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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Starts New Hunting Website

Officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) have started a new website to assist both visitors and residents who have an interest in hunting in Illinois. This new website is called Hunt Illinois and it contains information regarding hunting seasons in the state, licenses and permits and other useful information. Officials say the…read more »

The Sikeston Autism Center at Southeast Missouri State Awarded Over $60,000 in Grant Funding

The Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment was recently awarded a $64,000 Opportunity Grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. This grant will assist in supporting the Center’s currant mission of providing support, tools and resources for families who reside in the Bootheel of Missouri, officials say. They also say this…read more »

Man to Spend 72 Years in Prison for Murder

A man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for murder. Jarrell J. Pullen, 26, of Carbondale, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 2017 murder of Javon Trott in Carbondale. Pullen was indicted in May of 2017 or the shooting death of 19-year-old Trott. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and…read more »

Southern Illinois Pastor Placed on Leave for Being Accused of Blackmailing Teen

A pastor of Marion First United Methodist Church was temporarily relieved of duties. Reverend John S. Hackmann, Jr., 45, was charged with child pornography and intimidation. The Williamson County sheriff said on Monday he had bonded out of the Williamson County Jail. Officials say Hackmann’s preliminary hearing was set for November 19, 2020. Court documents state…read more »

Southern Illinois Man Arrested for Assaulting Store Clerk

A man was arrested Saturday after police say he assaulted a store clerk. Police say officers responded to a fight in progress at Citgo. Upon arrival, Officers learned 56-year-old Randy Hodge had been asked to leave the gaming area several times and refused. Officers said Hodge hit the clerk in the face. odge was arrested…read more »

Local Sports

No. 4 Irish Avert Upset Bid by Louisville 12-7

SOUTH BEND (AP)- When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the No. 4 Fighting Irish unbeaten. “I’m definitely hard on myself, but my job at the end of the day is to get the ‘W’,” said Book, whose 13-yard touchdown run late in the third…read more »

Bellinger HR Sends Dodgers to World Series

(AP)-The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off to the side and strutted up the first-base line. All the way to the World Series. Bellinger hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and the Dodgers advanced to the Fall Classic for…read more »

Henry, Titans Rally Past Texans 42-36 in OT

NASHVILLE (AP)- Derrick Henry took a direct snap and ran 5 yards for a touchdown 3:30 into overtime and the Tennessee Titans remained undefeated, rallying to beat the Houston Texans 42-36. The Titans overcame two turnovers, Stephen Gostkowski having a field goal blocked and missing another and the defense giving up 335 yards passing and…read more »

Colts Rally Past Bengals 31-27

INDIANAPOLIS(AP)- – Philip Rivers opened the fourth quarter by throwing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle to take the lead and helping the Indianapolis Colts to a 31-27 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Indy trailed by 21 points early in the second quarter. The rally capped the greatest regular-season comeback in franchise history. Rivers…read more »

Dodgers Huge 1st in 15-3 Win Over Braves in NLCS

ARLINGTON(AP) – Max Muncy’s grand slam capped a record-setting 11-run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who coasted to a 15-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves that cut their National League Championship Series deficit to 2 games to 1. Muncy’s slam was the third homer in the first inning and among a franchise-record five…read more »

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