STORMS SPAWN POSSIBLE FUNNEL CLOUD
POSSIBLE FUNNEL CLOUD
Picture taken on Old Route 140 near Hagarstown
by Michelle Marshall of Vandalia
Starting around 6PM Friday night, Bond and surrounding counties were hit by a series of severe thunderstorms and one tornado warning. The storms spawned heavy rains and high winds. A WGEL listener sent a picture of a possible funnel cloud that appears to be on the ground between Greenville and Mulberry Grove.
We checked with both Bond County and Montgomery County Saturday morning. The only damage reported so far was power lines down in Pocahontas and Donnellson.
MORE DETAILS ON THE LIVINGSTON BANK ROBBERY
SUSPECT PHOTO RELEASED BY THE MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
More details have become available on the Livingston bank robbery. Last Thursday afternoon at approximately 3PM, an unknown male suspect entered the First National Bank of Livingston located on Park Street in Livingston. The man was carrying a handgun and wearing what has been described as a latex Halloween type mask with hair attached to the mask. The subject fled on foot from the bank and a witness may have seen the suspect get into an older model, light blue four door vehicle and travel northbound. According to the FBI, around $6,000 was stolen. A description of the suspect as a white or hispanic male, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, 170-190 pounds, wearing a blue T-shirt, mask, work boots and blue jeans.
20 Police officers responded to the initial call from the bank, including Madison County Sheriff's deputies, the Livingston Police, Staunton Police, Hamel Police and FBI. An initial search of the area and canvassing of nearby neighborhoods has resulted in several leads, but no arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 217-522-9675 or the Madison County Sheriff's department tip line at 618-296-3000.
FATAL BAILING ACCIDENT
A Carlyle man is dead following a bailing accident Friday afternoon. According to the Clinton County Coroner's Office, shortly after 5PM Friday, the Clinton County Sheriff's Department received a call about a bailing accident. Wheatfield firefighters responded and found Craig Huels unresponsive, inside a round bailing machine. He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Breese where he was pronounced dead around 6PM. Craig Huels and his father Alvin, were working together at the time. According to Phillip Moss, of the Coroner's Office, both men were experienced with the machine.