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Pana man charged with murder awaits pathology reports

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. TAYLORVILLE - Ten months after he was charged with killing a Lake Pana man, Quinton L. Morrissey, 18, of Pana remains in the Christian County Jail while his defense attorney works his way through pathology reports from both the prosecution and defense. M

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 22:44:00

City of Effingham City Council will meet March 20

City of Effingham City Council will meet on March 20. Here is the agenda as provided by the council: 1. Opening 1.1 Mayor calls meeting to order 1.2 Roll Call 1.3 Pledge of Allegiance 2. Omnibus Vote Agenda 2.1 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes (03/06/2018) - Deputy City Clerk Nosbisch 2.2

EASTCENTRALREPORTER.COM - 2018-03-21 14:00:31

Semi Leaves Scene, Another Rig Crashes and Blocks Interstate

Two semis were involved in an accident at 10:44am Tuesday, blocking eastbound I-70. State police say one rig, that didn't stop, swerved into the driving lane of the interstate and, according to one witness, possibly made contact with a rig in that lane. The second semi, driven by 55-year-old Dennis

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-03-21 00:12:00

Effingham police move closer to taking over Unit 40 SRO program

An Effingham City Council member who had raised questions about city police taking over Unit 40's School Resource Officer program is now onboard with the plan. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has overseen the program at Unit 40 and other county school districts for years. But Sheriff Dave Maho

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 20:48:21

Fire Damages Mobile Home in Effingham

Fire damaged a mobile home on Effingham's south end Sunday evening. Firefighters were called to the home of Kathy Clarkson at 4 Four Seasons at 6:20pm. Effingham Fire Chief Joe Holomy said the fire started in a clothes dryer and spread from the unit's electrical panel to the shelf above, and then up


Police: Man forced woman's hand into his pants

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon man stands accused of being forceful with a woman at a gas station. Officers say that after 3 a.m. Monday, 28-year-old Lee Hearns went into Huck's Gas Station at 601 Charleston Ave. and approached the woman. Police say he made sexual contents to her then put her hand

WAND TV - 2018-03-19 22:44:00

Fewer Effingham County Primary Voters

Effingham County on Tuesday saw a 12 percent decrease in overall voter turnout compared to the 2014 primary election. But more ballots were cast for Democratic candidates than four years ago. Tuesday's election saw 25.5 percent of registered voters cast ballots, or 6,020 in all. That's down from the

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 21:53:31

Police: Couple imported pounds of meth to sell

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Police say they found weapons and drugs when they searched a couple's house. A search warrant served on March 16 at 7:30 pm. at an address in the 1400 block of Mattoon's Wabash Avenue resulted in the arrests of Daniel Cook, 29, and Crystal Cobb, 29. Police say they seized .75

WAND TV - 2018-03-19 23:28:00

Task force seizes drugs & guns

MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) -- A local man and woman face multiple charges after an investigation by the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force and other departments. Daniel Cook and Crystal Cobb, both 29, were arrested about 7:30 pm, Friday, at their home in the 1400-block of Wabash Avenue, after a search


IL: Effingham Airport Apron Project Finally a Go

March 19--EFFINGHAM -- The Effingham County Memorial Airport is scheduled to see some expansion following Effingham County Board Action on Monday. The board approved two projects -- one to eliminate obstructions and the other to expand the apron. The obstructions are various trees, some of which the

AVIATIONPROS - 2018-03-20 12:48:57

Drug Bust in Mattoon Friday Night

Two arrests resulted from a significant drug bust in Mattoon. The East Central Illinois Drug Task Force, along with the Mattoon Police Department and the Coles County Crisis Response Team, arrested 29-year-old Daniel Cook and 29-year-old Crystal Cobb after serving a search warrant on their residence


Man gets probation, fines in DUI plea agreement

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. CHARLESTON -- A man was ordered to receive treatment and pay more than $2,000 in fines after admitting he drove while intoxicated in Mattoon. James R. Voorn, 35, for whom court records list an address of 965 Fourth St. Apt. 8, Charleston, pleaded guilty


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


Mattoon honors 'hero teacher' with scholarship

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND)- Community members are launching a new scholarship in honor of a Mattoon High School teacher who saved lives by subduing a student shooter. On September 20, 2017, math teacher Angela McQueen disarmed a student with a gun in the school cafeteria and wrestled him to the ground. S


Neoga Board Acts on Honorable Dismissals

The Neoga school board took action on some honorable dismissals of personnel at this month's meeting. The Board approved the honorable dismissal of Mary Sue Cardinal as a teacher, approved the non-reemployment of Susan Banyai as a fulltime, non-tenured teacher not in her last year of probationary se


Tombstones take a special kind of care

EFFINGHAM - Effingham County Genealogical and Historical Society promotes preservation of cemeteries and its tombstones. At least twice a year they host "cemetery hops" across the county. The next hop is planned in Mason in the the spring, President LoElla Baker said during a speaker session Saturda


Illinois seeks plans for closed Lake Shelbyville resort

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (AP) - State officials are seeking proposals from developers interested in taking over a resort along Lake Shelbyville in central Illinois that's been closed for nine years. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants the proposals by late April for the state-owned Eagle Cre


Man gets maximum probation term for meth conviction

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. CHARLESTON -- A man received the maximum probation sentence possible Friday for his part in operating a methamphetamine lab in a truck parked in a rural Coles County area last year. Andrew L. Gipson was placed on probation for four years for his convicti


Young Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Sexual Abuse

Traveling dance instructor Charles Young has been sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The 34-year-old Young was found guilty in November by an Effingham County jury of criminal sexual assault for actions involving an underage dance student. Instead, in a negotiate


Effingham trying to ease downtown parking woes

Vehicles fill one of several public parking lots in downtown Effingham Friday afternoon.Keith Stewart Photo A man exits his vehicle after finding a parking spot on East Jefferson Street in downtown Effingham Friday afternoon. Parking has been hard to come by according to some pedestrians and busines