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Death of Illinois inmate after 'altercation' with prison staff is ruled a homicide
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.• The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request.Larry Earvin died from blunt t
Holiday market makes debut in Springfield
Owner and founder of the Hobnob Market, Holly Snelling, said events like this connects shoppers to local businesses.
Ex-offenders get a chance at a clean slate
"We found that in the neighborhoods and the community there were a lot of people that really needed our help," said Joy Burgess, with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.
Springfield Fire Department considers sharing clips of major calls
"We have now come to realize the public not knowing what we do has maybe put us on the front burner of being on the chopping block because they don't see us as a valuable asset," explained Captain Ed Canny, with the Springfield Fire Department.
Elder dies from head-on crash
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —A 60-year-old man from Tallulah is dead after a two-car crash in Springfield.State police say a Hyundai was traveling westbound on Rt. 97 just west of the Lincoln Trail Road around 9 Saturday morning.For unknown reasons, the Hyundai crossed into the eastbound lane caus
Fraternities help give back for thanksgiving
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —It's the season of giving.On Sunday local fraternities came together in a special way to give away more than 100 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need at the American Legion."Today (Sunday) we're giving away thanksgiving baskets,” said Fred Jackson Alpha Phi Alpha F
Springfield Police arrest Casey's armed robbery suspect
On November 5, at approximately 5:46 a.m., an unknown male entered Casey’s General Store at 3001 Ridge Avenue and demanded money from the employee. The suspect had a knife and was given US Currency and cigarettes. He ran out the door in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as 5’01”-02”, 1
Andre Iguodala donates Thanksgiving meals to families in need
Iguodala's mom and foundation executive director, Linda Shanklin, said names of the recipients were given to the foundation by District 186, local social service agencies, and churches.
One dead in head on collision
The driver of the Dodge Caravan, a 60-year-old from Tallula, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not comment on the conditions of the other passengers.
Citizen intervenes & stops armed robbery
Police say 44-year old Wyman Allen walked into a business in the 1600-block of North Grand Avenue East, leaned over the counter, struck two employees and demanded money while implying he had a weapon.
Fight for air practice climb
Monica Guerrant, Development Manager American Lung Association, "Well it really gets people moving. So, it's all about health and wellness. It's right before Thanksgiving, burn a few calories. Then it also helps supports the mission of the lung association. If you can't breath, then nothing else mat
Two killed in Springfield head-on crash
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Springfield Tuesday.Deputies were called to the 200 block of North Oaklane Rd. just before 3 p.m.Police said one vehicle that was southbound on North Oaklane Rd., North of Mechanicsburg Blacktop veered into the northbound la
Structure fire on North 11th Street
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire on Springfield's north side Friday morning.The fire happened at a residence in the 1000 block of North 11th Street.Springfield Firefighters Local 37 says the fire was showing from the rear of the structure w
Looking Back: Gettysburg address resonates 155 years later
Monday, Nov. 19, marks the 155th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, a two-minute oration that is considered among the greatest speeches in American history.
Deer hunter charged with killing 1 too many deer
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 41-year-old East Peoria man with his own cable hunting show has been indicted on felony charges that he killed one more deer than a permit allowed him to kill and then tried to cover his tracks.In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield says Christopher B
Cars crash at Dirksen Parkway, Peoria Road in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield firefighters responded to a multiple-car crash Wednesday afternoon at Dirksen Parkway, North Peoria Road in Springfield.Fire officials said two patients were transported to the hospital for further evaluation, according to a post on Facebook.More details to
GOP's Sommer praises Blair, faces Democratic-domination in Springfield
Sommer commended Blair for sticking to the issues. Like his colleague, long-time 105th District State Representative Dan Brady, Sommer faces the prospect of trying to get things done in a Democrat-dominated General Assembly and a Democratic governor.
Horses hit the road for snow plowing
— In Petersburg, Illinois, when the going gets tough, all it takes is a little horse power.
Good Samaritan takes action to stop alleged Dairy Queen robber
Wyman Allen is accused of going to the restaurant, implied he had a weapon, demanded money and then threw items at employees.
Man accused of wielding knife during robbery
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- A local man is being held on $75,000 bond for charges of armed robbery and aggravated robbery.