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Past articles by Len:

Dropped cigarette leads to fatal S. Illinois crash, police

A Southern Illinois man died Sunday afternoon after the farm tractor he was driving was hit from behind by a semi. → Read More

Skeletal remains found on Southern Illinois farm

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday on human remains found this week in rural Wabash County, Illinois. → Read More

S. Illinois standoff ends in apparent suicide

An Oklahoma man reportedly took his own life Monday following a nearly 11-hour standoff with police at a motel in Albion, Illinois. → Read More

Evansville man charged in fatal southern Illinois motorcycle crash

Police said Jonathan Trotter, 21, was speeding when his car ran into the back of a motorcycle on Interstate 57 south of Salem, Illinois. → Read More

Woman sentenced for aiding White County jail escapee

The first of three suspects arrested for aiding in the escape of a White County jail inmate has been sentenced to prison. → Read More

Third White County Jail escapee captured Saturday night

The third escapee from the White County jail in Carmi, Illinois, has been taken into custody. → Read More

Escaped S. Illinois escapee captured; one remains on loose

After being on the run for three weeks, White County jail escapee Zachary J. Shock has been captured. → Read More

Police search for Carmi teen accused of severely beating man

Police are looking for help in finding a teen reportedly responsible for severely beating a man. → Read More

White County, Ill. sheriff removes federal inmates from Carmi jail; cites security issues

White County Sheriff Doug Maier has removed federal inmates from his jail until the 43-year-old facility can be made more secure. → Read More

Manhunt for S. Ill. escapees shifts westward after another spotting

The two men who escaped from a White County Jail Saturday were reportedly spotted in a Hamilton County community Monday night triggering a widespread search of the area. → Read More

Southern Ill. farmer electrocuted in farming accident

A Southern Illinois farmer has died after what appears to be a freak electrocution accident Monday night. → Read More

One of three S. Illinois escapees captured

Justin M. Bray, 28, of Grayville was taken into custody about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. → Read More

Man facing murder charge, 2 others escape S. Ill. jail, still on loose

Three inmates have escaped from the White County jail in Carmi, Illinois, and are still being sought. → Read More

Search continues for Southern Illinois man who jumped from bridge

The search continues for a man who apparently jumped off a bridge into the Skillet Fork River east of Springerton, Illinois, Thursday evening. → Read More

Convicted sex offender draws 180-year sentence after turning down 7-year max plea deal

Barring any successful appeals, Raymond M. Morris of Fairfield, Illinois, will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexual assault. → Read More

Driver for Amish workers killed in Southern Illinois crash

Brian Cotton, who was killed in the Friday crash, was well-known across Southern Illinois as a harness racing driver. → Read More

Former Fairfield alderman killed in crash

A Friday night crash killed one and seriously injured a second in near Boyleston, Illinois. → Read More

Semi drives off I-64 bridge into Little Wabash River and kills two Mississippi men

White County Coroner Chris Marsh said the semi, hauling auto parts, was traveling westbound when it crashed through a guardrail. → Read More

Suspected Albion, Ill., serial killer found guilty in Tennessee murder

A Tennessee Friday afternoon found suspected Albion, Illinois, serial killer Bruce D. Mendenhall guilty of first-degree murder. → Read More

S. Illinois remains ID'd as missing teen from 2014

Officials with the FBI confirmed a body found in rural Wayne County last month is that of a Fairfield, Illinois, teen missing since July 3, 2014. → Read More