Headlines for Thursday, January 25, 2018

A shooting at a house south of Omaha Tuesday afternoon appears to be accidental in nature.  Gallatin County State’s Attorney Doug Dyhrkopp says the victim was airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment of a collapsed lung and a liver injury.  One arrest has been made in connection with the incident. Officials have not released the identity of the victim or suspect at this time.

The Fairfield City Council has approved a rezoning request for several pieces of property on West Main Street where Airtex once operated. The lots involved are 405, 406, 408 and 500 West Main.  The property has been re-zoned to Business-3 for a prospective buyer.  The name of the potential buyer has not been revealed at this time.

The Fairfield City Council has authorized the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to begin the process of establishing a new eligibility list.  The current eligibility list has expired.  Testing will be conducted soon. At this time, there are no openings on either the fire or police departments.

Except in Southern Illinois, flu cases across the stare are leveling off.  Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health report 13,153 confirmed cases influenza this year with 830 cases resulting in intensive care unit admissions.  One pediatric death has been confirmed from the flu.

29-year-old Blake A. Fisher of Evansville, Indiana has been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of punching an inmate at the White County jail in Carmi. Fisher was serving a county jail sentence on an unrelated case when he punched an inmate. He was also ordered to pay $447 in various fines, fees and court costs.