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IL has largest single-day increase of positive COVID-19 cases

  IL Gov. announces plan to release select inmates to cut down on spread of COVID-19 in prisons

Illinois reporting more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases

Illinois Governor vows to increase testing as COVID-19 cases surge

Illinois infant with COVID-19 dies, cause of death unknown

Illinois reporting over 3,000 cases of COVID-19

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  IN, KY, IL Daily Coronavirus Recap 3/26

Illinois positive coronavirus cases surpasses 2,500

Gov. Pritzker announces income tax filing extension, small business aid

Pritzker says Illinois needs 38,000 more beds for COVID-19

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces partnership with manufacturing, biotech industries to produce life-saving supplies

IL officials announce 296 new cases of COVID-19

COVID-19 daily update: Medical mask shortage, increased testing nationwide

Questions about medical resources dominated the conversation across the country on Saturday, as several national and state officials provided updates on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Illinois stay-at-home order starts Sat.

IL Gov. J.B. Pritzker is giving a Saturday update at 2:30 Central.

  IL Gov. Pritzker issues stay-at-home order to prevent further COVID-19 spread

Only one day after California issued a stay-at-home order to combat against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker followed suit - announcing a similar statewide order that will go into effect on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m.

Illinois governor orders residents to stay at home

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state’s residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs.

  Tri-State hospitals put new restrictions into place, more businesses to close Friday

  Daily Recap: Coronavirus 3/19

IL Gov. announces three more coronavirus deaths

  Daily Recap: Coronavirus 3/18

IL Primary results show wins in local races

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  Illinois voters head to polls Tues. despite COVID-19 threat

State officials chose to continue their primary election despite the ongoing threat of coronavirus.

Ill. Gov. Pritzker announces 1st death; 21 positive cases alone at long-term care facility

After Monday's briefing, Gov. Pritzker met and thanked lab technicians in Springfield.

  Grayville stabbing suspect now in custody

Grayville Police say the man wanted for stabbing two people has been caught.

  IN, KY announce state’s 1st deaths; KY primary postponed, childcare centers to close Fri.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced their state’s first deaths from COVID-19.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announces bars, restaurants will close to public by end of Mon.

The number of Illinois coronavirus cases has risen to 93.

Gov. Pritzker to file federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage during COVID-19 pandemic

Governor JB Pritzker announced Saturday, that his administration will file a federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage as COVID-19 continues to spread.

  Coronavirus impact continues at national, state and local levels

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced two additional statewide cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday.

  Neighborhood watch: Mt. Vernon coyote sightings; Church intruder response training

Mt. Vernon Police Department says coyote sightings are common. Wabash County Illinois Sheriff’s Department is hosting a two-day Church Intruder Response training.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Eagle flies off with large animal near Carmi, IL

An Illinois man caught quite a sight when he pulled over to look at an eagle.

14 News Special: ‘Coronavirus: A Community Conversation’ live Thurs. night

The live special will air Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Our panel of experts will share how the Tri-State is preparing for potential cases and how you can protect your family.

  Neighborhood watch: Mt. Carmel man escapes arrest; Whitesville man accused of stealing car

Mt. Carmel, IL man escapes during an arrest. Whitesville, Ky man accused of stealing a car. A wanted man with ties to Evansville and Henderson has been arrested by the Henderson County Sheriff’s office.

Woman flown to hospital after fall from Garden of the Gods

A woman was flown to a hospital after falling at the Garden of the Gods in Gallatin County, Illinois.

Fairfield to hold public meeting Sat.

City leaders are hosting a rare Saturday public meeting to get your feedback.

  Another step forward for Harmony Way Bridge heads to Gov.’s desk

This bill would protect the members of the Wabash River Bridge Authority from civil lawsuits, the same way a state is immune from civil lawsuits, if the state owned the bridge.

  Local students compete in EVSC Regional Spelling Bee

Schools throughout the Tri-State area competed in the 2020 EVSC Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday afternoon.

  Plans underway for $5m psychiatric health facility in Mt. Carmel

Developers plan for it to be a 24 bed care behavioral health facility.

Harmony Way Bridge has new owners

The Harmony Way Bridge that connects Indiana to Illinois has new owners.

  Neighborhood Watch: Stolen Chevy Tahoe; stolen tools

Neighborhood Watch: Stolen Chevy Tahoe; stolen tools

  Neighborhood Watch: Arson, burglary arrests; U.S. Marshals arrest sex offender

Neighborhood Watch: Arson, burglary arrests; U.S. Marshals arrest sex offender

Crews work to remove debris, coal after train derailment near Sesser, Ill.

The cleanup could last anywhere from two to three weeks.

Dispatch: All I-64 lanes reopened after 3 vehicle crash

All lanes of I-64 are now opened after a wreck involving multiple vehicles.

  Name of Mt. Carmel murder victim released

Police say one person was arrested for murder after a woman was found dead early Wednesday.

  Tri-State reacts to the death of Kobe Bryant

Bryant and his daughter were two of nine people on a helicopter that crashed in Calabasas, California.

  Tri-State Senators react before impeachment trial

Opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump will be made formally on Tuesday, but plenty of local senators have already voiced their opinions on the impeachment trial.

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.

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.

  11 arrested during ‘Operation Dealer’s Choice’ in White Co.

Eleven people were arrested during a joint law enforcement operation in White County.

10 arrests made during Wayne Co. drug sweep

The Sheriff says they come after a long investigation, and there are warrants for more arrests.

  Indiana reports 22 flu deaths this season

More than 20 people in Indiana have died from the flu this flu season, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

  Roads flooded, closed after Sat. storms

Watch for the latest updates from 14 First Alert Meteorologist Bryon Douglas.

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

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

  Evansville man killed in White Co. crash

The sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 141 Thursday morning.

New Illinois college aid program enrolls first students

Monday was the first day the new Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid was operational.

Shortages force closing of Illinois pot dispensaries

The legal sale of recreational cannabis began Wednesday, with customers spending about $3.2 million on the first day.

Illinois will stop collecting on unpaid red-light tickets

The Illinois comptroller says her office will stop collecting fines against drivers who are ticketed after cameras catch them violating red lights.

  Law enforcement making changes after recreational marijuana becomes legal

The Wabash County sheriff tells us this will be a long process for them, adding to their current workload.

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

Crowds lined up outside Thrive, a marijuana dispensary in Harrisburg, as recreational marijuana became legal on New Year’s Day.

  Local residents set New Year’s resolutions

Researchers say in order to make resolutions stick you need to do lifestyle changes for at least 63-66 days because that’s about how long it takes for a resolution to become a habit.

  Illinois State Police ready for legal marijuana

Illinois is now the 11th state in America to fully legalize marijuana

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

On New Year’s Day, Illinois will ring in a new era with dispensaries being able to sell recreational marijuana.

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?

The question now is, whether or not lawmakers will vote to remove President Trump from office.

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

As of Tuesday evening, three black kittens were still missing.

  Holiday shipping deadlines approaching fast

Only a week and a half until Christmas and time is running out to get gifts shipped in time.

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

EPD looking for person who stole car from house. Carmi police searching for vandals.

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

It happened Sunday evening, just after 5:30 on Illinois Route 1, just south of County Road 875 North.

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

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.