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Marion Shooting Leaving Two Hospitalized Under Investigation

Marion Shooting Leaving Two Hospitalized Under Investigation

UPDATE: 8/19 12:45 p.m.

MARION – Two suspects were arrested by Marion Police Wednesday in relation to a Tuesday night shooting that left two hospitalized.

Marion Chief of Police David Fitts said two suspects are being held in the Williamson County Jail. No further information is available.

ORIGINAL STORY: 8/19 7:15 a.m. 

A shooting in Marion that left two hospitalized is under investigation.

According to a release from the Marion Police Department, officers discovered two victims at the 1200 block of West Cherry Street around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday night after receiving a report of shots being fired.

Police said they were informed of two black males stopping in a dark colored SUV in front of a residence, then shooting before fleeing westbound from the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Marion Police Department at 993-2124.

Carterville Man Facing Manslaughter, Battery Charges

Carterville Man Facing Manslaughter, Battery Charges

JACKSON CO. – A Carterville man faces involuntary manslaughter and multiple aggravated battery charges in relation to the July death of a Du Quoin man in Carbondale. According to a release from Jackson Co. State’s Attorney Michael Carr’s office, the charges for 44-year-old Joshua Kern of Carterville stem from a July 3 incident in Carbondale…Continue Reading

Carbondale Police Searching For Missing 15-Year-Old

Carbondale Police Searching For Missing 15-Year-Old

CARBONDALE – – The Carbondale Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing teen. According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, 15-year-old Ireranna L. Akins was been reported missing, presumed to have run away. Police said she has previously in the past. Akins was last seen around 1 a.m. yesterday in…Continue Reading

Pinckneyville Canceling Most Mardi Gras Celebration Events

Pinckneyville Canceling Most Mardi Gras Celebration Events

PINCKNEYVILLE – Most events tied to the 98th annual Mardi Gras celebration are Pinckneyville have been canceled, accoridng to organizers. The Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday via Facebook that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mardi Gras parade, vendor fair, car show and business trick or treating were canceled. The Mardi Gras pageant and…Continue Reading

SIU Carbondale Students Receive More Than $2M in Relief

SIU Carbondale Students Receive More Than $2M in Relief

CARBONDALE – A partnership between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the state of Illinois will provide about 1,500 students more than $2 million in emergency relief due to financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a release, each student will receive about $1,400 through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. SIU Carbondale…Continue Reading

$46M in Business Aid Announced For Illinois Small Businesses

$46M in Business Aid Announced For Illinois Small Businesses

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday the state is distributing $46 million to small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The grants, stemming from the Business Interruption Grant program (funded by the federal CARES Act), will range from $10,000 to $20,000 and go to  to 2,655 small businesses, including local restaurants,…Continue Reading

2020 Murphysboro Apple Festival Postponed Until Next Year

2020 Murphysboro Apple Festival Postponed Until Next Year

MURPHYSBORO – The 2020 Apple Festival has been canceled by the Murphysboro Apple Festival committee. According to a release from the Apple Fest Facebook page, organizers decided after several at-length discussions with the Jackson Co. Health Department it was in the best interest of public safety and health to make the decision to cancel this…Continue Reading

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