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Trial set for man charged with aggravated battery of a child

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A Palmer native has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and requested a jury trial after being charged with aggravated battery of a child. 19 year-old David H. Sanders remains jailed on a $1 million bond after being charged with the Class X felony. According to Chris

WAND TV - 2018-03-21 20:53:00

Police on high alert for missing person

NORMAL, Ill. (WAND) - Police are searching for a man from Normal after he disappeared this week. Officers say William "Terry" Henderson was last seen at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. They say he was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt and eye glasses, and drove a black-colored 2014 Chrysler Town

WAND TV - 2018-03-21 03:09:00

After sex harassment allegation, Silverstein loses Illinois Senate seat

State Sen. Ira Silverstein conceded the Democratic nomination for the 8th Senate District to union lobbyist Ram Villivalam on Tuesday night, unable to retain the seat he's held for nearly 20 years after being accused of sexual harassment. "We ran a good campaign; it wasn't in the cards," Silverstein

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 15:34:40

Landers on track to be Logan sheriff

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. LINCOLN - Mark Landers, the current Logan County chief deputy of operations, will likely be the next sheriff in Logan County. Landers received 3,662 votes to defeat former Lincoln police Sgt. Miles Craig, who had 845 votes, in Tuesday's primary. No Democ

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-21 01:37:00

Police: Man pointed gun at another's head, made threats

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - An Illinois man is accused of pointing a gun at another man's head. Police say that just before 8 a.m. on March 16, Stephen McFarland, 33, pointed a black 9 mm pistol at the person and said, "I'm going to kill you". They say McFarland also slapped the man across the face as he

WAND TV - 2018-03-20 23:50:00

Three referendums fail in Logan County

Logan County voters on Tuesday said "no" to three referenda on the primary election ballot. The Public Safety Sales Tax, which would have funded updates to the Logan County Courthouse and the Logan County Safety Complex through a .5 percent sales tax increase failed with 3,092 voters, or 64 percent,

LINCOLN COURIER - 2018-03-22 00:45:28

Lincoln Zonta Club celebrates International Women's Day

Lincoln Zonta Club members Renee Dreusicke, Connie Dehner, and Chris Huff presented yellow roses to April Doolin, Patricia (Pat) Snyder, and Verdeen Ingram in recognition of International Women's Day. Doolin was selected for her leadership and involvement with various community activities including

LINCOLN COURIER - 2018-03-21 17:25:00

Police: Mother left child alone, went to party

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A mother stands accused of leaving a child alone in a hotel room for hours. Police say a front desk worker heard from a guest at Ramada Inn (355 East Hickory Point Road) that a small child was wandering around the third floor while crying. Before 2 a.m. on March 18, the worker

WAND TV - 2018-03-20 07:05:00

Children saved from Illiopolis house fire

ILLIOPOLIS, Ill. (WAND): The Illiopolis Fire Protection District is calling an Elizabeth Street home a total loss after an early morning fire. Two adults and five children were inside at the time. The fire broke out early Saturday morning just after 5 A.M. The fire chief says the parents woke up to


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


Benedictine hopes to sell entire campus as one piece of property

The Benedictine University Springfield campus will soon go on the real estate market as one piece of property, rather than divided into smaller lots for sale, and the school is committed to maintaining all of the campus building and grounds until the whole parcel is sold. "We will maintain the campu


Countdown is on for Hall of Fame banquet

With the big event three weeks away, Springfield Sports Hall of Fame President Lesa Schaive said Friday that ticket sales for the 28th annual banquet and induction ceremonies are slightly behind the pace of recent years. But Schaive said there's time for sales to pick up. Roughly 80 honorees from th


Man charged with child pornography

BLOOMINGTON - Bond was set at $1 million Saturday for a Normal man charged with reproducing child pornography using social media and a cellphone. Papy M. Maniwa, 41, is charged with four Class X felonies on the charges, which involve children younger than 13. Maniwa must post $100,035 to be released


Two shot when gun fired in home

OREANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- Two people are recovering from their injuries after a gun went off and shot them. Police were called to the 200 block of South View Street around 11:15 Saturday night. They say a 20 year old man was inside his house and holding a pistol. He told police he thought it was unload


ADM, Deere, Cat named Illinois' top businesses

Three companies with deep agricultural roots were named the top businesses in Illinois history as part of the Illinois Top 200 online vote, a joint project of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The State Journal-Register and the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. Archer Daniels Midl


Cindy's Cottage opens in Lincoln

A new home decor and gifts store opened its doors early this month in Lincoln. Cindy's Cottage opened March 1 at 533 Woodlawn Road, offering farmhouse and vintage furniture, clothing and accessories, baby items and more. The store is the brainchild of Cindy Peterman, of Sherman, the longtime owner o


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


Arrest warrant issued in deadly Springfield gas station shooting

The Springfield Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, Keshon L. McClinton, age 18, of Lilac Lane in Springfield, Illinois. The Sangamon County warrant is for first degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm with a bond of $5,000,000. Police are still searching for t


Winning lotto ticket sold in Bloomington, not yet claimed

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) - If you bought a lottery ticket in Bloomington, you need to check it! A $250,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket was sold at a grocery store. The drawing was Monday evening, and the winner has not yet claimed the prize. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought at Jewel-Osco, 2201 E.


Springfield High graduate killed in NYC helicopter crash

A former Springfield man was one of the five people killed when a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York City Sunday. Daniel Thompson, 34, was a 2002 graduate of Springfield High School. State Journal-Register archives indicate that Thompson was involved in school musicals and the Spring