If baseball really wants to shorten games, perhaps it should consider adopting other softball rules. Softball games, for example, are usually played in six innings, so reducing a baseball game from nine to six innings would, on average, shorten a baseball game by one hour and eliminate the need to stop serving beer after the seventh inning.
The spring enrollment dropped below 15,000 students for the first time since the 1960s with the number coming in at 14,636.
Due to the upcoming total solar eclipse in August, the Carbondale City Council is making arrangements now to make sure it can help accommodate the tens of thousands of people expected to flock to the city.
Jackson County Public Defender Tim Ting has been named a finalist for the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
For the past three years, Ragland has been the head coach of the Junior Terriers, and the team has been undefeated in conference play.
Brandon Banks, 31, was convicted for the murder of Marsha Brown, also of Cape Girardeau. The jury also found Brown guilty of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and possession of a weapon by a felon.
“This win is going to affect the team for the next few years,” said SIU WR Israel Lamprakes after SIU's 44-34 comeback victory over Western Illinois University at Saluki Stadium Saturday. “The next few years, everything is changing (for the program). It’s happening. It’s a blessing. It’s a beautiful thing.”
Kempfer, 50, was charged with delivery of cannabis, delivery of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cannabis and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.
During the course of the investigation, officers found about 90 grams of cannabis, and more than 400 grams of crystal methamphetamine inside the vehicle.
Lauren Stinde, 23, pleaded guilty at her arraignment appearance Monday in Jackson County Court for her involvement in the murder of Robin Stief, according to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr.
Cancer mortality rates in Southern Illinois are about 40 percent higher in than in other parts of the state, according to an official with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
A one-time police dispatcher perhaps most known because of the mysterious 2012 death of his girlfriend, Molly Young, was sentenced last week to 14 days in jail for a recent DUI charge.