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Truck crashes into building in downtown Mattoon
MATTOON -- A vehicle collision has occurred at Broadway Avenue and 15th Street downtown. Emergency personnel currently are on scene.At least two autos were involved. A pickup truck collided with the office building at the northwest corner of the intersection.This story will be updated.
Officials trying to determine cause of death of man at Mattoon home
The coroner had not released the name of the deceased as of early evening Tuesday. Schiers said, at that time, that he was still trying to notify the man's family, who live out of town.
Mattoon man arrested after 2-hour standoff Monday night
MATTOON -- A man was arrested after a two-hour standoff at a Mattoon residence Monday night, according to police.Andrew L. Hussong, 37, was arrested just after 8:30 p.m. after police forced their way into the residence in the 1000 block of South 17th Street, according to a news release from Mattoon
Man resists peaceful end to standoff
37-year old Andrew Hussong was arrested about 8:30 pm, Monday, in the 1000-block of South 17th Street.
Charleston woman gets probation for role in battery
Stephanie E. Givens, 26, for whom court records list an address of 1105 Jackson Ave., Apt. 2, Charleston, pleaded guilty to an aggravated battery charge that accused her of hitting and harming another woman on Dec. 29.
Multiple charges for thefts of electronics
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- A Neoga man faces charges for stealing nearly $2,000 in electronics from two area businesses in the course of one weekend.
Two drivers injured following I-70 semi crash
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Two drivers were injured in a crash between two semis on I-70 Tuesday afternoon.The accident was east of Effingham, Ill.Police said a semi truck was driving below the minimum speed limit when it was rear-ended by another semi truck.Both drivers were airlifted to the hosp
Neoga man accused of stealing thousands in electronics in Charleston
Charleston police say Dustin R. Drum, 28, was seen on video surveillance entering Walmart on Friday and removing two display laptops and a display iPad. Saturday, he was observed on video at the Verizon store at 15 West Lincoln Ave. removing an iPhone 8 from the display counter before leaving the s
Mattoon man gets prison for driving without valid license, theft
CHARLESTON -- A man was sentenced to a total of two years in prison when he admitted to his latest offenses of driving with a revoked or suspended license and theft.Avin A. Waldrop, 33, whose address on record at the time of his arrest was 400 DeWitt Ave., Mattoon, faced charges that would have been
Two semi trucks crash on I-70
Police, firefighters and rescue workers are on the scene of a crash between two semi-trucks in the eastbound lane of Interstate-70 near Teutopolis, just east of the North 1650th Street overpass.
Before and After School Care with the Mattoon Area Family YMCA
It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of school for so many! In collaboration with the Mattoon Community School District #2, the Mattoon Area Family YMCA offers Before and After School care for children K-5th grade at Williams Elementary and Riddle Elementary Schools. Before and After sch
Free Dental Care For Children Under 5
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation will provide a free day of dental care for Illinois children age five and younger Saturday, Sept. 8 in Mattoon.The event is part of Foundation’s Dentist By 1 program which aims to educate caregivers about the benefits of taking children to the dentist by age one,
Crash re-routes interstate traffic in Effingham County
According to an ISP press release, all eastbound traffic is being detoured to Interstate 57 northbound at the North Tri-level (I 70 E/B MP 98, I 57 N/B MP 163). Motorists are asked to use caution and seek alternate routes.
08-13-18 Shelby County Sheriff's Office report
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents:Michael L. Kibler, 48, of Gays, was arrested July 22 for possession of a firearm by a felon after Deputies were called to a rural Gays residence on a complaint of Kibler shooting a ﬁrearm and threatening persons with it at the resid
15 months for latest domestic battery
An Effingham man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after striking a woman, according to court documents.Rene G. Segovia, 47, Effingham, was sentenced on a charge of domestic battery with one to two prior convictions.
Coles board to vote on advisory referendum on 2nd Amendment support
At its meeting today(Tuesday, Aug. 14), the Coles County Board is scheduled to vote on whether to place the referendum question on the Nov. 6 election ballot.
Dispute over gambling winnings led to fatal stabbing
Witness statements indicate a black man, later identified as Ray James, 48, told Drew how to bet on one of the machines to win more money. Drew then won $150 and the man wanted part of the winnings. Drew refused to share the money.
Laker Homecoming set for Sept. 28-29
MATTOON -- Lake Land College is calling all alumni home to celebrate Laker Homecoming from Sept. 28 –29.All alumni, including graduates and those who have taken a class or two, are invited to return to campus and share memories of their alma mater with family and friends throughout the weekend’s act
Mattoon man arrested in connection with fatal overdose
MATTOON -- A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of supplying another man with drugs that led to a fatal overdose.Thomas Cord Eich, 27, of Mattoon was arrested for allegedly selling heroin to the other man on Wednesday, according to a news release from Mattoon police.
Free Dental Care event for children to be held in Mattoon
MATTOON -- Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with Lake Land College, will provide a free day of dental care for Illinois children age 5 and younger on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Mattoon. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to make appointments by Thursday, Sept. 6.During the event,