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Memorial Day Ceremonies  WSIL TV

(WSIL) -- Below are area Memorial Day services scheduled for this weekend and Monday.

West Frankfort High School principal charged with DUI  The Southern

The West Frankfort High School principal has been placed on administrative leave after being charged Sunday with driving under the influence.

Candy Cane Lane to be featured on 'Great Christmas Light Fight' in 2019  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Candy Cane Lane is getting a lot more attention this year, thanks to “The Great Christmas Light Fight” show on ABC.

Crews battle house fire near 2 schools in West Frankfort  KFVS

Crews battled a fire at a West Frankfort home divided up into apartments Friday morning.

Decomposed body found at old mine near West Frankfort  The Southern

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones confirmed Monday a badly decomposed body was found Saturday near the entrance of the old No. 9 mine, east of West ...

Salukis release 2019 football recruiting class  KFVS

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University has released its complete list of 2019 athletes for signing day. The Salukis have recruited some local ...

Lincoln-Way East HS cheerleaders win state championship  WLS-TV

The Lincoln-Way East High School girls' varsity cheerleading team won the 2019 IHSA Girls Competitive Cheer Championship.

Candy Cane Lane will compete in national Christmas light competition  WSIL TV

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Another season of ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight ended Monday night, but one area display is already on the the schedule for ...

West Frankfort board aims for new high school  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — A new high school could be in the future for West Frankfort.

Matt Donkin named Superintendent of West Frankfort Schools  WSIL TV

WEST FRANKFORT -- Regional School Superintendent Matt Donkin is set to become the new Superintendent of West Frankfort Schools.

Identity of woman found in Franklin County released  Belleville News-Democrat

A woman has been identified in the investigation of a body found in Franklin County, IL. ATV riders found her in rural Zeigler on Saturday.

Former West Frankfort woman dead in a murder-suicide  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — A former West Frankfort resident was the victim of an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday in Creve Coeur, Illinois. At approximately 3:55 ...

West Frankfort School District hosts screening of "Swim Team"  WSIL TV

WSIL - The office of Special Education for the West Frankfort School District is hosting a free screening of the film "Swim Team". The film is a documentary that ...

Look back: High school band plays on in West Frankfort  The Southern

West Frankfort students are rallying to bring back the band. Here's a look back at the West Frankfort band before the program was cut.

Bert William 'Bill' Beatty III  The Southern

BENTON — Bert William "Bill" Beatty III, 81, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. at his home.

Gym dandies: 20 best high school basketball venues in Illinois  Chicago Tribune

Gym dandies: The Tribune preps staff picks its 20 favorite basketball venues in Illinois.

Candy Cane Lane back open for Christmas in West Frankfort, IL  KFVS

It's a Christmas display that's years in the making and the creator said the hard work is worth it.

Saluki football adds 2 junior college quarterbacks on National Signing Day  The Southern

CARBONDALE — The starting quarterback race for the SIU football team just got more crowded.

At least one dead in garbage truck versus vehicle accident in Washington County  Belleville News-Democrat

A Sparta, Illinois, woman was taken to the hospital following a Washington County crash involving the garbage truck she was driving and a truck driven by ...

Jeanie Patterson, owner of Sweetwater in Mill Valley, dies at age 75  San Francisco Chronicle

The original Sweetwater in Mill Valley was unique among nightclubs in that it was a single room without a lobby. When concertgoers came through the door off ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Darien Hayes | Obituaries |  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Darian Ashe Hayes, 17, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at his grandmother's house in West Frankfort. Darian was born in ...

Southern Illinois well represented in bass fishing finals  The Daily Republican

Benton, Crab Orchard, Nashville, Pinckneyville and West Frankfort high schools qualified for the state bass fishing tournament May 19-20 at Carlyle Lake, with ...

Cahokia man admitted to deadly St. Louis stabbing in 911 call, faces a murder charge  Belleville News-Democrat

A Cahokia, Illinois, man is charged with one count of murder after police say he stabbed someone to death in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of St. Louis.

Old King Coal Festival crowns king ahead of 75th festival  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Dan Wilkerson, a West Frankfort resident for more than 50 years, was named Old King Coal on Monday.

Kenneth J. Gray, Illinois Congressman Known as ‘Prince of Pork,’ Dies at 89  New York Times

Kenneth J. Gray, who represented Southern Illinois in Congress for many years and became known as the “Prince of Pork” for bringing $7 billion in projects to ...

Keith Jones named county treasurer  Benton Evening News

Keith R. Jones, son of Sheriff Donald Jones, has been appointed Franklin County treasurer.

Christmas characters stolen from Candy Cane Lane  KFVS

They light up the night throughout the holidays on Candy Cane Lane in West Frankfort, but police are now on the search for more than a dozen characters stolen ...

Two teens in custody after Lincoln-Way East shooting threat  The Herald-News

FRANKFORT – Two students were taken into police custody Wednesday after threats to attack Lincoln-Way East High School were posted online.

John A. Logan College graduates take different approaches to higher education  The Southern

CARTERVILLE — When Katie Sandusky, 19, of Benton, speaks Friday at the John A. Logan College commencement ceremony, she says she will do her best to ...

Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray dies in Southern Illinois

First elected to Congress in 1954 , he served 10 terms until high blood pressure forced him to retire in 1974.

Former Sesser mayor arrested on meth charges after search of his home  The Southern

SESSER — Ned Mitchell, the former longtime mayor of Sesser, and another individual were arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of unlawful possession of ...

21 great high school mascots in the country  Sioux City Journal

Forget the lions and tigers and bears, these high schools went above and beyond on their mascot selection.

Hozier announces long-awaited second album  The Southern

Hozier has announced his long-awaited seconds studio album 'Wasteland Baby' will be released on March 1 - almost four years after his self-titled debut LP.

Bangert: More, not fewer, Lafayette monuments, Round 2  Journal & Courier

Brian Lamb from his 'Dance Date' days, the inventor of Twister and a champ named 'Superfoot.' Your suggestions for more monuments, not fewer, to tell Greater ...

News of Record for the Week of 1-17-18 | Vitals  Kokomo Perspective

William Mendoza, 28, Battery, Domestic Battery. Kevin Kaminski, 23, Rape, Battery, Strangulation, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury. Ryan Bammerlin, 34 ...

DHL Express Helps Students Participate in World's Largest New Year's Day Parade  Business Wire

DHL Express is shipping U.S. high school music student's instruments to London so they can participate in the World's Largest New Year's Day Parade.

News of Record for the week of 11/4 | KP  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. October 22. Daniel G.

Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

Tyrese Cooper (now competing at Miami Norland High School) has the nation's fastest returning times in both the 200 (20.46) and 400 (45.26), while has the ...

Vitals for the Week of 11-30 | Vitals  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. November 16. Jordan M.

Vital Records for the Week of 3-15-17 | Vitals  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 1. Tamara M. Beatty ...

U.S. Attorneys recognize high school juniors as Ambassadors for Justice  West Virginia Record

CHARLESTON – United States Attorneys Booth Goodwin, Southern District of West Virginia, and Bill Ihlenfeld, Northern District of West Virginia, on Wednesday ...

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