Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Jefferson County authorities are searching for a Du Quoin man.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wants to locate 25-year-old Davon McLorn.

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It was a very happy scene Tuesday afternoon, just outside Carbondale Memorial Hospital, as family and friends of, formerly missing, seven year old Patrice Dotson was released from the hospital.

A Kansas man has been indicted on charges that he fired the shots that wounded a southern Illinois police officer during a chase two years ago.

A Jackson County grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against 24-year-old Alex B. Karcher of Salina, Kansas, on felony charges of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Karcher is charged with firing several shots at Carbondale Officer Trey Harris. Officials say one shot wounded Harris in the eye, causing him to lose vision.

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Sixteen law enforcement agencies across southern Illinois trained Tuesday at John A. Logan College on a federal program called Stop the Bleed.

It's designed to train officers how to handle life-threatening situations where a tourniquet is needed, such as mass shootings, traffic crashes or drug overdoses. Each agency also received bleeding control kits.

Numerous crashes shut down portions of Interstates 57 and 24 Sunday -- leaving four people dead and several injured.

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Nearly 200 concerned Carbondale residents voice their safety concerns in the city and offered solutions on Thursday, April 21st at the Carbondale Civic Center.  WSIU was there.

Carbondale Police are investigating another shooting - this time at the Evolve apartment complex on South Illinois Avenue.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting incident.

Deputies say they received a report of gunshots fired near the intersection of Reed Station Road and Dillinger Road in rural Carbondale just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Carbondale Police

Authorities are searching for a missing teenager.

The Carbondale Police Department received a report of a runaway/missing person complaint from the 300 block of West Mill Street.

Jackson County authorities say a missing teenager has been found safe and sound.

The Sheriff's department says 15-year old Taylor Greenrod of DeSoto was found around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities have identified the two 18-year-old victims in a fatal crash along Route 13 in Carbondale Saturday night.

Anna Police Dept.

The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying three suspects believed to have been involved in a theft at the Anna Walmart Supercenter.

Police Recapture Escaped Jail Inmate

Nov 23, 2015

Police have recaptured an escapee from a southern Illinois jail.

Forty-three-year-old James Earl Bailey escaped Elkville police custody Thursday night. A resident along Chamness Road spotted him Friday afternoon.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Human Relations Commission Chair Jerrold Henrich and Vice Chair Fr. Joseph Brown.

Five people have been arrested for their involvement in a fight last weekend at a federal housing complex in Murphysboro.

Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon has released the identity of the man killed in a Sunday night shooting in Centralia.

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Two retired southern Illinois law enforcement officers have created a foundation to teach personal safety.

Illinois State Police have released the name of the man killed in a standoff with police Thursday in southern Illinois.

Updated at 11:55 a.m. Thursday with comments from the St. Louis police.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has released the following statement:

"A police report with multiple complainants has been filed relative to the incident that occurred during last night's public hearing at City Hall.  There is an ongoing investigation to determine what occurred. " 

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Authorities are investigating after a woman initially reported missing was found dead Monday afternoon.

Six students at Southern Illinois University have been arrested in connection with two reported sexual assaults on the school's Carbondale campus last weekend.

A Murphysboro Police Officer is being called a hero, after a fire rescue earlier this week.

Police traffic-ticket quotas are now illegal in Illinois. Over the weekend, the governor signed a law prohibiting the practice.

A former convict who authorities say is a suspect in the deadly bank robbery in Cairo has been charged with a related weapons count.

Federal prosecutors charged 29-year-old James Watts of Cairo Friday with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The U.S. attorney says Watts was arrested Thursday on a railroad trestle in Cairo hours after a First National Bank branch in that city was robbed. Authorities say two bank employees were killed and a third employee was critically injured.

Four people were injured when a car crashed into a tree late Saturday night in Jackson County.

Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police need the public's help in identifying and finding two men, suspected of trying to cash stolen checks.

SIUC Police are asking people to be careful after an attack on the west side of campus last Friday.