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A 'state of emergency' for Kent flooding; Route 7 still closed

The Housatonic River remains frozen with chunks of ice covering the surface in Kent. Town officials declared a state of emergency Monday. Lynn Mellis Worthington Republican-American KENT - Town officials declared a state of emergency Monday due to flooding and ice jams in the Housatonic River and


Ice Jam Flooding Issues Continue Along Housatonic River in Kent

More resources are expected to arrive in Kent Tuesday after officials declared a local state of emergency due to ice jam flooding along the Housatonic River, and officials are looking for volunteers to help with the preparations. Ice jams formed Saturday, causing the river to overflow and forcing ro

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-01-16 11:48:26

Ice jams in Kent trigger local state of emergency

KENT, Conn. (WTNH) - Not one, but two massive ice jams are blocking the Housatonic River, causing flooding in roads, homes and schools before that water turns into ice. "It's mother nature at her finest, she is cleaning house!" exclaimed Kent resident Jennifer Hobbs. Hobbs has a front row seat to th

WTNH.COM - 2018-01-16 03:24:10

Coast Guard has to call off ice-breaking operation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-The U.S. Coast Guard had to call off its ice-busting operation on Tuesday night along the Connecticut River. The ice is simply too massive for the Coast Guard cutter, Bollard. "We couldn't break through it at a very high rate of speed," said Chief Derek Strope. Related: One m

WTNH.COM - 2018-01-17 04:30:03

Rally to be held for New Fairfield man facing second deporation order

NEW FAIRFIELD - A rally will be held this week for Joel Colindres, a Guatemalan-born man who has been ordered to leave the country for the second time in six months. Colindres, 33, who came to the U.S. in 2004, was granted a temporary stay on Aug. 17, minutes before he was supposed to board a flight

NEWSTIMES - 2018-01-16 16:21:25

Couple had cocaine in Pleasant Valley: police

PLEASANT VALLEY - Two people from Long Island were charged with felony drug possession Saturday while traveling through Pleasant Valley, police said. Patchogue residents Michael R., 39, and Samantha C. Morea, 32, were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Michael

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-01-15 19:39:47

Kent roads remain closed due to ice dam

Kent roads remain closed due to ice dam KENT - Route 7 remains closed Monday morning near Bulls Bridge after a major ice dam on the Housatonic River is causing flooding conditions in the area. Officials are planning to release more information about the situation at 10:30 a.m. Monday, but stressed t

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2018-01-15 21:02:48

Trump Administration Appeals Ruling on Young Immigrants

AP Demonstrators sit on the Senate steps before they are arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Phot

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-01-16 19:50:08

Below-zero wind chills cancel school in parts of Illinois

The National Weather Service has wind chill advisories in effect for western, central and southern Illinois as bitter cold temperatures blanketed parts of the state. The advisories were issued through noon Tuesday, warning of wind chills as low as -25 degrees. Forecasters also warned of hazardous dr

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 17:17:00

Holy Childhood church addresses parishioners about pastor charged with child porn possession

Two men representing the Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah addressed the parish at the start of the 8 a.m. Mass Sunday to speak about one of the church's pastors being charged with possession of meth and child pornography. "When something this tragic happens of this magnitude, it affects


Village Sees Growth In Gaming Income

The Village of Okawville had a $1,118 increase in income from gaming machines in 2017 over the previous year. The village's share of gaming income increased from $42,687 to $43,825. In 2017, a total of $11,555,456 million went into the machines in Okawville, with $10,678,950 paid out to the gamblers

OKAWVILLETIMES.COM - 2018-01-16 22:27:00

Daycare employee sentenced for abusing toddlers at work

A Fairview Heights daycare worker was sentenced for physically abusing two children younger than 3 in June 2017, according to court records. Joann Schofield, 52, of Belleville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of battery, one of which was reduced from an aggravated battery charge. One other co

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 01:22:00

He started as a hospital orderly. Now he's CEO of the region's largest health-care provider.

Richard Liekweg talks the talk and walks the walk. The new president and CEO of BJC HealthCare speaks passionately about the importance of quality health care at its 15 hospitals, including three in the metro-east. But he also makes health and fitness a priority in his personal life. Liekweg, 57, i

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 15:00:00

Retired marine talks man off the ledge of the Eads Bridge - KMOV.com

Retired marine talks man off the ledge of the Eads Bridge Updated: Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:29 PM EST2018-01-17 04:29:03 GMT Retired Marine James Sperry says something made him take Eads Bridge last Tuesday instead of his usual route home. More > Retired Marine James Sperry says something made hi

KMOV - 2018-01-17 06:14:00

Freeburg store robbed by person wearing a blanket

A Freeburg store was robbed Saturday night by a person completely wrapped in a blue blanket, according to police. The person entered Freeburg Liquor at 108 South State Street around 11 p.m. armed with a knife and demanded money. The suspect, described by police as a white male, was wearing a Detroi


Sports: Weather forces tournament cancellations

At Benton and Carbondale, Monday's matchups will be played Tuesday night at the same game times. At West Frankfort, Monday's session will be made up on Saturday. Game times have yet to be announced. At Massac County, the Carbondale vs. Goreville game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday will be played at

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-01-15 20:07:00

Missing Trenton man's death ruled suicide, but family believes he was murdered

TRENTON, Mo. -- On June 7, 2017, family says Tanner Ward left home, took off walking and told his parents he'd be back in about 30 minutes. But the 19-year-old never returned. "My brother was a happy person," Kelsey Ward said. "He loved his baby girl, his girlfriend, all of us. He was making plans f

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-01-17 04:30:24

Laredo man arrested on accusation from 2012

The Grundy County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Laredo man Monday on a charge from 2012. Thirty-nine-year-old Daniel Justin Rosson was arrested for misdemeanor passing a bad check of less than $500. He posted his bond of $1,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of

KTTN.COM - 2018-01-16 21:56:21

Fourth candidate files for Trenton City Council

A fourth candidate has filed for the Trenton City Council's April 3rd election. City Clerk Cindy Simpson reports Tom Stickler filed Tuesday morning for the Second Ward council member position. Current second ward council member Brad Chumbley filed for re-election Friday. Third Ward council member Da

KTTN.COM - 2018-01-16 21:45:54

Colleen (Booth) Mlika

Colleen (Booth) Mlika was born on July 13, 1941 and died January 13, 2018 at the age of 76. Colleen attended Pleasant Hill rural school and graduated from Princeton High School in May of 1959. On August 2, 1961 she married Theodore Jr. Mlika to this union 3 girls were born. Colleen and Jr., later di

BETHANYCLIPPER.COM - 2018-01-16 08:00:00