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White County Sheriff’s Weekend Report

There was one arrest and one report of Criminal Damage to Property made to the White County Sheriff’s Department over the weekend. A Norris City woman advised the White County Sheriff’s Department that she had been a victim of Criminal Damage to Property. 42 year old Megan Campbell told Reporting Officer Sgt. Craig Poole that a gate had been damaged and taken off the hinges of the posts. Campbell stated that the gate was fine on Saturday at around 5:30pm and that the gate was noticed to be damaged at around 7am Sunday morning. She believed that the gate was taken off so the subject or subjects could gain entrance onto her or her neighbor’s property, which she stated was private and posted as a joint effort between the two to ward off trespassers. No further information has been available at this time.
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Albion Police Department warns of soft drink scam

ALBION, Ill. (WEHT) – The Albion Police Department (APD) has issued a warning on Facebook about a soft drink scam. APD says this scam presents as a “too good to be true” scam. You are asked to put, in this case, a soft drink sticker on your vehicle with the promise of payment for “advertising,” […]
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Carmi PD Make Arrests of Hancock and Lamont Friday and Saturday

The White County Demolition Derby wasn’t the only place a ruckus broke out Saturday according to Carmi Police reports. 44 year old Bobby Hancock of Sixth Street has a court date Monday morning following an alleged domestic battery situation Saturday night. It was just after 10pm when law enforcement was called to the address. Hancock was subsequently arrested on charges of domestic battery, resisting a peace officer, and disorderly conduct. Online court records indicate Hancock was due in court for a first appearance at 10am Monday.

Desper Sentenced to 3 Years in the IDOC

A Carmi man was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections Monday morning. 30 year old Daniel Desper was sentenced today on charges of Unlawful Use of Property (a Class 2 Felony) and Driving While License Revoked (a Class 4 Felony). Desper has previously been placed on probation in 2021 for the methamphetamine related offense of Unlawful Use of Property. However, he violated the probation and was charged on March 30th, 2022 with driving on a revoked license for the third time upon an arrest by the Carmi Police Department. He will serve 3 year sentences for both offences concurrently. Judge Thomas Dinn was the presiding judge.
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Vehicle Hit Pedestrian Early This Morning

The McCutchanville Fire Department and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office were called to Highway 57 and Kansas Road in reference to a pedestrian hit by a car. It happened around 5:30 this morning. First responders found the victim on the ground breathing, but not responsive. The pedestrian sustained serious...

Indiana could be part of an ‘extreme heat belt’ by 2053

Indiana and other states in the middle of the country will be part of an “extreme heat belt” in the next 30 years. That’s according to a new report by the First Street Foundation, a nonprofit risk mitigation research group. It said while other parts of the...

White County CEO Unveils 2022/2023 Class

The largest ever White County CEO Class is now in session. CEO Facilitator Tracy Orr shared with us a class photo unveiling the seventeen seniors taking part in this year’s program. Among them are ten Carmi-White County students including Dacin Rudolph, Mackenzie Pringle, Emma Roedder, Kadence Driscoll, Brenna Russell, Tyler Goemaat, Madison Degenhardt, Gracie Rawlinson, Devani Mendonca, and Chadessa Smith. The NCOE seniors include Lydia Vinyard, Miah Scroggins, Jaeden Scherrer, Taylor Johnson, Braden Mendoza, Bree Vollman, and Hollan Everett. The students will be meeting every morning throughout the school year, visiting area businesses to learn more about the local economy; eventually creating a class business and subsequently creating and launching individual businesses in the spring. Orr says she’s beyond excited to be working with this year’s crop of future leaders.

Person seriously injured after being hit by SUV in Vanderburgh County

Authorities in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, are investigating a pedestrian-vs-vehicle crash that happened on Wednesday morning. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says deputies went to the intersection of Kansas Road and State Road 57 around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday for a crash with injuries. When they arrived, deputies discovered that a person...

Mt. Carmel mayor gives updates on construction projects

MT. CARMEL, Ill. (WEHT) – Mayor Joe Judge of Mount Carmel gave some updates on Facebook pertaining to local construction projects. Judge says the Wabash River Bridge has had two coatings and still needs one more coating. On August 15 he said the last coating will be applied Tuesday. If no rain interrupts, the bridge construction […]

Evansville Man Ordered To Pay Restitution To Former Employer

Sixteen months in federal prison was the sentence an Evansville man received after pleading guilty to wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering. 33 year old Patrick Garrett was employed as a Sales Specialist responsible for handling accounts payable and receivable for a business in Gibson County. In a three...

Dispatch: Person hit by car in Vanderburgh Co.

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Traffic is moving again on Highway 57 at Kansas Road in Vanderburgh County. Officials say a person was hit by a car just after 5:30 Wednesday morning. They say the vehicle was heading east on Kansas toward 57 when the crash happened. We saw authorities...

Posey County solar panel farm gets approval in a 5-3 vote

The Posey County Planning Commission decided to move forward with the final development plan for a county based solar farm. The approval moves forward in a five to three vote, and as long as several conditions are still met for the farm including certain permits. The farm is set to...

A survey highlighted these health issues as the biggest in Vanderburgh, Warrick counties

Dr. James Porter referred to the popular expression “it takes a village” in describing the collaboration of area medical officials in meeting community health needs. “I stole that from someone, I’m not exactly sure,” said Porter, president of the Physicians Division of Deaconess Health System. "I think Hillary Clinton wrote a book title at one point (“It Takes A Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us).”


Wabash General Hospital in Mt Carmel is an award winner. The hospital recently was selected by NRC Health as a recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Patient Experience Award for Small Hospitals. The NRC Health Awards are awarded each year. The Small Hospitals Award was given to WGH for first place in the category of hospitals with fewer than 150 beds. The medical facility was picked from among 85 eligible for the honor. It recognizes top performing hospitals for their excellence in delivering outstanding patient experiences across the continuum of care.