WAKO News

AREA MAN DIES IN SHOOTING

An area man has died after a shooting incident earlier this week. The Edgar County Sheriffs Department reports that 31 year old Matthew Morgan of Paris was found shot Tuesday evening after E-911

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported only 408 new cases of coronavirus and only 23 deaths across the state Wednesday. There were no new case reports in Lawrence County with 1 new case

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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Wednesday arrested 44 year old Kristi Richards of Lawrenceville on a charge of Probation Violation. She was taken to the Lawrence County Jail and later

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BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL

The city of Bridgeport now has a new Ward 1 alderman. The city council Tuesday night approved the appointment by Mayor Tyler Griffin of Kevin Biggs to the vacant seat for a two year term. He was

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BI-STATE AUTHORITY

The Bi-State Authority is looking at granting the request by the Illinois National Guard to renew their lease on a storage area at the Mid-American Air Center northeast of Lawrenceville. They have

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported only 365 new cases of coronavirus across the state Tuesday with 11 deaths. There were no new cases reported by the Lawrence County Health

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