WAKO News

LAWRENCEVILLE ARREST

Lawrenceville Police early Friday arrested 19 year old Elijah James of Lawrenceville on a charge of Domestic Battery. James was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being held pending the

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ILLINOIS GAS TAX HIKE

The state of Illinois already has some of the highest gasoline prices in the country and next week, the state gas tax will increase. On Thursday July 1st, the tax will increase about 1/2 cent per

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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Wednesday arrested a wanted Jasper County woman. Taken into custody was 30 year old Brittany Jarosik of St Marie on a charge of Failure to Appear

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CARLE CLINIC DONATION

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney recently announced it has donated its former clinic building and property in Newton to South Eastern Special Education (SESE). SESE serves regional school

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IDOT MESSAGING SCAM

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning Lawrence County and other area residents about a scam involving fake e-mails and texts seeking personal information. IDOT has received reports

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LOCAL ARREST

Lawrenceville Police Tuesday arrested 48 year old Christopher Kitchell of Lawrenceville on a charge of Domestic Battery. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being held there pending

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LAWRENCEVILLE ACCIDENT

Lawrenceville Police investigated a two vehicle accident late Tuesday morning at 913 State Street east of 10th. Around 11:45 a.m. a 2017 Toyota Camry being driven by James Wells of rural

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