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Vladimir Putin won re-election with a landslide victory: 76 percent of the vote. That win puts him on track to rule until 2024 — nearly a quarter century in power, second only to Stalin as far as Kremlin leaders go.

What does another six years mean for Russia?

Lately, the NRA has relied heavily on videos to communicate with the public and its supporters, and video is how it announced its position on legislation to temporarily remove guns from people thought to pose a threat.

"We need to stop dangerous people before they act," says Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "So Congress should provide funding to states to adopt risk protection orders."

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A man wanted for murder in southwest Indiana was arrested over the weekend in southern Illinois.

Union County officials say 35-year-old Jacob Louis Wilson is in custody on a Gibson County, Indiana warrant charging him with one count of murder.

Two men were shot late Sunday night and early Monday morning in two separate incidents in Carbondale.

Police say at around 11:25 p.m., they responded to the 1200 block of North Bridge Street after a report of shots fired. Officers learned that a white vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed prior to officers arriving.

A Marion County man pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud.

The U.S. attorney's office says 75-year-old Alfred Cross of Kinmundy will be sentenced on May 9th. Each of the bank fraud counts carries a sentence of up to thirty years in prison.

Illinois gubernatorial candidates are making their final push ahead of Tuesday's primary in what's become an increasingly fierce - and expensive - contest.

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Schools aren't the only institutions concerned about mass shootings.

Many churches and businesses are offering employees and volunteers active shooter training.

The Vienna City Council recently hired two additional part time police officers to support the local schools.

Carbondale Plans a Halloween Festival

Mar 16, 2018

After Shadowfest for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Carbondale officials are planning another large scale event - a Halloween festival.

Amy Fox, the City of Carbondale's Public Relations Officer, says though Halloween parties got out of hand years ago, the city is under new management and they're moving forward with the festival.

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The NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament is underway. This is the favorite time of year for college hoops fans.

To commemorate Illinois' bicentennial year, WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson gives us a history lesson into the state's most notable teams of all time.

Carbondale Police are searching for anyone involved in the burglary of a construction site.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of East Walnut Street at around 7:30 Thursday morning.


SIU-Carbondale has released the amount of money raised from the second annual Day of Giving earlier this month.

School officials say the event brought in 480-thousand dollars from more than 18-hundred donors.


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