WAKO News

NWS STORM SURVEY

The National Weather Service says it is sending investigative teams to look at overnight storm damage across the region including unofficial reports of at least 6 funnel clouds Sunday night. The

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NEW VU DIRECTOR APPOINTED

Vincennes University President Dr. Chuck Johnson this week announced the appointment of Rob Hudson as the Senior Director of Corporate Partnership Development. The position is new in the Workforce

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,082 new cases of coronavirus Thursday across the state along with 27 new deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department reported 13 positive cases

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10 DIGIT DIALING

Starting Sunday, the Federal Communications Commission has announced that anyone making a local call in Illinois including Lawrence County will have to dial the area code first even for local calls

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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department Thursday arrested 40 year old Joshua Scott of rural Sumner. He was charged with Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. No other arrest details were given in the

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I.E.C.C. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Illinois Eastern Community College Board this week authorized the setting of the district tax levy hearing. It will be Tuesday November 16th at 6:15 p.m. at Olney Central College. The tax levy

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LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD

The Lawrence County Board has approved a tenative over $3 million fiscal year budget and a $1.9 million tax levy for fiscal year 2022. That action taken Wednesday at the county courthouse. Both the

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,130 new confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state Wednesday with 29 new deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department reported 8 positive

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