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Deadly encounter in Normal: 'Not supposed to happen like this'
Soon, the narrow hallway outside Harrison’s family apartment in Normal was filled with gunfire — just feet away from families with kids up late watching cartoons. Neighbors called 911 to report gunshots and men running around. Harrison chased his visitors into a nearby stairwell, where authorities s
Troy, Ill. man charged with manslaughter, sexual assault after woman found dead in car
On June 14, police were called to 532 Wren Hill for a report of an unresponsive woman, later identified as Brandi Novotny.
Suspects rob Burger King at gunpoint
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police are looking for two armed robbery suspects. It happened about 10:20 pm, Thursday, at Burger King, in the 1300-block of North Keller Drive.
Two killed in Springfield crash
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WISC/WRSP) —Two people are dead from a car and motorcycle crash in Springfield.It happened around 2:30pm Saturday on 11th and Mason Street.Police say a woman driving the car and a man on the motorcycle are dead.No word yet on what caused the collision.We'll bring you more informat
4-year-old not sitting in car seat dies after accident
At 7:32 p.m. Friday, IMPD officers were called to the incident at the intersection of Country Club Road and Meganwood Drive just north of Rockville Road, where a car had driven off the road and hit a tree, the release said.
Visitors see variety of gardens on walk
“It was kind of a blank canvass and when we put the pool in, it was OK but (we thought) what (else) can we do here?” Becky Ragan said.
Effingham County Board met June 18
Roll Call, Pledge, Prayer2. Agenda Considerations3. Recognize Persons Who Wish to Speak on Agenda/Non-Agenda Items4. Approve Minutes – Regular Meeting5. Officers’ Monthly Reports6. Approve Bills – County Board Per Diem & Expenses7. Resolution-Honoring Bruce Bowen for his Service as Acting Coroner8.
No One Injured in Armed Robbery at Burger King
Police say they received a 911 call at 10:21pm from a Burger King employee who advised that the restaurant had just been robbed by two suspects, one of whom displayed a handgun. The restaurant's general manager, Brandon Queen, told us the suspects told those in the restaurant to lay down on the floo
Add your voice to Pulse of the Voters
In collaboration with its sister papers across the country, the Effingham Daily News has embarked on a three-year project to take the “Pulse of the Voters.” Stories will appear quarterly, as we talk to voters in their homes, at work, in churches and diners, on street corners, and anywhere else they
Without defendant present, Coles County jury reaches guilty verdict on meth possession
CHARLESTON -- A Coles County jury found a man guilty of methamphetamine possession without him present at his trial.The jury deliberated for about a half-hour before reaching its verdict in the case accusing Joseph J. Vingara of having the drug in Charleston on Oct. 31.Vingara, 35, for whom court re
Bullet fired in high-speed Mount Zion-Decatur chase stopped inches from gunman's mom, police say
Wiley on Thursday shot at his parents with a handgun after a high-speed chase from Mount Zion to Decatur, which eventually ended near Lake Decatur, police said. Also in his vehicle were a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun and Smith & Wesson AR-15 rifle, and ammunition for both, authorities said in the co
Two-vehicle crash on I-70 Thursday leads to personal injury
The driver of the Toyota, Abdullahi Noor, 30, of Kansas City, exited the vehicle on his own and was transported to the Terra Haute Regional Hospital for treatment.
Prosecutor: Trucker showed handgun while trying to steal porn at Edgewood store
EFFINGHAM — A Louisiana trucker has been indicted on a charge of armed robbery after allegedly displaying a gun while trying to steal pornographic movies from a store near Edgewood on May 25.Ricky D. Growe, 26, of New Orleans, first came to the attention of law enforcement after a confrontation in t
Water Authority Gets First Look at Pearson Park Master Plan
The beach area at the lake for many years was a going concern, with plenty of swimming, floating slides to climb and slide down into the water, concessions, a waterslide on the land, even a train to ride around the beach area.
Neoga Community Unit School District 3 Board met June 14
1 Approval of May 10, 2018 regular meeting minutes, May 10, 2018 closed session minutes,
Mattoon woman admits to meth offense
CHARLESTON -- A woman avoided a conviction for an offense that required prison time when she admitted having methamphetamine.Johnna S. Krutsinger, 36, for whom court records list an address of 612 Woodlawn Ave., Mattoon, could also ultimately have no record of a conviction, with the agreement on her
Effingham fire crews respond to roll-over car crash Wednesday
Crews worked to extract the driver, who was unconscious. After the driver was removed, crews transported the driver by Abbott EMS to St. Anthony's Hospital.
Six Arrests for Drugs Due to Task Force Work in Area
On Wednesday, the South Eastern Illinois Drug Task Force (SEIDTF), the Salem Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the Centralia Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force (SIDTF) arrested six of the individuals. The names are
Aggravated battery suspect questioned, released without charges
CHARLESTON -- The Mattoon man who was one of two suspected in kicking a juvenile and stealing items from inside the victim's home was questioned and released without charges, according to police.Joel Shute, Charleston Police Department detective, said some people initially directed police toward Mat
Plea negotiation underway in aggravated arson case
A man who allegedly tried to burn down the Whistle Stop Saloon in Altamont on March 5 is working on a plea agreement with prosecutors, his lawyer said during a hearing on Wednesday.Nevin R. Scott, 27, Altamont, is charged with aggravated arson while knowing people are present, a Class X felony. A Cl