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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

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-03-19 12:56:00

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

WAND TV - 2018-03-18 18:34:00

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

WAND TV - 2018-03-18 20:52:00

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

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-03-19 17:30:00

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

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-18 22:23:04

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

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-03-19 18:00:00

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

WAND TV - 2018-03-19 19:12:00

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


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


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


Stew-Stras names students of month

Stewardson-Strasburg high school and junior high Students of the Month for March are Courtney Probst and Gavan Wernsing. Probst is a senior and the daughter of Dean and Barb Probst of Stewardson. She was nominated for being a great leader, having a good work ethic, being compassionate and responsibl


Prison Time in Clay County Case

A Flora man has been sentenced to prison for an offense in Louisville on Christmas Eve. 35-year-old Joshua Moheit was sentenced Wednesday to 3-1/2 years in prison on a charge of unlawful restraint. In exchange for a guilty plea to the charge, a Class X felony count of aggravated vehicle hijacking wa


Major Damage Done to House Near Lake Sara

Major damage was done to a house near Lake Sara midday Tuesday. Shumway Fire Protection District firefighters were called to the Miller residence at 14807 North Meadowbrook Court at 11:43am. Shumway Battalion Chief Justin Quandt said the fire began in the garage and spread to the rest of the home.


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


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.