Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said Friday that his office has made positive identification of a body found in a vehicle fire in Radom earlier this week. Styninger said in a Facebook post that through dental records, the body was found Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle near St. Michael’s Cemetery was to be Genevieve Barciszewski,Continue reading “Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire”

Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday

Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire reported Tuesday afternoon near St. Michael’s Cemetery in Radom that resulted in the death of one individual. Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that the identity of the person discovered at the scene has yet to be determined. The incident was reported toContinue reading “Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday”

Fire reported in rural Hoyleton

Emergency personnel were called to the 21000 block of State Route 177 near Hoyleton on Sunday evening for a reported mobile home fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze inside the vehicle. Nobody was inside at the time of the fire, according to the scanner traffic. Hoyleton Fire District and Washington County Ambulance Service responded. More informationContinue reading “Fire reported in rural Hoyleton”

Winter storm hits area, more snow expected

A second blast of winter weather is expected to hit the area overnight and into Thursday, which is caused several cancellations for the end of the week. Washington County Chairman David Meyer announced that all non-essential Washington County offices will be closed on Thursday due to the inclement weather. Emergency services and road crews willContinue reading “Winter storm hits area, more snow expected”

Winter weather advisory announced, Snow Day Cancellations

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. In anticipation of the storm, both Nashville District 49 and Trinity-St. John Lutheran School have cancelled classes for Wednesday, Feb. 2, declaring the day a snow day. Nashville Community High School has also called off classes due to the weather predictions. Latest predictionsContinue reading “Winter weather advisory announced, Snow Day Cancellations”

Tate charged with Wayne C0. deputy’s murder

The Kentucky man who led police on a multi-county manhunt after the shooting death of a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with murder. Ray E. Tate, Jr., 40, appeared in court via Zoom from Clinton County Jail. According to police, Tate allegedly shot Deputy Sean Riley early Wednesday morning along Interstate 64. RileyContinue reading “Tate charged with Wayne C0. deputy’s murder”

Fire reported at grain bin

Emergency personnel were called to Gateway FS on North Mill Street in Nashville on Thursday afternoon after reports of smoke coming from a grain bin on the property. The fire was reported around 4:15 p.m. Traffic was routed to Kaskaskia Street as area firefighters battled the blaze. Scanner traffic an hour after the initial callContinue reading “Fire reported at grain bin”

Queen sentenced to 40 years for 2019 officer-shooting

A Missouri man who led area police on a multi-county pursuit and fired shots at officers has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison. Jared Queen, 42, of St. Clair, MO, appeared in Washington County Court Tuesday morning. In August, a jury deliberated for 20 minutes before finding Queen guilty of Class X felonyContinue reading “Queen sentenced to 40 years for 2019 officer-shooting”

Nashville PD arrest Centralia men on drug, weapon charges

Nashville Police arrested two men after a traffic stop on Saturday night, with one accused of drug and weapons charges. According to the NPD, an officer stopped a car near the Interstate 64 exit overpass at 10:42 p.m. A 27-year-old male passenger from Centralia was found to have an active felony warrant in Clinton CountyContinue reading “Nashville PD arrest Centralia men on drug, weapon charges”

Tornado warning issued for Washington County

Updated at 9:49 p.m. The National Weather Service had issued a second tornado warning for Washington County until 10:30 p.m. It has now been extended until 10:45 p.m. Scanner traffic had earlier indicated that a storm with the potential of creating a tornado had been spotted in Marissa around 9 p.m. A call for allContinue reading “Tornado warning issued for Washington County”