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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


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

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-16 22:08:21

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

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-03-16 22:03:00

Company says it gave correct address before officer's death

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. FILE - This undated file photo released by Clinton Police Department shows officer Christopher Ryan Morton. Tammy Dee Widger was charged Wednesday, March 14, 2018, with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Morton. Her rental home was the site of


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

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-16 04:15:28

Former dance instructor gets 4 years for sex abuse

EFFINGHAM - A former dance instructor convicted of sexually abusing a student was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday. The sentence came after a jury in November found Charles Young, 34, of Springfield, guilty of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by a person in a position of authority, a Cl

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-16 00:01:00

Charleston man charged with beating woman

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Charleston man is charged with battery after police said he hit a woman. 26-year-old Luis Reyes was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Police said he went to a home in the 1500 block of S. 2nd St. in Mattoon and got into an argument with the female resident. Officers said he hit


Mattoon man charged with stealing car from Walmart parking lot

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon man was arrested and charged with stealing a car from the Walmart parking lot. 29-year-old Jon Miller was charged with motor vehicle theft. Police said he stole the parked and unoccupied car from the lot Wednesday evening. He was taken to the Coles County Jail.


Shelby County inmate escapes, turns himself back in

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A Shelby County Detention Center inmate was able to escape Wednesday before turning himself back in the following morning. 22-year-old Keegan Betts of Shelbyville was in jail on theft charges. He ran when he was being moved from one cell to the other. Officers chased him,


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


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


Man arrested for impersonating marshal

A Missouri man was arrested after allegedly claiming he was a U.S. Marshal when he was pulled over by Effingham Police. Kenneth M. McKinney, 54, of Wentzville, Missouri, was pulled over by an officer early Wednesday morning, said Effingham Police Chief Jeff Fuesting. McKinney allegedly told the offi