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Friends of shooting victim ask for answers

Arnold Hopkins, who friends knew as Farris, was shot and killed in his home on Lawndale Drive near Westfield on October 14. Since then, police have called the shooting targeted, asking for surveillance video and witnesses from the area to come forward. Now friends and family are speaking out, too.

WCIA - 2018-10-22 03:01:18

Heavy police presence on Ash Street, Lincoln Avenue

SPRINGFIELD (WICS/WRSP) —As of around 8:40 p.m. Thursday, a heavy police presence is reported on Ash Street and Lincoln Avenue.Springfield Police Department is currently on scene.We'll have more information shortly.


Two hospitalized after Walmart stabbing incident

SPRINGFIELD (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield Police Department responded to a stabbing incident in the Walmart parking lot on North Dirksen Parkway at 8:55 p.m. Saturday.Officers said a victim on scene sustained lacerations on their arm and finger and was transported to St. John's Hospital for treatment.The

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-10-21 12:41:19

Suspected Decatur gunman flees but leaves handgun, police say

The suspected gunman is described as a light complected black male, age 18-22, 5 feet, 9 inches to 6 feet in height, 180-200 pounds, wearing a black and red hoodie and black pants. Officers found no signs of bullet damage and did not locate any spent shell casings, Copeland said.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-21 20:22:00

Coroner identifies Peoria’s latest homicide victim

Harwood identified the victim as Michael W. Jackson, 49, of Peoria, who was pronounced dead at 7:27pm Saturday.

WEEK.COM - 2018-10-21 17:08:49

Normal man arrested after high-speed pursuit

NORMAL — A Normal man was arrested Friday for armed violence following a high-speed pursuit that reached 100 mph in Normal.Prosecutors said Saturday that at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, patrol officers were following a gray Saturn with heavy right-side damage that accelerated quickly away from officers

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-10-20 20:15:00

Collector donated three Lincoln documents to presidential library and museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield has added three Lincoln documents to its collection. They were donated by a central Illinois collector who wishes to remain anonymous.The documents illustrate Lincoln's duties both as an attorney and a president. One is from an 1851


Bond set for man charged with three first-degree murders

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Bond is set at $7 million for a man charged with fatally shooting three men and wounding a 4-year-old boy at a central Illinois apartment complex.25-year-old Sydney Mays Jr. made his first court appearance in Bloomington on Friday. He faces first-degree murder and atte

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-10-20 13:04:31

Woman's body pulled from Illinois River a week after car drove into it

MASON COUNTY, Ill. - The body of Megan Worley was pulled from the Illinois River south of Bath Saturday.Crews had been looking for Worley sincelast Saturday, when the vehicle she was in with Aaron Anderson drove into the river in Havana. Anderson's body was recovered and he was pronounced dead soon

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-20 23:33:08

High winds cause power outages, field fires

BLOOMINGTON — Strong winds kept fire departments and power companies, particularly in rural areas, busy Saturday afternoon.Several area departments, such as the Wapella Fire Department, were called to field fires or combine fires in outlying areas on Saturday. There were no immediate reports of inju

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-10-20 21:02:00

Wind advisory in effect as cold front moves in; damage reported

DECATUR — A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln.The strongest winds will come between before 5 p.m. Winds will reach 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts at 40 to 45 miles per hour.Driving may be difficult, especially on roads traveling from th

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-20 21:16:00

2 injured in accident that scatters pigs on I-74

Illinois State Police at Pesotum said just before noon Scott Davis, 51, of Mahomet, was driving a pickup truck west on I-74 near the Lincoln Avenue exit when a deer ran in front of him.


Jackknifed semi spills load of pigs

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Normal police investigating shots fired incident

There were no injuries, police said, but believe some of the shots were fired into a residence.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-10-20 13:38:00

Shots fired in domestic disturbance

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Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead to dedicate new landscaping

In this February 2018 file photo, Friends of the Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park board members Melody Arnold, left, and Margaret Evans show areas where plans were in the works for new landscaping.


Woman says man broke into her home, made eggs, bathed

This photo provided by Limestone County Public Jail shows Tyler Love. An Alabama woman says Love broke into her house, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, and made himself breakfast, took a bath, and washed his clothes. Love is now back at the Limestone County jail on a charge of burglary. He had been released


Sangamon County offering to expunge criminal records

In just a few weeks, anyone with a criminal record in Sangamon County will have the chance to see whether or not their charges can be expunged, or removed from their record.


Students to be disciplined for in-school fight

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Leads needed in man's shooting death

About 1:30 am, Sunday, October 14, 35-year old Arnold Hopkins was shot dead in a home in the 2600-block of Lawndale Drive.