Headlines for Saturday January 13th 2018

A strong front moved through the region late Thursday night into Friday, bringing with it rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. The amount of ice and snow forced many cancellations to area businesses and school, and cancelled many sporting events Friday night. Ice accumulation varied for the Fairfield area with a tenth to two tenths coating outside surfaces, while snow accumulation varied between one to two inches. Wind gusted anywhere from 25 to 30 mph, causing snow to drift. Heavier snow amounts were reported to the south and east.

There might be a negotiated plea in the Richland County murder case of Glenn Ramey of Olney. The 54-year-old Ramey is charged in the 2016 death of an eight-year-old Olney girl. He faces a count of predatory criminal sexual assault as well as first degree murder.

The Illinois Farm Bureau is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to a felony conviction for the recent theft of four handguns and a laptop computer from the Randy Vaughan farm in rural Fairfield. Any individual with information about this crime should contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s office at 618-842-6631 immediately. All information regarding the identity of the informant is confidential. The reward money is paid directly to the informant.

Wayne County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service Office out of Paducah Kentucky are sponsoring a FREE weather spotter class in Fairfield Illinois. The class is being held at Frontier Community College on Tuesday February 6th at 6:00 pm. It is open to anyone interested and is completely FREE. Online registration is required. Just go to www.weather.gov/pah/spottertraining to register for the class.