5-3-2010

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COUNTERFEITING INVESTIGATION MOVING FORWARD

 

The investigation into who passed the counterfeit twenty and 100 dollar bills recently has taken a step forward.  WGEL spoke with Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton who said a suspect has been identified but the name of that suspect has not been released.  Lorton did confirm that Greenville and Litchfield Police are co-operating in the investigation, as the suspect is also implicated in a possible check fraud in Litchfield.  From April 9-12, multiple counterfeit bills were passed at area businesses, including a few one hundred dollar bills. 


A STORMY WEEKEND

 

This past weekend saw the entire WGEL listening area under a Tornado Watch on Friday evening till early Saturday morning, with some counties under a Tornado Warning.  Weather Service officials say a tornado caused extensive damage in Jefferson County while another one shortly after that hurt some structures in Monroe County.  The tornadoes each were calculated to be moderate in strength with top winds blowing from 100 to 110 miles an hour.  Officials say no injuries were noted from either storm. About 969 Ameren customers lost power in Greenville and more in Bond County and about 5,300 Ameren customers lost power in Madison County. The storm also delayed the Cardinal’s Friday night home game against the Cincinnatti Reds for about 2 and a half hours. Another round of intense storms came through the metro east area on Saturday night, but no major damage has been reported. Be careful of driving in areas near streams and rivers for the next few days as water levels will rise. This makes it two weekends in a row that severe storms have hit the area. Remember to stay tuned to 101.7 WGEL for your latest weather updates.

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ILLINOIS TEEN DRIVING FATALITIES DOWN 49%

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, under-20 drivers had the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes.  In 2007, The Ford Motor Company Fund and Illinois Governmental Agencies launched the “Operation Teen Safe Driving” program.  The results have been encouraging.  Teen auto fatalities dropped from 57 in January 1 – April 15, 2007 to 16 during the same period in 2009.  The program is credited with helping reduce teen auto fatalities in Illinois by more than 49% during the past three years.  105 high schools participated in 2010.  Given a $1,000 grant, students create innovative and unique teen-led safe driving campaigns aimed at decreasing the number of fatalities and crashes in their communities.  Thirty-three programs were chosen to participate in a special safe-driving clinic.  Area schools chosen include Patoka, Salem, Thompsonville, and Herrin High Schools.

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GREENVILLE MAYOR PROCLAIMS MAY MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH

 

Citing safety as the highest priority for the highways and streets of our city and state and other significant reasons, Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner proclaimed May as “Motorcycle Awareness Month” in Greenville.  Gaffner signed the proclamation Thursday, April 29 in the Greenville City Hall and urged all motorists to join in an effort to improve safety and awareness on our roadways.

TEENS AND ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

Friendships are important to teens and new technology avenues provide many opportunities to network with friends.  Social networking sites may be a great way for teens to communicate, but there are both positive and negative consequences that teens and their parents should remember.  Here are some tips to help teens socialize safely online.  Assume everyone has access to your profile.  Set your profile to “private” to control who has access to your information.  Never post your or a friend’s private home or work address or phone numbers because putting it online is like giving it to the whole world.  Remember, once you post something online, you can’t take it back.  Even if you delete the information, it may still be available.  There may well be people who will use your information to cause you harm or to try to find you.  Don’t add anyone as a friend unless you know them personally.  More information on safe social networking may be found at www.webwisekids.org.

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SORENTO KINDERGARTEN SCREENING

 

Sorento Elementary School will conduct Kindergarten screening and pre-registration Tuesday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Sorento School. This screening is for children who will be five years old on or before September 1. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and shot/immunization records. For more information, call the Sorento School.


ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS IN DISTRICT ELEVEN IN MAY

 

Illinois State Police roadside safety checks are effective tools to generate voluntary compliance of traffic laws by the motoring public.  According to District 11 ISP Captain Jerry Culp, there will be roadside safety checks in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond, and Clinton Counties during the month of May.


OBITUARIES

H. JANE WHITE

 

H. Jane White, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Friday, April 30 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Graveside services for 94 year-old H. Jane White will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. at Montrose Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation will be Tuesday, after 1:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

 

ARLENE CAULK 

Arlene Caulk, age 76, of Litchfield, formerly of Sorento, passed away Saturday, May 1 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Memorial services will be Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

RICKEY DEVAISHER

 

Rickey Devaisher, age 56, of Sorento, passed away Friday, April 30 at his home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Reno.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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