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4 arrested in Southern Illinois on charges of torturing, killing piglets

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Injured bald eagle found by Illinois state representative released

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Injured bald eagle found by Illinois state representative released


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Does It Work: HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven

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Advantage, incumbents, for raising money to run for Congress around St. Louis

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Advantage, incumbents, for raising money to run for Congress around St. Louis


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Reps. Ann Wagner, Rodney Davis withdraw support, urge Trump to pull out of race

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Reps. Ann Wagner, Rodney Davis withdraw support, urge Trump to pull out of race


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Thunderstorms roar across St. Louis area

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4 arrested in Southern Illinois on charges of torturing, killing piglets
Four people from southern Illinois have been arrested on charges of theft and animal torture after they allegedly stole piglets and killed them. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says two juveniles were arrested in addition to 18-year-old Trenton H. Bennett of West Frankfort and 20-year-old Brendan A. Shaputis of Ewing. According to Jones, the four allegedly stole about 30 piglets, each about 5 to 7 days old, from the Logan Sow Center in Benton   Read More ...
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Dozens help harvest soybean crop of Illinois farmer who died
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. – As many as two dozen farmers helped harvest the southern Illinois soybean fields belonging to a farmer who died this summer after he was trapped under an antique tractor. Forty-year-old Ben Arbeiter of Murphysboro died in the Aug. 6 accident. This week 17 farmers drove combine harvesters and auger carts to harvest Arbeiter’s crop. Another 11 farmers took the soybeans to the grain operator   Read More ...
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Dozens help harvest soybean crop of Illinois farmer who died
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — As many as two dozen farmers helped harvest the southern Illinois soybean fields belonging to a farmer who died this summer after he was trapped under an antique tractor. Forty-year-old Ben Arbeiter of Murphysboro died in the Aug. 6 accident. This week 17 farmers drove combine harvesters and auger carts to harvest Arbeiter's crop. Another 11 farmers took the soybeans to the grain operator   Read More ...
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Injured bald eagle found by Illinois state representative released
CARBONDALE, IL- A bald eagle found injured in September has been released back into the wild. The Southern Illinoisian newspaper reports the Illinois Department of Natural Resources rescued the injured bird three weeks ago. It was spotted by state representative Terri Bryant while she was driving near Carbondale. They took the eagle to the Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where it was cared nursed back to health   Read More ...
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2 facing meth possession charges in Jackson County
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office arrested two residents for drugs in separate cases. A pound of marijuana and 4 grams of methamphetamine was seized during a traffic stop in Skyline. A deputy pulled over 26-year-old William Christopher Smith, of Scottsboro, for a traffic violation on County Road 25 on Tuesday. Smith was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Authorities said the marijuana and meth were found along with drug paraphernalia during the arrest   Read More ...
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2 killed in Jackson County crash
TOWN OF MANCHESTER, Wis. — Sheriff's officials say two people have died in a weekend highway crash in Jackson County. The single-vehicle crash happened about 1 a.m. Sunday on Highway 12 in the Town of Manchester. Authorities say both people in the vehicle died at the scene after the driver veered off the highway and crashed. Investigators say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash   Read More ...
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Ex-Royals great Frank White is dropping the ball as Jackson County executive
Frank White just got schooled — big time. The former Kansas City Royal, who’s served as the Jackson County executive for the last 1 1/2 years, is still something of a political neophyte. It showed this week as the county legislature, on a 9-0 vote, rejected White’s pick to run COMBAT, the agency that fights illegal drug use. What was astonishing was how open county legislators were about what they did   Read More ...
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Morthland College investigated by state, federal agencies
WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Board of Higher Education is investigating Morthland College due to the school's inability to access federal student aid funds. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports in addition to denying access to the funds, the U.S. Department of Education earlier this year fined the private Christian liberal arts college for an alleged "breach of fiduciary duty   Read More ...
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Jackson County jail inmate reported dead; sheriff’s office investigating
