Jerry Crisel has been elected Associate Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit. Crisel is a native of Edwards County, and currently serves as public defender in both Edwards and White Counties. A longtime Albion attorney, Crisel is a former Edwards County State’s Attorney. He begins his duties on Oct. 15. The judges of the Second Circuit elected Crisel from among more than a dozen candidates.
A Mount Carmel, Ill. man died Sunday night as the result of injuries suffered in a four-wheeler accident. John W. Curtis, 46 wrecked his four-wheeler on Wabash County Road 870 E. shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff Joe Keeling reports ambulance personnel treated Curtis at the scene and transported him to Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel. Curtis was later airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville where he later died. Sheriff Keeling said there were no passengers on the four-wheeler. The accident remains under investigation.
A Wayne County Grand Jury has returned an attempted first-degree murder indictment against a Fairview Heights, Ill. man who allegedly tried to disarm an Illinois State Trooper earlier this month during a traffic stop on I-64. Bond has been increased to $2 million on 27-year-old Cedric R. Moore. He also faces charges of aggravated battery of a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer. Trooper Adam Zimmerman of McLeansboro discharged his firearm in self-defense during the struggle with Moore. No one was hit during the Sept. 17 incident.
Fairfield Attorney Mike Molt has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Wayne County Circuit Judge. A vacancy was created by the announced retirement of Resident Judge Joe Harrison the end of November. Also seeking the Republican nomination are former Wayne County State’s Attorney Kevin Kakac and Fairfield Attorney John Robison.
The body of a missing McLeansboro woman was found Sunday in a wooded area near her home. 43-year-old Susan Ruth Dunlap had been missing since last Wednesday. She was diabetic and had left her home without her medication. An autopsy is scheduled for later today to determine the cause of death.
A SWAT team arrested 39-year-old Brian K, Potts of Golconda Sunday morning at a house near Harrisburg. Potts was armed with a handgun, police said, and was wanted on an Illinois Department of Corrections Parole Warrant. No one was hurt during the operation.
The Illinois Lottery is bringing back a Halloween-themed game that offers four $1 million prizes. Only 500,000 raffle tickets for the game will be sold at $20 each. They will be on sale until November 1, or until all raffle tickets are sold. The final drawing, Nov. 1 will be used to award four $1 million prizes.
The first children’s Flu Shot Clinic will be held today at the Wayne County Health Department. Today’s children’s flu shot clinic will run from 1 – 5 p.m. Adult flu shots are available daily at the Wayne County Health Department from 9 – 5 for a $30 fee. Medicare, Medicaid, major credit cards, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthLink and Health Alliance will also be accepted as payment