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Under the influence driver leads deputy on chase, officials say

A Mt. Carmel man is accused of refusing to pull over and asking 911 dispatchers to have police stop chasing him.

  Indiana reports 22 flu deaths this season

  Roads flooded, closed after Sat. storms

  Neighborhood Watch: Prepare for possible flooding; man arrested after cat killed

  Evansville man killed in White Co. crash

New Illinois college aid program enrolls first students

Shortages force closing of Illinois pot dispensaries

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Illinois will stop collecting on unpaid red-light tickets

  Law enforcement making changes after recreational marijuana becomes legal

  Large crowds, long lines await opening of Harrisburg’s marijuana dispensary

  Local residents set New Year’s resolutions

  Illinois State Police ready for legal marijuana

  Harrisburg dispensary set to sell recreational marijuana on New Year’s Day

Gov. Pritzker grants 11,017 pardons for low-level cannabis convictions

With Illinois poised to become the 11th state in the nation to legalize adult-use cannabis on Wednesday, Governor JB Pritzker granted 11,017 pardons for individuals with low-level cannabis convictions.

  Local tobacco shops seeing impacts of new law raising age to buy tobacco products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised the age to buy tobacco from 18-years-old to 21-years-old this December.

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

Nonresidents can legally buy a limited amount of marijuana in Illinois and Michigan.

  IN gives $350K for New Harmony Bridge opening

Officials say this $350,000 from Indiana will cover half of the half of the estimated inspection and repair costs to re-open the bridge, which should then self-sustain as a toll bridge once it’s re-opened.

  What comes next in impeachment of President Trump?

Kittens still missing after transport van crashes in Jackson Co. Ill.

  Holiday shipping deadlines approaching fast

  Neighborhood Watch: EPD looking for auto theft suspect, vandals hit Christmas light display in Carmi

  Several people hurt in four-car crash in White Co.

  Neighborhood Watch: Police remind people to lock cars; missing Owensboro teen

  3-digit suicide hotline number to be made by FCC

By making the number shorter, mental health experts hope it can help even more people in crisis.

  Fairfield City Council green lights recreational marijuana sales

In Fairfield, city council members are giving the green light to recreational cannabis sales within city limits after a vote of 5-3 in favor.

  Illinois approves 2 more marijuana cultivation centers

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced sites in Shelbyville and Albion on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cultivation centers to 16.

  Service being restored after Fifth Third Bank reports network issue

Fifth Third Bank customers might be experiencing some issues trying to access their money right now.

  Local sheriffs discuss law enforcement chase policy, tactics

14 News talked to two Tri-State sheriffs from separate states who have worked in law enforcement for decades.

  New food stamp rules impacting KY, IL

Tens of thousands could be losing their food stamps as new federal rules will impact people in the Tri-State.

  Motorcyclist hurt in crash with deer in White Co., Ill.

It happened just before one Tuesday afternoon on US 45 near Eldorado.

  Black Friday across the Tri-State begins Thanksgiving night

Though Thanksgiving day isn’t over yet, Black Friday is already here.

  Carmi man sentenced to 50 years on child pornography charges

Investigators say all children depicted in the pornography were under the age of 13.

Judge concludes Illinois man innocent in 1999 fatal shooting

A judge has concluded that an Illinois man who spent nearly 20 years behind bars wasn’t guilty of a crime in the fatal shooting that sent him to prison.

  Fairfield Memorial Hosp. breaks ground on $19m project

A massive expansion is in the works for Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

  IL Woman reunites with troopers who saved her from runaway box truck

Troopers Zimmerman and Pflaum stopped to change the tire for the Vaughts, and they were just about finished when a box truck started losing control.

  Dramatic Video: Box truck overturns, narrowly missing woman and 2 Illinois Troopers

Two troopers were changing the tire of a car pulled over on Interstate 64 near Wayne City, when they came inches from losing their lives.

  Neighborhood Watch: Police looking for man after ‘unlawful’ trash dump

The Mt. Carmel Police Department wants to remind everyone it is unlawful to dump trash on another person’s property.

  IL man accused of pushing mother into fire charged with attempted murder

An Illinois woman was severely burned when her son pushed her into a fire, deputies say.

  Jeff’s Winter Weather Outlook: colder, more snowfall than normal

Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons thinks this year will bring a colder than average winter with above-average snowfall.

  Neighborhood Watch: Carmi Police asks for help in theft investigation

Police are investigating a theft and could use your help.

  It’s Election Day in the Tri-State

Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Indiana and Kentucky. They are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Illinois.

Herrin police receive more than 900 nationwide phone calls after lewd photos on Google Review

The Herrin, Illinois Police Department has issued a statement after several graphic pictures appear on Google.

Nestle announces cookie dough recall

Nestle has announced a voluntary recall on ready-to-bake cookie dough because the product could contain rubber pieces.

Potential listeria contamination leads to apples recall

Listeria usually causes mild illness but can be dangerous to pregnant women or people with weak immune systems.

  Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

It’s the 18th year for the campaign and according to the DEA, it’s brought in more than 11 million pounds of prescription meds.

  Bill making animal cruelty a federal felony passed by the House

It is called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or PACT Act and it makes animal cruelty a federal felony.

Opening day set for Planned Parenthood’s new Illinois clinic

Planned Parenthood officials say Illinois is well-positioned to serve as a health care hub for the region.

  Touchdown Live Week 9

For week nine, we have more than 25 games from across the Tri-State we will be following from start to finish.

Mt. Carmel man charged in church burglary

Police were called to Hope Fellowship Church on Landes Street because several items had been taken, including a computer, guitars, cash, and two briefcases.

Local impact as Peabody to closes mining facilities in Saline County, Ill.

This will affect about 225 workers at the Wildcat Hills Mine and the nearby coal processing facility.

Bill would require lab testing of CBD items sold in Illinois

Untested products would be removed from shelves. Non-compliance fines would start at $1,000.

  Fire prevention week marks good time to review safety plan

This week is fire prevention week so now is a perfect time to make sure you have a safety plan.

  Evansville woman dies after fall at the Garden of the Gods

Officials tell us a woman fell more than 60 feet Saturday night.

  IL State Police: Driver killed in single-vehicle wreck late Fri.

One person is dead after a car crash late Friday on IL-242.

  Schnucks to stop selling tobacco at start of 2020

You already can’t buy e-cigs or vaping products at Schnucks.

Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns

According to the FDA,. there may be a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, which “is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

  Two people flown to hospital after White Co. crash

According to Illinois State Police, a man driving a truck on IL Route 14 near County Road 500 East didn’t slow down and hit another truck, which then slid into another one.

  Wabash Co. man facing sexual assault charge

The Sheriff’s Office says they investigated a complaint of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault. They say the victim was under the age of 13.

Seeking Census workers

The 2020 Census is fast approaching, bringing new jobs to the Tri-State.

  Register to vote on National Voter Registration Day

It’s National Voter Registration Day.

Illinois state lawmakers to consider flavored vaping ban

The Chicago Tribune reports Democratic state Rep. Deb Conroy sponsored the bill, saying it's become a "national health crisis."

Gas prices rising after attack on oil fields

Prices usually dip as summer winds down, but an attack on oil fields in Saudi Arabia this weekend took out five percent of the global oil supply.

  Neighborhood Watch: Gibson Co. teacher facing child seduction charges, KSP trooper captures man from Louisiana

Gibson Co. teacher facing child seduction and theft charges. KSP trooper captures man on the run from Lousiana.

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  Father, daughter identified as victims in deadly Sat. house fire

Wabash County Sheriff’s Office tells us two people were killed in the fire.

Illinois man in coma after struck in head with thrown bowling ball

Cicero police posted a photo of the suspect on its Facebook page.

  Man arrested for shooting gun through motel door, police say

It happened around 12:30 Friday morning at the Super 8 in the 900 block of Enterprise Ln.

Schnucks to prohibit customers from open carry inside stores

Schnucks said it will continue to allow the concealed carrying of weapons where permitted by law.

Illinois awards 1st licenses to sell recreational marijuana

Illinois has awarded its first licenses to businesses that will be allowed to sell recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in the state next year.

Illinois bans smoking in cars with anyone under 18

Violators could get a fine up to $100 for the first offense and up to $250 each time after that.

  Two arrests made in IL oil field thefts and cemetery burglary

White County Sheriff Doug Maier says two people are charged with theft and criminal damage.

  Shaelie previews exciting new season of Sunrise School Spirit

Who’s got their Sunrise School Spirit? We are one week away from our first rally this year.

  Storm causes damage in Grayville

Around 3 p.m. Sunday, heavy rain and winds came through, tearing down trees and scattering debris.

  Sun. evening storm causes damage throughout Tri-State, thousands lose power

The storms Sunday evening have caused thousands to lose power in the Tri-State.

Former Chicago Bear RB Cedric Benson killed in crash

Benson was drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Bears in 2005.

Back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

School is now in session for germs, viruses and bacteria that cause illnesses that can make your child or you sick.

Firefighters called to Carmi business

Dispatchers say it’s at Vibracoustic on East Main Street.

Missing IL man could be in White, Gallatin, or Posey Counties

A Silver Alert has been issued for Wendell A. Williams, 64, of Galatia, Illinois.

  Ill. State Police investigating fatal crash in White Co.

A three-car accident that happened on U.S. Route 45 at Co. Road 400 Sunday evening that resulted in one death.

Authorities in Wabash Co. looking for man in connection to drug investigation

The sheriff said they found more than 135 grams of crystal meth in Groves’ apartment in Mount Carmel while executing a search warrant.

  Neighborhood Watch: increased penalties for stop arm violations; Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over

Neighborhood Watch: increased penalties for stop arm violations; Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over