There is a power outage on the very north part of town and in the country. Ameren has been notified. More info to come. If you need a place to be City Hall is open and a warming center. If you need assistance at home contact 7242424 hit 0. Emergency call 911. Statement according to mayor Jason Ashmore as well as the Sesser Police Department.
walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight. “John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us to grieve,” said Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. “As we bow our heads and share our grief with his beloved wife, Annie, we must also turn to the skies, to salute his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to our state and nation. “Though he soared deep into space and to the heights of Capitol Hill, his heart never strayed from his steadfast Ohio roots. Godspeed, John Glenn!” Kasich said. Click on this link to follow this and other stories from the Columbus Dispatch.
The proposed Continuing Resolution (CR) provides for healthcare coverage for the next four (4) months. However, there is no guarantee the proposed CR will be approved by Congress, and the proposed CR will not be voted on and decided until the end of this week. Therefore, the only way for Medicare recipients to have guaranteed healthcare coverage on January 1, 2017, is to purchase a supplemental plan today (December 7, 2016). In addition, non-Medicare beneficiaries have until December 15, 2016, to purchase a healthcare plan. To be clear, the proposed CR provides for healthcare coverage for the next four (4) months. Statement from the UMWA website. Please click on this link to read more on the UMWA’s website.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • As the Cardinals intensify their pursuit of the next outfielder they hope can update the look of their future lineups, three outfielders who they’ve turned to for that in the past already have found new homes. On the eve of baseball’s annual winter meetings, Matt Holliday agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal with the New York Yankees. He follows former Cardinals outfielders Jon Jay and Carlos Beltran out of the market even before the richest — and riskiest — moves of the offseason are made. Two sources confirmed Holliday’s agreement Sunday with the Yankees, suggesting it will be finalized once the All-Star and Cardinals’ longtime left fielder completes a physical. Click on the link to read the story for Derek Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch
SESSER — An investigation underway in Sesser Saturday night, at one point, involved more than one unit of the Illinois State Police Homicide Squad. Witnesses tell us it happened on Locust Street, though city officials could not confirm that. Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore could only say police officers needed assistance “checking something out” and that Sesser had “NO MURDER” take place. Stay with News Three on air, and on-line, as this story continues to develop, we’ll update you with any details we uncover. Franklincounty-news.com will monitior local media sources to keep everyone updated. Link taken from WSIL website.
Firefighters continued Saturday to sift through the wreckage of a warehouse that caught fire Friday night during a large gathering, killing at least nine people. Oakland Fire Department Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said there were still 25 people unaccounted for as of 10 a.m. Please follow this story as it unfolds from this link to the San Francisco Examiner
The Cardinals sent lefty Jaime Garcia to Atlanta on Thursday afternoon in exchange for several prospects, including Lenny’s Dykstra’s son and two pitchers. The deal, first reported by ESPN.com, was confirmed by The Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals announced the deal later Thursday evening. Click on the link on the full story from Derek Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
WEST FRANKFORT — In a special meeting of the West Frankfort City Council on Wednesday, the city’s commissioners appointed three new positions and tabled one for discussion. With unanimous votes, the council created the salaried position of deputy chief of police and filled it with former Chief of Police Shawn Talluto. The council also voted to hire retired State Police Commander Michael Irwin to replace Talluto as chief. Both take effect Dec. 1. Click on the link to read the story from the Southern Illinoisan.
Retired Illinois State Police District 13 Commander Michael Irwin has been appointed the West Frankfort Chief of Police. Current Police Chief Shawn Talluto has been appointed to the newly created position of Deputy Chief of Police. Talluto has worked for the department for more than 20 years, and has been chief for the past four…Click on this link to read more on the Frankfort American’s Facebook page