• About WILY/WRXX News Staff

    NASCAR makes changes in qualifying

    by  • January 23, 2014 • Sports

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is overhauling its qualifying process and will go to a knockout format similar to Formula One and IndyCar. The new format will not be used for the Daytona 500, non-points events in the Sprint Cup Series and the Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. NASCAR will...

    Read more →

    A Li Na-Cibulkova final

    by  • January 23, 2014 • Sports

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fourth-seed Li Na has reached the women’s finals at the Australian Open by dominating 30th-seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-2, 6-4. It’s her second straight Australian Open final and third overall. Li, the 2011 French Open champion, is the only major winner and the highest-ranked player still in contention after...

    Read more →

    Warming centers available locally as temps plunge

    by  • January 22, 2014 • News

    With another dangerous cold snap in the works, area hospitals and agencies will open their doors to the public as warming centers. They include: Centralia St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital public areas Illinois Department of Human Services office at 800 South Locust in Centralia during regular office hours Mt. Vernon Good Samaritan Regional Health...

    Read more →

    Nashville man charged with child sex abuse

    by  • January 22, 2014 • News

    A 65-year old Nashville man is in the Washington County jail on three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A warrant was issued Friday for the arrest of Allen L. Donnell, alleging he touched a female between the ages of 13 and 17. Donnell was formally charged Tuesday in Washington County court with aggravated...

    Read more →

    Medical marijuana rules released

    by  • January 22, 2014 • News

    A new Illinois law legalized medical marijuana, but until regulations are final, patients still can’t use cannabis without risking arrest. One state agency is giving patients a first look at its proposed rules. It’s an initial step toward sorting out how medical use of marijuana will work in the state. The Illinois Department of...

    Read more →