-worker at pot grow operation

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Man accused of stabbing co-worker at pot grow operation

- JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Medford man is facing attempted murder and other charges after authorities say he stabbed a co-worker at a marijuana grow operation. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says Matthew Gabbard stabbed a co-worker with a knife multiple times in the chest and abdomen Saturday afternoon. The two were cutting irrigation lines at a grow site. Detectives believe the stabbing was unprovoked and that Gabbard had intended to kill his co-worker
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Carbondale to offer free Wi-Fi downtown later this year

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Carbondale to offer free Wi-Fi downtown later this year

- CARBONDALE, Ill. – City leaders in Carbondale say free wireless internet is coming to the southern Illinois city’s downtown. Frontier Communications has a $20,000, five-year service agreement to provide the Wi-Fi access starting later this year. City manager Gary Williams says the new system taps into the city’s fiber-optic network purchased in 2014 with a $1.5 million grant. Williams says offering free internet gives “people one more reason to visit our downtown and spend time here
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The fight is on for two high-profile Metro East congressional seats

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The fight is on for two high-profile Metro East congressional seats

- In the latest indication that national Democrats are serious about targeting two Republican-held congressional seats in the Metro East next year, two new candidates with party ties and apparent party backing have announced they're running. St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly will seek the Democratic nomination to the 12th Congressional district, currently held by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro. And Betsy Londrigan, a Springfield-based fundraiser who has worked with Sen
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Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer

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Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer

- Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with first degree murder. Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with first degree murder. BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering his own grandfather after the body was found in a freezer at a Missouri home. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with murder first degree, domestic assault, armed criminal action and stealing a motor vehicle
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Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer

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Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer

- Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with first degree murder. Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with first degree murder. BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering his own grandfather after the body was found in a freezer at a Missouri home. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with murder first degree, domestic assault, armed criminal action and stealing a motor vehicle
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Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer

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Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer

- Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with first degree murder. Grandson charged after his grandfather's body was found in a freezer Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with first degree murder. BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering his own grandfather after the body was found in a freezer at a Missouri home. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said Tyreik Baldwin, 21, has been charged with murder first degree, domestic assault, armed criminal action and stealing a motor vehicle
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  • Jackson County man arrested in connection with Cherokee County burglary
    Jackson County man arrested in connection with Cherokee County burglary

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    Johnny T. Townson, 33, arrested, authorities say. . Jackson County man arrested in connection with Cherokee County burglary Johnny T. Townson, 33, arrested, authorities say CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — A Jackson County man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a Cherokee County burglary. The burglary was reported approximately two weeks earlier, authorities said. Officers found Johnny T. Townson, 33, of Dutton, in the Dutton area and recovered a firearm that was taken in the burglary
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  • Advantage, incumbents, for raising money to run for Congress around St. Louis
    Advantage, incumbents, for raising money to run for Congress around St. Louis

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    WASHINGTON • The baked-in incumbent campaign cash advantage for most members of the U.S. House of Representatives is no more evident than in St. Louis area’s congressional elections this year. Incumbents have far outraised opponents, with the money race between incumbent Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, and his Democratic challenger, C.J. Baricevic of Belleville, in Metro East’s Illinois 13th, the closest contest. In some instances, candidates with little or no opposition
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  • SIU trustees to vote on new Carbondale campus chancellor
    SIU trustees to vote on new Carbondale campus chancellor

    , fox2now.com

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Southern Illinois University trustees are scheduled to consider appointing a University of Alberta nanotechnology scientist as chancellor of the Carbondale campus. SIU System President Randy Dunn earlier this week recommended trustees appoint Carlo Montemagno (mont-a-MAHN’-yo) to be the school’s chancellor. Trustees will take up the recommendation during their meeting Thursday in Springfield. If his appointment is approved Montemagno would be the first non-interim chancellor for the Carbondale campus since November 2014
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  • 18-year-old charged with murder of Hytop man
    18-year-old charged with murder of Hytop man

    , wbrc.com

    JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a murder just before 11 a.m. Sunday. The murder took place on County Road 107. According to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, 18-year-old Hank Blizzard is the only suspect in the murder of 20-year-old Timothy Daniel Mulligan of Hytop. Blizzard was arrested and has been charged with murder
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