5-25-2011

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ANOTHER STRONGER ROUND OF SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON

The National Weather service has put the WGEL listening area and points beyond under a moderate threat for severe weather this afternoon and evening.  According to the weather service strong to severe storms are likely to form either over our area or just to the west of St. Louis and move through our area as the storms march off to the east.  Strong tornadoes are a threat from this system, as is lightening, heavy rain, wind gusts up to 70 MPH and golf ball or larger size hail.  The system will likely start as super cell thunderstorms then morph into one strong squall line that could have embedded tornadoes according to the National Weather Service.  Be aware for this violent weather outbreak and take the time today to make sure you’re prepared at home and at work in case of any emergency.   



CRASH SENDS HIGHLAND MAN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

Illinois State Police from District 18 released a report on an accident Monday morning on Illinois Route 111 at Gun Club Road. According to the accident report, a 2006 Peterbuilt truck pulling a semi-trailer, driven by Terry Zapisek of Highland, was northbound on Route 111 and slowing down due to a pickup truck stopped to make a left turn.  A 2005 Freightliner truck with a semi-trailer, driven by Ralph Snyder of Chatham, was also northbound behind Zapisek’s tractor-trailer.  Snyder’s vehicle was unable to slow down and struck the rear of Zapisek’s vehicle, then left the roadway on the left and came to a stop on its right side. Both drivers were reported to have been using their seatbelts but both drivers sustained serious injuries. Me dora EMS took Snyder to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton and Alton Memorial Hospital Ambulance took Zapisek to Alton Memorial Hospital.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES PLANNED AT CARLYLE LAKE

Most campgrounds, beaches, and day use areas at Carlyle Lake will be open for the Memorial Day weekend.  Special activities are planned for Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and Monday.  Activities include water safety games, plays, scavenger hunts, and tours of the Carlyle Lake Dam.  For specific times and events and a listing of areas open for use, call the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 618-594-2484.


DUI IS COSTLY

Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Francis, Safety Education Officer for District 18 in Litchfield, reminds drivers the cost of getting caught drinking and driving is too high.  The average cost of a DUI conviction is more than $16,000.00 including fines, court costs, and legal fees.  The cost of a DUI crash may run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars after all medical bills and law suits.  The penalty for a DUI fatality crash, reckless homicide, is 3 - 14 years in prison, up to $25,000.00 in fines and mandatory revocation of driving privileges.  The blood-alcohol concentration limit in Illinois is .08%.  Plan for someone to be a designated driver if you drink, and make sure they are someone you can trust not to drink if they are driving. 


OBITUARIES

WILLAM P. "BILL" BROWN

William P. "Bill" Brown, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, May 21 at his home.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be Sunday, June 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Greenville Country Club.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville Country Club.

HENRY KENNETH WALLACE

Henry Kenneth “Griz” Wallace, age 55, of Herrin, Illinois passed away Friday, May 20 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  Visitation for 55 year-old Henry “Griz” Wallace will be Saturday, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  There will be no funeral service.  Memorials are suggested to Wallace’s grandchildren.

RALPH E. DEVALL

Ralph E. Devall, age 82, of north of Hagarstown, passed away Tuesday, May 24 at Vandalia Rehabilitation.  Funeral arrangements for 82 year-old Ralph E. Devall are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.


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