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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Parts of Southern Illinois

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm Watch that will be in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning for Edwards, Jackson, Jefferson, Wabash, Wayne and Perry counties in southern Illinois. Forecasters say heavy wet snow with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches possible. You can plan

Baby Possibly Drowned Thursday Night in Benton

BENTON – Benton Police received a medical response call to North Frisco Street just after 6 Thursday night in reference to a possible drowning of a 10 month old child. Abbott EMS, the Benton Fire Department and police responded.   The child was transported by ambulance to Franklin Hospital where the child was airlifted to a

Judge Issues Order Blocking Illinois Semiautomatic Gun Ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the new Illinois law banning assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the order Friday after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law. DeVore said he’s representing hundreds of people from dozens

Norris City Announces New Trash Pickup Day

NORRIS CITY – The Village of Norris City says trash pickup day for Bulldog Systems will move from Friday to Thursday starting Monday, Jan. 30. Please have your trash out Wednesday night or Thursday before 5 a.m. If you have any questions, call Bulldog Systems at 618-252-0172.

Senator Fowler Needs Your Help to Create Cards for Senior Citizens

HARRISBURG, IL – With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is once again working to make sure that senior citizens aren’t forgotten with his annual “Valentines for Seniors” card drive. “Ever since we started this program, we have had great success in making sure our area seniors feel the

ISP: Substances Found at Graham CC Not Narcotics or Hazardous

HILLSBORO, Ill. (WRXX) — The Illinois Department of Corrections says the suspicious substance found Wednesday at Graham Correctional Center has been identified as nonhazardous and should not have necessitated the use of Narcan or required hospitalization. Eighteen prison employees were hospitalized and received Narcan after reporting symptoms similar to those of a toxic exposure. However,