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Claremont Man Dies in ATV Accident

A Richland County man was killed in an ATV accident over the weekend in rural Lawrence County.  The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and Lawrence County Ambulance Service were called out Saturday afternoon to a farm […]

Fire Destroys Vincennes Shed

   Fire destroyed a shed in Vincennes Monday night. Firefighters were called out to the 700 block of South 15th Street at around 10:45 pm eastern. There were no injuries reported. The shed was considered […]

Area Obituaries

Donald D. Davis

Donald D. Davis, 81, of Robinson, Illinois passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 24, 1936 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the son of Guy Robert and Olive (Prout) Davis. He […]

Benjamin D. Dowty

Benjamin D. Dowty, 19, of Claremont, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Lawrenceville Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 8, 1999 in Evansville, IN, the son of Steven D. Dowty and Kristina […]

Frances Lee Grove

Frances Lee Grove, age 91, of Sumner, IL passed away Friday April 20, 2018 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, IL. She was born October 28, 1926 in Bridgeport, IL the daughter of […]

David Alan Carter, Sr.

David Alan Carter, Sr., age 67 of rural Sumner, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN. He was born June 30, 1950 in Vincennes, IN to Raymond Carter […]

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RSS World News

  • 3 murdered Mexican film students caught in gang turf battle April 24, 2018
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three vanished film students whose case had become emblematic of Mexico's 30,000 missing people were killed after being caught unaware in the midst of a drug gang turf battle.
  • Investigators: School design contributed to massacre April 24, 2018
    COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday.
  • Police repeatedly Taser airline passenger accused of groping and racist remarks April 24, 2018
    A man has been shocked repeatedly with a Taser gun and arrested on board a plane after he allegedly groped another passenger, Miami police said. According to American Airlines, there was a “disagreement” between Jacob Garcia, 28, and others on Flight 2446 as the aircraft was waiting to depart Miami International Airport for Chicago. The […]

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RSS AP Entertainment

  • Nielsen data shows binging for Netflix's 'Lost in Space' April 24, 2018
    NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 6.3 million people saw the premiere of Netflix's "Lost in Space" within the first three days that the streaming service made it available this month, a promising start that would make it one of the outlet's more popular series after the phenomenon of "Stranger Things."
    The Associated Press
  • Disney shows how Han Solo and Lando meet at CinemaCon April 24, 2018
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Walt Disney Studios has previewed a scene from the Star Wars spinoff "Solo" featuring the card game where Han Solo and Lando Calrissian meet at CinemaCon Tuesday in Las Vegas. The scene cuts off right as the two space scoundrels decide to bet their ships.
    The Associated Press
  • 'Smallville' actress granted bail in NXIVM case April 24, 2018
    NEW YORK (AP) — An actress best known for playing a young Superman's friend has been granted bail while fighting charges that she helped recruit women into a cult-like group.
    The Associated Press