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Headlines for Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The National Weather Service has now issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for Wayne and surrounding counties from 3 p.m. Thursday through Friday afternoon.  The Wayne County region could see several inches of snow from this winter storm.  Travel will become difficult as the precipitation transitions Thursday evening from rain to freezing rain, sleet, then all snow.

Edwards County State’s Attorney Michael Valentine has filed formal charges against two Evansville, IN men accused of stealing scrap metal from the Quinn Hunley property near West Salem last week.  Sean M. Detty and Jason D. Willemsen face charges of being in possession of a stolen trailer and felony theft.

TV's for Enfield

Enfield RHCC received a substantial donation to purchase new flat screen televisions for the residents. The source of the donation wishes to remain anonymous. Activity aid/ CNA Darlene Taylor and Administrator Chasity Harris braved the crowds at the “Black Friday” sales to ensure the donation went as far as possible. Chasity was accompanied by her nieces Rachel and Riley Peyton, and other family members. Pictured on the left is Chasity Harris, and Darlene Taylor is on the right.

Thieves broke into the Orchardville Church on Thanksgiving Day, stealing $800 from one office, $20 from another and a Swiss Army Knife. Intruders entered the church through a window and broke down a number of doors looking for cash.

Oil spill cleanup equipment manufactured by Carmi-based Elastec/American Marine is being used to mop up thousands of gallons of fuel that spilled into the Mississippi River at LeClaire, Iowa. The fuel spilled after the 144 ft. towboat Stephen L. Colby went down last week after striking a submerged object on the LeClaire, Iowa waterfront.

The Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state’s $100 billion pension shortfall. Public employee unions, who oppose the bill, vowed to quickly take legal action. They say the law is unfair to workers and retirees who for years made faithful contributions to retirement systems but now will see their benefits being cut because of governmental mismanagement.

Nine drug suspects were rounded up in Harrisburg Tuesday after a Saline County Grand Jury issued several indictments.  Most of the arrests were for delivery of a controlled substance and marijuana.

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