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an inmate of the Jackson County Detention Center died Monday night. A Jackson County news release said it appeared that the inmate, whose name was not released, died by suicide. The news release said the inmate was found unresponsive in the dormitory area shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday. On-duty nursing staff and emergency personnel were called to help, and the inmate was taken to a hospital where he died   Read More ...
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Jackson County jurors convict man of raping 12-year-old girl
A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a 46-year-old man of raping a 12-year-old girl. Donald E. Riley of Kansas City had been charged with statutory rape, tampering with a victim and first-degree rape for the assault that took place in January 2016. Prosecutors said Kansas City police officers were summoned to a residence in the 8600 block of Bristol Avenue to investigate a rape allegation   Read More ...
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Jackson County transformer manufacturer will lay off 110
Pacific Crest Transformers, a Jackson County company that manufactures electrical transformers, has notified Oregon officials that it plans to lay off 110 employees in November. The company says it's been operating at its site north of Medford for more than 44 years. In a note to union representatives, Pacific Crest said it will "substantially" reduce its workforce but doesn't explain why   Read More ...
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Plane makes second emergency landing on Jackson County interstate
A plane again touched down on Interstate 77 in Jackson County on Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after its first emergency landing. The plane remained nearby Monday night, and officials made way for an interstate takeoff Tuesday, said Walter Smittle, director of Jackson County 911. This ends your complimentary access to the Charleston Gazette-Mail d, but don't have a   Read More ...
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Small plane lands on interstate in Jackson County
No injuries were reported after a small plane landed on the interstate Monday afternoon in Jackson County, the sheriff says. The plane landed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 just south of Fairplain, around the 131 mile marker, Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said. This ends your complimentary access to the Charleston Gazette-Mail d, but don't have a login?   Read More ...
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Report recommends Jackson County build new 1,000-bed jail to replace troubled facility
Jackson County Executive Frank White endorsed starting a master planning process for a new county jail after hearing a consultant’s report Tuesday. The report from HOK Inc. said renovating the existing jail would cost $150 million and still not meet modern standards. A new 1,000-bed jail would cost $150 million to $180 million, HOK says. White, at a meeting of the Jackson County Legislature, also called for raising guard pay to $15 an hour   Read More ...
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‘Disgusting’ conditions greeted auditor on first inspection of Jackson County jail
On his first visit to size up the Jackson County jail earlier this year, it was the filth that auditor Jim Rowenhorst initially found most appalling Toilets crusted with feces, filthy mattresses and showers that looked as if they hadn’t been cleaned in a very long time. “The operative word for the cleanliness of the fixtures would be disgusting,” Rowenhorst wrote in a long-awaited audit report to the Jackson County Legislature that was released to the public on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Jackson County district attorney dies unexpectedly
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the district attorney of Jackson County has died unexpectedly at age 56. Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera says Gerald Fox died Monday while attending a sport shooting event in Eau Claire County. The cause of Fox's death was not immediately known, but Waldera says it may be cardiac related. Waldera says Fox took on major cases and was a strong advocate for citizens   Read More ...
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Carbondale officials pleased with crowds for solar eclipse
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Tourism officials in southern Illinois say about 200,000 people traveled to the 16-county region to watch the total solar eclipse. Carbondale officials estimate that te recent solar eclipse attracted up to 50,000 people to the city. Illinois Office of Tourism Director Cory Jobe says visitor spending in Carbondale is estimated to be $7 million. Southern Illinois University Carbondale spokeswoman Rae Morrow Goldsmith says an estimated 30,000 people gathered on campus to watch the eclipse, including 14,000 at the stadium   Read More ...
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Congressman refers to 'Orientals' in describing town halls - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois congressman has compared town hall meetings with constituents to what he described as the practice of "cleansing" by "Orientals." Republican Rep. Mike Bost made the assertion during a meeting with the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale (http://bit.ly/2mLhb8i ). Bost visited his 12th District last week during a congressional recess. But he hosted a tele-town hall instead of an in-person one. Some   Read More ...
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Illinois congressman compares town halls to "cleansing" by "Orientals"
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An Illinois congressman compared town hall meetings, which for many Republicans have turned into raucous affairs, to the practice of “cleansing” by “Orientals.” Republican Rep. Mike Bost made the assertion during a meeting with the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale. Bost visited his 12th District last week, hosting a tele-town hall instead of an in-person one. “The amount of time that I have at   Read More ...
