WAKO News

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

The Illinois Department of Revenue is reminding minimum wage workers in Lawrence County and the surrounding area to check their paychecks for a raise. The minimum wage in the state is now $9.25 an

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LOCAL MAN SENT TO PRISON

A Lawrence County man was sentenced to prison this week in court. States Attorney Michael Strange announced that on Monday 42 year old Michael Vinsel of Lawrenceville was given a term of 15 years

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LOCAL AND AREA ARRESTS

Local authorities here in Lawrence County arrested three men all for driving with their licenses suspended. 54 year old Kevin Fry, 26 year old Dylan Lemons and 36 year old Christopher Howder all of

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INDIANA ARRESTS

Late New Years Eve and early Wednesday the Indiana State Police arrested three impaired drivers including one from Knox County. 36 year old Issac Schmitt of Vincennes was charged with Driving While

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LOCAL ARRESTS

Lawrenceville Police made several arrests Wednesday. 52 year old Jeffrey Madden of Mt Carmel was charged with Disorderly Conduct and was released from the Lawrence County Jail on $100 bond. 27 year

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