WAKO News

KNOX COUNTY FIELD FIRE

Multiple firefighting agencies in Knox County were mobilized Wednesday afternoon after a major field fire broke out. Units were dispatched to the field location at Freelandville and Hammellman Road

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BRIDGEPORT ARREST

Bridgeport Police Thursday arrested 28 year old Bryce Murphy of St Francisville on a charge of Retail Theft. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was being held on $100 bond.

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FREEZE WARNING

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the entire WAKO listening area from 1 a.m. till 9 a.m. Friday. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 are expected. Those temperatures

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VINCENNES CITY COUNCIL

The Vincennes City Council meeting Tuesday did give final approval to an approximately $15.6 million budget for 2021. The spending plan includes a 1% raise for city employees. It will soon go to

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BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL

The City of Bridgeport will be making some new equipment purchases for it’s departments in the future. Mayor Michael Crask reported to the city council Tuesday night that additional monies

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BI-STATE AUTHORITY

The Bi-State Authority met in regular session Tuesday and were informed on the progress being made on two airport improvement projects. Airport manager Kurt Schwartz reported that the environmental

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JASPER COUNTY BURN BAN

Jasper County is one of the first in southeastern Illinois to institute a “no burn ban” due to the continued extremely dry conditions across the region. County officials there are

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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS

Lawrenceville Police arrested 24 year old Michael Chappell of Lawrenceville on a charge of Domestic Battery. He was being held pending bond in the Lawrence County Jail. They also arrested 22 year

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