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Police seek public's help to find suspect, witness in fatal Decatur stabbing
DECATUR — Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down the suspect and a witness in a fatal stabbing that took place last month in Woodmound Plaza. Officer George Kestner said in a news release Tuesday that the homicide has been named the department's Crime of the Week. Police were called t
Decatur woman robbed at gunpoint
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Decatur woman was robbed at gunpoint. Police said the 28-year-old woman was walking north on N. 19th St. close to 8:30 p.m. when she heard footsteps behind her.
Traffic delayed by crash on West Eldorado Street in Decatur
DECATUR — Traffic is delayed on West Eldorado Street near North Pine Street as emergency workers respond to a crash. The Decatur Police Department, Decatur Fire Department and Decatur Ambulance Service all responded to the area. The crash appeared to involve a single vehicle, according to an editor
Decatur offers $5,000 grants to low-income homeowners
DECATUR — City officials have opened up the application process for Decatur's Emergency Program, which offers up to $5,000 for qualified low-income homeowners to make repairs.
Decatur couple's sprawling Christmas village is a sight to behold 🎄
DECATUR – It was easy to tell which part of the extensive Kelley Christmas village that Alister Kennedy liked best. The fifth-grader from South Shores School could hardly take his eyes off the two trains that speed around oval tracks surrounding the village, through tunnels and past dozens of tiny h
Police release surveillance video from deadly stabbing
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur police are still looking for the person responsible for a stabbing death earlier this year. Police say it happened on Nov. 4 around 1:30 a.m. at the Woodmound Plaza. When they arrived they found a victim with stab wounds. 22-year old Tobby Buhs later died from his inju
Decatur firefighters give the gift of Christmas
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Four-year-old Kelsey Mize has her eyes on very specific gifts this year. From Frozen to Minnie Mouse to a new coat, she knows exactly what she wants. Kelsey and Mike Smith just met Monday night. Smith, a firefighter, guided her through the store, picking up one gift after anot
Woman held at gunpoint as men ransack apartment
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Three masked suspects are wanted after they smashed their way into a woman's apartment and held her at gun point. According to the Decatur Police Department, a woman was woken up around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to the sound of three men breaking through the front door of her apartmen
Akorn CEO to step down after court case loss
LAKE FOREST — The CEO of Akorn Pharmaceuticals is stepping down after Delaware's highest court affirmed a ruling that the German healthcare company Fresenius Kabi is allowed to back out of a $4.3 billion merger agreement.
Changes are coming to Macon County restaurant health inspections — including no more numbered scores
DECATUR — The Macon County Health Department is preparing to implement new regulations for restaurant inspections, introducing new guidelines and moving away from a numbers-based scoring system.
Letter: Residents of older Mount Zion homes asked to test for lead in drinking water
MOUNT ZION — Recent letters sent to all water customers in Mount Zion came after four homes and buildings tested positive earlier this year for elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.
Mount Zion man fined $54,000 says cannabis production was for treatment of PTSD
MOUNT ZION — A Mount Zion man hit with a more than $54,000 fine for growing cannabis and producing cannabis oil in his basement told the Herald & Review he relies on the drug to give him relief from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Decatur ranked in top 2% of cities with least credit card debt
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur has been ranked as being in the top 2% of cities with the least amount of credit card debt in the United States. WalletHub released a survey that found consumers racked up $16 billion in credit card debt between June and September.
Decatur City Council meets all day in private as city manager search continues
DECATUR — The Decatur City Council spent more than eight hours meeting behind closed doors Sunday, and Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe had no comment on rumors they were interviewing candidates for the open city manager’s job.
Decatur: Check Out 5 Nearby Homes For Sale
DECATUR, IL — On the hunt for a new house, and want to get a better understanding of what's available near you? Need some assistance finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? You've come to the right place! To keep you in the game, we've got a fresh batch of five new listings nearby.
Decatur woman killed in weekend crash
DECATUR, Ala. – Police say it appears a woman killed in a Friday night wreck crossed over into oncoming traffic on Highway 31. Demetria Spraggins, 44, was driving south on Highway 31 just after 8 p.m. Friday when she crossed the center turn lane into oncoming traffic near Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ, Decat
Funds Available for City of Decatur’s Emergency Program
December 9 – People interested in getting assistance from the City of Decatur’s Emergency Program may begin making appointments. This program provides grants of up to $5,000 for home repairs to address “life-threatening” or “sanitation” situations, such as hot water heater replacement, electrical is
Pritzker meets with voters, leaders in Decatur
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker stopped in Decatur weeks before taking office. The purpose of his Decatur stop was to thank voters for their support in the 2018 gubernatorial campaign. He took time to shake hands with voters and people who were important during the election proce
Overnight shooting sends one person to hospital
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Decatur Police are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital. According to police, the incident happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning at the 2200 block of E Wood Street, also known as the Flashback Lounge.
Warren Buffett's Son to Remain in Illinois After Unlikely Stint as Sheriff
The son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he'll remain committed to his central Illinois community after his unlikely term as the local sheriff. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports that Howard Buffett was a longtime volunteer with the Macon County Sheriff's Office before the wealthy ph