Harrisburg Man Sentenced for November 2017 Home Invasion

HARRISBURG – A Harrisburg man will spend the next 13 years in prison for home invasion. Saline County State’s Attorney Jayson Clark says 44-year-old Scotty L. Adams entered a guilty plea Friday in Saline County Circuit Court to a Class X felony charge of home invasion. Besides his prison sentence, Adams will also serve three

Heavy Rains Lead Forecasters to Issue Flood Watch

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a flood watch for our area through late Saturday night. Multiple rounds of rain, moderate to heavy at times, will increase the risk for areal flooding through the end of the week, primarily from Thursday night through Saturday night. Isolated low land and poor

Immigration Employer Compliance Training Set for Thursday in Marion

BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) and the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition will hold an Immigration Employer Compliance Training on Thursday from 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Aisin Manufacturing in Marion. Topics of discussion will include contents of President Trump’s immigration executive orders, increased immigration enforcement and impact on employers, how to create a

Credit Card Scam Reported in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – Harrisburg Police learned Monday that someone is using real personal phone numbers of people trying to scam them on credit card debits. Police say you should not fall for this scam. Get a number, call them back and ask to talk to a manager. Don’t give them any of your personal information. They

SIU Gets 115-pound Black Carp Specimen for Further Study

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Researchers at Southern Illinois University have received what could be one of the largest black carp used for scientific research.Officials at the Carbondale campus say they’ve received a 115-pound specimen of the invasive fish species. Associate zoology professor Gregory Whitledge says the fish was caught this month by commercial fishers in

SIU Museum Reopens after Closing Due to State Budget Impasse

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has reopened after it had to close last year due to the state budget impasse. The museum’s closing prompted an outcry from the university community and former student workers, The Southern Illinoisan reported. Curator of collections Susannah Munson, who maintained the museum’s collection