5-29-2009


 

WEEKEND FATAL CRASH UPDATE

 

Authorities have released more information about the fatal accident that killed four and injured five early Sunday morning. Recent information showed three persons died at the scene while the fourth victim died at a St. Louis hospital. Officials have still not identified the drivers but have determined where the accident occurred. The accident was at the intersection of Emerald and Keyesport Roads. The vehicle travelling northbound on Emerald Road technically started the accident in Clinton County and proceeded to collide with the second vehicle travelling in the westbound lane on Keyesport Road, with both vehicles coming to rest in a field north of Keyesport Road, in Bond County. According to Clinton County Sheriff Mike Kreke, they are awaiting results from toxicology tests, victim and witness statements and results from an accident reconstruction, which could take anywhere from three to six weeks to complete. These results will then be sent to the State's Attorney, before any charges are issued.

 


LITCHFIELD MAN CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL POSSESSION

 

The Bond County State's Attorney has charged Willard M. Fletcher, age 28, of Litchfield, with alleged unlawful possession of cannabis. The charges state that on or about March 14 of this year, the defendant knowingly had in his possession less than 2.5 grams of a substance containing cannabis. Fletcher's court date has been set for Monday, June 22, at 8:30 AM.


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HOMES, BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS EVACUATED IN FARMERSVILLE DUE TO GASOLINE SMELL

 

At 10:58 AM Wednesday, an odor of gasoline was discovered in the sewer system in the area of North Cleveland Street in Farmersville, Illinois, a small town on I-55 about 25 miles north of Litchfield.  The Farmersville-Waggoner Fire Department began an immediate voluntary evacuation of approximately 70 homes and businesses in the affected area.  Students and staff at Farmersville Grade School and St. Isidore School were evacuated to safe locations.  The Montgomery County Hazmat Team, Illinois EPA, and the State Fire Marshall's Office assisted the Village of Farmersville with the response and investigation to this emergency situation. According to Diane Holmes of the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, all residents were able to return to their homes and business's by 4:00 PM and that currently the source of the odor is under investigation.

 

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FLUSHING WATER MAINS

 

 

The City of Greenville will be flushing its water main distribution system now through Tuesday, June 30.  WGEL talked to City Works Director Bill Grider. Bill told us there may be some discoloration and low water pressure during the city's flushing process but there is no need to boil drinking water at this time. Stay tuned to WGEL for any further updates.


SPORTS

 

LADY COMETS SEASON ENDS

  

The Lady Comets Softball team's season ended in the semi final game of the State Sectional Tournament Thursday afternoon. The weather allowed play yesterday in Newton, Illinois and Casey defeated the Lady Comets 11 to 0 ending the Comets season.

 

Congratulations to the Greenville girls for winning regionals and making it to sectional play.

 

COMETS SECTIONAL RAINED OUT AGAIN RESCHEDULED FOR TODAY

 

A steady dose of rain Thursday again postponed the Greenville Comets Sectional Baseball game. On Wednesday afternoon a thunderstorm stopped the Greenville vs. Duquion Sectional game in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The Game is scheduled to resume this afternoon at 2:30 in Greenville with the Comets batting in the bottom of the 3rd with a man on second base and no one out. When the game was suspended the score was nothing to nothing. Again listen to the game live Friday afternoon at 2:30PM here on WGEL.

 

 

 

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OBITUARIES

VIRGIL V. LEDUC

 

 

Virgil V. Leduc, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for 87 year-old Virgil Leduc will be Saturday, at 11:00 AM, at Campground Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM, at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.


WEATHER

 

Saturday: 20% chance of scattered thunderstorms... High 80

 

Sunday: Partly cloudy...High 86


PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM

 

 

Join WGEL this Sunday for the Public Affairs Program.  This week Tom will interview  Illinois State Senator, Kyle McCarter.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.   

 


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