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  KSP near top of cruiser contest; IL, IN state police near bottom

Right now, Kentucky State Police’s entry is in second place. Illinois and Indiana could use a little help though.

  Man arrested on kidnapping charges involving Evansville woman, daughter

  Invasive black carp enter the Ohio River

  New laws go into effect in Indiana and Illinois

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

  Ill. State Police: woman taken to hospital after truck flips several times early Sun.

  Woman hospitalized after vehicle hydroplanes during Fri. storms

Continued Coverage

  Tri-State reacts to President Trump’s ‘Affordable Clean Energy’ rule

  Illinois farmer uses field to help get cousin released from Japan

  Long lines at Targets nationwide after register outage

  Mt. Carmel child gets wish granted to throw first pitch at Cardinals game

  Neighborhood Watch: OPD investigating church theft; Drug take back day success

  Wabash Valley’s Kelly picked No. 65 by Brewers

  Neighborhood Watch: Police searching for driver in hit and run in Evansville, Police look for man who stole tip jar from Phone Todd

EPD looking for driver in hit and run incident. Police looking for made accused of stealing tip jar from Phone Todd.

  IL nearing legal recreational marijuana after House vote

It appears Illinois will be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana. The House voted to send the marijuana bill to Governor JB Pritzker.

Ill. House approves legalized recreational marijuana use

The Illinois House approved legalized recreational marijuana use on Friday, May 31.

  Neighborhood Watch: Law enforcement warns residents of scams

Neighborhood Watch: Law enforcement warns of scams in Tri-State

  Sheriff’s Office: 2 teens air lifted to hospital after truck hits tree

  Two taken to hospital after crash involving motorcycle in Gallatin Co.

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights

Gambling expansion in Illinois back on the table

Missing boy in Edwards Co., IL found safe

  Death investigation underway in Wayne Co.

Illinois State Police is investigating the death of a Cisne man.

Theft suspects lead Posey Co. authorities on high-speed chase

Someone led authorities on a high-speed chase in Posey County early Monday morning.

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

If passed, restaurants could choose to accept food stamps

  Shawneetown man killed in White Co. crash

The coroner tells us a semi and a car were involved in the crash Thursday around 4:15 a.m.

Cubs investigating fan’s ‘offensive’ hand gesture

The Chicago Cubs say they are investigating a fan using what appeared to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism behind a black television reporter who was on the air.

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

Recently, the Jasper Post participated in the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drug Take-Back initiative.

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

Henderson Deputies say the woman used her son shield her from being arrested.

Next steps for hemp in the state of Illinois

The announcement for applications will come soon.

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

Saturday is your chance to run from the cops and not get arrested.

  Mt. Carmel’s former Police Chief has died

He died Monday at his home in Mount Carmel.

  Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

The policy starts September 1.

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

State Police say it happened late Monday night on Route 141 just east of the Little Wabash River Bridge.

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

The event starts Monday and will last through May 4.

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

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

The suit alleges Morris didn't want the abortion but felt pressured by the hospital's risk management team.

  Neighborhood Watch: OPD looking Walmart thefts suspects; Wanted Wednesday

Neighborhood Watch: OPD looking Walmart thefts suspects; Wanted Wednesday

  Meijer recalls some of their beef due to plastic concerns

Meijer says some of their ground beef may contain pieces of plastic.

  IL teens reacts to new tobacco age limit

Starting this summer, the smoking age in Illinois will match the drinking age.

  Grayville Mayor-elect has plans ready to fix water issue

Thompson tells us he has a plan to fix the town's water issue.

IL governor signs bill raising legal age to buy tobacco products

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Sunday that raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

  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