Joseph D. Tate, 19, of Carmi, on Wednesday was sentenced on a charge of to Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a class X felony. He was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections (DOC) and three years to life Mandatory Supervised Release (MSR).
The Norris City Village Board held a special session on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. to decide on the purchase of a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 "Special Service" vehicle for the police department. All trustees were in attendance and the board agreed to purchase the $17,000 truck. There were five yes votes and one abstention for a conflict of interest. The old vehicle with 125,000 miles on it will be sold.
The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
The White County Board voted on Tuesday night to ban the sale of recreational cannabis in the unincorporated parts of White County, but also approved establishing a tax of 3% in the county on cannabis businesses in municipalities who do allow sales. Only one municipality so far has voted to allow the activity, with Norris City and Enfield voting no.
After serving breakfast early Friday morning for all veterans and their families, NCOE High School was the scene of a school assembly in the afternoon commemorating the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.
White County States Attorney Denton Aud has reviewed the report in reference to the fire in Crossville on 11/07/2019 involving Cathy Brandenstein and Andrew Swanner.The White County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation, along with the Illinois State Fire Marshal.