Jim Taylor

Mercer County Total Deer Harvest 1,465

The Mercer County deer harvest for all seasons totals 1,465, which is less than last year’s total of 1,546. The numbers include archery, youth, firearm, muzzleloader and late winter CWD seasons.  Statewide, the total harvest was just over 153,000 says…

Area Landowners Invited To Pond Clinic

A Pond Clinic being offered this winter for area landowners. It’s hosted by the Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District and features fisheries specialist David Wyffels with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He’ll talk about new pond…

East Moline Cop And Former Aledo Resident Arrested In Child Porn & Sex Assault Investigation

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Agents arrested an East Moline Police Officer, Kirk DeGreve, 47 years of age, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at approximately 11:05 a.m. on two felony counts of criminal sexual assault and two…

Scammers Are Using Local Area State Police District Telephone Numbers To Scam Victims; ISP Warning Of ‘Spoofing’ Scam

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials have received multiple calls from the public concerning suspected scam calls. Various ISP districts throughout the state have received reports from citizens stating they have received calls from individuals with a foreign accent claiming to…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: A Lesson In IHSA Competitive Dance Team State Series From Sherrard’s Avery Litton

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Sherrard High School senior Avery Litton Thursday morning. She is a member of the school’s seven member competitive dance team. They’ll compete at the IHSA sectional in Normal this Saturday.

Flood Prep Meeting Planned For Next Week In Western Illinois

Local governments and property owners invited to a flood preparation meeting next week. A number of state agencies are collaborating on the event says Colleen Callahan with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.   Again, the meeting will take place…

Mercer County School Board Talking Long Term Facility Plans

The Mercer County School District looking at long term facility needs. Preliminary conversations have already taken place with BLDD Architects out of Decatur says Unit 404 Superintendent Scott Petrie. Among the clients they’ve worked with include Knoxville and Geneseo schools.…

Second Person Identified In Taylor Ridge Burglary

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the second person involved in a Taylor Ridge area burglary last week. An arrest warrant has been issued for 34-year-old Devin Thomas Stevens for residential burglary and resisting a…