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Charleston man arrested for aggravated battery

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- A local man was arrested Monday for an alleged aggravated domestic battery, along with other charges. According Charleston police, Lamar Moore, 41, allegedly battered a victim and restricted her airflow, preventing the victim from yelling or using her phone to call for help.

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-20 15:14:00

Shanghai reps to visit EIU and Charleston

CHARLESTON -- Municipal representatives from Shanghai, China, the world's largest city with a population of 24 million, will be making an official visit to Charleston and participate in a public forum on the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) campus. The Charleston and EIU stop for this legislative d

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

UPDATE: Shooting took place in high school cafeteria

MATTOON - One person is in custody following a shooting at Mattoon High School on Wednesday morning. Police said there was one shooter and one person was injured but did not release any names. The school remained closed Wednesday afternoon as police continued to search the area. The Mattoon Communit

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 19:11:00

Mattoon High student in stable condition after shooting in cafeteria

MATTOON - When students return to Mattoon High School today, they'll be able to pick up what they left behind after a shooting left one student injured in the cafeteria. When a male student shot another student about 11:30 a.m., the high school was evacuated and students were taken by bus to Riddle

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 02:38:00

One hurt, one in custody after report of shooting at Mattoon High School in Illinois

Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Ill. Google Maps MATTOON, Ill. -- Police are responding to a central Illinois high school after reports of shots fired, according to CBS affiliate WCIA. One person is reportedly hurt and another is in custody after the incident, which was reported around noon Wednes

CBS NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:57:43

City code prohibits bowfishing following state law

CHARLESTON -- City officials tweaked city code with City Council approval that prohibits bowfishing along the Embarras River to stay in line with state statute. Bowfishing, a form of fishing using specialized archery equipment, has become a popular sport on the Embarras, Charleston Mayor Brandon Com

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-20 22:57:00

Man admits to roles in 2 robberies

CHARLESTON -- A man admitted taking part in two robberies and now faces at least six years in prison. The agreement in the cases against Martin R. "Pete" Oliver did reduce the length of his prison term but prison time will be required for the convictions. Oliver, 25, whose most recent address on rec

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-20 22:45:00

1 shot, shooter arrested at Mattoon High School

A photo taken on 25th Street in Mattoon, near Mattoon High School show several law enforcement in the area. Submitted photo. MATTOON, Ill. (AP) - Officials at Mattoon High School say police have someone in custody after one person was wounded during a shooting. Mattoon Community Unit School District

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:10:00

Teacher's quick response saves lives; alleged Matoon H.S. shooter in custody

Officials praised the quick reaction of a high school teacher who subdued a gun-wielding student inside the Mattoon High School cafeteria after "numerous rounds" were fired Wednesday morning, injuring at least two students. Mattoon Police Chief Jeff Branson cited the female teacher's intervention as

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION - 2017-09-21 11:22:13

Crowd gathers to support community after MHS shooting

MATTOON -- As the sun set on a dark day for Mattoon High School on Wednesday, a crowd gathered to hear messages of faith and of how there's light in the bleakest times. The prayer vigil took place in a field just west of MHS, where some police officers could still be seen around the front of the bui

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-21 01:45:00

High school's neighborhood fills with police, parents after shooting

MATTOON -- Ericka Miller was in Mattoon High School's halls at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when she heard an intercom announcement that the school was on "lock down" and that the students needed to get out of the building. "At first I thought it was just a drill, but then everyone started freaking ou

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-20 22:30:00

Evidence issues lead to drug cases dismissed

CHARLESTON -- Issues with evidence were what led to the recent dismissal of two Coles County drug cases, according to the cases' prosecutor. The cases charged Rhonda S. Antrim with having methamphetamine and Shawn P. Carey with having a medication without the required prescription. Both were dismiss

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-20 23:00:00

Teacher who subdued Mattoon shooter identified

MATTOON - Students returned to class this morning at Mattoon High School, a day after a shooting occurred in the school cafeteria. Police were on site, and the school district said earlier that counseling will be offered to anyone who requests it. About midday Wednesday, a male student opened fire i

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-21 15:15:00

Full coverage: Mattoon High School shooting

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JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-21 14:21:00

Mattoon officials grateful for quick response to shooting

MATTOON -- A student opened fire in the Mattoon High School cafeteria and wounded a fellow student before being subdued by a teacher Wednesday. School district Superintendent Larry Lilly and Mattoon police Chief Jeff Branson shared information about the incident at a press conference Wednesday eveni

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-21 11:30:00

Teacher jumps into action during Mattoon High School shooting

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - One person is in custody after a shooting at Mattoon High School that wounded one person on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency responders were called to Mattoon High School at 11:32 a.m. for shoots fired in the school cafeteria. According to police, they believe one person, a st

WAND TV - 2017-09-20 19:53:00

EIU advisory group moves to vote on Douglas Hall change

CHARLESTON -- The Eastern Illinois University Faculty Senate is still interested in moving forward with changing the name for Douglas Hall or at least sending the issue to a committee to be considered. A vote was scheduled for their next meeting in two weeks that will decide if the advisory body wil

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-19 23:45:00

Shelbyville native painted Lincoln-Douglas debate

Illinois celebrates its 200th birthday next year, having become a state on Dec. 3, 1818. During its centennial in 1918, the state celebrated at its annual State Fair with historic exhibits from various counties. One of Shelby County's participants was Robert Marshall Root, known worldwide for his ar

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION - 2017-09-19 19:00:59

Lions learn about Habitat Restore

MATTOON -- The Mattoon Lions Club recently heard a presentation from guest speaker Angela Blair, who is the manager of Coles County Habitat for Humanity's Restore shop in Charleston. There are 85 Habitat Restore stores in Illinois. They welcome donations that can be resold, with the proceeds going t

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-19 06:00:00

Glancing Back: Sept. 19-20

MATTOON -- John Moore, who was born in Mattoon, being a son of Dr. Ernest S. Moore, now of Chicago, has become one of the "gas" victims of the kaiser while serving in the ambulance corps at the battle front in France. Moore is the first victim of Germany's recently begun "carnage of gas" to return h

JOURNAL GAZETTE AND TIMES COURIER - 2017-09-19 06:00:00