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Southern Illniois congressman refers to 'Orientals' in describing town halls
CARBONDALE, Ill. • An Illinois congressman compared town hall meetings, which for many Republicans have turned into raucous affairs, to the practice of "cleansing" by "Orientals." Republican Rep. Mike Bost made the assertion during a meeting with the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale. Bost visited his 12th District last week, hosting a tele-town hall instead of an in-person one. "The amount of time that I have at   Read More ...
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Illinois congressman uses derogatory term when describing raucous town halls
CARBONDALE, Ill. – An Illinois congressman compared town hall meetings, which for many Republicans have turned into raucous affairs, to the practice of "cleansing" by "Orientals." Republican Rep. Mike Bost made the assertion during a meeting with the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale. Bost visited his 12th District last week, hosting a tele-town hall instead of an in-person one. "The amount of time that I have at   Read More ...
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GOP congressman refers to ‘Orientals’ in describing town halls
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois congressman compared town hall meetings, which for many Republicans have turned into raucous affairs, to the practice of ‘‘cleansing’’ by ‘‘Orientals.’’ Republican Rep. Mike Bost made the assertion during a meeting with the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale. Bost visited his 12th District last week, hosting a tele-town hall instead of an in-person one. ‘‘The amount of time that I have   Read More ...
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Congressman refers to 'Orientals' in describing town halls
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois congressman has compared town hall meetings with constituents to what he described as the practice of "cleansing" by "Orientals." Republican Rep. Mike Bost made the assertion during a meeting with the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale (http://bit.ly/2mLhb8i ). Bost visited his 12th District last week during a congressional recess. But he hosted a tele-town hall instead of an in-person one. Some   Read More ...
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SIU trustees approve 3.9 percent Carbondale tuition hike
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees have approved a 3.9 percent increase undergraduate tuition for the Carbondale campus and eliminated out-of-state fees. WSIL-TV reports the action Thursday increases annual tuition by $351 per year to $9,450. University President Randy Dunn says the tuition increase is the best solution to keep up with the operating costs and the lack of state funding. He says it will   Read More ...
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Messenger: A dubious statistic highlights need for economic diversity at WashU
Ed Tjaden had his first kid at the age of 19. He was a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “I was not a motivated student,” Tjaden says. Tjaden dropped out of school. He and his girlfriend, Ginny, got married. They were high school sweethearts from Central High School in Camp Point, Ill. It’s a town of about 1,100 just east of Quincy. In 2007, he enlisted in the Army.   Read More ...
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Police search for missing Carbondale teen
CARBONDALE, IL (KTVI) – Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old. from Carbondale, Illinois. Taylor Charles was last seen in the 1000 block of East Park Street on Tuesday at around 10:45am. The City of Carbondale Police Department says this missing person may be a runaway. Taylor is described as a white male, about 5’03” tall, weighing about 120 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen   Read More ...
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Southern Illinois University won’t become sanctuary campus
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – The president of Southern Illinois University says the school has decided not to become a sanctuary campus for students in the U.S. without legal permission. The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan reports SIU President Randy Dunn said Friday that the decision applies to the school’s campuses in Carbondale and Edwardsville and its medical school in Springfield. The decision comes after two student organizations requested school leaders study a   Read More ...
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Southern Illinois University won't become sanctuary campus
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The president of Southern Illinois University says the school has decided not to become a sanctuary campus for students in the U.S. without legal permission. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/2jk28F3 ) SIU President Randy Dunn said Friday that the decision applies to the school's campuses in Carbondale and Edwardsville and its medical school in Springfield. The decision comes after two student organizations requested school leaders   Read More ...
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Does It Work: HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Are you tired of microwaving your food? The HotLogic Mini personal portable oven claims it can perfectly reheat or cook your meal from scratch – without overcooking or drying it out. But does it work? To test the HotLogic Mini we turned to hungry parsers at the Southern Illinois University Saluki Tailgate. Tailgate parties warm up the crowd ahead of the big game, but football weather   Read More ...
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Illinois ends lease agreement with Rend Lake resort operator
