SEARCH FOR 10-MONTH OLD IS OVER
Authorities have captured the couple suspected of alleged kidnapping and murder. Renee Terrell, age 33, and her boyfriend Christopher Wayne Lutrell, age 23, were apprehended last night around 8:30 in Godfrey Illinois. Nine month old Saige Terrell was safely recovered. Following the murder of a Henderson Kentucky social worker, Boni Frederick, the search for her alleged killers concentrated in Illinois when Monday night the couple was spotted on tape filling up the slain woman's car at TNT Gas Mart in Smithboro.
The FBI, together with state police, Alton police and several local sheriff's departments including the Bond and Madison County Sheriff's departments arrested Renee Terrell and Christopher Luttrell. The pair was apprehended without incident near Godfrey. Terrell was charged withr Kidnapping and Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, based upon warrants out of Kentucky. Luttrell was arrested for a parole violation and Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution also based on warrants out of Kentucky. Again the couple wanted for alleged kidnapping and murder in Kentucky were found last night around 8:30 in Godfrey Illinois.
INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES AT GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Due to the recent acts of violence in our nation's schools, Greenville High School is taking another step towards protecting our students. Beginning Monday, October 23rd, all but one of the schools 30 exterior doors will be locked during class hours. Principal Kevin Cochrane believes that this will make it easier to identify who is coming and going. It will also force visitors during the day to come through the single open door, which will now be the main entrance. It is located on the south side of the school by the auditorium and yellow parking lot. Cochrane stated that before 8:15AM and in between classes two west-end doors and two by the gym and cafeteria will be open for easier student access. However, once the bell rings, those doors will be locked as well.
GIRL SCOUTS TO HOLD FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
The Girl Scouts will hold their annual Fall Festival this evening. It's a night for roasting hotdogs, playing games, and making crafts. But it's also a time to give back to the community. Bond County Service Unit Director Jane Cornelius told WGEL about the Girls Scout's Flag Retirement ceremony Friday night at the fairgrounds at 9PM. They have 35 flags to retire. In girl scouting the flags are cut apart beginning with the blue field and followed by the stripes. The red and white stripes are then laid on the fire with the blue field laid on last. The girls are taught what the blue field and each stripe symbolize.
Each girl has the chance to participate in the ceremony. Whether it is cutting around each section of the flag, or holding the pieces so the flag never touches the ground. Cornelius said the girls are so amazed and so quiet during the entire ceremony that even after "Taps" is played, there are still several minutes of silence. Many Girl Scouts have said how neat the ceremony is and how it gives them another way to look at our flag.
This is the 3rd year that the Girl Scouts have retired flags. They invite everyone to come and observe the ceremony tonight at 9PM at the fair grounds.
RED RIBBON WEEK AT AREA SCHOOLS HELPS KIDS SAY NO TO DRUGS
Red Ribbon Week officially kicks off on Saturday and Unit 2 elementary schools plan on taking part in Red Ribbon Week to help kids say no to drugs.
On Monday the Greenville Elementary School’s theme is “Be cool and join the right team” where kids will wear sunglasses and can wear their favorite sports team shirt or jersey. At Sorento School there will be an assembly Monday morning where red ribbons will be passed out. Students will also make posters and banners to carry during Red Ribbon Walk on Tuesday and to hang in the school and community. On Monday at Pocahontas Grade School, kids will receive a bookmark and will wear sunglasses to school.
On Wednesday Greenville Elementary’s theme is “ Sock it to Drugs” and kids get to wear crazy socks to school. At Pocahontas Grade School students will wear slippers for the theme of “Give Drugs the Slip”. And at Sorento School students will hear a speaker from the Bond County Sheriff’s Department. On Friday students at Greenville Elementary and Pocahontas Grade School will wear a red outfit and students at Sorento will wear red socks. Red Ribbon Week is October 21 to October 29.