12-30-2008

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FROM YESTERDAY'S POLICE BLOTTER  

 

Greenville Police are investigating the report of a stolen bicycle and another report of identity theft and a purse stolen at McDonalds.

 

The Sheriff's Department handled a car deer accident around 6:30 Monday night on Pocahontas Road at White Oak Road, no injuries in that accident, and the deputy issued 17 speeding tickets on I-70 Monday night.  Greenville firefighters responded to Burritt Hall on the Greenville College campus early this morning to what turned out to be a bad smoke detector.


WET WEATHER LEAVES A MAN STRANDED 

 

This was not typical weather for December. Bond County received a lot of rain this past weekend, with totals reaching over 2 inches.  With all the rain and severe weather on Saturday, a tornado watch was issued for most of the Metro East including St. Clair, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties.  A possible tornado was reported in northeastern Missouri.  Severe thunderstorms brought up to 2 inches of rain with wind gusts up to 60 mph. Minor wind damage was reported and road flooding caused some area residents problems. 

 

The high water on Saturday resulted in a water rescue by Greenville Firefighters Sunday afternoon.  According to Bond County Sheriff's Department, 84 year-old Eldon W. Smith, of Greenville, found himself in his truck in chest high water as he attempted to drive south on Hazel Dell Road just north of Route 140.  According to Officer Brooks, of the Greenville Police Department, someone spotted Smith in the water and called police. Smith was taken to Greenville Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.


GREENVILLE SQUAD CAR INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT

 

On December 23rd just before 2 in the afternoon, a Greenville Police Officer was invovled in a non-injury accident.  The officer was driving southbound on IL Route 40 when, due to the icy road conditions, the officer lost control of the 2004 Crown Victoria. The squad car then slid off the road and into a ditch causing over $500 in damages. The squad car may be a total loss however, and the Greenville Police Department is currently seeking repair estimates. 

 


QUINN PREDICTS BLAGOJEVICH OUT BY FEBRUARY


According to Metro News, Illinois Lieutenant Governor, Pat Quinn, expects the state legislature will remove Governor Blagojevich from office by February.   Quinn told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday a major issue is the governor has "isolated" himself except for contact with a small group of close advisers. Blagojevich says he has done nothing wrong, and has vowed to stay in office.

 




COMETS LOSE TO SOUTH CENTRAL

 

The Greenville High School Boys Basketball Team lost to South Central 53 - 48 last night at the Vandalia Tournament. The Comets trailed by as many as 14 points, but were trailing by just 3 with 53 seconds left, but could not get any closer. Their record now stands at 8 -2. They will play Altamont for 3rd place in the tournament at 6:30 tonight. Listen to the game live on WGEL.


OBITUARIES

WILLIE MAE MACON

 

Willie Mae Macon, 94 of Greenville, passed away on Monday at St. Luke Hospital.  Funeral services will be 1PM on Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Hazel Dell Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville from 11AM Saturday until time of service.  Memorials may be made to the family. 


 

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