Several Sentences Handed Down in Wayne County Tuesday
Several sentences were handed down in Wayne County Court on Tuesday. 47-year-old Sara Bailey of Mount Vernon pled guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. As a part of the plea, a possession of meth charge was dropped. Bailey will serve a year of probation and pay court costs of $3015.
Open Line ON DEMAND – Big Eclipse in a Small Town – Crossville
In this episode of Open Line, Jc catches up with Crossville, IL Mayor Henry Feldmann and General Manager of Crossville Communications Chris Birkla. They discuss plans for the upcoming Total Eclipse coming up on April 8th, 2024. Listen in for details.
Local attorney enters plea agreement on drug charge
RICHLAND COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - A local attorney has pleaded guilty to a drug charge. On Wednesday, Paul Bishop II entered a guilty plea on a felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. In exchange, the court dismissed a second drug-related charge and a misdemeanor firearm charge. Bishop...
60-year-old Detroit women charged for stealing 30 houses
(The Center Square) – A 60-year-old Detroit woman was charged with conspiring to steal 30 houses from low-income people facing potential tax foreclosure. Zina Thomas was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for her role in a fraud scheme that stole houses from dozens of Detroiters. The complaint charges Thomas with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft. ...
Tate Case Continues in Wayne County
Ray Tate appeared via zoom in Wayne County Court on Tuesday in front of judge Denton Aud. Tate is currently representing himself after his dismissed his public defender, Heidi Hoffee last year. Tate is trying to vacate his current sentence and get a new trial. Assistant Attorney General Michael Falagario...
Critical Fire Weather Conditions Trigger Red Flag Warning Across Multiple Counties
The St. Louis National Weather Service (NWS) has put out a Red Flag Warning. It will last until 7 PM CST today. This warning points to a high risk of wildfires in various areas. Places affected include St. Charles, St. Louis and St. Louis City in Missouri as well as Jefferson and Calhoun in Illinois. The danger comes from a combo of powerful winds, scant humidity, soaring temperatures, and parched plants, perfect for extreme fire activity.
911 call leads to arrest of West Salem, Illinois woman
A disturbance 911 call leads to Gibson County authorities arresting an Illinois woman.
February 28 tornados have a history in the Tri-State
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT)- The tornado risk for the most recent round of storms never really materialized, but the Tri-State does have a history with twisters on February 28. Most recently, in 2017 an EF3 tornado went through Crossville in Southern Illinois. That storm his in the late night hours, killing one person and leaving behind […]
Grayville Council Talks Eclipse; City Attorney Advises Against Donation to WCAS; More
Grayville leaders spent 30 minutes in executive session Monday night with no action concerning that half hour closed door discussion. Prior to that, the treasurer’s report revealed the municipality has more than $3 million in assets including $200,000+ in cash available for operation. Following executive session, council skipped over...
New Harmony prepares for the 2024 total solar eclipse
NEW HARMONY, Ind. (WEVV)— Airbnb's and inns are all booked up leading up to the solar eclipse, an event anticipating thousands in the historic town of New Harmony. The 2024 solar eclipse is now one month and nine days away. New Harmony is one of the best places to...
WEDNESDAY WEATHER DISCUSSION (02/28/2024)
(OLNEY/NEWTON) As the strong cold front that brought us scattered showers and storms overnight, along with light rain, sleet, and flurries early this morning, continues to move off to the east, our downstate area sky will dry out and eventually we’ll have some sunshine today. However, the colder air will hang around today through tomorrow before a warmup kicks in Friday through Sunday during an upcoming dry weekend, with our next chance of rain the first of next week. Stay tuned for weather updates and as always, monitor a NOAA Weather Alert Radio for more weather information and forecast details.
Fairfield Man Arrested for Burglary when Deputies Find Him Inside the Building
FAIRFIELD (WMIX) – A 51-year-old Fairfield man was arrested early Monday morning when Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly interrupted him in the process of burglarizing a Fairfield restaurant. According to the sheriff’s office, just before 4 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call about a burglary in progress...
Evansville man accused of burglary at home in Gibson County
An Evansville man was arrested and charged with burglary after an incident in Gibson County.
You Can Join a Paranormal Investigation of a Haunted Southern Indiana Landmark
If you're a fan of things that go "bump" in the night, then a night of investigating the paranormal may be right up your alley!. New Harmony, Indiana is a small town with a lot of history. New Harmony is a national historic landmark and was first settled over 200 years ago.
Helpful do's and dont's when preparing for severe weather
PRINCETON, Ind. (WEVV) —With a severe threat of possible tornadoes, large hail, and winds up to 75mph, first responders and emergency crews are urging everyone to take the necessary precautions now, and offering some helpful do's and dont's to keep you and your loved ones safe. 44News spoke to...
Smell something in Olney? Gas company warns of work Tuesday
OLNEY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — If you’re in Olney, Illinois and noticing the smell of natural gas, its to be expected on Tuesday. That’s according to the Illinois Gas Company who announced they have crews working on their odorant tanks near the office throughout the day on Tuesday. Officials said every effort will be made to […]
How is the Red Cross Making a Difference? In More Ways than you May Realize
You may know them for disaster relief or blood donations; you may not realize the scope of what they do or even who your local American Red Cross chapter is however. Executive Director Beth Sweeney says home fires are the most common disasters the local chapter helps with. In the last 6 months, the Red Cross has responded to 124 home fires in the chapter’s 24 counties which includes White, Gallatin, Edwards, Wayne, and Wabash.
Crews battling structure fire in Gibson County
Crews are currently at the scene of a structure fire in Gibson County.
Criminal Damage to Solar Farm
An attempted theft and criminal damage occurred at a solar farm in Carmi on February 21st. Caleb Johnson, who works for the PER MAR Security Service, called a report to the White County Sheriff’s Office and stated that he noticed a large black power cable lying in the roadway. The cable was about 200 feet long and had been cut on both ends. Johnson also indicated that he had been in that area an hour earlier and that the cable was not in the roadway.
FCC considers regulations on car technology that can allow abusers to track their victims
DETROIT (WTVO) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering regulations for connected vehicles to prevent abusers from tracking their victims using the technology. New vehicles equipped with convenience features that allow a user to find their car, start the engine remotely, and connect with emergency responders can be used by abusers to track the whereabouts […]