Carmi teen crowned 61st Miss Illinois County Fair Queen

This summer, she’ll travel to about 30 county fairs, and will be the official hostess of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and the DuQuoin State Fair.

  Fake meat industry enjoys meaty success

Fake meats sales grew astronomically between 2018 and 2019. Their sales strategies have a lot to do with it.
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Chiefs vs 49ers to face off at Super Bowl

Chiefs will advance to the Super Bowl.

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  2 arrested in armed burglary case

  1 sent to hospital after mobile home fire

  3 arrested after police chase in Evansville

  Evansville dog back home after being found 2k miles away

  Sheriff’s Office: 6-year-old dies from fallen tree

A six-year-old from Boonville has died after a fallen tree incident in Warrick County, according to a press release issued by the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office.
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  Iowa trooper, driver narrowly escape sliding truck

The trooper and a civilian narrowly escaped the incident. The driver of the out-of-control pickup truck, as well as his passengers, were not seriously hurt.

  ISP: Man arrested after hitting female firefighter at scene of crash

  Henderson EOC: NB Twin Bridge open after hazmat cleanup

  EPD: Man expected to survive after officer-involved shooting

  New bill may reform Indiana’s distracted driving law

  Laid off Pride Mine employees attend ‘rapid response’ event

  Case ongoing one year after triple homicide in Owensboro

  Local attorney requesting transparency with EVSC on teacher pay issues

OPD looking for missing man

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Suspect believed dead in Mo. mass shooting that left 1 dead, 15 reportedly injured

Police say the suspect opened fire on a line of people waiting outside a bar, which was celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ advancement to the Super Bowl.

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  Cardinals caravan makes annual stop at USI

  Castle girls claim SIAC tournament title

  UE men’s basketball continues to struggle

Seven Eagles Record Top-Ten Finishes at the John Craft Invite

Seven Eagles Record Top-Ten Finishes at the John Craft Invite

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Under the influence driver leads deputy on chase, officials say

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  Man accused of stealing guns from grandparents’ home during grandmother’s funeral

  Highway 41 back open after truck and school bus crash

  Sickness impacting school attendance

Illness is impacting students in the tri-state. Lower attendance numbers caused McClean County Schools are closed on Friday due to “low attendance from illness.”
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  Mother, 27, found strangled to death in bed at her family’s NY home

Police say there was no obvious sign of a break in, and they are looking into those who knew the victim as possible suspects.

  I-69 Ohio River Crossing talks resume

  Residents voice concerns about rising water bills at Thurs. meeting

  Bride, groom say 'I do’ after both diagnosed with cancer

  2 dogs die in Thurs. night mobile home fire