West Frankfort


West Frankfort Police have charged a man with murder in the death of a woman, whose body was found in Williamson County.

Officers say 48-year-old Thomas McCoy is charged with first-degree murder, concealing a homicidal death and abuse of a corpse in the death of 29-year-old Kendra Ardery.

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a West Frankfort man in the October 2014 mailing of two threatening letters to officials in Franklin County.


Making sure students are prepared for life after high school is a key part of education-including for students in special education classes. Collin Dorsey reports.

With April being Autism Awareness Month, the West Frankfort School district is working to make sure their students in special education classes are prepared for life after high school.

Higher Education and money

State legislators were called back to Springfield last week for a special session in a attempt to pass a budget.

It's the final week of the fiscal year and Illinois is still without a budget.

Principal Charley Cass is preparing for the start of his 7th year at Central Junior High School in West Frankfort.

Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

The West Frankfort School District is hosting a special program to remember that tragic day.

Department heads with the City of West Frankfort have begun meeting with Mayor Tom Jordan to talk about the likelihood of state budget cuts.

A house exploded in southern Illinois and a 20-year-old man was injured.