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Southern Illinois Man Convicted In Fight Death
Sunday, March 09, 2014 1:00 AM
Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a southern Illinois fight last year that killed another man. Jurors in Williamson County found 38-year-old Danny Dunn guilty on Friday in connection with the death of 22-year-old Trevor Martin. Both men were from Creal Springs. Authorities say Dunn punched Martin last June, causing the victim to fall ...
Kids Hurt in Freak Snow Accident at SIU Arena
Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:29 PM
Seven kindergarten-age kids from a Murphysboro elementary school were hurt in a freak accident Thursday at the SIU Arena. As a field trip to the campus and a tour of the arena was ending, students were boarding a bus when a large chunk of snow fell from the arena's domed roof and landed on them. The Southern Illinoisan reports 80 students were on a field trip from General John ...
Ohio School Allows Dunn to Head to SIU
Thursday, March 06, 2014 6:00 AM
Youngstown State University has voided the contract of its current president Randy Dunn, allowing the former Murray State president to take the same position at Southern Illinois University. In a statement late Wednesday, Youngstown State announced Dunn will vacate the university's presidency on March 21, and will have 30 days to move out of the presidential ...
Metropolis Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:00 PM
A Metropolis man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for trafficking drugs. Investigators with the Massac Sheriff's Department received a tip that a drug sale was going to take place in the parking lot of Dollar General Store on East 8th St. in Metropolis. Undercover Investigators began surveillance on the parking lot and witnessed what they believed to be a drug sale. Deputies stopped the ...
Quinn Announces $45 Million in IL Tornado Aid
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 6:30 PM
Governor Pat Quinn has announced a $45 million state relief package to assist Illinois local governments in their recovery from the devastating November tornadoes. During a Wednesday press conference at Brookport First Baptist Church, Quinn said he has authorized the state funds following the FEMA denial of the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance for local governments. Quinn said ...
Judge Halts Gun Range Practice After Accident
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:00 PM
A southern Illinois judge has ordered a gun range to halt target shooting with rifles for now in the wake of a woman being injured by a suspected stray bullet. WSIL-TV reports that a Williamson County judge's injunction Tuesday involving the Tombstone Gun Range and Training Center near Marion remains in effect until a court hearing next month. The International Union of ...
Massac Sheriff Warns About 'Grandparents Scam'
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 5:14 PM
Authorities in southern Illinois are warning local residents to be on the lookout for a new phone scam. On Monday, the Massac County Sheriffs Office logged three complaints from residents receiving phone calls that had to do with the "Grandparents Scam" in Massac County. All three calls were from a man pretending to be the victim's grandson. Police said the caller requested money, ...
Help Needed to Clear Tornado Debris Before Spring
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:10 PM
A local pastor is spearheading an effort to continue cleaning up Brookport and Unionville after last November's devastating tornado. Rev. Jeff Belmear, Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, has worked with his denomination's disaster relief teams that have gone out-of-state to help in the past, and he is asking for volunteers on March 8, 15, 22, and 29, clearing public and ...
St. Mary Students Excel in Solo/Ensemble Contest
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:09 PM
Eleven vocalists representing St. Mary School System earned Distinguished Ratings, or I Ratings, at the district I solo and ensemble contest last weekend at Marshall County High School. St. Mary had the largest contingency in the district, with 13 students performing. Of those 13, 11 earned the highest rating, Distinguished (or I) Rating, on a range of I-IV. Earning Distinguished Rating for ...
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