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Friday Apr 18 | WJPF-AM Carterville

Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Set Wife On Fire

A man will be sentenced in July after pleading guilty to felony charges linked to an attempt to kill his estranged wife in a fire.

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Related Topix: Sesser, IL, Christopher, IL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Herald

Man admits igniting estranged wife's apartment

A southern Illinois man faces a July sentencing after pleading guilty to felony charges linked to his alleged attempt to kill his estranged wife in a fire.

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Related Topix: Sesser, IL, Christopher, IL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Two Arrested For Burglary And Theft

In Franklin County, two men face burglary and theft charges. The sheriff's office says 20-year-old Antuan Davis and 18-year-old Trenton Little, both of Herrin, were arrested Tuesday for crimes that occurred April 2nd in Royalton.

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Related Topix: Herrin, IL, Royalton, IL

WJPF-AM Carterville

Two Arrested For Burglary And Theft

In Franklin County, two men face burglary and theft charges. The sheriff's office says 20-year-old Antuan Davis and 18-year-old Trenton Little, both of Herrin, were arrested Tuesday for crimes that occurred April 2nd in Royalton.

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Related Topix: Herrin, IL, Royalton, IL

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Man admits claims of Election Day threat was bogus

A southern Illinois man faces up to 13 years in prison after admitting he falsely told an FBI agent he knew of a plot to disrupt the 2012 general election with explosives.

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Related Topix: Sesser, IL, Benton, IL

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Herald

Local 4-H members part of legislative team in Springfield

Avni Patel promoted the value of the 4-H program as part of Illinois' delegation to the Illinois Capitol as part of Illinois 4-H's Legislative Connection.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Springfield, IL, Clinton County, IL, Ford County, IL

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Illinois woman becomes fire captain

Zeigler Fire Department Capt. Kathie Flowers poses for a photo Feb. 27 in Zeigler.

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Related Topix: Zeigler, IL, Fire

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WSIL

Sesser Woman Charged with Smuggling Drugs in Jail

She's accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the Franklin County jail. he Franklin County Sheriff's office says Caitlen Haynes, 23, tried to sneak drugs into the county jail in Benton this past Friday.

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WJPF-AM Carterville

Field Fires In Southern Illinois Prompt Cautions

Authorities in Franklin County are using a recent spate of apparently suspicious field fires to warn residents that dry conditions could court disaster.

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Related Topix: Sesser, IL, Carbondale, IL, Williamson County, IL

SFGate

Charges: Ill. woman tried sneaking drugs into jail

A woman ordered to serve weekends in jail on an impaired-driving conviction is now accused of trying to smuggle banned prescription drugs into the lockup.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Man Arrested For Home Repair Fraud

In Franklin County, a man is charged with aggravated home repair fraud. 33-year-old George May was arrested Tuesday for failing to do tree trimming and yard work.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

WSIL

Franklin County Students Learn Where Food Comes From

Sesser and Christopher students bundled up today, to take part in this Food to Table event.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

WJPF-AM Carterville

Two Charged With Battery After Fight

In Franklin County, two men are charged with aggravated Battery. The Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Joshua Connors of Thompsonville and 20-year-old Dillion Estep of Valier were taken into custody around 1:43 a.m. Monday after they got into a fight in Benton.

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Related Topix: Thompsonville, IL, Valier, IL, Benton, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

Field fires in southern Illinois prompt cautions

Authorities in southern Illinois' Franklin County are using a recent spate of apparently suspicious field fires to warn residents that dry conditions could court disaster.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Sesser, IL, Carbondale, IL

Mon Mar 24, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Murder Trial Deliberations Continue

In Franklin County, a jury is still mulling over a murder case. A jury deliberated for nine hours Wednesday night in the case of 40-year-old Donald lee, but around 10:45 p.m., Judge Tom Tedeschi told the jury to go home and come back Thursday.

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