8-1-2008

 




FATAL SHOOTING OF HILLSBORO MAN IN EAST ST. LOUIS EARLIER THIS WEEK

 

According to the East St. Louis Detective Department, 20 year-old  Jeremy Eck of Hillsboro was the victim of a fatal shooting late Monday night or early Tuesday morning in South 15th street area in East St. Louis. 

 

As of Thursday morning there are a number of suspects in the shooting but no arrests.  Jeremy Eck was the brother of Joshua Eck, who died in a water related motor vehicle accident in Bond County in 2005.  Joshua was in a car that was traveling on Ribson Bridge Avenue that became stranded in flood water of Shoal Creek.  The four passengers got on top of the vehicle but Joshua died when he attempted to swim and get help.  


 

THE WALL BEING ERECTED ON THE BOND COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS

 

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TONIGHT IS YOUTH NIGHT AT TRAVELING WALL

 

 

Friday is Youth Night at the American Veteran's Traveling Tribute and the Memorial Vietnam Wall.  Ceremonies will begin tonight at 5:30 with music by Dr Tom Stampflie and daughter Catherine. Tony Koonce, Chairman of the Bond County Veterans Memorial, will begin introductions at 6PM. Keynote speaker this evening is Nikki Mendicino. A Three Volley Salute and Echo Taps will complete the ceremony. The American Traveling Veteran's Tribute and the Vietnam Traveling Wall are now on display on the Bond County Fairgrounds. 


RAIN TOTALS AS OF 6:00 AM THURSDAY

 

Here are the rain totals for Greenville as measured at 6am Thursday morning.  77 hundredths of an inch of rain fell at the Sewer Plant, .79 inches at 6th Street, and .84 at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  Monthly totals for July show 5.3 inches at the Sewer Plant, 4.92 inches at the old plant on 6th Street, and 6.31 inches at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.



STORM WORM VIRUS

 

Be on the lookout for Spam emails spreading the Storm Worm software. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, the email which mentions "FBI vs. Facebook" is an email which directs the recipient to click on a link to view a article about the FBI and Facebook. Once the user clicks on the link, Malware is downloaded to your computer and causes it to become infected.  Spread the word about Storm Worm and inform all internet users to be aware of any email received from an unknown sender. Do not open unsolicited email and do not click on links provided. If you have received this FBI vs Facebook email or similar emails you can file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.


RECENT LOCAL BANK ROBBERIES SPARK FBI STATISTICS INTEREST

 

With recent bank robberies in Livingston and St. Peter, we have some information from the FBI concerning bank crime statistics for the three months of October through December 2007.  There were a total of 1,609 violations, including robberies, burglaries, and larcenies, at commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions, across the country.  Cash, checks, and other property taken totaled over $24 million.  Of that total, only around $12 million has been recovered.  Investigations have identified 37% of the individuals involved in these violations.  Of the identified persons, 43% were determined to be users of narcotics and 21% had been previously convicted in federal of state court for bank robbery.


 

TWO FIRE RUNS BUT NO FIRES

 

Greenville Firemen were paged twice yesterday morning.  The first call came at 7:56 to a home on Ladue Street, to a report of smoke on the outside of the building.  The cause proved to be a short circuit in the meter base, which had shorted to the metal siding of the house.  The second call was for smoke coming from a house on E. South Avenue.  Upon arrival, firemen found the owner burning material in a stove in the basement.





ROACH ON SHOWME

 

A local fiddler and family will be featured on show me St. Louis.  Makayla Roach and her twin brothers were interviewed Thursday morning.  We spoke with their Aunt Carla White who said it was a crazy morning but very exciting.  The Show Me St. Louis interview will be on Friday at 3PM and Monday morning at 10:30.  Carla also said you can hear them playing every Friday nights at the Mulberry Grove Fireman's park starting at 7PM.  Makayla has been playing the fiddle since the age of 6 and she’s 11 now. 


OBITUARIES

NO NEW AREA FUNERAL NOTICES TO REPORT


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Sunny, High 90, Low 66

SUNDAY - Partly Cloudy, High 92, Low 73


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  Our guest this week will be Lynn Weiss with Bond County 4-H.  Lynn will tell us about the 4-H Livestock Auction that is coming up on Monday at the Bond County Fair.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL. 

 


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