Headlines for Wednesday, June 16th

Headlines for Wednesday, June 16th

The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 8 says it is leading the investigation into the shooting Monday afternoon near Grayville that culminated in the manhunt and arrest of 27-year-old Ashton T. Harper in Lawrence County. The Wabash County Sheriff’s Office leads the investigation into the pursuit and charges associated with a vehicle and foot chase.

The FBI and the Peru Police Department are seeking information on the location of 27-year-old Bobby A. Cross, who is believed to be of the Peoria area. He is wanted in connection to the reported kidnapping of a juvenile female Monday, and his current direction is unknown. Police say he has at least one violent conviction at a local level and should not be approached if seen. Any tips should be directed to the Peru Police Department at 815-223-2151.

Bobby A. Cross

Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Horizon Healthcare Clinics in Fairfield, Cisne, Grayville, and Carmi will offer school and sports physicals to the public until September 1st at no out-of-pocket expense. People can call 842-4617 to schedule an appointment, and walk-ins are also welcome. FMH will also provide physicals at school registrations in Wayne, White, and Edwards counties.

The Edwards County 4-H Food and Clothing Show was held Monday. Addison Anderson, Hallie Shelton, Alyson Williams, Kamryn Trowbridge, Hayley Perry, Jaycey Buerster, and Lillian Bare were named State Fair delegates in the food show. Shelton, Addison Anderson, and Ava Anderson were named State Fair delegates in the clothing show.

The Wayne County Health Department announced one new case of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the county’s total to 1,802; six people were in isolation. The state Department of Public Health announced 226 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths. Statewide totals sat at 1,387,986 cases and 23,083 deaths. The Southern Region had a positivity rate of 1.2 percent on June 12th, down from 1.3 percent on the 11th.

Soybean planting is wrapping up in Illinois. According to the latest statewide weekly crop report, 95 percent of soybean acres had been planted, with 91 percent emerged and 63 percent of the crop rated in good-to-excellent condition. 98 percent of corn had emerged, and 68 percent of the crop was rated in good-to-excellent condition. 82 percent of the winter wheat crop was rated in good-to-excellent condition, and average statewide topsoil moisture was rated at six percent very short, 28 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus.

River stages as of early this morning:  the Little Wabash east of Fairfield stands at 6.64 feet, below the 17 ft. flood stage. Meanwhile, the Skillet Fork at Wayne City has a reading of 5.12 feet (flood stage is 15 ft.). The Little Wabash below Clay City is at 5.16 feet (flood stage is 18 ft.). Bonpas Creek at Browns reads 1.96 feet, and the Little Wabash at Main Street in Carmi reads 6.45 feet. The Wabash River at Mt. Carmel sits at 8.61 feet.

Today’s crude oil price is $65.00, up $1.00 from yesterday. The July crude oil price is $72.47, up $1.32 from yesterday morning.

The guest today on the Community Connection will be Robert Missery, with Paws of War. Community Connection airs at 7:30 on AM 1390 and 103.3 FM.

On “Morning Coffee” Mark Turner and Jeremy Smith will welcome Ken Otey. “Morning Coffee” is between 8-9 a.m. on 104.9 weekdays.

To listen to a podcast of Morning Coffee and Community Connection, click on “About Us” on the top right of wfiwradio.com.  Then, from the dropdown, make your choice of program.

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