WAKO News

KNOX COUNTY INDIANA ARREST

The Knox County Sheriffs Department arrested a local man on multiple charges in Oaktown Monday morning. Reports indicate that deputies took 25 year old Thomas Miller of Oaktown into custody. He has

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LOCAL ARREST

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department early Monday arrested 60 Jack Dowell of Bridgeport on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Alcohol). He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and was

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GOOD SAM GIVING TREE

Good Samaritan Hospital employees this week once again continued a long tradition by purchasing Christmas gifts for needy children through the annual Giving Tree program. Through the program, gifts

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ILLINOIS MINIMUM WAGE

The Illinois minimum wage will increase on Saturday January First. 2022 will bring a $1 increase from $11 to $12 an hour for minimum wage workers in the state. Those under the age of 18 will earn

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LOUD NOISE INVESTIGATION

Late Tuesday morning at 11:20, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency was notified of a loud sound and shaking heard and felt by residents throughout south central Illinois. An investigation into

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health Reported 10,264 new cases of coronavirus across the state Tuesday with 63 new deaths. There were 24 positive cases in Lawrence County Tuesday according to

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