Headlines for Saturday, September 17th

The annual Fairfield Fall Fun Fest wraps up today with the full day of activities.  Among the activities scheduled today is the Lemond Chevrolet Chrysler Classic Car Show, the WADI/Headstart Kiddie Parade, a Kiddie Tractor Pull, Fairfield’s Got Talent, Chuck A Duck starting at 5:30 this evening, and a performance by the Dylan Wolfe Band from 6:30 to 10 p.m. tonight on the main stage.  A full list of activities can be viewed on Fairfield’s Annual Fall Fun Fest Facebook page.  Winners have been named in the Fall Fun Fest Prince and Princess Contest.  This year’s Prince is Jace Bridgeman and the Princess is Kylee Haygood.  They were crowned Thursday night.  Runners-up were Nash Barbre and Sophia Boldrey.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 3,733,902 cases of the coronavirus in the state as of this morning and 34,885 total deaths.  Reports from around the area showed Wayne County with four new cases in the past few days, and two cases in Clay County.  Marion County reported 11 new cases, while Richland County reported seven new cases.  The IDPH reported 3111 new cases in the past week and 19 deaths.

20-year-old Sarah J Smith of rural Norris City was picked up on drug charges early Friday morning in Carmi.  According to our sister station WRUL, Smith was pulled over by Carmi police around 2 a.m. Friday at the corner of Main and College Blvd. and during the traffic stop, police found her to be in possession of cannibis and drug paraphernalia.  She was taken to the White County Jail and released after posting $250 bond

A Flora couple has been arrested on several Class X Felony counts of aggravated battery of a child.  According to published reports, Clay County State’s Attorney Phillip Givens said 39-year-old Scottie A. Adler and 20-year-old Miranda A. Adler were taken into custody Friday.  In court Friday, a judge set bond for both at $500,000 each and ordered they have no contact with the children allegedly involved.

Area river stages as of this morning:  Little Wabash River east of Fairfield is at 5.86 feet.  Flood stage is 17 feet.  At Clay City the stage is 4.77 feet.  Flood stage is 18 feet.  At Carmi the stage is 3.89 feet.  Flood stage is 27 feet.  The Skillet Fork at Wayne City is at 4.97 feet.  Flood stage is 15 feet.  The Wabash River at Mt. Carmel is at 3.55 feet.  Flood stage is 19 feet.  Other than small chances for rain late Sunday night and Monday morning, the next several days are expected to be dry.