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Trial delayed in shooting case

The man accused of firing on a concerned father, then triggering a multijurisdiction search, has delayed his trial due to ongoing evidence issues. Scott Langford, 34, of Dieterich, is charged with being an armed habitual criminal, a Class X felony, aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 22:58:36

Brownstown Man Given Prison Time from Fayette, Effingham Counties

A Brownstown man has been sentenced to prison time for methamphetamine offenses in Effingham and Fayette counties. 58-year-old Glendall Jackson was sentenced in Fayette County Circuit Court to two years in prison for unlawful possession of meth. The sentence imposed by Judge Kevin Parker will run co

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-03-23 21:07:00

Noted activist against child sexual abuse to speak in Effingham

The Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois will present Erin Merryn, author of "Stolen Innocence," "Living for Today," and "An Unimaginable Act," Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thelma Keller Convention Center, 1202 N Keller Dr, Effingham. Merryn is an activist against c

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 20:33:17

One Extricated After Van Vs. Semi Accident In Olney

Olney, IL - One person was extricated after a van vs. semi accident in Olney on Wednesday. According to the Olney Fire Department's Facebook page, crews responded after the accident occurred south of Route 130 at 600 E. road. Route 130 was down to one lane earlier Wednesday but now both lanes have s


Rollover accident leaves car upside down on Carlyle Avenue in Belleville

A rollover accident on Carlyle Avenue left one car upside down in the middle of the street and may have injured at least one passenger. At least two cars were involved in the accident Thursday night, one of which had a smashed front end; the other ended up upside down in the middle of the intersecti

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-23 04:29:00

St. A, T-town, Newton, Dieterich Take Baseball Victories

St. Anthony and Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg went scoreless for the first two innings but the two teams busted loose in later innings and the Bulldogs finished out with a 10-6 high school baseball win Thursday. The Bulldogs had a four-run sixth. Blake Niebrugge, Bryson Wall, Adam Levitt and Dylan Gu

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-03-23 14:45:00

Convicted Sex Offender Receives Sentence

Olney, IL. - The man convicted of the sexual assault resulting in the death of an 8-year-old girl in Olney, Illinois was sentenced in Richland County on Thursday. Glen Ramey received the maximum sentence for the class-x felony,predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, 60 years. Ramey received

MYWABASHVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-22 22:16:45

New Barber Doing Things the Old Fashioned Way in Effingham

EFFINGHAM, ILL - In an era where an aging workforce of barbers are surrendering their scissors and heading for retirement, one man in Effingham is just getting started. Tyson Tolliver spent years as a registered nurse before deciding to make a career change and become a barber. As someone who always

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-23 22:11:20

New owner purchases former U.S. Grant Motel

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now MATTOON -- A new owner has purchased the former U.S. Grant Motel and is considering options for the future use of this property along Lake Land Boulevard. Rural Effingham resident Jessy Graves, who owns the nearby Castle Pub & Gaming, recently pu


Traveling dance instructor sentenced for sexual abuse of teen

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) - A traveling dance instructor was sentenced to prison time for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. 34-year-old Charles Young was found guilty by a jury in November of sexually assaulting the girl while in a supervisory position. He was an instructor when he assaulted the gir

WAND TV - 2018-03-22 17:51:00

Authorities: Man emptied home's contents before fire and claimed insurance

Authorities say a Dieterich man emptied his house before it burned down last year and collected insurance money on the contents. Daniel J. Bushur, 53, has been charged with insurance fraud of more than $100,000 related to the Jan. 7, 2017 fire. Effingham County State's Attorney Bryan Kibler said tha


Clay City students celebrate Pi Day

Clay City schools celebrated March 14 with pie. Students ate pie, threw pie, and recited pi. Clay City math teacher Melissa VanHoose held a fundraiser for a much-needed new set of calculators for the math department. Money collected also funded Stang Arts scholarships for the PBIS after-school progr

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 18:41:09

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


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


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


Fuel spill investigation underway in Posey Co.

Fuel has spilled in into Big Creek Bridge in Posey County. Sheriff Greg Oath says it's from a Marathon Oil Company line. He says there are catch basins in the area of Lower New Harmony Road and Copperline Road, but the actual spill near State Road 69 in the Solitude area. Sheriff Oath says the EMA


Guilty plea in federal bank fraud case

A Kinmundy man has pleaded guilty to defrauding Illinois Banks, including two in Effingham. Alfred L. Cross, 75, originally from Mattoon, pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud on Friday, according to authorities. The indictment charged Cross with defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of


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Siemer Relocates to Downtown Office

Effingham attorney Q. Anthony "Tony" Siemer has relocated his law practice downtown. The firm is located at 214 West Jefferson Avenue, the old First National Bank of Effingham building. Siemer, who has been practicing law in Effingham for almost 50 years, focuses his practice in the areas of estate


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