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Warrant arrest made after suspect found hiding in attic

CARMI, Ill. - The old hiding-in-the-attic trick was tried yesterday in a Carmi arrest situation, but as usual, it didn't work, according to Carmi Police reports. The whole thing started yesterday (Wednesday, April 17) when at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers with CPD responded to an address on the


Late-evening arrest comprises Tuesday Carmi PD report

CARMI, Ill. - Carmi police report on incident that occurred yesterday, Tuesday, April 16, and it got a local woman hemmed up for a little while until she was able to collect her bond.


More charges for man accused of claiming to be missing child from Illinois

CINCINNATI — A federal grand jury indictment that was filed Thursday accuses an Ohio man who claimed to be a missing child from Illinois of lying to federal agents and of identity theft.


Police: Woman spiked Illinois state trooper’s drink

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Ill. (WEEK) — A Beardstown woman reportedly spiked an Illinois State Trooper’s sports drink with an unknown substance during a meth bust in Schuyler County on Tuesday.


City of Carmi City Council met April 2

City of Carmi City Council met April 2. Prior to opening the council meeting, Mayor Pollard asked Alderman Winkleman to give the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Illinois day care workers charged with 'force-feeding' infants

Police on Wednesday charged three women seen in a video force-feeding infants at a day care center. Investigators said surveillance footage from Little People Learning Center in Downers Grove, Illinois, showed the employees giving infants solid food, holding their mouths shut and tilting their heads


Mueller report confirms Russians ‘compromised’ Illinois State Board of Elections

WASHINGTON — The Mueller Report confirms the Russians tried to hack the Illinois Board of Elections website in 2016. “In one instance in approximately June 2016, the GRU compromised the computer network of the Illinois State Board of Elections by exploiting a vulnerability in the SBOE’s website. The


Illegal drugs contributed to death of Carmi woman

GALLATIN COUNTY, IL. (WJPF) – A toxicology report has revealed that illegal drugs played a role in the death of a young Carmi woman who went missing in March. 20-year-old Brooke Naylor was last seen alive March 3, 2019. Her body was found in rural Gallatin County March 8, 2019.

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Illinois officer drives man to job interview after pulling him over

CAHOKIA, Ill. – A police officer pulled over a man with expired plates Wednesday. The driver told Officer Roger Gemoules that he also did not have a valid driver’s license. The man told the officer that he was going to a job interview.


Illinois man dies after vehicle crash

A Barry, Illinois man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Pike County Wednesday night. According to Illinois State Police, 35-year-old Lance Bowen crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee along Highway 4 just north of El Dara just before 5 p.m.


Why is there an influx of Dollar Generals in the Illinois Valley?

A Tonica location will be complete within the month. Zoning hurdles were cleared to add a second location in La Salle. And a new Spring Valley location could break ground by June.


Illinois Senate approves statewide rule for alcohol delivery in Illinois

Folks across Illinois could be close to being able to get a six-pack delivered to their door. Right now, a lot of grocery services will deliver some beer or wine with your order. But some communities in Illinois still have local laws against liquor delivery.


Pothole Reporting Website Could Be Started in Illinois

Motorists would have a convenient way to report potholes according to supporters of new legislation. Under an amendment filed to Senate Bill 958, the Illinois Department of Transportation would be required to create a website where people can go to report where potholes or other road dangers they se


Illinois Lottery rolls out new digital platform

(WAND) - The Illinois Lottery's new digital platform is now fully operational with an improved website and mobile app. The website and mobile app are designed to make gameplay easier and more convenient for players.


Harper, again: Kid arrested on warrant at Huck’s; other incidents handled

WHITE CO., Ill. - The teen who at one point was being eyed as the videographer in a beating that proved fatal for a Carmi man last year is back in the headlines again. This incident involving Leif Harper, 19, has him arrested, so he might be off the docket for a little while, at least, while he figu


Battery, Escape get Carmi man 10 years in IDOC

WHITE CO., Ill. - A young Carmi man is off to prison after a Monday sentencing hearing on two charges: Aggravated Battery and Escape, both Class 3 felonies. White County State's Attorney Denton Aud said that Cedrick Graham, 30, is the guy in question, and he's going to ultimately serve right at arou


Norris City Omaha Enfield Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met February 20

Norris City Omaha Enfield Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Feb. 20. The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield. Community Unit School District #3 of White, Hamilton and Gallatin Counties, Illinois, was called to order by Karen Weiss at 7:00