• Flood Watch for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: February 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm
    Expires: February 28, 2021 @ 12:00pm
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    A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
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    Flood Watch to include portions of southern Illinois...southwest Indiana and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski, Saline, Union, White and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson and Pike. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Perry MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne MO.
    INFO1
    From this evening through Sunday morning
    INFO2
    A consistent signal for locally heavy rain is forecast, especially Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Storm total average rainfall is forecast to be up to 2 inches in the Watch area and, with thunderstorms forecast, localized higher totals to 3 inches or more are possible. This amount of cumulative rainfall will be falling on recently soaked grounds from melted snowfall, so the ability to soak in all this expected rainfall will be compromised and likely to cause flood issues.
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Crossville Man Served Warrant; Makes Things Worse By Running

White Count Sheriff say at approximately 10:00 am Friday morning, Sgt. Craig Poole went to 301 First Street, Crossville to serve an arrest warrant issued for Joshua C. Pollard. Upon arrival 3 individuals ran out the back door of the residence and a foot pursuit ensued. Two individuals stopped and complied with officers. Joshua Pollard continued to flee and was chased on foot. The White County Sheriff’s Department, the Carmi Police department and the Grayville police department all responded to assist. Pollard was arrested near a creek bank west of Hamill Street. Officers recovered a loaded stolen handgun he tossed in the creek before being taken into custody . Pollard was transported to the White County Jail. A subsequent search by officers of the residence at 301 First Street revealed stolen property from the Crossville Post Office burglary that occurred on 01-03-2021. Pollard is being held at the White County Jail on the following charges :

Arrest warrant Domestic Battery ( strong arm family member)

Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer

Resisting arrest

Possession of a loaded gun

Possession of a stolen firearm

Theft possession of stolen property

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