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Two Carmi Women Arrested On White County Warrants

The Carmi Police Department has arrested two Carmi women on White County warrants. On Thursday an officer with the CPD went to 412 Oak Street and arrested 35 Jennifer R Parkhurst on a warrant for Battery. The amount of the bond on the warrant was set at $250. Parkhurst paid bond and was released.
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Fire Takes Down Old Lumber Yard in Carmi Early Saturday Morning

An exhausted Fire Chief and volunteer fire crews are finally getting a break now after a massive blaze broke out early Saturday morning in Carmi that ended up killing internet and power to a large section of the city. Carmi Chief Larry Hite tells WROY/WRUL News the fire apparently broke out sometime between 4 and 4:30 as calls came in around 4:34am Saturday morning that the old lumberyard near the water tower at Fackney, Courtney Circle, and Pleasant Street was consumed with flames. No persons were injured. The building had sat empty for years however and it’s fair to assume several varmints have been scattered or perished. Additionally, Hite says the city’s water building sustained some damage, he estimates 4 or 5 residences suffered some damage including melted siding due to the extreme heat of the fire. The iconic water tower will also require further inspection as the base is mostly covered with soot and is no longer white. The railroad crossing arms also most likely succumbed to the high temperatures and will probably need replaced. The fire scorched power lines and a large swath of the municipality lost power until about 2pm Saturday. Internet also went down for an even larger portion of the city. The state fire marshal was called in and Hite says crews will be back on Tuesday to hopefully help discover the ultimate cause of the blaze. Firefighters from Crossville, Enfield, and Norris City assisted in the emergency.

Officials find 31 dead bodies inside funeral home

JEFFERSONVILLE, ILLINOIS - Officials are investigating an Illinois funeral home after decomposed bodies were found. According to Jeffersonville police, the investigation of the Lankford Funeral Home and family center began after 31 dead bodies were found. Some of the bodies were in advanced stages of decomposition. During the investigation, officials...

Trahan Arrested On White County Warrant

A Carmi man is in custody following his arrest on a White County warrant Friday morning. Deputy Capeheart, with the White County Sheriff’s Department went to 702 Summit Street to serve the warrant on 19 year old James D Trahan. Trahan was wanted for unlawful possession of another’s debit card. He was taken into custody and transported to the White County Jail. Trahan is being held on a $1500 cash bond.

Mount Carmel police arrest man for an alleged sexual assault

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (WEHT) – Mount Carmel police has arrested a Mount Carmel man for an alleged criminal sexual assault. Police arrested Michael W. Haase, 21, on June 30 in the area of Seventh and Poplar streets in Mount Carmel. The Wabash County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an incident alleging criminal sexual assault […]


(EFFINGHAM) The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting those that travel along State Route 130 through Olney, that beginning next Tuesday, July 5th, crews will be working to improve portions of the highway from U.S. Route 50, northward through Olney and Richland County. Alternate routes are recommended. Motorists should observe all signs.

Townsend Arrested On Warrant For Battery And Criminal Damage To Property

A Carmi man was arrested on a White County warrant following a phone call to the White County Sheriff’s Department from the White County Probation Office. On Thursday Officer George Spencer and an officer with the Carmi Police Department arrested 48 year old Jason D Townsend. Upon arrival at the Probation Office, the officers met with Townsend and advised him of the warrant for Battery and Criminal Damage to Property then escorted him to the White County Jail. Townsend was processed for the appropriate charges and is being held pending posting of bond. Bond was set at $250.

10 Things Only People From Princeton, Indiana Will Understand

I grew up in Princeton, Indiana, or P'ton, as the locals call it. Princeton has changed a lot over the past few years, with Toyota, the Free Parking lot across from the movie theatre is mostly a park now, and there's an Applebee's and a Showplace Cinema. But, if you grew up there as I did, you know that there are a ton of things that only we would know about.


(OLNEY/NEWTON) A reminder that Illinois state law makes it unlawful for the public, without a proper permit, to explode any display fireworks, flame effects, or consumer fireworks. While the City of Olney and other regional communities receive a large number of complaints about this each year, violators in Olney can be fined not less than $75 and no more than $750 per violation. The use of sparklers, party poppers, and snappers however, are not considered to be consumer fireworks. With the proper permit and training, the Richland County Farm & Fair Association will again this year be setting off a proper display of fireworks Monday night in the Olney City Park. There are several other regional displays scheduled for this holiday weekend. To view the list, go to our station’s websites, to the 2022 Fireworks Displays tab, at or at


(OLNEY) Carle Richland Memorial Hospital continues to work on its campus parking lots and roadways, sealing and re-striping around the hospital. The third and final area of work will be done today and tomorrow, involving the roadway on the north and west side of the hospital, starting from the parking lot next to the Rehab Building on Scott Street around to the west administrative walk-in entrance and circle drive. These areas will be closed today and tomorrow. Drivers are asked to observe all signs and barricades. Carle RMH thanks everyone for their patience this past week as the work will be completed this weekend.

Burglary Call in Ellery Leads to Arrest

An Erie County man was arrested after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called to a burglary in progress Thursday afternoon in the Town of Ellery. Deputies responded to a residence on Route 430 shortly before 2:30 PM and located 47-year-old Jonathan Bernacki of Akron on scene. Bernacki was charged with 2nd-degree burglary, 4th-degree criminal mischief, and petit larceny. He was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

Summer at Vincennes University Means Camps For All Ages And Interests

VINCENNES, Ind., June 29, 2022 – The summer program season at Vincennes University is in full swing and bustling with activities. From robotics to music production to a healthcare escape room to hydroponic agriculture to writer studios, youth of all ages and backgrounds are coming together for a summer of unforgettable experiences.

Bombers blitz Carmi

Brock Brubaker went 3-for-3 with three runs batted in, and Davey Hiner struck out nine batters in his debut to lead the Owensboro Post 9 Bombers to an 11-1 American Legion baseball win over Carmi (Ill.) Post 224 on Friday at Kamuf Park. Bombers manager Matt Freeman called it “a...

Boil Order Issued In Carmi

A boil order has been issued due to water main work for the following Carmi water customers: TSC, United Energy, Rent One, Egyptian Health, Illinois Extension Office and Opportunities for Access. This order will be in effect until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bombers take advantage of Carmi miscues, grabs dominant win

The Bombers offense couldn’t be stopped on Friday, as they short-gamed Carmi 11-1 in five innings in front of their home crowd. Owensboro had plenty of offense to come by with eight hits on the day, but took advantage of a plethora of Carmi blunders. Carmi had seven errors in the game to the Bombers’ two, making just two of Owensboro’s runs earned.