Two arrested in Fairfield after investigation involving unlawful videotaping
FAIRFIELD, Il. (WEVV) — Two people are facing charges in Illinois after officers found a video recording device hidden in their home. Fairfield Police say they arrested 59-year-old David Legg and 58-year-old LaDonna Legg Sunday, November 26th. Officers say they were investigating unlawful videotaping. We're told officers recovered a...
Two Killed in Fatal Crash on Illinois 14 in Hamilton County
MCLEANSBORO – A two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on Illinois 14 near Ten Mile Road in Hamilton County killed two people and injured another. According to Illinois State Police, around 5:30 p.m. one vehicle was going east on Illinois 14 and attempted to pass multiple vehicles. While passing in the westbound lane, the vehicle struck another vehicle going west. Debris from the collision caused damage to another vehicle also going west behind the vehicle that was struck.
Southern Illinois police looking for truck and partially nude woman trying to escape it
“The Sheriff’s Office needs to locate this female to check her well being as soon as possible,” a sheriff’s department release stated.
Two Arrested Following Chase Wednesday Afternoon
Two wanted men are behind bars following their arrest Wednesday afternoon in White County. Sheriff Jordan Weiss says he was alerted by Gallatin County law enforcement of an ongoing pursuit in the Ridgway area around 3pm. One of the men being pursued was known to be Colton Hansbrough, wanted out of Gallatin County on a warrant for Burglary and Hardin County on a warrant for Escape. The vehicle would evade law enforcement but then crashed on County Road 800 East, about 2 miles north of Plainview Church. When law enforcement arrived, no occupants were found in the vehicle. A resident of a home near where the crash happened told officers the two men in the vehicle had been picked up and driven from the scene. Sheriff Weiss says the individual who had picked up the two males didn’t know about the situation and simply noticed them walking down the road in search of a ride.
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...
Carmi man pleads guilty to possessing stolen ambulance
WHITE COUNTY — A 54-year-old Carmi man pleaded guilty Wednesday in White County Court to possessing a stolen ambulance in September. Anthony Scott Hogue was facing charges of Class X felony theft from a government entity, Class 2 felony possession of a stolen vehicle, Class 3 felony burglary, and misdemeanor resisting a peace officer.
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.
Scam Targeting Local Health Care Workers Reported in Jefferson County
MT. VERNON – Jefferson County authorities are alerting the public to a phone scam targeting local health care workers. According to law enforcement, the scammers are contacting the victims and making their caller identification show as if the call is coming from the Jefferson County Courthouse. Victims are being...
Fairfield City Council Meets for Second November Session
The Fairfield City Council met for their second November session last night, working through a very light agenda. Jen Vaughan d/b/a No Tan Line received $2,000 for exterior improvements to her property at 106 West Main St. Austin Gibbs/New Gen Concrete LLC received $36,000 for construction of a new building...
Mill Shoals' Treasured Waterway: The Little Wabash River
Nestled in the heart of Mill Shoals, the Little Wabash River is a hidden gem that flows with the history and vitality of the region. This serene waterway provides a picturesque setting that enhances the town's natural beauty and adds to its rustic charm. As an integral part of the local geography, the river is not just a pretty sight; it's a hub for recreational activities such as fishing and boating, where residents and visitors alike can enjoy the tranquil environment and abundant wildlife.
Girls in White Satin 15 years strong
On Monday, Nov. 13, Girls in White Satin celebrated 15 years of being a part of many, many brides’ special day!. According to the business’ Facebook page, “We had a dream that started when we were very young and on November 13, 2008 it came to fruition. Without the love and support of our parents, siblings, spouses, children and friends this dream would not have been possible. We cannot begin to thank you enough! To all past and present employees…we couldn’t do it without you. We appreciate your day in and day out dedication to detail and deadlines. To our community and customers…THANK YOU for supporting and shopping our local, family-owned business! CHEERS TO 15 YEARS!”
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Kittens Of fairfield, IL Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near fairfield.
Ellsworth Boys Beat Lawrence 71-54 in Preseason Game
The Ellsworth Boy's Basketball Team beat Lawrence 71-54 on Tuesday, November 28th down in Fairfield. Ellsworth led 18-6 at the end of the 1st Quarter and 37-23 at the end of the 1st Half. The Eagles led 65-40 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Ellsworth was led by Chance...
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.
RICHLAND COUNTY ADOPT-A-FAMILY CHRISTMAS GIFT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED
(OLNEY) The Adopt-A-Family Christmas Gift Program for Richland County families who have at least one child between the age of three (3) through 8th grade is continuing. Online applications are now being accepted on Facebook at Adopt-A-Family Richland County and can be completed on a smart phone or computer. The application deadline is a week from tomorrow, Friday, December 8th. Families will sign up for a required in-person interview as part of the application process with the final date to do so on December 11th. The program is also accepting donations, which can be sent to Good Samaritan of Richland County at P.O. Box 365 in Olney. Please put AAF on the memo line so the donations will be directed to the Adopt-A-Family Program. Donations will provide grocery gift cards for holiday meals.
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.
Thanksgiving Weekend Arrests
Two people were injured and a third person was arrested on several charges following a two vehicle accident around 6:48 Wednesday night. According to the Carmi Police Department report issued by Chief of Police Jason Carter, Deanna and Don Wayne Williams were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries following the crash which occurred on Highway One at Little Giant Grocery.
Bellerive: A Historical Jewel on Tasmania's Riverbank
Bellerive, Tasmania, is a suburb with a narrative as picturesque as its riverbank. Originally known as Kangaroo Point, it was settled in the early 19th century and renamed in the 1830s to Bellerive, meaning 'beautiful shore'. This name change reflected the area's stunning riverbank views rather than the romanticized story of a French merchant’s inspiration by the Illinois River. Today, Bellerive’s heritage is a testament to its rich history, marked by the transformation of local folklore into documented legacy.
Several Cited by MVPD for Selling Alcohol to Underage Agent during Compliance Checks
MT. VERNON (WMIX) – The Mt. Vernon Police Department conducted compliance checks across the county last week with numerous citations being issued. According to MVPD, a 19 year-old under police supervision entered multiple businesses Wednesday to purchase alcohol. Seven of eight locations reportedly sold alcohol to the underage agent.
FMH Donates AED to Wayne County Senior Center
In its ongoing efforts to better improve the lives of those we serve, Fairfield Memorial Hospital recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Wayne County Senior Citizens Center in Fairfield, Illinois. This donation will help ensure the health and safety of those who utilize this facility. The Wayne...