Illinois Man Arrested for Burglary
Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Bridgeport, Illinois man on a single warrant for burglary. The warrant was filed in Knox Superior Court One for a June 6th incident. 47 year-old Jesse Boatwright was booked into the Knox County Jail on ten-thousand dollars bond.
Mt. Erie woman pleads guilty to drug delivery charge in Marion County Court
A 20-year-old Mt. Erie woman has pleaded guilty in Marion County Court to unlawful delivery of under five grams of methamphetamine. Violet Fox is one of nine who has been arrested in a crackdown on meth delivery in the Salem area by the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force. Fox was...
NOBLE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MONDAY NIGHT (11/27/2023)
(NOBLE) The Noble Village Board met in regular session this past Monday night. The Board : approved the payment of all bills as presented : approved an ordinance to amend and raise the Village’s sewer rates by 10% effective immediately and by 5% for the next five years beginning in 2025 : discussed obtaining a grant for the needed sewer lagoon improvement work with Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission, but agreed not to contribute extra funds to receive a higher rating – a public hearing will be held December 18th with a special meeting to follow concerning the grant : approved the first payment request for $71,550 for the new Noble Village Park restrooms to be paid out of Richland County ARPA funds : took no action on the annual contribution request for the Richland County Development Corporation : noted the final day of the Village’s leaf collection program is tomorrow (11/30/23) : noted the Village’s Tax Levy ordinance will be presented at the next meeting : noted the Village’s Christmas Party will be held December 7th : and noted the 2nd Village Board meeting in December has been cancelled : next meeting is December 11th.
The Haunting Legacy of Julia Brown and the Manchac Swamp Hurricane
Deep in the heart of Louisiana's wetlands, the legend of Julia Brown, a voodoo priestess, intertwines with the devastating Manchac Swamp Hurricane of 1915, leaving a haunting legacy that endures to this day. Julia, known for her mystical healing and midwifery, ominously sang of her death's dire consequences for the towns of Ruddock, Frenier, and Napton. Her chilling prophecy was realized on September 29, 1915, as a Category 4 hurricane unleashed its wrath, coinciding with Julia's funeral. The tempest claimed nearly 300 lives, reducing the towns to rubble and etching Julia's name into the annals of spectral history.
Vincennes man shot in apparent self-defense incident in southern Indiana
VANDERBURGH, Ind. (WTHI) - A Vincennes man was shot after an alleged self-defense incident. It happened on Monday in Vanderburgh County, near Evansville. According to police, they received a 911 call from a homeowner, saying he shot a trespasser in front of his home. When cops got there, they found...
OLNEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING (11/27/2023)
(OLNEY) The Olney City Council met last night for a regular bi-monthly meeting. The Council : approved the payment of all bills as presented : approved the sale of city-owned property by bids – $5,000 for 410 East Main Street, $550 for 602 West Lafayette Street, and $150 for 926 West Elm Street : agreed to issue a Class C Liquor License to Hovey’s Diner in Olney and then agreed to add that license to the City of Olney’s Municipal Code : heard various presentations on the City’s Police and Firefighters Pension funds : discussed the City of Olney’s Tax Levy numbers : agreed to utilize STU funds through IDOT for the future improvement work and repaving of North Street, from Whittle Avenue to East Street : agreed to sell an 8×10 portable shed from the City’s Water Plant : and took no action after a closed session to discuss real property and personnel : next meeting will be December 11th.
LOCAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES
(OLNEY) The Annual Carle Hospice Festival of Trees fundraiser & bake sale is this weekend and will be held in the private dining rooms on the lower level of Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. The two day event will began throughout the day this coming Friday, December 1st, from 8:00 to 4:30, and then finish up Saturday morning, December 2nd, from 8:00 to 12:00 noon. The event will include a wide array of mini trees and gift baskets up for silent auction with the highest bids declared the winners at noon on Saturday. All proceeds go in support of Hospice and its mission to provide comfort care to patients in our region.
Cats in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in robinson, IL?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of robinson..
