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  Bill would allow food stamps to be used at restaurants in Illinois

  Shawneetown man killed in White Co. crash

Cubs investigating fan’s ‘offensive’ hand gesture

  Neighborhood Watch: ISP Jasper collects hundreds of pounds in drug take back; OPD search for suspects

  Neighborhood Watch: 3 men threaten teen; Fugitive uses son to shield her from arrest

Next steps for hemp in the state of Illinois

Continued Coverage

  Neighborhood Watch: Drug Take Back Day; Owensboro’s ‘Run From the Cops 5K’

  Mt. Carmel’s former Police Chief has died

  Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

  Two women killed in White Co. crash, other driver facing charges

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

  Neighborhood Watch: Car break-in; Wanted Wednesday; Daviess Co. reward

  Neighborhood Watch: Large meth bust in Gibson Co., Union Co. adds Crime Watch anonymous tip line

A Gibson County Sheriff’s deputy and a Princeton Police Department K9 unit helped in a meth bust Monday night. Union County adds Crime Watchers anonymous tip line.

MLB investigating racist message sent to Cubs’ Carl Edwards

Major League Baseball is investigating a racist message sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on social media this month.

Coroner: Report shows missing IL woman tested positive for methamphetamine

Cox said on April 15 that a toxicology report revealed Naylor tested positive for methamphetamine.

  Spring allergies in high gear

Chances are you’ve noticed an uptick in your allergy symptoms right now. Well doctors say you aren’t alone.

Lawsuit: Hospital pressured Illinois woman to have abortion

  Neighborhood Watch: OPD looking Walmart thefts suspects; Wanted Wednesday

  Meijer recalls some of their beef due to plastic concerns

  IL teens reacts to new tobacco age limit

  Grayville Mayor-elect has plans ready to fix water issue

IL governor signs bill raising legal age to buy tobacco products

  IL consolidated elections Tuesday night

Tuesday night is Illinois consolidated elections and city council, school board, and other local offices are up for grabs around the state.

Bill seeks to increase Illinois’ gas tax to fund road repair

The bill also proposes raising fees for driver's licenses and vehicle registration.

Cubs’ Hamels gets hole-in-one, home run

Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels had had fun few days of firsts. Over the weekend, he recorded his first hole-in-one on a golf course, and on Monday night, he hit a home run in his final spring training tuneup.

  Teacher shortage impacting Southern Illinois Schools

Wabash Community Unit Schools Superintendent Chuck Bleyer has to fill around four or five positions every school year. He says they are lucky if three people apply for a position, but sometimes, they may only have one.

  Storms move through Tri-State; NWS confirms Morganfield tornado

We are tracking severe weather moving through the Tri-State.

  Southern IL schools are dealing with a teacher shortage

Schools across southern Illinois are dealing with a teacher shortage.

CAUGHT: Man considered armed, dangerous taken into custody in Union Co., KY

He was taken into custody in Union County, Kentucky.

ISP: Missing Harrisburg woman’s body found

Brooke Naylor was last seen in Harrisburg on March 3.

  Woman killed in Wabash Co. crash

A Mt. Carmel woman was killed when a trash truck ran a stop sign and plowed into her truck.

  Controversial gun control bill draws hundreds to town hall meeting

Illinois Senate Bill 107 is calling for a ban on firearms it defines as “assault weapons.” It drew the most attention during Tuesday’s meeting.

  DIY Home Security

There are now gadgets galore designed to keep watch on your home when you’re not there.

Study: Illinois’ legal marijuana demand would outpace supply

The study found current growers could only meet 35 to 54 percent of demand if recreational marijuana were legalized in Illinois.

  Neighborhood Watch: Wanted Wednesday; IL man arrested on child porn charges

Neighborhood Watch: Wanted Wednesday; IL man arrested on child porn charges

  IL man faces child porn and sex abuse charges in Wabash and Edwards Co.

The Wabash County Sheriff says 56-year-old Glen E. Howder is charged with Child Pornography, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, and Unauthorized Video Recording.

  New Illinois minimum wage law to challenge small businesses

Illinois is the fifth state in the nation and first in the Midwest to pass a $15 minimum wage plan into law.

  Update on new, multi-million dollar project in Wabash Co., IL

Construction on an assisted living and memory care facility is nearing the finish line.

Law enforcement searching for escaped inmate in Wayne Co.

Eric B. Willet, 32, is wanted by the Illinois Department of Corrections for escaping from work release. He had been serving a five-year sentence for possession of methamphetamine.

  Azzip Pizza Hoops Live Player of the Week nominees

Four seniors lead the way for this week’s Player of the Week nominees.

  Hoops Live: Fairfield vs Edwards Co.

Fairfield vs Edwards County highlights.

Illinois Senate committee to consider $15 minimum wage

A Senate Democrat plans to push for a phased-in $15 minimum wage in Illinois.

Summer meal program sites needed in IL

The State Board of Education is looking for more places to have summer meal program sites.

