WAKO News

CARBON MONOXIDE DANGER

The Illinois State Fire Marshalls Office is warning Lawrence County and other area residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide. It is hard to detect since it is colorless, odorless and

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 9,929 cases of coronavirus across the state this past weekend with 176 additional deaths. The most recent Lawrence County Health Department figures

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LOCAL ARRESTS

Bridgeport Police arrested 45 year old Jeremie Cummins of Lawrenceville on charges of Driving While License Suspended and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon. He was booked into the

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HIGH WATER RESCUE

Reports out of neighboring Wabash County indicate that a Chicago area man and his children were rescued from high waters Sunday evening. The Sheriffs Department says that 42 year old Adam Burdette

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EMBARRAS FLOOD WARNING

The National Weather Services has issued a Flood Warning for the Embarras River at Lawrenceville from Monday through Wednesday. The river Monday was at 27.5 feet and rising. It is still below the

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UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN AREA

Unemployment levels rose from November to December of 2020 for counties in southeastern Illinois. That is according to the latest information released this week by the Illinois Department of

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,191 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus across the state Thursday with 103 new deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department reported

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 3,571 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus across the state with 81 deaths. The latest Lawrence County Health Department

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