A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. Temperatures are below freezing this morning, so black ice is possible. Please be careful.
RUSHVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A west-central Illinois man is jailed on charges that he stabbed a carnival worker to death during a fight at a county fair.
Prosecutors in Schuyler County have charged 21-year-old Jared Staake of Beardstown with second-degree murder.
Authorities say Staake stabbed 33-year-old Michael Box of Dyersburg, Tenn., early on July 2 near the sleeping quarters for carnival workers at the Schuyler County Fairgrounds.
Box was treated at a hospital but was found unresponsive two days later at the fairgrounds, and he was later pronounced dead. Staake was arrested Friday.
Staake does not have a listed home telephone number, and online court records don't show whether he has an attorney.
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