Franklin County Newswire

Franklin County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Franklin County, IL.

Results 1 - 20 of 155 in Franklin County, IL

  1. Hardy man given jail time for starving horsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | Franklin News-Post

    Gloria, a Bay Mare, 5, from left, Lovely Lady, a Bay Mare, 16, Marilyn, a Grey Mare, 5, and Chiquita, a Chestnut Mare, 8, enjoy all the hay they can eat at Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue in Franklin County, after being rescued from a farm in Hardy, where they were neglected and in a "deplorable" state. Gloria, a Bay Mare, 5, from left, Lovely Lady, a Bay Mare, 16, Marilyn, a Grey Mare, 5, and Chiquita, a Chestnut Mare, 8, enjoy all the hay they can eat at Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue in Franklin County, after being rescued from a farm in Hardy, where they were neglected and in a "deplorable" state.

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  2. Franklin County man given jail time for starving horsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | White Lake Beacon

    A Hardy man who had several malnourished horses on his property has been ordered to serve 20 days in jail. Media organizations report 63-year-old Michael W. Cabbler pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to seven counts of animal cruelty.

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  3. Franklin County man given jail time for starving horsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Gloria, a Bay Mare, 5, Lovely Lady, a Bay Mare, 16, Marilyn, a Grey Mare, 5, and Chiquita, a Chestnut Mare, 8, enjoy all the hay they can eat at Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue in Franklin County, after being rescued from a farm in Hardy, where they were neglected and in a "deplorable" state.

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  4. Boones Mill woman to serve 6 months after indecent liberties pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... with a minor has been ordered to serve six months in jail. Kimberly Marie Weber pleaded guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child while being in a custodial or supervisory ...

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  5. IL man arrested in Franklin Co., facing drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | KFVS12

    An Illinois man is behind bars and facing drugs charges after police found him sitting in his car with his lights off near a traffic stop. On Wednesday, August 10, Franklin County deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle sitting occupied with its tights off near a traffic stop on Il.

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  6. Circuit clerk employee sentenced on theft chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    A Franklin County Circuit Clerk employee who stole more than $23,000 from that officer has been sentenced to four years probation and ordered to pay restitution. 49 year old Kindra Eickelman of Benton pleaded guilty in March to charges of official misconduct and theft.

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  7. Sesser man charged pedestrian killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | KFVS12

    According to Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler, Franklin Roy Hunsinger, 32, of Sesser, was walking with a friend on South Broadway Street in Sesser around 9 p.m.

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  8. Deputies arrest two in string of car burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones said deputies have arrested 22 year old Jessica Mae McPherson and 23 year old James D. Muck - both of Thompsonville.

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  9. Small plane makes emergency landing on I-10 near LaPlaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | KFVS12

    A Franklin County, Illinois man is dead after being hit by a truck while walking down the road late Friday evening. A Franklin County, Illinois man is dead after being hit by a truck while walking down the road late Friday evening.

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  10. Coroner: Franklin Co., IL man dead after possible heat exhaustionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 6 | KFVS12

    A Franklin County, Illinois man is dead, and the county coroner says it could possibly be due to heat exhaustion. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler said that Jason Bailey, 43, of Benton was found unresponsive at his ex-father-in-law's home.

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  11. Franklin Co., IL pedestrian killed after being hit by truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 6 | KFVS12

    A Franklin County, Illinois man is dead after being hit by a truck while walking down the road late Friday evening. Franklin Roy Hunsinger, 32, of Sesser, was walking north on South Broadway Street in Sesser near 9 p.m. on Friday.

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  12. Drugstore hold-up brings Boones Mill man 12-year prison sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | Martinsville Bulletin

    An armed hold-up earlier this year at a Franklin County pharmacy has earned a Boones Mill man just over a decade in prison.

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  13. Herrin man arrested in BentonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 3 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones said a deputy approached 23 year old Shawn Skelton when he saw him near the railroad tracks on East Main Street in Benton. Skelton ran and dropped a backpack containing meth and drug paraphernalia.

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  14. Four injured in Franklin County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 3 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Authorities said a semi driven by 47 year old Joseph A. Burch of Squire, West Virginia, pulled into the path of a car driven by 63 year old Robert T. Walker. Burch and Walker both received major injuries.

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  15. Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | The Daily Gazette

    ... Some of the surviving users told investigators they thought they were buying heroin, but testing found none, Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien said. The suspect, Rayshon Alexander, pleaded not guilty. Investigators are trying to track down the ...

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  16. Highway construction in Franklin County delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Highway construction in the northbound lanes of Interstate 57 has been delayed to start Sunday, rather than today as previously announced. IDOT said lanes will be reduced in the northbound lanes from mile marker 68 to mile marker 79 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. while resurfacing work is performed.

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  17. Auditor, state lawmaker file lawsuit to stop BP fund spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | WAAY

    A Franklin County lawmaker and the state auditor are suing to keep the state from spending money from the BP oil spill settlement without approval from the state legislature. State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow and state auditor Jim Ziegler filed the civil suit in Montgomery County Circuit Court Monday.

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  18. Two new construction projects could affect your commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    IDOT officials say Route 13 from the Pinckneyville Wye west will be closed at midnight Monday and remain closed until midnight Wednesday. In Franklin County, the northbound lanes of Interstate 57 will be reduced between mile markers 68 and 79 - that starts north of West Frankfort.

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  19. Benton man charged in fatal DUI crash due in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    A Benton man who allegedly caused the death of an 86 year old retired teacher will driving drunk is due in court today. Prosecutors say Kathryn Briley's car was stalled on a rural Franklin County road on July 2, when Morris hit it so hard it burst into flames.

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  20. Authorities investigate fatal crash in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Authorities are investigating a fatal car crash in Franklin County. First reponders were called to what appeared to be a single car accident on the Orient Blacktop about 2:30 this morning.

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