Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 9:46 AM

Colombian police say an 11-year-old girl is in critical condition after doctors removed from her stomach 104 cocaine-filled capsules her father made her swallow to smuggle drugs out of the country.

Updated at 9:26 AM

Tensions spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as a small group of activists clashed with police while trying to break into the city's legislature early Wednesday.

Updated at 8:52 AM

A judge began weighing Tuesday a request from a group of landowners to at least delay Illinois' new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect.

Updated at 8:48 AM

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is launching a website that will allow individuals to apply for jobs in his administration.

Posted at 9:05 AM

Ryan Hardy, meet your new nemesis.With Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) behind bars...

Updated at 8:41 AM

West Frankfort mother and alleged murderer Mary Zumwalt-Jophlin was in court on Tuesday afternoon seated next to her attorney Terry Green in what has been a series of hearings in an effort to get the state's murder case to trial.

Posted at 9:06 AM

Natalie Morales and 

Updated at 8:27 AM

The 30-year-old West Frankfort man found guilty of dousing his then-girlfriend with a flammable liquid that ignited learned his fate on Tuesday morning, as the judge presiding over the bench trial handed down a 30-year prison sentence...

Posted at 9:06 AM

Viewers aren't the only ones screaming at Stefan and Caroline to get together on The Vampire...

Updated at 8:18 AM

Susan Williams (left) and Lauren Williams arrange angels on the annual Angel Tree project at Banterra Bank in Christopher.

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