  Neighborhood Watch: KY Police Departments searching for suspects

Neighborhood Watch: KY Police Departments searching for suspects

  Brutal wind chills punch Tri-State hard on Wednesday

Bitter cold wind chills for Wednesday morning.

  Cold weather car tips

Inside your car, make sure you’re prepared for the cold. Indiana State Police recommends putting together an emergency kit, just in case you get stuck.

  IL smoking age could go up

The smoking age could be going up in Illinois. Some lawmakers are pushing to raise the smoking age to 21.

  Checking on elderly people can be critical during extreme cold weather

Those most at risk are people who stay outdoors for long periods such as the homeless or hunters, plus the elderly and infants

7 people hurt in Illinois crash

The crash happened at the intersection of C.R. 1100 North and 1450 East late Sunday morning.

  Roadways are still slick around the Tri-State

The Tri-state may be out of the winter weather advisiory but some of the roads are still slick. And we cold temperatures the snow from Saturday isn't going anywhere for the time being.

Mount Carmel Public Library closed Saturday

The Mount Carmel Public Library will closed Saturday.

Saturday morning weather update

Temperatures have inched above freezing Saturday morning but for Evansville, Princeton, and Fairfield there is still a storm warning until 12:00 p.m. Saturday. There will still be a winter weather advisory across western Kentucky in Henderson, Owensboro and Madisonville.

  Winter storm impacting Tri-State area

The winter storm our 14 First Alert Weather team has been tracking all week is now knocking on our door and road crews all over the Tri-State are prepping for the worst.

Illinois officials urge vaccination after child dies of flu

Health officials stress that vaccination can help prevent the flu.

  Department of Education: Early Childhood Homelessness

A newly released study from the Department of Education is providing perspective, broken down by each state. In 2016, about a third of people who stayed in a shelter were families with children.

  Neighborhood Watch: Sheriff’s dept. request help; Counterfeit bills in Carmi

Neighborhood Watch: Sheriff’s dept. request help; Counterfeit bills in Carmi

  New Year’s Resolutions across the Tri-State

Research shows that of the 40 percent of Americans resolving to change their ways on January 1, only nine percent succeed.

  Carmi man spends NYE giving free, sober rides

hile many cab and ride sharing companies are helping get people home safely New Year’s Eve, one man is doing it on his own.

  Medical transportation becomes nightmare for Tri-State woman

We continue our coverage on an issue across the state with non-emergency medical transportation.

  Hustle, bustle of holiday shopping season continuous

The days following Christmas could be just as busy for stores as it is leading up to Christmas.

  Kwanzaa officially underway; African American Museum hosts annual celebration

Wednesday’s principle is unity.

Delaware man arrested after chase on I-64

A Delaware man, 39-year-old Victor Serrano, was arrested after chase on I-64 Friday night.

Tri-State athletes signing National Letters of Intent

Follow along throughout the signing period from December 19-21 and see where these players will be taking their talents.

  Crossville, IL home destroyed by fire

Officials at town hall tell us it broke out Wednesday morning at the corner of Potter Street and Route 1.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

  More people getting sick this time of year

As the holiday season gets into high gear, so does your chances of getting sick.

  Neighborhood Watch: Porch pirates; car thieves caught

We have our first caught-on-camera porch pirate of the Christmas season.

  Head-on collision involving semi and school bus kills 2, injures several in IL

Authorities said the truck was driving the wrong way. The driver of the semi is among the two adults killed in the crash.

  Illinois law enforcement agencies take part in active shooter training

Multiple law enforcement agencies in Carmi, Illinois participated in active shooter training on Wednesday.

  Snow covering parts of Tri-State

It’s starting to snow in several areas across the Tri-State.

  Recall expands for potentially toxic dog food

Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.

  After more than 200 people fall ill, raw beef recall expands to 12 million pounds

More than 12 million pounds of raw beef products are under recall after investigators say 246 people from 26 states fell ill from what may be salmonella contamination.

High school basketball season underway across Tri-State

We'll be tracking 17 games from around the Tri-State area on Friday.

  The future of the Harmony Way Bridge

The future of Harmony Way Bridge, Pedestrian walk way or vehicle friendly?

  Enrollment open for TSA pre-check program

You can get signed up now through Friday at the Evansville airport.

  Neighborhood Watch: Thanksgiving holiday traffic safety

Deputy Administrator King says since 1975, 11,600 children ages 4 and under have been saved by child restraints, 325 children saved in 2017 alone.

  How Schools Make The Decision On Whether to Close, Delay, or Keep Schools Open

Jasper Superintendent Tracy Lorey says when making that decision, the focus is always student safety.

  Attention Drivers: Deer on the move; ISP says ‘do not swerve’

You may be starting to see more deer on or near the road. It’s mating and hunting season and deer are on the move especially during dawn & dusk. ISP Sgt. Todd Ringle says the most important thing to do is defy our instincts and do NOT swerve.

  99-Year Old Woman Makes Her Way to The Polls

99-Year Old Woman Makes Her Way to The Polls

  DECISION 2018: White County

Election day in White Co.