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MURBARGER FOUND GUILTY

A former southeastern Illinois and Evansville man has been found guilty of the murder of his former girlfriend by a Wayne County Illinois jury. 26 year old Brodey Murbarger had the verdict returned

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NWS RED FLAG WARNING

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for Friday from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. CDT for the entire WAKO listening area. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather

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FIRE DANGER ALERT

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Special Weather Alert for the WAKO listening area Thursday and Friday.  Despite cooler conditions and some rain across the region this week, The NWS

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BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL

The Bridgeport City Council met Tuesday night at City Hall in regular monthly session. Mayor Tyler Griffin unveiled to the council plans for a lighted City Christmas Parade. It is scheduled for

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SUMNER CITY COUNCIL

The Sumner City Council met in regular monthly session Tuesday at City Hall and after a lengthy discussion moved to send to committee for study and review the need to increase the water rates to

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BI-STATE AUTHORITY

The Bi-State Authority, which governs the Mid-American Air Center located northeast of Lawrenceville, met in regular session Tuesday evening at the airport terminal board room. Among the issues

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C.D.C. FOOD SAFETY ALERT

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Food Safety Alert due to an E-Coli outbreak linked to tainted frozen falafel. Reports indicate that 20 illnesses and 5 hospitalizations have been

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