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Troy, Ill. man charged with manslaughter, sexual assault after woman found dead in car
On June 14, police were called to 532 Wren Hill for a report of an unresponsive woman, later identified as Brandi Novotny.
4-year-old not sitting in car seat dies after accident
At 7:32 p.m. Friday, IMPD officers were called to the incident at the intersection of Country Club Road and Meganwood Drive just north of Rockville Road, where a car had driven off the road and hit a tree, the release said.
Finicky blueberry worth trouble for Southern Illinois grower
TEXICO, Ill. — Dick Martin wanted something to do outside during his retirement. His wife, Sharon, is fond of blueberries. The result is Martin’s Nest.“My wife really likes blueberries,” said Martin, who has 80 acres in Jefferson County in Southern Illinois, much of which he rents out for grain farm
Carbondale's newest restaurant serves up no-frills, honest food made by hand
CARBONDALE — High cuisine is not usually what one thinks of when going to Key West in Carbondale.Pool? Yes. Karaoke? Absolutely. Chorizo-stuffed dates? Hold on.But that’s what chef Douglas Robinson and his brother, Eric Robinson, have brought to the out-of-the-way townie bar on Carbondale’s west sid
Driver injured in interstate accident
Abdullahi Noor, 30, of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving a silver 2017 Toyota Corolla and attempted to pass a tractor-trailer driven by Cody A. Fischer, 51, of Watertown, South Dakota.
6 arrested in Marion County drug case
The SEIDTF includes members from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police, the Salem Police Department, the Flora Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
Suspects rob Burger King at gunpoint
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police are looking for two armed robbery suspects. It happened about 10:20 pm, Thursday, at Burger King, in the 1300-block of North Keller Drive.
Police search for armed men suspected of robbing Greenville convenience store
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying three men who they say robbed a convenience store Thursday night.A CC Food Mart employee called 911 to report a robbery at 9:17 p.m. on Thursday, according to a Facebook post on the Greenville Police Department's page. The store is located at 16
One Killed, Three Injured in Six-Vehicle Crash Near Vandalia
A semi driver, 42-year-old Robert A. Todoran of Hammond, Louisiana, was killed in the crash. Interstate 70 goes from four-lane traffic to two lanes just west of Vandalia to accommodate reconstruction of the westbound bridge. Police say traffic was stopped due to the construction project. Todoran's s
Trucker dies in I-70 crash near Vandalia
A fatal accident near Vandalia at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday led to an additional accident and a blocked Interstate 70 for most of the day, authorities said.The accidents happened when traffic was stopped for construction about a mile east of Vandalia, according to Illinois State Police.Robert A. Todoran,
Prosecutor: Trucker showed handgun while trying to steal porn at Edgewood store
EFFINGHAM — A Louisiana trucker has been indicted on a charge of armed robbery after allegedly displaying a gun while trying to steal pornographic movies from a store near Edgewood on May 25.Ricky D. Growe, 26, of New Orleans, first came to the attention of law enforcement after a confrontation in t
No One Injured in Armed Robbery at Burger King
Police say they received a 911 call at 10:21pm from a Burger King employee who advised that the restaurant had just been robbed by two suspects, one of whom displayed a handgun. The restaurant's general manager, Brandon Queen, told us the suspects told those in the restaurant to lay down on the floo
Highland Knights of Columbus pack the house for first Queen of Hearts drawing
A queen was drawn during thefirst Queen of Hearts drawingat the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall Thursday night.But David Monken's disappointment was every other player's relief when the card was announced. It was the queen of clubs. That means the game will go on."My luck's not that good," Monken
Plea negotiation underway in aggravated arson case
A man who allegedly tried to burn down the Whistle Stop Saloon in Altamont on March 5 is working on a plea agreement with prosecutors, his lawyer said during a hearing on Wednesday.Nevin R. Scott, 27, Altamont, is charged with aggravated arson while knowing people are present, a Class X felony. A Cl
Watson teen injured in accident
A driver was injured after a one-vehicle accident at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday on 500th Avenue, about an eighth of a mile east of east 1500th Street, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office reported.
Plea deal possible for Altamont man charged with trying to burn down bar
EFFINGHAM — A man who allegedly tried to burn down the Whistle Stop Saloon in Altamont on March 5 is working on a plea agreement with prosecutors, his lawyer said during a hearing on Wednesday.Nevin R. Scott, 27 of Altamont, is charged with aggravated arson while knowing people are present, a Class
Six Arrests for Drugs Due to Task Force Work in Area
On Wednesday, the South Eastern Illinois Drug Task Force (SEIDTF), the Salem Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the Centralia Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force (SIDTF) arrested six of the individuals. The names are
County Board Combines Two Polling Precincts
The board also discussed new hires, celebrating Illinois 200th Anniversary, zoning issues and crime rate changes.
City to begin enforcing lake lot rules
At the end of the lengthy meeting last week, aldermen agreed with the plan suggested by Gottman to allow the permit application of Tedrick and McCall, “then draw a line in the sand.”
Vandalia School District hooking up with professional development group
The Illinois Association of Supervision, Curriculum and Development is part of the national ASCD that offers “leadership institutes, workshops, and programs that focus on the quality of teaching and learning.”