MURPHYSBORO – An outburst by the defendant at his trial Wednesday resulted in a mistrial in the 2016 case of a former Salem woman’s murder. Robert Dennis is accused along with 24-year-old Tiesha Anderson and 24-year-old Lauren Stinde of the 2016 murder of Robin Stief and the burning of her remains in a wooded area

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 27 in Marion

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be part of the next National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the sheriff’s office on North Monroe Street in Marion. You will be able to drop off your unused, expired or unwanted prescription medication that will

Alzheimer’s Community Forum Tonight in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is hosting an Alzheimer’s Community Forum tonight from 6 to 7:30 at the Harrisburg Public Library on West Walnut Street.    This community forum is a community meeting which gathers people together in a neutral setting where they can ask questions about the disease, discuss their experiences, learn

Veterans on Parade Set for Saturday in Marion

MARION – The 14th annual Veterans on Parade takes place Saturday morning at 10 in Marion. The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 8, but had to be postponed due to heavy rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon that affected the area. The parade will honor first responders and veterans from southern Illinois,

Benton Police Report for Oct. 2

BENTON – A Benton woman was arrested and charged for criminal trespass to real property after Benton Police were sent to Franklin Hospital Tuesday afternoon regarding a criminal trespass complaint. Police say 42-year-old Lenay T. Russell was taken to the Franklin County Jail. A West City woman was arrested and charged for criminal trespass to