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Propeller injures boater on Lake Decatur
DECATUR -- A boater was transported to HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital after injuring his foot from his boat’s moving propeller on Saturday.Macon County Fire Department and Lake Patrol were dispatched after 3 p.m. to Lake Decatur near South Lost Bridge Road and Lake Bluff Drive.First responders found the b
Accident at Altamont I-70 Exit Ramp
Preliminary investigative details from the Illinois State Police indicate at 7:59 Saturday night a black 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo driven by Dridra L. Riven 41, of Toledo, Ohio was westbound on I-70 attempting to exit at the milepost 82 exit ramp. Riven lost control on the exit ramp, left the
Charleston, Mattoon, Oakland pools opening
The public swimming pools in Charleston, Mattoon and Oakland are preparing to open for the swimming season during the long Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting.On Saturday, the Oakland Swimming Pool at Howard Miller Memorial Park will open for the season. Oakland's pool will be open noon-8 p.m.
Student athlete shot twice by BB gun at track meet
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- A high school athlete was shot twice by a BB gun at a state track meet.A senior from Illini West down in Southern Illinois was taking a shower last night when it happened.This happened in a dorm at Eastern Illinois University. It was in a dorm full of student athletes, sin
Mattoon give up lead in seventh, loses in region title game
It was the last game of Jackley’s coaching career. After 29 seasons, he is retiring. The last team under his helm finished with a 23-9, the most wins since the Green Wave won the region title in 2012.
Forged payroll check lands man in jail
Mikel StaudingerCHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- A local man faces charges of forgery and deceptive practices.In addition to those charges, 30-year old Mikel Staudinger was arrested on two warrants out of Coles and Moultrie counties.Authorities investigated a report of an altered payroll check.They say th
Sheriff's office: Man faces assault charges after threatening bar customer with knife
DECATUR — A 58-year-old man was arrested early Thursday after Macon County sheriff's deputies said he threatened a customer with a knife at Timbuktu Saloon, 5843 East U.S. 36.A signed affidavit said the incident happened Tuesday after the customer refused to talk to the man. The customer told deputi
Mattoon outhit in region title loss
URBANA — In Mattoon’s doubleheader against Mount Zion earlier this season, the Green Wave scored 22 runs combined in the two games. The Lady Braves were able to score 14 runs in the two losses.So when the two teams met for the Class 3A region title on Friday in Urbana, whichever team was able to hol
For the retirees, May 27-June 3, 2018
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.
Former USS John McCain officer pleads guilty in deadly collision; Harristown sailor among dead
WASHINGTON — The officer in command of the USS John S. McCain when it collided with an oil tanker near Singapore in August 2017, killing 10 sailors, has pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty, the Navy said Friday. Among the dead was Petty OfficerLogan Palmer, 23, of Harristown.Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanch
Two Armed Robberies Lands Louisiana Man in Custody
At that point, Growe apparently headed back north on I-57. A Marion County Sheriff's Deputy was able to flatten some tires with stop sticks as he approached the Route 161 interchange. The truck then exited the interstate, but got back on heading south allowing the deputy to once again place the stop
First Mid turning old teller lanes in downtown Mattoon into parking
MATTOON -- First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is using former bank teller drive through lanes downtown to expand the parking area for the company's adjacent facilities.Construction work started this week on First Mid's parking lot project along the south side of Broadway Avenue between 15th and 16t
Nothing found in shots fired call in Charleston
CHARLESTON -- A shots fired call was reported at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday along the 1000 Block of Colony Lane.It was called in as a loud bang that sounded like either a gunshot or firework, according to Charleston police. Nothing was found and officers cleared the scene at 9:55 p.m.
Probation in drug case for man who served time for helping hide murder victim's body
One of the people involved in hiding the murder of Joseph Delaney in 2011 avoided returning to prison on Thursday.Authorities charged Zebadiah R. Houser, 30, of Shumway, with possession of a controlled substance after he was stopped by an Effingham police officer on April 17, 2016. At the time, he w
Man charged with sexually abusing girl
A man who allegedly sexually abused a 12-year-old girl by having her take off her clothes, wear a diaper and then touch her appeared in court on Wednesday.Darien G. McKinney, 30, of Effingham, is charged with predatory sexual assault of a victim less than 13 years old, a Class X felony. The charging
Mattoon City Council met May 15.
Items listed on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion of these items will occur unless a Council Member requests the item to be removed from the Consent Agenda. If an item is removed from the Consent Agenda, it will be con
Mattoon's Kremer, Donaldson, Eaton ready for state track
MATTOON — The three athletes for the Mattoon High School boys' track and field team who qualified for the state tournament all have different expectations for the meet, which starts on Friday at Eastern Illinois' O'Brien Field.For Mitchell Kremer, he is hoping to come back with another medal, hopefu
Mattoon's Wolf finishes 3rd in Kentucky
Even though she was on a college course and was going against other golfers who she hasn’t golfed much, if any against, Mattoon’s Kira Wolf seemed to feel at home at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour College Prep Series event this past weekend.Wolf was in the girls age 14-18 division and faced some gol
2 arrested for daytime shooting
URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- Two men were arrested for firing shots. It happened about 11 am, Tuesday, near the intersection of Cunningham and Oakland.
Mattoon man arrested on meth charge
A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Everett D. Vandyke, 54, was arrested at 10:23 a.m. in the 1000 block of Hayes Avenue. The charge alleges that police made contact with Vandyke while checking an unoccupied residence and that Vandyke had possession of meth during that time. Van