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5 apartments damaged in Decatur fire

A Tuesday morning fire in Decatur has left five apartments damaged. We're told the building fire at Portage Place apartments was spotted by a passerby. Some tenants then began knocking on doors of other apartments to evacuate people. The Decatur Battalion Chief says the fire is believed to have star

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-20 10:22:26

Police: Man arrested with ecstasy lollipops

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Decatur man is facing charges after police said they arrested him with dozens of ecstasy-laced lollipops. Nehemiah Willis was stopped for a traffic violation in the 800 block of E. William St. Officers found he had a revoked drivers license. While doing an inventory of the v

WAND TV - 2018-03-21 03:50:00

Police: Man pointed gun at another's head, made threats

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - An Illinois man is accused of pointing a gun at another man's head. Police say that just before 8 a.m. on March 16, Stephen McFarland, 33, pointed a black 9 mm pistol at the person and said, "I'm going to kill you". They say McFarland also slapped the man across the face as he

WAND TV - 2018-03-20 23:50:00

Macon County clerk: Closed primary hurts turnout

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now DECATUR - Only 22.5 percent of Macon County registered voters participated in Tuesday's primary election, a low turnout number that local officials say could be partly attributed to the partisan election structure that requires voters to declare

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-21 05:30:00

VIDEO: Decatur fire crews wake sleeping residents in burning apartment building

DECATUR - Decatur fire crews had to go door to door Tuesday morning waking sleeping residents in a burning apartment building. No injuries were reported. The fire at Stone Crossing Apartments, 3750 North Portage Place, began before 8:30 a.m. Flames were seen on the roof of the apartment complex sou

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 16:26:00

Police: Mother left child alone, went to party

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A mother stands accused of leaving a child alone in a hotel room for hours. Police say a front desk worker heard from a guest at Ramada Inn (355 East Hickory Point Road) that a small child was wandering around the third floor while crying. Before 2 a.m. on March 18, the worker

WAND TV - 2018-03-20 07:05:00

Decatur driver pleads not guilty in crash that injured police officer

DECATUR - The woman charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash that seriously injured a Decatur police sergeant pleaded not guilty in Macon County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Karla M. Rhodes, 52, faces two charges of aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm while having a blood alc

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 23:30:00

St. Pat's weekend yields 15 DUI arrests

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police made more than a dozen DUI arrests over the weekend. Authorities say keeping drunk drivers off the roads saves lives. 15 people were arrested during the St. Patrick's Day enforcement done as part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign wa

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-19 19:13:14

Two shot when gun fired in home

OREANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- Two people are recovering from their injuries after a gun went off and shot them. Police were called to the 200 block of South View Street around 11:15 Saturday night. They say a 20 year old man was inside his house and holding a pistol. He told police he thought it was unload


Five at 5: 2nd Amendment rally draws hundreds to downtown Decatur and 4 other stories to see

Hundreds gathered in downtown Decatur in front of the Macon County Law Enforcement Center on Sunday afternoon at a rally in support of the Second Amendment and gun rights. The Herald & Review had live coverage online and followed up with a story in Monday's editions. Four other stories to see are th

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-19 21:50:00

2 injured in accidental firearm discharge

OREANA, Il. (WAND)- On 3/17/18 at approximately 11:15pm, Macon County deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of S. View St. in Oreana, Illinois regarding an individual who had discharged a firearm. When the deputies got there, they discovered a 20 year old male resident was inside the home with a


Winning $457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

Southeast's magical run ends with second place trophy Paintballs splattering the streets of Decatur2018-03-16T21:10:33Z DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Police are trying to put an end to a paintball war on the streets on Decatur. Two more ordered held in machine gun case A letter to the court described one


Children saved from Illiopolis house fire

ILLIOPOLIS, Ill. (WAND): The Illiopolis Fire Protection District is calling an Elizabeth Street home a total loss after an early morning fire. Two adults and five children were inside at the time. The fire broke out early Saturday morning just after 5 A.M. The fire chief says the parents woke up to


CONTAGIOUS: YUGE gun rights rally in Decatur brings in over 500 Americans

At Guns Save Life, we don't manipulate the public. Instead, we want to help educate the people and help them understand the truth so that we will all be better, smarter citizens. Two weeks ago, we helped promote a very successful gun rights rally in downtown Bloomington. More recently, we've fire


PHOTOS: St. Patricks Day Parade in Decatur

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Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man shot by Decatur police convicted on gun and drug charges

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man who was shot by Decatur police while fleeing during a traffic stop has been convicted on gun and drug charges. Donald Redmon was shot May 31. He fled on foot after being stopped. A Decatur detective said Redmon was carrying a gun and pointed it at him during the chase. R


Deputy's attempted murder charged dropped in armed standoff

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - The attempted murder charge a Macon County Sheriff's deputy was facing in connection with a Taylorville armed standoff has been dropped. The suspect, Markes Rodgers, entered into a plea deal where he pleaded guilty to aggravated discharge of a firearm. He was arrested in S


Manhunt begins for shooting murder suspect

Keshon McClinton, 18 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police say they've identified a murder suspect in a deadly shooting investigation. They say an arrest warrant is now active for 18-year-old Keshon L. McClinton, one of three people officers originally say they wanted for "critical information" in the M


Paintball war leads to several arrests

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police arrested several people for shooting paintball guns while driving their cars through the streets and damaging other cars. They say this isn't a one time crime. There's been a spike in these paintball wars and one person has been hurt in the crossfire. If you look dow