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Council Approves Police Transmission Repair

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:06:34 CST
The Litchfield City Council held their second February meeting a little later than usual on Thursday, February 15. At the meeting, which began at 7:30 p.m., the council approved the repair of a police department vehicle transmission at Curt's Towing. The vehicle is a 2008 Chevrolet and the amount is not to exceed $2,150.  Read more...


Early Voting Now Available

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:01:49 CST
The Montgomery County Clerk's office has announced that early voting and vote-by-mail services are now available for the March 20th General Primary Election.  Read more...


Missing Woman Investigation Transitioned to Macoupin County Sheriff's Office

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:53:57 CST
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has turned the investigation into the disappearance of Denita Hedden back over to the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office.  Read more...


County Clerk's Office Will Open Saturday for Voter Registration

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:12:13 CST
The last day to register to vote for the upcoming General Primary in March is Tuesday, February 20. By state law, voter registration closes 27 days before every election, with the exception of grace period registration. As a public service, the Montgomery County Clerk's office in Hillsboro will be open this Saturday from 9 a.m.  Read more...


EMA: Employee Info 'May Have been Impacted' by Malware Attack

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:35:17 CST
The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency has indicated that personal information of certain current and former county employees may have been impacted by the outside malware attack the county suffered in November.  Read more...


Chesterfield Suspect

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:12:57 CST
A former Texas man is considered a suspect in the death of Chesterfield woman on Thursday. According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, 34 year old David Buck of Medora is a homicide suspect; however, he has not been offically charged in Macoupin County.  Read more...


Having Problems Hearing WAOX?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:03:53 CST
An FM Translator... a new radio sation is broadcasting at 105.3.on the FM dial. This radio station may be causing interference to Station WAOX, The Ox. If you are having problems picking up The Ox, we would like to hear from you.In some places, The Oxs signal may be scratchy or noisy, where it used to be clear.  Read more...


Having Problems Hearing WAOX?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:42:59 CST
An FM Translator... a new radio sation is broadcasting at 105.3.on the FM dial. This radio station may be causing interference to Station WAOX, The Ox. If you are having problems picking up The Ox, we would like to hear from you.In some places, The Oxs signal may be scratchy or noisy, where it used to be clear.  Read more...


Chesterfield Shooting

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:19:37 CST
A Chesterfield woman is dead following a reported shooting incident Thursday afternoon in Chesterfield. According to the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, the victime is identified as 34 year old Rachel Warren.  Read more...


Having Problems Hearing WAOX?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:08:02 CST
An FM Translator... a new radio sation is broadcasting at 105.3.on the FM dial. This radio station may be causing interference to Station WAOX, The Ox. If you are having problems picking up The Ox, we would like to hear from you.In some places, The Oxs signal may be scratchy or noisy, where it used to be clear.  Read more...


Man Arrested in Witt After Allegedly Stealing from Business

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:02:48 CST
A Shelbyville man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing from a re-sale business in Witt. Nick Maness, 39, was apprehended after 3 p.m. Monday after leading authorities on a short pursuit on foot.  Read more...


Major Case Squad Assisting in Search for Missing Royal Lakes Woman

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:13:42 CST
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has been requested to assist the Macoupin County Sheriff's office in the search of a missing Royal Lakes Woman. Denita Hedden, 37, was reported missing by an acquaintance on January 28.  Read more...


Royal Lakes Woman Missing

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 09:03:16 CST
Authorities are seeking public assistance in obtaining information concerning a missing Royal Lakes woman. On January 28, 2018 at 11:49am, the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office received a missing persons call in reference to 37 year old Denita M. Hedden of the 700 block of Catalpa Ave. in Royal Lakes.  Read more...


Sheriff: 'No Overt Evidence of Foul Play' in Hatten's Death

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:31:29 CST
Results from an autopsy on the body of Adria Jean Hatten have revealed no overt evidence of violence or foul play. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the autopsy did reveal signs of environmental exposure, with no signs of trauma.  Read more...


Body of Missing Alton Woman Found

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:24:13 CST
The body of an Alton woman was found Tuesday morning, nearly a week after she had been reported missing by her family. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the body of Adria Jean Hatten, 39, was found in a secluded wooded area inside Horseshoe Lake State Park, which is south of Pontoon Beach.  Read more...


Hillsboro Searches for New Water Superintendent

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:11:09 CST
Last week, the Hillsboro City Council voted to advertise an opening for the position of Water Superintendent. The opening comes after current superintendent Roger Fath announced his intent to retire after 38 years of service.  Read more...


700 Gallons of Fuel Stolen Near Morrisonville

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:15:34 CST
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is warning area farmers of a recent theft of diesel fuel near Morrisonville. According to the sheriff, approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from 325 North 200 East Road, which is approximately three and a half miles southwest of Morrisonville.  Read more...


Sheriff's Dept. Warns of Synthetic Drug Increase

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:04:18 CST
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies are warning Montgomery County citizens -- specifically parents -- about the increase of synthetic drug use in the community. Synthetic drugs are created using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients.  Read more...


Hillsboro Opens Bid Process for New Warning Sirens

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:26:37 CST
The City of Hillsboro has announced that they will be accepting proposals for the purchase and turnkey installation of four community outdoor warning sirens and associated activation equipment.  Read more...


Bald Eagle Released in Litchfield

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:20:30 CST
A bald eagle has taken to the skies in Litchfield after months of rehabilitation for injuries she received in a territorial fight. Martha the eagle was released at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield on Saturday morning as dozens of onlookers rooted her on.  Read more...


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