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Police ask for help solving deadly shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police are asking for help solving a deadly shooting. It happened around 1:30 Sunday morning, when police were called to Lawndale Drive between Scottsdale and Westfield. Inside a home there, they found a 35-year-old man with a deadly gunshot wound.

WCIA - 2018-10-14 20:29:59

One hurt in Saturday night shooting

One man was injured in a shooting late Saturday night south of downtown Terre Haute.Police responding to reports of gunshots in the area of Fourth and Deming streets found the man just before midnight, according to a Facebook post by the Terre Haute Police Department.The post said the man was taken

TRIBUNE-STAR - 2018-10-14 17:01:00

Night harvesting can be productive but poses safety challenges

Photo by: Robin Scholz/The News-GazetteSteve Hettinger harvests soybeans as the sun sets Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, near the intersection of county roads 400 N and 1800 E in southeastern Champaign County.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-10-14 07:00:00

UPDATED: freeze watch, warning issued for most of area

The watch includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-10-15 13:29:00

Flying Horse 10/14/18: When I grow up

Drawn to cartooning: I want to be a cartoonist when I grow up because I love drawing. I want to inspire and teach people to draw. I would love to be an artist, but I would have to paint, sculpt, etc.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-10-14 09:00:00

Vermilion County coal mine close to first state permit

The fee was $9757.50, while the bond was $5,486,900. However, Schweizer said Sunrise will pay the bond over time, and it only put down $830,880 to start.

THE-INDEPENDENT-NEWS.COM - 2018-10-15 09:23:00

Horizon Health offers programs for Parkinson's patients

Two programs at Horizon Health in Paris, Ill., are helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease improve their quality of life.

TRIBUNE-STAR - 2018-10-14 04:00:00

Police accuse Mattoon man of meth possession at traffic stop

CHARLESTON -- City police picked up a Mattoon man for suspected methamphetamine possession at a traffic stop at approximately 9:19 a.m. Saturday on the 400 block of West Lincoln Avenue.Police say Nicholas J. Blakemore, 25, was stopped for a minor traffic violation.


Charleston couple each get 10 years in prison for heroin offense

CHARLESTON -- A man and woman accused of heroin distribution each received a 10-year prison sentence.Damina L. Glover, 36, and Michael A. Glover, 32, for whom records show the same address, an apartment at 950 Edgar Drive in Charleston, pleaded guilty to charges of delivery of a controlled substance


Police investigating vehicle collision near Steak 'n Shake on Mount Zion Road

He said officers were on scene investigating what happened and, speaking around 7:50 p.m., said he only had initial radio reports to go on.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-15 01:25:00

Accused Mattoon High School shooter sentenced to juvenile justice facility

CHARLESTON -- Admitting to a charge in the wake of the Sept. 20, 2017, shooting at Mattoon High School has led to now-15-year-old Josiah Lyons being sentenced on Thursday to serving time in an Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice facility.


Teen involved in Mattoon school shooting receives the maximum sentence

MATTOON, Ill. (WTHI) - A Mattoon, Illinois teenager has received the maximum sentence for firing shots inside of Mattoon High School.News 10 spoke with Coles County State's Attorney Brian Bower.


Mattoon Rehab residents have 2 canine companions

MATTOON -- Therapy dogs Buddy and Raven make their rounds every day at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, dispensing comfort and affection to the residents there.Raven, a 5-year-old mixed breed dog, has been on the job for four years since becoming the first therapy dog at the center, 2121


Decatur bar customers robbed at gunpoint during smoke break

DECATUR -- Customers at a Decatur bar who went outside for a smoke break were confronted by a masked man who robbed them at gunpoint Saturday night, police said.The robbery happened around 10:25 p.m. at Ken’s A-Frame, 1303 East Eldorado Street, according to Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland with Decatur

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-14 17:55:00

Mount Zion traffic stop leads to meth arrest, police say

The officer made a traffic stop, and while taking inventory of the vehicle the officer found a bag of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, Foster said.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-15 14:09:00

Star Auto Sales moves to new location in Mattoon

MATTOON -- Star Auto Sales recently moved to a new, larger location where owners Tim and Minka Imeri are offering an expanded selection of used automobiles.Star Auto Sales relocated in late September from a small corner lot at 301 N. Logan St. to a larger property at 516 Piatt Ave., the former locat


Man reportedly stabbed during domestic incident in Mattoon

AMattoon Police Departmentpress release reported that Jessica S. Pettyjohn, 24, and Joshua A. Mason, 31, both of Mattoon, were arrested regarding thisdomestic violenceincident, Pettyjohn at 9:30 a.m. and Mason at 4:45 p.m. Pettyjohn was charged with aggravated domestic battery, and Mason was charged


Mattoon's Wolf and Romine finish out state play

For two Mattoon golfers, it wasn't the final round that they wanted on the season at the Class 2A state golf meets. Mattoon's Tanner Romine finished in 36th place at the 2A state boys meet at Weibring Golf Club in Normal and Kira Wolf finished in 19th place at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur on


UNO's Diego Gutierrez scores twice as Mavericks best Western Illinois in Summit League play

Gutierrez, a Ralston graduate who has scored seven of UNO's 12 goals this season, put the Mavs in front by scoring from outside the box with just over six minutes left before halftime.


Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit against Coles reassessment

Two members of the Concerned Tax Payers of Coles County, Robb Perry and Rex Dukeman, were named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.