• Flood Watch for Epworth - Click for Details
    Expires: February 28, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    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. If you live in an area prone to flooding, be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth, and remember, flood waters are harder to see at night. Never cross a barricaded road.
    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.
    Until Noon CST today
    A consistent signal for locally heavy rain is forecast, especially tonight. Storm total average rainfall is forecast to range from one to two inches in the Watch area and, with thunderstorms forecast, localized higher totals 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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MCPD arrests 5/2-5/3

The following subjects were arrested by the Mt. Carmel Police Department.  All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

05/02/2016-Mt. Carmel Police arrested James B. Agnew, age 19, of Mt. Carmel on a violation of offender initiative program warrant out of Wabash County.  Agnew was found in the 800 block of W. 6th Street and placed under arrest.  Agnew was held pending the posting of $500.00 cash bond.

Mt. Carmel Police arrested 29 year old Dustin L. Kieffer of Mt. Carmel after Mt. Carmel Police were called to 1149 W. 3rd Street reference a trespasser.  The complainants stated that Kieffer came to the residence on three occasions throughout the evening and refused to leave.  Kieffer is also accused of yelling and kicking the residence demanding the occupants exit the residence.  Police located Kieffer and placed him under arrest.  Kieffer was transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass to real property.  Kieffer was held pending the posting of bond.

05/03/2016-Mt. Carmel Police were called to 1401 W. 3rd Street in Mt. Carmel reference a battery complaint.  Upon arrival, Jade McClane advised that she was punched in the face by 29 year old Gerald Wayne Smith Jr. of Mt. Carmel.  According to the Police report, McClane stated that without provocation Smith punched her in the face more than one time.  Police spoke with Smith and while speaking with him they discovered he was in possession of a smoking device containing suspected burnt cannabis residue.  Smith was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.