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A South Korean court on Friday tacked on another eight years to former President Park Geun-hye's sentence for illegally receiving funds from a state agency and breaking election laws.

More than 100 former student athletes have reported "firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct" committed by Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss nearly two decades ago, the school announced on Friday.

Officials said the allegations date from 1979 to 1997. They include students who, at the time, were varsity players in 14 sports and patients of Student Health Services.

She might not be able to read or write, but 3-year-old Molly McCabe of Frederick County, Va., was savvy enough to save her father's life as he suffered a stroke.

It was July 4 and Molly was at home with her dad, Trevor, and her younger sister. Her mother, Devon, a nurse at Winchester Medical Center, had already left for work.

While she was there, Devon saw a missed FaceTime call from her husband Trevor's phone. Then she received another call and her distraught daughter Molly was on the other end.

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The organizers of Illinois' bicentennial celebration say it's a time to celebrate the state's influence on music, art, transportation, agriculture and more. In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson says it's also a good time to recognize the state's impact on sports writing, especially on America's national pastime.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Friday, July 20, 2018.

A series of state laws meant to reduce the number of kids getting kicked out of school appears to have worked.But, they also seem to have magnified racial disparities in school discipline.

Centerstone is teaming up with nine community partners to try to improve the mental health of children and communities in southern Illinois.

A 200-thousand dollar planning grant from the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation will help develop a plan for at-risk kids in Jackson, Williamson, Franklin and Perry Counties.

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Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost Thursday recognized a local World War I veteran on the House floor.

Bost says July 19 marks the 100th anniversary of Private Paul Stout's death when the Murphysboro man served on the front lines in France.

Architectural Digest

After recently being called the most boring city in Missouri by the website Business Insider, Cape Girardeau has found its way on to a more favorable list.

Architectural Digest has named the River City the prettiest town in the Show Me State.

Union County Sheriff's Dept.

An escapee from the Pulaski County Detention Center is back in custody.

The Union County Sheriff's Office assisted the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office in apprehending 18-year-old Alexis Chacon Thursday.

WSIU's Jeff Williams reports the latest local and state news along with the region's weather for Thursday, July 19th.


The democratic nominee in the 12th congressional district is out with a plan he calls Saving Southern Illinois.
Brendan Kelly says it's broken down into ten areas because these are the most pressing concerns he's heard from constituents as he traveled throughout the district.

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State and local tourism officials gathered at Rendleman Orchards Farm Market on Wednesday July 18th, 2018 to honor the centennial farm with a plaque and admission into the Illinois Made Program.  


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