WAKO News

FREEZE WARNING AND WATCH

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the entire WAKO listening area from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Central Time Thursday and a Freeze Watch from late Thursday night until Friday

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UNIT 20 SPECIAL SESSION

The Lawrence Unit 20 Board of Education has scheduled a special session Wednesday. officials have informed WAKO that the board will meet Wednesday, March 31st at 7 p.m. in the Lawrenceville High

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,761 new cases of coronavirus across the state Monday with 5 new deaths. There were no new cases reported in Lawrence County Monday according to

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VINCENNES DRUG BUST

An early morning traffic stop in Vincennes led to a large drug bust. Around 1 a.m. Eastern Time a vehicle being driven by William Morris was stopped for traveling left of center. He was discovered

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LOCAL ARRESTS

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department arrested 26 year old Robert Brown of Allendale and 36 year old Matthew Ramirez of Sumner for Failure to Appear in Court. Both men were released on

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LOCAL WOMAN CHARGED

A Lawrence County woman has now been charged with false reporting in Tennessee after claiming she was being taken to Florida against her will. Last week, Clarksville Tennessee police received

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,250 new cases of coronavirus across the state Sunday with 23 additional deaths. The latest case total from the Lawrence County Health Department

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

As the weather gets warmer, more motorcycles will be hitting the roadways. Lawrence County and other area residents are asked by the Illinois Department of Transportation to be on the lookout and

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