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Relief is coming for farmers who experienced excessive moisture and flash flooding this spring and summer in 12 Illinois counties. USDA reviewed the Loss Assessment Reports and determined there were sufficient production losses to warrant a Secretarial natural disaster designation. Secretary Tom Vilsack has issued a disaster designation for farmers in the following counties: Calhoun,…read more »

Police Investigating Couple’s Death in Carbondale

  An investigation is underway after police found a man and his wife dead in a home.Police say, they responded to the 700 block of West Main Street around 6:59 p.m. on October 18 in reference to a welfare check of the residents.Officers found Steven E. Lusk, 41, of Carbondale, and his wife, Montoya M.…read more »

Two Men Arrested for Stealing From Mailboxes in Cape Girardeau County

    On October 15th, 2021, Deputies arrested the following individuals in connection to an on-going investigation into the recent thefts from mailboxes in the county.   Joshua Hall Bowers Age: 36   Fraudulent Use of a Credit Device Class E Felony Bond: $5,000 CASH ONLY   Trafficking in the 2nd Degree Class B Felony…read more »

Man Arrested for Rape and Strangling

A rape investigation led to the arrest of a Wickliffe man Friday on numerous charges. On October 14, Ballard County deputies began investigating an alleged rape that took place in Wickliffe. Deputies say it was determined that Michael Nix held a woman against her will for several days, sexually assaulting and strangling her. An arrest…read more »

Local Sports

Williamson County Receives$6,800 Grant

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation will grant $6,800 to the Williamson County 4-H sports program. The funds from NRA will be utilized to provide 4-H’s air rifle and pistol programs with new equipment to educate its youth participants on safety measures within shooting sports. The 4-H shooting sports program provides children with lessons on…read more »

SEC unbeatens Georgia, Kentucky tangle Saturday

  (AP)- No. 1 Georgia faces No. 11 Kentucky on Saturday, the third straight game for the Bulldogs against a ranked Southeastern Conference opponent. Georgia won the first two games by a combined score of 71-10, and the oddsmakers don’t expect this one to be all that much closer. After being favored by 18 1/2…read more »

Cardinals fire Mike Shildt over ‘philosophical differences’

(AP)-The Cardinals fired former National League manager of the year Mike Shildt over organizational differences Thursday, just one week after St. Louis lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a walk-off homer in the wild-card game. Cardinals president John Mozeliak said the firing was “something that popped up recently,” but he refused to expand on…read more »

Playoff series for the ages as Dodgers, Giants go to Game 5

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Everybody expected a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they’ve got it. Anything less than a winner-take-all Game 5 would have been a baseball travesty, leaving the sport short-changed on the October stage. It’s the 107-win, NL West champion Giants vs. the defending…read more »

Sluggish starts have Colts, Texans looking to change course

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts already have seen this scenario. Five weeks into the season, they’re three games under .500 and two games back in the AFC South. Little has gone right and their postseason hopes appear to be fading fast. Again, they’re coming off a multiple-game road trip to face another struggling foe,…read more »

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