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Marion teen killed in accident

A Marion teen was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Franklin County on Friday. Authorities say 19-year-old Silas Jones was southbound on North Thompsonville Road when he exited the west side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle overturned and ejected the driver. Jones was pronounced dead at...
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White County,

White County corrections officer accused of battery against inmates

MONTICELLO — A corrections officer faces charges of battery for allegedly using a Taser on several separate occasions against two inmates inside the White County Jail. Melanie Burns, 46, of Brookston, faces three counts of official misconduct — all Level 6 felonies — and three counts of battery resulting in bodily harm — all Class A misdemeanors — for using a Taser on multiple occasions throughout the jail against inmates Zachary Lovely and Eric Maxson.
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Union County,

Husband and Wife From Union County Plead Guilty to Capitol Riot Charges

A Union County couple charged in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has pleaded guilty to their charges, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Husband and wife Lori Vinson and Thomas Vinson pleaded guilty to charges of Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building, Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building, and Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building.
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Marion Police find human remains

Marion Police have located the remains of a deceased female. The remains were discovered Friday night in a wooded area near the 1600 block of Peabody Road. Due to the condition of the remains, a positive identification could not be made immediately. Anyone with information about this incident is asked...
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A Guy Frees A Black Bear Trapped In His Car In Gatlinburg [VIDEO]

What would you do if you walked outside to find a massive black bear sitting shotgun in your car?. Black bears have been the topic of conversation for a few weeks here in the Evansville area. One (or more) have been spotted in White County in Illinois, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Pike Counties in Indiana, and Webster County in Kentucky. People have spotted them strolling through their yards, which could be quite startling especially in this area. That's something you'd be more likely to see while visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I can't tell you how many times I see friends on Facebook post pictures of them encountering a black bear on vacation there. However, one man recently got more than he bargained for when he was walking outside to his vehicle while on vacation in Gatlinburg.
White County,

DUIs and Stolen Vehicles

The joys of dating were on full display Wednesday evening in Crossville and eventually Carmi as White County law enforcement was called to deal with a boyfriend who wouldn’t take no for an answer. It was just before 7pm when Sheena Garrett called officers advising her 2007 Saturn Vue was stolen from her driveway. At that time, she allegedly said she didn’t know who had taken vehicle. Officers found the vehicle on the road near Bradford Supply in Carmi with none other than Garrett’s boyfriend, 31 year old Brandon Keown behind the wheel. The officer says he turned around to go after the vehicle and it appeared Keown knew the officer was after him as he took off onto Epworth Road and eventually a County Road at a high rate of speed, at times reaching 105 miles per hour. Eventually, the officer was able to catch Keown who pulled over and allegedly attempted to bargain with officers for lesser charges. Garrett would eventually show up on scene saying she wanted to sign a complaint. Garrett reported Keown had asked her for a ride and she said to give him 30 minutes. She says a short time later, she heard the vehicle pulling out of the driveway and watched it drive off prompting her call to law enforcement. Keown is due in court this (Monday) morning at 9am. He’s facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to a vehicle along with a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle.
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Crews demolish damaged building in Morganfield

MORGANFIELD, Ky (WEHT) – Crews demolished what was left of an old pharmacy building in Morganfield on Tuesday. The building was damaged last week when officials say a woman driving down the road had a blood sugar issue and ran into the building. The front of the building collapsed after the crash. No one else was in the building at the time, but officials determined it was not safe to leave the building standing.
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Marion, Ill. police working to ID human remains found in wooded area

MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - Police are trying to identify human remains found in a wooded area on Friday night. According to police, they responded to the area north of the 1600 block of Peabody Road around 9:13 p.m. on Friday, July 23. Officers found the remains of a what they believed to be a woman who had “presumably taken up residence in the area.”
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Marion is in for a sunny Tuesday — jump on it!

(MARION, IL) The forecast is calling for sun today in Marion. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
White County,

Another Catalytic Converter Theft

The catalytic converter thieves have struck again. The White County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday afternoon received a walk-in report of a stolen catalytic converter from 47 year old Gregory Janovich of 922 W. Sycamore St. in Carmi off of a 2003 gold Buick Century. Janovich said the front two tires on the vehicle are flat, so he believes they had to have jacked the car up to steal it. A report was taken for Theft Under $500 and placed on fire at the White County Sheriff’s Department.