Flood Damage Assessments Start Monday In Three Illinois Counties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal and state officials are scheduled to conduct damage assessments in three Illinois counties after flooding damaged or destroyed more than 120 homes last month. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office said Friday that teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration would start…

Man Jailed in Shooting at Chesterfield Couple’s Home Charged with Sexual Assault of Wife

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTRS) Charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and armed criminal action have been filed against Phillip Stroisch, the Overland man who was also charged last week with shooting into a Chesterfield home and injuring a couple. The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office lists a half-dozen charges of sodomy among the 21 charges, which include…

Fire Warnings Issued For Six States In Nation’s Midsection

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation’s midsection. The Red Flag warnings issued Friday include most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern Kansas, northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and southeastern Missouri. Oklahoma Forestry Services has already requested and received firefighters and equipment from Alabama,…