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Sunday COVID-19 Update:   1,382 new confirmed cases and 8 additional deaths

Sunday COVID-19 Update:   1,382 new confirmed cases and 8 additional deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday announced 1,382 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease.  Eight additional confirmed deaths were also reported. One of the deaths occurred in Pulaski County in deep Southern Illinois.  The other seven were all in Cook County. An additional 41,354 test results were received.   The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Police Beat for Sunday, August 9th, 2020

A 39-year-old Sandoval man has been arrested for aggravated battery.   Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say the charge against Jason Smith of South Oak is the result of an earlier incident.  No other details were available on Sunday. Salem Police arrested 51-year-old Bryan Hester of Hotze Road in Salem for alleged domestic battery.   He was taken…Read More »

Flora man injured in I-57 motorcycle crash north of Salem   

Flora man injured in I-57 motorcycle crash north of Salem   

State Police say a 24-year-old Flora man was injured when losing control of his motorcycle on I-57 four miles north of Salem early Saturday night. Preliminary investigation indicates William Pennington was traveling northbound on I-57 at milepost 120 when he attempted to pass a vehicle.   As he was doing so, his front tire and handlebars…Read More »

COVID-19 Saturday update:  2,190 more cases reported statewide

COVID-19 Saturday update:  2,190 more cases reported statewide

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced another 2,190 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease on Saturday.  There were 18 additional deaths.  There were three deaths in Southern Illinois, two in Madison and one in St. Clair County. The positivity rate rose another tenth of a percent to 4.2-percent for the period of August…Read More »

Local Sports

Area Hoopsters Compete In Missouri, Get Win At Buzzer

Area Hoopsters Compete In Missouri, Get Win At Buzzer

A basketball team put together by Irvington/North Wamac coach Tim Koch are competing this weekend at The Reebok Tournament Series Finale.  They won last night on a 3 point buzzer beater by Christian Nollman 35-32 over TC Hoops of Cape Girardeau.  They play this afternoon at 1pm with a win putting them in the final…

9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats Fall In JeffCo League Play

9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats Fall In JeffCo League Play

In Jefferson County Little League play last night, the Salem 9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats fell to Roudhouse Harley Davidson 7-0.  It was a 4 run third inning that really hurt Salem’s chances.  The Wildcats only had 3 hits with Owen Tennyson doubling and Jax Schubert and Trip Garden adding singles.  Cam Slater, Kai Graham and…