WHITTINGTON, Ill. (AP) — State officials say they've terminated the lease agreement of a southern Illinois lake resort and conference center, closed the facility and are seeking a new operator due to safety concerns. However, other issues could hamper when the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center reopens. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/2h9DdmT ) reports there's a dispute over ownership of a building and area legislators are pushing state money   Read More ...
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With No. 3 Kansas looming, UNLV survives S. Illinois - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
Tyrell Green tied a season-high 23 points in leading the UNLV Runnin' Rebels to a win Monday against Southern Illinois. Despite turning the ball over 23 times, UNLV kept the game close down the stretch with the Salukis of Carbondale, IL in the team's 68-61 win. The Runnin' Rebels were up 35-28 to end the first half thanks to baskets from Green and Zion Morgan. The Salukis cut the deficit   Read More ...
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Fletcher scores 21; Southern Illinois tops Saint Louis 70-55
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Armon Fletcher scored a career-high 21 points, Sean O’Brien had a double-double and Southern Illinois pulled away from Saint Louis 70-55 on Wednesday night. The Billikens led 32-30 at the half but the Salukis used a 7-0 run with a Fletcher 3-pointer in the middle to take the lead for good at 42-38. Southern Illinois inched the lead up to eight but after Reggie Agbeko’s free   Read More ...
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SIU: $1M gift to fund renovation of campus lake facilities
CARBONDALE, IL (AP) – Southern Illinois University Carbondale says a $1 million donation will be used to renovate and expand the boat house and pavilion on campus lake. SIU Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says the donation by 1955 graduate Ralph Becker will revitalize a “beloved and significant” campus landmark. Becker earned a degree in speech communications. He managed the campus radio station then had a career in radio and television.   Read More ...
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SIU: $1M gift to fund renovation of campus lake facilities
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University Carbondale says a $1 million donation will be used to renovate and expand the boat house and pavilion on campus lake. SIU Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says the donation by 1955 graduate Ralph Becker will revitalize a "beloved and significant" campus landmark. Becker earned a degree in speech communications. He managed the campus radio station then had a career in radio and television.   Read More ...
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Students, researchers to visit southern Illinois for solar eclipse
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – Students and researchers from Louisiana State University will travel to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for next year’s total solar eclipse. The Southern Illinoisan reports the team, which includes people from two other Louisiana institutions, plans to launch two large weather balloons from Saluki Stadium. The launch will occur about 90 minutes before the total eclipse, set for 1:21 p.m. on Aug. 21. A balloon equipped with   Read More ...
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SIU student who died in house fire identified as Aurora man
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities have identified a Southern Illinois University student who died in a Carbondale house fire as 20-year-old Alexander Kierstead of Aurora. Kierstead died in the Wednesday fire. Firefighters found his body while searching the two-story home, which was engulfed in flames. The university says Kierstead was a junior studying political science and graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora. According to the Healy Chapel funeral   Read More ...
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Friends, family mourn Aurora student killed in Carbondale fire
Friends and family are mourning the death of Alex Kierstead, a 20-year-old from Aurora who died in a house fire in Carbondale. Joe Hein shared the house with Kierstead near the campus of Southern Illinois University, where both went to school. Hein was away when the fire happened Nov. 23. "I woke up to a call Wednesday morning that the house burned down. Alex was one of my best friends,"   Read More ...
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Remains of Illinois man killed in Korean War coming home
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) – The remains of a Southern Illinois man killed during the Korean War and buried in North Korea are finally being returned to his hometown. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that the remains of 19-year-old Army Corporal Vernon Douglas Presswood will be flown to St. Louis and then brought to Pinckneyville for burial on December 3. The paper reports the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says   Read More ...
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Southern Illinois holds on, beats South Dakota 35-28
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Sam Straub passed for 339 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 68 yards and a score, and Southern Illinois escaped with a 35-28 win over South Dakota on Saturday after nearly blowing a 21-point fourth-quarter lead. Southern Illinois (3-6, 1-5 Missouri Valley) led 35-14 with 12:11 remaining after Straub's 2-yard run capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive. After trading punts, Michael Fredrick ran 34 yards on fourth-and-1 to   Read More ...
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Advantage, incumbents, for raising money to run for Congress around St. Louis
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   Read More ...
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