• NEW Local Sports Program to debut on WILY – October 11

    by  • September 13, 2014

    Those looking for local sports programming on WILY between 9am and 11 on Saturday mornings will be ecstatic on Saturday, October 11.  This week, Withers Broadcasting announced new programming would debut on that date. Those tuned into WILY between 9AM-11AM the next few weeks will hear the following promotional announcement: “Local sports will never...

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    Carbondale police investigate home invasion, shooting

    by  • September 18, 2014

    CARBONDALE — Police swarmed an apartment complex near southern Illinois University Carbondale overnight Tuesday. According to police, one person was shot after three suspects forced their way into a residence on the 900 block of East Grand Ave demanding property from four victims inside. The student newspaper, Daily Egyptian, tweeted a picture of a...

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    Judge denies bail for man charged with meat tampering

    by  • September 18, 2014

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting what prosecutors called “booby trap” sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats again lost a bid Wednesday to be eligible for release on bond. U.S. District Judge David Herndon sided with federal prosecutors in ordering that Ronald Avers, 68, remain jailed pending his...

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    Chinese hackers steal info from Scott AFB civilian agency

    by  • September 18, 2014

    SCOTT AFB — A newly-declassified U.S. Senate report says the Chinese government successfully launched 20 cyberattacks in a one-year period on the civilian agency based at Scott Air Force Base that handles troop and equipment logistics. The Chinese hackers stole computer access codes, and assorted documents and emails as they broke through the security...

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    WCSO inmate charged with damaging jail property

    by  • September 18, 2014

    NASHVILLE — According to court documents, a 24-year-old Okawville man was captured on an observation camera damaging property of the Washington County jail where he has been held on unrelated charges since July. Phillip Walker Law is now facing an additional felony charge, this one a Class 4 felony for criminal damage to government...

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    Illinois unemployment falls to lowest levels since 2008

    by  • September 18, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois unemployment rate fell in Agust for the sixth consecutive month to reach 6.7 percent while employers created +13,800 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The data is seasonally adjusted. The drop from 9.2 percent one year...

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