Fairfield set a new single-day rainfall record for August 4. A late afternoon storm Tuesday dropped .97 inches of rain in Fairfield, breaking the old single-day record of .78 set in 1971.
Heavy rain is expected to develop today. Forecasters have issued a Flash Flood Watch through Thursday morning. Two to three inch rainfall amounts are likely in some areas. Some strong to severe storms could also develop.
The sentencing of a former West Salem bank employee on embezzlement charges has been delayed. Sentencing of Rachel J. Knasinski has been moved to next Wednesday, August 12. Knasinski pled guilty in April to charges she embezzled more than $300,000 from the First State Bank of West Salem.
Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies raided a rural Wayne City home Monday night, seizing a substantial amount of heroin, marijuana, guns, ammo and cash. 36-year-old Donnie L. Pursley of 205 E. Section Line Road faces multiple charges of attempt to deliver drugs. More than 100 gel-caps containing suspected heroin were seized.
Illinois health officials are urging University of Illinois students to get vaccinated to help curb a growing outbreak of mumps. As of Tuesday, 69 cases had been reported on the Champaign-Urbana campus.
35-year-old Kimberly S. Adkins of Cisne has been arrested on a Richland County warrant charging her with failure to appear in court on a driving suspended charge. Bond was $225.