Guilty Verdict in White County Sexual Assault Case


Verdict Returned Shortly After 9 pm Monday A White County jury deliberated for over four hours Monday evening before finding Ronald E. Howell guilty of multiple charges of criminal sexual assault. Howell, 42 of Norris City has

Bob Sherman Died January 21 – From Mount Carmel


Worked at Pacific Press and Shear Robert “Bob” Lee Sherman, 78, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville, Indiana. He was born August 4, 1944, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of

Linda Lou Little Died January 21 – From Albion


Had Worked at Airtex Products Linda Lou Little, 73, of Albion, IL passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, IL. She was born April 14, 1949, in Bath, IL to Raymond Sr.

Suspicious Call Results in Wabash General Lockdown


Soft Lockdown at Local Schools As Well At 10:42am Monday, Mt. Carmel Police were dispatched to the Wabash General Hospital regarding a suspicious phone call they received.  While the call was non-threatening to the staff and patients, the

Carmi Woman Charged With Battering Jailer


Was Being Held for Edwards County Sarah L. Mecum, 22 of College Blvd. in Carmi was arrested last Friday on an active White County warrant charging her with aggravated battery of a corrections officer, a felony. Mecum

Crawford County Man Busted By Carmi Cops


Has Pending Felony Charges in Crawford County Joshua A. Hall, 38 of West York, Illinois was arrested Friday morning, January 20 by Carmi City Police on traffic charges. Carmi police pulled Halls’ vehicle over at Main and

Testing Set for Fairfield Police Applicants


Applications Due January 27 The Fairfield Police Department is testing for placement on an eligibility roster. The written exam will be held at 6 p.m. on February 3, 2023. The physical test will be held at 8

Wayne County Deputies Nab Two on Drug Charges


One Suspect Had Fentanyl Wayne County Sheriff Chris Otey reports his officers arresting two drug suspects. The suspects have been identified as Lake A. Bittles, 23 of Sims and Eddie D. Brooks, 47 of Fairfield. Shortly before

Thieves Hit Borowiak’s IGA in Albion


Thieves Stole Smokes and Tried to Break Into Safe Albion City Police are investigating a burglary at the Borowiak IGA in downtown Albion. Chief Mike Judge says intruders broke into the store sometime in the early morning