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Charleston woman gets probation for role in battery
Stephanie E. Givens, 26, for whom court records list an address of 1105 Jackson Ave., Apt. 2, Charleston, pleaded guilty to an aggravated battery charge that accused her of hitting and harming another woman on Dec. 29.
Truck crashes into building in downtown Mattoon
MATTOON -- A vehicle collision has occurred at Broadway Avenue and 15th Street downtown. Emergency personnel currently are on scene.At least two autos were involved. A pickup truck collided with the office building at the northwest corner of the intersection.This story will be updated.
Neoga man accused of stealing thousands in electronics in Charleston
Charleston police say Dustin R. Drum, 28, was seen on video surveillance entering Walmart on Friday and removing two display laptops and a display iPad. Saturday, he was observed on video at the Verizon store at 15 West Lincoln Ave. removing an iPhone 8 from the display counter before leaving the s
Officials trying to determine cause of death of man at Mattoon home
The coroner had not released the name of the deceased as of early evening Tuesday. Schiers said, at that time, that he was still trying to notify the man's family, who live out of town.
Multiple charges for thefts of electronics
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- A Neoga man faces charges for stealing nearly $2,000 in electronics from two area businesses in the course of one weekend.
Man resists peaceful end to standoff
37-year old Andrew Hussong was arrested about 8:30 pm, Monday, in the 1000-block of South 17th Street.
Daily News in Robinson, Ill.
Supporting proposed county gun-rights actionEditor:I am writing this letter to exercise my First Amendment rights and to express my Second Amendment rights position.I just came from a meeting of the Eastern Illinois Sportsman's Club. I am, however, writing this letter to the editor for myself and no
Mattoon man arrested after 2-hour standoff Monday night
MATTOON -- A man was arrested after a two-hour standoff at a Mattoon residence Monday night, according to police.Andrew L. Hussong, 37, was arrested just after 8:30 p.m. after police forced their way into the residence in the 1000 block of South 17th Street, according to a news release from Mattoon
Charleston man joined the Illinois stint of national Run for Fallen
Charleston resident Bill Lair, second from left, pauses for a photo with other participants at one of the Illinois stops of the national Run for the Fallen on June 18.SUBMITTED PHOTO
2 facing murder charges to be in court Wednesday - Daily News in Robinson, Ill.
Jason J. Strawbridge, 45, is to be in court at 9:30 a.m. and Kristine Phillippe, 40, is to make an appearance at 10:30 a.m. Strawbridge faces a charge of first-degree murder in the July 24 shooting death of Sandra Kendall, 62, Bellair. Kendall is accused of "aiding and abetting" him and is charged w
Two semi trucks crash on I-70
Police, firefighters and rescue workers are on the scene of a crash between two semi-trucks in the eastbound lane of Interstate-70 near Teutopolis, just east of the North 1650th Street overpass.
Mattoon man gets prison for driving without valid license, theft
CHARLESTON -- A man was sentenced to a total of two years in prison when he admitted to his latest offenses of driving with a revoked or suspended license and theft.Avin A. Waldrop, 33, whose address on record at the time of his arrest was 400 DeWitt Ave., Mattoon, faced charges that would have been
Bat researchers have 'unique opportunity' at Coles County nature preserve
While waiting for the time of day bats find most inviting, Hohoff talked about what her group was doing and how they do it. She pointed to a nearby dead tree that she said was an example of what bats might find attractive as a roosting location, a bit of a prophetic remark.
My Amish Home: Of all the reasons to be afraid of a boxcar...
"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."-- Romans 8:17, 18.Toda
Contest highlights tomato-themed event at Charleston farmers market
The 20-year-old Eastern Illinois University student from Belleville handled the tomatoes, ranging from baseball-sized to smaller than a golf ball, in two minutes flat.
Free Dental Care event for children to be held in Mattoon
MATTOON -- Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with Lake Land College, will provide a free day of dental care for Illinois children age 5 and younger on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Mattoon. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to make appointments by Thursday, Sept. 6.During the event,
Lake Land College eyes free tuition for training program
MATTOON -- Lake Land College is preparing to offer a tuition and fees waiver program for students enrolled in fast track training for printing operator jobs at LSC Communications in Mattoon.The Lake Land Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on this pilot workforce program, which could also be used
Mattoon man arrested in connection with fatal overdose
MATTOON -- A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of supplying another man with drugs that led to a fatal overdose.Thomas Cord Eich, 27, of Mattoon was arrested for allegedly selling heroin to the other man on Wednesday, according to a news release from Mattoon police.
Mason Lynch wins $500 Hornet feature
In the UMP Modified feature, Will Krup passed Marty Lindeman early in the race and the checkered flag for the victory. Roger Mills won the Consi feature. Ryan Cary, Krup, and Lindeman were the heat winners.
Former coach sentenced to 60 years for sex assaults
CHARLESTON – A former travelling basketball coach who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two of his players was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday in Coles County Circuit Court, according to court records.Barry S. Wolfe, 54, of Martinsville, pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal sexual as