Knox County man sentenced for 2021 Valentine's Day attempted murder
KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A man in Knox County learned his fate after he was convicted of attempted murder earlier this year. In late October, a jury found James Birge, 34, of Oaktown, guilty of a shooting that happened on Valentine's Day in 2021. Birge's sentence is for a total of 45 years.
“Don’t shoot him again”: 911 caller reports shooting man on Skipping Stone Drive
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Authorities have released a 911 call recording of a man on Skipping Stone Drive reporting that he shot a man in his driveway on Monday night. “There’s a guy that was in the neighborhood, up to no good it looked like,” the caller told the 911 operator. “So I got out […]
The Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival: A Tapestry of Tradition and Tastes
The Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival, also known as the Annapolis Strawberry Festival, is a beloved harbinger of summer in Annapolis, Maryland. Celebrating its 61st anniversary, the festival is a vibrant homage to the community spirit and the sweet flavor of strawberries that has become a local tradition since the early 1950s. As June paints the town red, the festival kicks off with a lively parade from the Cape Firehouse to the main beach, promising a day of fun, music, and strawberry delights.
City of Vincennes Seeking Ways to Develop Housing
The City of Vincennes is looking at further ways to develop its housing accommodations for new and existing business in the community. One of the coming developments is a 250-unit housing complex on Bierhaus Boulevard. Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum hopes the new housing ventures, and new industry, will draw people...
Four Officers Join VPD Ranks
Four new Vincennes Police officers were sworn in this week to add to the City Police force. The new officers include two Vincennes men– Logan Hamm and Gavin Smith, along with Robinson, Illinois resident Sam Stevenson the Fourth, and Michigan City’s Shimar Sherrod. The four took their oath of office from Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum.
Flat Rock, Illinois: Embracing the Quiet Charm of Rural America
Nestled in the heart of Crawford County, the village of Flat Rock, Illinois, stands as a beacon of tranquility amidst the chaos of modern life. Established in 1876, this village is a testament to the enduring American spirit, with a modest population of 323 as per the 2020 census. Flat Rock's rich history and serene lifestyle make it a haven for those seeking peace and a sense of community. The village boasts a high homeownership rate and events that epitomize the close-knit fabric of this tight community.
Make a Difference: These five Illinois women are going above and beyond
November is the month we reflect on what makes us thankful. But it's also the month to remember our veterans. One group in the Wabash Valley combines the two - showing our local vets they are appreciated and loved every single month. Every month in Bridgeport, Illinois, you'll find this...
Mt. Carmel football wins state championship
Closing out a rock solid season, Mount Carmel High School's boys football team handily won another state title this weekend. During the IHSA Class 7A state championship on Saturday, Nov. 25, the Caravans defeated Downers Grove North with a score of 35-10. It's the team’s third IHSA Class 7A state...
Vincennes Police Department Expanding
The Vincennes Police Department has four new officers. They were all officially sworn in at Monday’s Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting. That means that 37 of 38 Officer positions have been filled, however the Police Department announced they are continuing to increase their roster of officers as they expand their presence in the local schools.
Cisne to Celebrate Christmas on the Square Friday and Saturday
Christmas on the Square in Cisne is set for Tomorrow Evening. Events get underway with the tree lighting at the Park at 6 PM. Free Wagon rides will be taking place and there will be pork chop sandwiches available donated by Wabash Valley Service Company at the fire station. Grab your bucket list and a picture with Santa (bring your camera) at Alexis Nichole Photography Studio (next to the post office).There is a craft show in the Community Building.
VU Christmas Gala Concert is at 7:30pm tonight
A popular seasonal event happens tonight at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The VU Performing Arts Department will present the annual Christmas Gala Concert featuring the VU Jazz , Woodwind, Percussion and Brass Ensembles, as well as the VU Concert Band and Choir and the VU Connection. Suzie Jackson,...
Residents Claim to be without Heat in Southern Indiana Apartment Complex
News 10 Bureau Chief Nathan Springfield explains how residents can find help. Residents claim units at southern Indiana apartment complex have no heat. Several people have reached out to News 10 Bureau Chief Nathan Springfield regarding the conditions at Maple Park Apartments in Vincennes and Shepherd Hill Apartments in Washington.