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6 arrested in Marion County drug case
The SEIDTF includes members from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police, the Salem Police Department, the Flora Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
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
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
Southern Ill. farmer electrocuted in farming accident
Steve Brookes, 61, died of apparent electrocution Monday night at a farm near the small eastern Wayne County community of Ellery, Illinois.
Search Continues For Two White County Jail Escapees - 44News | Evansville, IN
The chase is still on for two White County Jail escapees. Day five of the White County jailbreak is coming to a close, but the chase for the two escapees is not. Saturday three men escaped from the facility, but only two remain on the loose Zachary Shock and Johnny Tipton.
Daily News in Robinson, Ill.
Palestine shop may be added to enterprise zoneA Palestine automotive shop could soon be the newest addition to the Robinson Enterprise Zone.Robinson City Council Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing Kennedy Auto Care to enter the zone. Aldermen also authorized purchases for the police and street d
Moccasin Creek Festival Solstice Party to be held at EPC Thursday
Due to the threat of severe weather, Thursday’s Solstice Party at Moccasin Creek Festival will be held at the Effingham Performance Center at 1325 Outer Best West in Effingham. There is no shuttle for Thursday’s show.Thursday’s show is $10 at the door only and features four acts: 6 p.m., Reverend Ro
Parking lot renovation leads to Unexpected Discovery
Addressing the six abandoned tanks found during a parking lot project, the Effingham City Council Tuesday formally approved a contract with an environmental group.Public Works Director Steve Miller had asked for permission to work with Green Wave Consultants of Springfield two weeks ago under an eme
Motorcycle Operator Injured in Crash at Altamont
Woronowicz was cited for DUI alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash, and no valid insurance.
ISP Trooper commended for FBI assistance
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) -- An Illinois State Trooper was commended for his work in an FBI case spanning six states. The FBI recognized Trooper Nathan Schnarre after he assisted in a case involving violent gang members, heroin distribution, and weapons trafficking.
Reeder honored to be Teutopolis boys' basketball coach
SULLIVAN -- "I think it is quite an honor to be given this title," said Chet Reeder, who was named the new Teutopolis boys' basketball coach at the Teutopolis school board meeting Monday night. "It is exciting to a part of that tradition and that community."Reeder, a 2000 graduate of Sullivan, coach
Manhunt for S. Ill. escapees shifts westward after another spotting
Zachery J. Shock, 25, of McLeansboro, Illinois, and Johnny Tipton, 61, of Campton, Kentucky, were spotted early Monday evening by a local resident near the community of Dahlgren, Illinois. The men were several miles west of a sighting the day before between the White County communities of Omaha and
Cops: Murder suspect, 2 other inmates bust hole in jail wall to escape
CARMI, Ill. --Deputies in southeastern Illinois have captured one of three inmates who escaped from the White County jail early Saturday, but the other two -- including a murder suspect -- remain on the run.CBS affiliate WEVV-TV reportsJustin Bray, 28, was picked up late Saturday near Crossville, Il
Unit 50 to begin talks on new grading scale
TEUTOPOLIS — At the suggestion of a board member at a school board meeting this week, the Teutopolis school district will begin internal discussions with staff on whether to look at a new grading scale.Board member Leon Gobczynski brought up the idea prior to the board going into closed session, cit
County Board Approves Unborn Human Beings Resolution
County Board Chairman Jim Niemann crafted the resolution, making some changes from the measure recommended by the Board's Legislative Committee last week. The final document cites the Princeton University internet website and the Declaration of Independence in contending that human life begins at co
Manhunt continues for escaped inmates; 3 arrested in connection with S. Ill. escape
The search has shifted to southern White County after a possible sighting of the suspects there Sunday night. About 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, several motorists reported two men matching the description of Zachery Shock, 25 of McLeansboro, Illinois, and Johnny Tipton, 61, of Campton, Kentucky, walking
Effingham's Illinois College of Photography
The Effingham County Museum’s intent is to make people aware of the rich heritage of the area. That heritage is found in old photographs, clothing from yesteryear, formal documents, historic cookware, and a thousand other types of artifacts stored in basements and attics. When such items are brought
Search continues for 2 after southern Illinois jail escape
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Manhunt nabs one after three inmates escape from Illinois jail
Both Zachery Shock, 24, and Johnny Tipton, 61, have eluded authorities thus far after allegedly breaking out of the White County Jail in Carmi, Ill. Saturday morning using a pipe to dig a hole in one of the jail’s concrete block and brick walls, according toABC News.