WAKO News

AREA FUGITIVE SOUGHT

Local and area authorities in southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana are on the lookout for a wanted Crawford County man. Robinson Police report that Dean Clay is being sought after he

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VINCENNES CITY COUNCIL

The city of Vincennes is officially growing larger. The City Council meeting Monday evening at City Hall voted to approve a resolution adopting a fiscal plan to provide services in the annexation

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,003 new cases of coronavirus Monday across the state with 8 new deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department reported 28 new positive cases

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NEWTON FIRE

Reports out of Jasper County indicate that a popular downtown restaurant in Newton was destroyed by fire late Monday night. Firefighters responded to the fire location-Yesterdays Pub on the

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SUMNER ARREST

Sumner Police Monday arrested 25 year old Kathi Cessna of Sumner on a warrant out of neighboring Richland County. She was taken to the Lawrence County Jail and later released into custody on the

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HEAT ADVISORY ISSUED

The National Weather Service has officially issued a Heat Advisory through Thursday for the entire WAKO listening area. Peak afternoon heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees are forecast during

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Cases of coronavirus continue to spike across Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health the rise is mostly due to the delta variant spreading through unvaccinated adults and

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