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Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson — who is facing possible jail time after an Australian court found him guilty of concealing child sex abuse — says he will stand aside from his duties but will not resign unless "it becomes necessary and appropriate."

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Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer in 1998 but who was best-known for the controversial and explicit 1969 Portnoy's Complaint, has died at age 85.

Roth's biographer Blake Bailey, who confirmed his death to NPR, says the author was surrounded by friends and family.

In need of strong turnout from the GOP base in the midterm elections, President Trump rallied anti-abortion activists at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night, telling voters that failing to turn out for the November midterms would risk undoing the victories they've won during the Trump administration.

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Southern Illinois' first hybrid medical clinic is set to open.

Heartland Regional Medical Group held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Tuesday at the brand new clinic located in the Marion Crossing complex on The Hill in Marion.

More than 20–thousand dollars is going to schools and libraries in southern Illinois thanks to the "Back To Books" grant.  In a recent news release, Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced that the money is going to the Marion Unit School District, Giant City and Unity Point schools in Carbondale and two libraries:  Crab Orchard Public Library in Marion and Harrisburg Public Library. 

SIU President Randy Dunn says he's "all in" for the Carbondale campus - and maintains his job is to foster the strength of the university system.

Egyptian Area Agency On Aging To Hold Public Hearings.

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Three public hearings are being planned to gather input on how the Egyptian Area Agency on Aging can better serve the senior adults in southern Illinois.  The Agency, which supports efforts to help  senior adults  maintain their independence, will hold the hearings on the following days and at the following sites:

An official with the Rend Lake Conservancy District says the plant has been able to keep pace with demand and keep all tanks and towers filled since repairing a water main break.

General Counsel Larry Sanders says there are small leaks, which is common in all water systems. Sanders says no breaks have occurred in the system and all leaks are minor. He says no leak currently warrants doing anything more than monitoring.

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A Williamson County jury has found Jack Thomas, Jr. guilty of first-degree murder.

The Williamson County State's Attorney's office says jurors Monday convicted Thomas of murdering Michael Reed of Marion in 2015.

Carterville Police are investigating two separate burglaries from this past weekend.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a business in the 200 block of Commercial Drive on Saturday at 3:20 a.m. The officers found someone broke a window and stole cash.

The Jackson County Board may weigh in on gun legislation in the Illinois General Assembly.

The bills in Springfield include restrictions on the gun buying age, increased waiting periods, magazine bans and gun dealer licensing.

This is high school graduation season across southern Illinois.

It's likely no class was prouder than the one in Cairo, where HUD's closure of two public housing complexes further damaged the already struggling community.

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As we approach the Memorial Day Holiday, we take a close look at the early days of General John A. Logan.  Our expert is Mike Jones, the Executive Director of the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro.  For more information about the museum browse to:http://www.loganmuseum.org/

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