Carbondale Police Citizen Police Academy Begins Next Week

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are now taking applications for the Basic Citizens Police Academy classes. The academy will be divided into two components consisting of basic and advanced classes. Each academy will have five session beginning on Thursday, Sept. 26 and continuing Thursday, Oct. 10, Thursday, Oct. 24, Thursday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 14.

Pheasant Gets 67 Years for Wife’s Murder

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man convicted in the shooting death of his wife has been sentenced to 67 years in prison. Brian Pheasant of Christopher learned his punishment Friday after a Franklin County jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the Oct. 31, 2016, slaying of 37-year-old Beth Pheasant. The Southern Illinoisan

Murphysboro Man Found Guilty in Shooting Death of His Parents

MURPHYSBORO – A Jackson County judge found a 41-year-old Murphysboro man guilty of killing his parents in the home the three of them shared. Keith Ritcheson’s bench trial continued Thursday morning and after three days of testimony concluded around noon with the judge finding Ritcheson guilty of the August 2017 shooting deaths of his parents