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Human Trafficking Suit Spreads to Hindu Temples in Five States

Human Trafficking Suit Spreads to Hindu Temples in Five States

A human trafficking suit has spread to Hindu temples in five states.

A lawsuit, in which workers accuse a Hindu organization of human trafficking for luring them from India to build a temple in New Jersey for as little as $1.20 a day, has widened to four other states.

In an amended lawsuit filed last month, workers claim they were exploited at temples in California, Illinois, Texas and Georgia.

In the initial lawsuit filed in New Jersey in May, the workers said they came from marginalized communities and were coerced into signing employment agreements.

The workers at the temples in the other states said they were paid well below minimum wage.

Local Fire/EMS Receive Equipment Funds from State Fire Marshal

Local Fire/EMS Receive Equipment Funds from State Fire Marshal

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program. A total of $3.3 million was awarded to 149 fire departments/districts and EMS providers across the state. The OSFM received 448 applications, requesting around $10.5 million in funding for this grant period. Local communities who received…Continue Reading

Several Local Communities to Receive Housing Rehab Grants

Several Local Communities to Receive Housing Rehab Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Seven southern Illinois communities are among 13 across the state receiving a 2020 Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Official said Carterville, Sesser, West Frankfort and Orient will receive $500,000 with Herrin, Marion and Valier to receive $542,000. Through the program, DCEO…Continue Reading

SIC MIG Team Caps Off Record-Breaking Season With 12th State Championship

SIC MIG Team Caps Off Record-Breaking Season With 12th State Championship

HARRISBURG – Southeastern Illinois College’s (SIC) Model Illinois Government (MIG) team was named Outstanding Large Delegation at a recent legislative competition – the highest honor bestowed on a delegation of 10 or higher. MIG is a legislative simulation and moot court with students filling roles as legislator, lobbyist, journalist, attorney, judge and party positions of…Continue Reading

Closings

The following is a list of closings, cancellations, and delays for Friday, February 19 2021 Last updated: Thursday, February 18 2021 at 8:50PM CT Schools: Akin Grade School – Closed Anna-Jonesboro High School – Closed [Remote Learning Day] Benton CCSD 47 – Closed Benton Cons. High School – Closed [Remote Learning Day] Bethel Grade School…Continue Reading

Careers

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Back To School Guide

  Welcome to the Withers Broadcasting Back To School Guide.Planning for the 2020 school year is a difficult task for children, parents and especially our educators. Our local schools have been hard at work coming up with plans that will keep our children and families safe but also keep our children engaged and involved in…Continue Reading

Carbondale Man Arrested in Indiana in Connection to Sunday Shooting

Carbondale Man Arrested in Indiana in Connection to Sunday Shooting

CARBONDALE – Antonio Watson, wanted by police in Carbondale in connection to a shooting last weekend, has been arrested in Indiana. According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, Watson was arrested yesterday evening in Evansville. He awaits extradition to Illinois on charges of unlawful use of weapons by a felon in connection to…Continue Reading

Five Year Old Child Recovering Following Shooting in Carbondale

Five Year Old Child Recovering Following Shooting in Carbondale

Carbondale – A 5-year-old is recovering after being shot in Carbondale yesterday. According to a release from the City of Carbondale, officers responded to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to shots fired.  Officers found a 5 year old female gunshot victim.  The Jackson County Ambulance Service treated her at the scene…Continue Reading

HAMCO Health Department Hosting Electronic Recycling Day

HAMCO Health Department Hosting Electronic Recycling Day

McLeansboro – The Hamilton County Health Department and Trade Industries of McLeansboro will be having an Electronic Recycling Day on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Trade Industries of McLeansboro on South Jackson Street. You can’t take electronics to the landfill, put them in the trash or have them incinerated…Continue Reading

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