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2015 is wettest year on record

The 14.49 inches of rain received during December 2015 set records for the month and the year of 2015. The 8.42 inches of rain on December 27 also set a single day record.

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Couple dies in fiery New Year’s Day crash

 Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters battle a large blaze following the crash of an 18 wheeler in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.A Florida couple was killed in a fiery crash on I-30 near the 150 mile marker around 6:45 a.m. on Friday, January 1. The 18 wheeler veered off the road to the left, struck and traveled along a metal guard rail a concrete barricade.

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Post office delivers lots of packages

If you ordered items on-line this holiday season, you helped to increase the number of packages handled by the Mount Vernon Post Office this year. A total of 10,307 packages were handled

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Stepmom arrested for murder of six year-old boy

Mount Vernon Police Investigator Josh Daily, center, begins his homicide investigation outside the Roycroft residence at Logan’s PointeMount Vernon Police Investigator Josh Daily, center, begins his homicide investigation outside the Roycroft residence at Logan’s Pointe on Thursday, December. 31 as Constable Randy Green

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Watercraft operation prohibited on lake

The Franklin County Water District announced Monday, December 28 that the operation of watercraft on Lake Cypress Springs is prohibited until the water comes down to a safe level.

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Pipeline operators plan first responder training programs

Contractors, excavators, first responders and public officials are invited to attend pipeline safety and awareness programs scheduled in January. Pipeline and gas distribution companies will be the

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Rail cars jump track from washout

A washout around a short bridge crossing is being blamed for the derailment of cars from a Kansas City Southern train in the early hours of Tuesday, December 29.

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County requests disaster assistance

Franklin County has made preliminary requests for almost half a million dollars in public assistance for recovery  efforts following the EF2 tornado that struck Franklin County the afternoon of December 12.

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Six people were rescued from high waters after record rains

Pickup truck straned in high waterSix people, four men, a woman and a child were rescued in four separate incidents of high water entrapment of their vehicles Sunday and Monday. A record rainfall on already water saturated ground

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