Evansville Police Dispute Meth Numbers

Evansville Police Dispute Meth Numbers An article circulating on social media claims Indiana is the meth capitol of not only the U.S. but the world. However, local officials are warning the story is actually from four years ago. After looking into the article EPD says those statistics were from meth lab seizure information in 2013.…Read more…

Owensville, Ind. Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges

Owensville Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges   A 28 year old Owensville, Ind. man, Coty N. Silvers was arrested over the weekend by the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit for Child Exploitation and Possession of Child Pornography. A search warrant was issued in April after Indiana State Police received a tip…Read more…

New Harmony’s Kunstfest This Weekend

New Harmony’s Kunstfest This Weekend The 36th annual German Festival and Craft Fair, commonly known as Kunstfest is set for this Saturday and Sunday in downtown New Harmony. The streets will be filled as hundreds of vendors offer a wide variety of items for sale. There are a number of vendors from Carmi and White…Read more…

Red Cross Seeking Aid for Hurricane Victims

Red Cross Seeking Aid for Hurricane Victims The American Red Cross has been one of the first agencies on site following disaster after disaster and this week’s massive Hurricane Florence is no exception. Already, Red Cross personnel, including some Tri-State residents are on their way to the Carolina’s, if not already there. The Red Cross…Read more…

Mitchell Joins the WROY/WRUL Team as News Director

Fans of in depth, local news with newsmakers in their own voice will be happy to know that WROY and WRUL News will continue it’s legacy of coverage with the addition of Mr. Ray Mitchell as News Director.  Mitchell has a rich experience including stints in radio, print and digital over the last two decades.…Read more…

State Police Announce Seatbelt Patrol Results

ISP Announces Results of Enforcement Patrol Illinois State Police District 19 Commander Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced the results of an Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (OREP) held in White and Hamilton Counties during August. The patrol provided extra coverage for state police, so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were…Read more…

Litchfield Man Dies After Interstate Crash

LITCHFIELD MAN DIES AFTER INTERSTATE CRASH Illinois State Police responded to a fatal traffic crash in Wayne County along Interstate 64 last (wed) night. State police reported 37 year old Benjamin D. Hollo, of Litchfield, Illinois, was westbound at Mile Marker 109, when for some unknown reason he left the south side of the roadway.…Read more…

Secretary of State Announces Grants to Local Libraries

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced the release of over $500,000 in 2019 Project Next Generation grants to 31 public libraries statewide. Project Next Generation is a mentoring program administered through public libraries. Project mentors work with middle and high school students as the participants develop skills to use various technologies, achieve…Read more…

Republicans Demand Pritzer’s Tax Details

Illinois Republicans are demanding that Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker provide details about his progressive income tax plan before early voting starts for the November election. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti held a news conference in Peoria on Wednesday to call on Pritzker to release details about his plan to change the state’s flat income…Read more…

New Illinois Law Says No More Mugshots of Low Level Offenders

Illinois’ law on companies making money off people by using their arrest mugshots online has been given a few more teeth. Under the guise of public background checks, some for-profit websites will collect local mugshots and post them with information about the accompanying address. Starting in 2019, the publishers of the mugshots face a $100…Read more…

Illinois Opioid Helpline Busy Since Inception in December

A lot of people in Illinois are calling the state’s new opioid hotline for help.  The Illinois Department of Human services says five thousand people have called the opioid helpline for help since they first started taking calls back in December.  DHS’ Danielle Kirby said most of the people who’ve called are either addicts of family…Read more…

Search for New Southern Illinois President Could Take Year

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The search for a new president for Southern Illinois University could take a year following the resignation of its previous leader following a contentious dispute over shifting state funding between its campuses. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Board of Trustees members met in a private session for nearly three hours Tuesday…Read more…

Survey: Illinois’ Small Business Owners say State has Failed Them

Illinois’ small business owners say the state’s business climate is worse than any other in the nation. Online services company Thumbtack has released the results of its annual small business survey of thousands of member businesses. Thumbtack interviewed more than 7,500 small businesses across the country, including more than 200 in Illinois this summer. The feedback was not…Read more…