Carbondale liquor commission suspends Stix for 2 weeks after 17-year-olds caught inside bar

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The bar was also fined for being over capacity on two nights in January.


Carbondale man sentenced to 8 years for aggravated battery in 2017 stabbing

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MURPHYSBORO — A Carbondale man was sentenced to prison Wednesday after being found guilty of stabbing another person in August, according to the Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr.

Centralia Teen Hurt in One Car Crash on Baseline Road

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A 17-year-old Centralia man was injured in a one car crash on the Baseline Road southeast of Centralia on Wednesday afternoon.

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say Zane Simmons of Woods Lane ran off the side of the road when meeting a car at the top of a hill. His vehicle overturned once before coming to a stop.

Simmons was taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia for treatment of injuries. There were no passengers in the car.

The Centralia Fire Department and Lifestar Ambulance both responded to the scene to assist the victim.

The crash occurred at 1:40 Wednesday afternoon.

Odin Firemen’s Picnic Begins Three Day Run Thursday Night

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The Odin Fireman’s Picnic opens Thursday night and continues through Saturday.

The midway, food and games begin at six tonight.

On Friday, firemen’s water fights are being added at 6:30. The carnival will be open, a DJ will play music, food and refreshments will be available along with a cake walk and photo booth.

On Saturday, the car show will be featured. Registration will be from eight to noon, with awards and sound off competition at one pm. Food will be available all day and evening. There will also be a cake walk, raffle, and live entertainment from Levi Loyd and Kevin Gamblin beginning at seven. The raffle results will be announced at nine, followed by the fireworks display at 9:30 pm.

Fire Chief Greg Smith notes the fireworks have been moved up a half hour this year.

The Midway provided by H and H Amusements will be open from six to ten Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There will be a $15 armband each night, with a drawing held each evening for a bike with the tickets from the armbands purchased that evening.

Smith reports the proceeds have not been earmarked yet, but notes the department is looking at having to replace some gear in the next few years.

Once again this year, the ORDC will hold a 5K race and fun walk on Saturday morning. Registration begins at seven, with the race/walk at eight am.

Franklin County man found guilty of child sexual assault in Union County

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JONESBORO — After deliberating only an hour, a Union County jury found Curtis Carr guilty of two counts of criminal sexual assault of a child.

Former student in custody after ‘credible threat’ closes Belleville high schools

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BELLEVILLE — Classes were canceled at Belleville West and Belleville East high schools Wednesday after reports of a “credible threat” made by a former student against a current student.

Offenders at Shawnee Correctional build doghouses, playhouses to support Southern Illinois nonprofits

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VIENNA — Part of the programming for offenders sentenced to time in Shawnee Correctional Center, a medium security prison in Vienna, is education.