WAKO News

LAWRENCEVILLE ARRESTS

Lawrenceville Police picked up 2 wanted individuals Sunday. 45 year old Gary Reeves of Bridgeport was being held on an Effingham County warrant at the Lawrence County Jail without bond awaiting

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MINE DEATH INVESTIGATION

Reports out of southwestern Indiana indicate that federal and state officials are currently investigation an apparent fatal mining accident late last week in Knox County. One person was killed

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PETROLIA WATER BOIL ORDER

The Petrolia Water District reported a water leak Monday morning to WAKO News and indicated that a boil order has been issued. It is for customers from the intersection of Highway 50 and Archery

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health Saturday reported a total of 2,382,437 cases of coronavirus with 28,361 deaths across the state as cases continue to rise along with hospitalizations and

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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Friday arrested 38 year old Kevin Carie of Lawrence County on a charge of Domestic Battery. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being held

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LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD

The Lawrence County Board met in special session Thursday afternoon at the Lawrence County Courthouse in Lawrenceville and passed two resolutions. The first approved the consolidation of election

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NEWLIN TO RETIRE

Regional Superintendent of Schools Monte Newlin announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term in June of 2023 and will not seek reelection to represent the 5 county

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 44,089 new cases of coronavirus across the state Thursday-a new record daily high for cases. It is also the first time since the pandemic began

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LOCAL ARRESTS

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Thursday took into custody 27 year old Tyler Sparks of Monroe City Indiana on a warrant issued out of Knox County. He was booked into the Lawrence County

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