The Daily American - West Frankfort, IL
Updated at 9:38 AM

Former Frankfort Community High School teacher and coach Dan Fiori died Wednesday morning. Fiori had been battling a serious health issue. Private services will be held.Students remember the congenial woodworking teacher, and his patience with teenagers. Previous to classroom instruction duties, he was the multimedia co-ordinator for Frankfort Community Unit District 168.

Updated at 9:29 AM

An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.

Updated at 9:17 AM

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, his office announced Thursday.

Posted at 9:15 AM

Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

Updated at 9:14 AM

State Highway 149 was shut down near Logan Road between West Frankfort and Thompsonville on Thursday afternoon because of a 3-car accident. Several people were taken to the hospital from the scene with non-life threatening...

Updated at 9:07 AM

The West Frankfort man police say battered his family and held them hostage over a weekend will not be tried next month as originally scheduled.

Updated at 9:02 AM

The West Frankfort man accused in the slaying of his wife in their South Marion Road home will stand trial in January.

Updated at 8:55 AM

BENTON -- A motion to reset the pre-trial conference for Mary R. Zumwalt-Jophlin was granted Thursday afternoon after defense attorney Terry Green was unavailable to appear in Franklin County Circuit Court.

Updated at 8:53 AM

Singing "We'll Meet Again," Stephen Colbert began to sign off from his final episode of "The Colbert Report."

Updated at 8:32 AM

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school...

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