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St. Elmo woman charged with 2 Felonies in connection with vehicle accident

A St. Elmo woman has been charged with 2 Felony counts in Fayette County Court in connection with a vehicle accident. 42 year old Misty D. May of St. Elmo has been charged with Failure to Stop After Have An Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death, which is a Class 4 Felony. The information in the charge alleges May failed to stop her vehicle and allegedly left the scene after being involved in an accident where an individual was injured in the accident. The second charge is Criminal Damage to Property, which is a Class 3 Felony. Information says that May is alleged to have knowingly damaged the property of the same individual in damage to their vehicle in excess of $10,000 but less than $100,000.
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Mary Arlene Lilly Lewis, 96

Mary Arlene Lilly Lewis, 96, of Beecher City, IL passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, in Aperion Care in St. Elmo, IL. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in Spring Hill Cemetery, in rural Beecher City, with Ron Taylor officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Spring Hill Cemetery Fund and mailed to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 62565. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City is assisting the family.

Building collapses during bridal shower

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — On Saturday, a building in downtown Litchfield collapsed. The fire department was originally called to the scene for a reported building explosion at a building in the 300 block of North State Street. According to Litchfield Mayor Steve Dougherty, a bridal shower was taking place...

Litchfield investigates building that collapsed during a bridal shower

An investigation is underway into the cause of a building collapse in Litchfield during a bridal shower over the weekend. The building is in the 300 block of North State. More than 20 people were attending the bridal shower just before noon when the incident occurred. Reports say three individuals suffered minor injuries and were treated.

Partial building collapse in Litchfield

A partial building collapse in Litchfield on Saturday injured a handful of people attending a bridal shower. A portion of the roof and second floor collapsed in a building adjacent to Short Furniture at 319 North State Street. The injuries were considered minor, but a few people were taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Litchfield August market canceled due to building collapse

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The City of Litchfield has canceled its August Pickers Market. This comes after a building in the 300 block of North State Street collapsed. As of Monday at 11:30 a.m., structural engineer(s) have not been on site to assess the building. City officials say they...

Voice of Fighting Illini Speaks to Taylorville Kiwanis Club

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the “Voice of the Fighting Illini” during the weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday. Brian Barnhart has been the “Voice of the Fighting Illini” calling University of Illinois Football and Mens’ Basketball games on the Illini Sports Network, for over 20 years. Barnhart gave an overview of the upcoming Illini football and basketball seasons, saying in his 20 years he’s never seen a coach that cares about the details like head football coach Bret Bielema.

City adopts Keegan Virden Day, Connor Rowcliff Day

ASSUMPTION, Ill. (WAND) - The City of Assumption will honor two teens killed in a crash. On August 3, the city leaders voted to proclaim April 27 Connor Rowcliff Day and December 25 Keegan Virden Day. The teens died in a crash on July 12 at the intersection of US-51...

Illinois backs down on Vandalia prison layoffs after AFSCME turns up the heat

Union workers at Vandalia Correctional Center in Illinois will not be facing reduced capacity or layoffs in the near future, following protests from AFSCME and local officials. AFSCME members had mobilized in recent weeks with petitions and appeals to elected officials after an announcement that the state was considering consolidation...

Assumption honors students killed in crash

ASSUMPTION, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Central A&M students killed in a crash last month are being honored in Assumption. A new resolution was approved on Wednesday to proclaim December 25 as Keegan Virden Day and April 27 as Conner Rowcliff Day. Rowcliff and Virden died on July 12 in...

City of Assumption honors crash victims

ASSUMPTION, Ill. (WCIA) — Assumption’s mayor and Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution to honor the two teenagers who died in a car crash last month. The resolution creates days of remembrance for Keegan Virden and Connor Rowcliff, who died on July 12 when their car was hit by a truck. They, along with […]

Firefighters respond to building explosion, collapse in Litchfield

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Firefighters in Litchfield responded to a building explosion and subsequent collapse on Saturday. It happened at 319 North State Street just before noon. Officials said that at the time of the incident, a bridal shower was going on there with about 20 people in attendance. Everyone was able to escape with […]
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Alabama Donates $25,000 To Aid Kentucky Flood Relief

Alabama donated $25,000 to help those affected by the devastating flooding in Kentucky during their concert there in the town of Sharpsburg on Saturday (August 6th). While on stage, founding members Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry presented a check to The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, a non-profit organization providing financial help to eastern Kentucky families, farms and businesses that are suffering as result of the catastrophic weather event.