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HEadlines for Monday, April 27, 2015

A Federal Grand Jury has indicted the former bookkeeper of the Southern Illinois Laborers Union in McLeansboro for embezzlement. 53-year-old Carolyn Hall is accused of stealing over $26,000 from Local 1197 between July of 2012 and February of 2014. The Illinois Senate has approved restoring $26 million in social services and public health grants that […]

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Headlines for Sunday, April 26, 2015

  Predicted severe weather missed Wayne County Saturday afternoon and evening.  Strong and severe thunderstorms moved south of the region late Saturday afternoon, prompting thunderstorm and tornado warnings in far southern Illinois and parts of southwest Indiana.  Storm damage was reported in Cairo, IL and parts of western Kentucky from a possible tornado.  Quieter and […]

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Headlines for Saturday, April 25, 2015

  A Tornado Watch has been issued for Wayne and surrounding counties in southeastern Illinois.  It is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. The Quizimodos captured the title of the Fairfield Community High School Varsity Scholastic Team annual Mind Bowl Friday night.  Seven teams competed in the live competition held in the FCHS library.  The […]

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Headlines for Friday, April 24, 2015

Formal charges have been filed against 76-year-old Barry Lindsey of Carmi for a shooting incident Tuesday night that left his 46-year-old son Eugene Lindsey seriously injured. Barry Lindsey faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and possession of a firearm without a […]

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Headlines for Thursday, April 23, 2015

46-year-old Eugene Lindsey of Carmi has been airlifted to an Evansville hospital after being shot in the chest Wednesday night at a home in Carmi. The suspect, Lindsey’s 76-year-old father Barry Lindsey (pictured) was taken to Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro for treatment of breathing problems.   Barry Lindsey had been released from the hospital in […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

  Formal charges were filed Wednesday against a Mount Carmel, Ill. man accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile family member. Daniel E. Street, 37 faces a Class-X felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault. Street, who works in auto sales, has been booked into the Wabash County jail at Mount Carmel under $500,000 bond. A […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CAPTURED ! A McLeansboro, Ill. man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Marion, Ill. man Monday night has been captured.  White County Sheriff Doug Maier confirmed that Jack Thomas, Jr., 34 was taken into custody shortly before 2 p.m. at an apartment in Carmi, Ill. Witnesses stated that local police and an […]

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Headlines for Monday, April 20, 2015

Federal prosecutors have filed formal charges against a former employee of the First State Bank in West Salem for embezzlement. 32-year-old Rachael J. Knasinski of West Salem has been charged with one count of bank embezzlement. According to the criminal information filed in the case, Knasinski is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from the […]

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Headlines for Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Edwards County Community Unit school board meets Monday night starting at 7 p.m.  Items on the agenda include the resignation of the West Salem Grade School Cheerleader Sponsor and the employment of summer custodial help.  The board is also expected to award bids for roof work at West Salem Grade School and approve a […]

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Headlines for Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Edwards County Community Unit school board meets Monday night at 7 in the Albion K-12 Band Room.  During the meeting, the board is expected to award a bid for roof work at West Salem Grade School, and approve a field trip for the Edwards County High School FCA to Petersburg, KY April 29th.  Personnel […]

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