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Heat causes part of Interstate 55 to buckle north of Springfield

The area, including Southern Illinois and St. Louis, has been on an excessive heat warning as temperatures reached the high 90s in the last several days. The National Weather Service's warning was scheduled to end at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Three injured during attempted robbery

Springfield Police are investigating a robbery at a Kentucky Fried Chicken off of 9th and Division in Springfield. According to police, the call came in around 8:30 p.m. Monday.Three people were injured and were transported to HSHS St. John's Hospital. Police do not believe they are in critical cond


Springfield Police and Sangamon County Sheriff's Office investigate multiple deaths

The suspect, 38-year-old Jason Danenberger, is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.


Illinois State Police investigate officer involved shooting

After the officer arrived, the person who the call was put out for, 40-year-old David Hicks, was found to have run away on foot. He didn’t catch up with Hicks until the 100 block of Sherman Street when according to the Illinois State Police, the officer felt threatened by Hicks and fired his work is


Springfield man charged with one murder, suspected in second

A 38-year-old Springfield area man was arrested Saturday after police were called to the scenes of two apparent homicides, one in the 800 block of Daniel Avenue and the second in the Oakwood mobile home court off Peoria Road.Jason Danenberger, who gave his address as the 800 block of Daniel Avenue,


Mutual aid for Springfield police department

Whenever police are called to a big incident, like a school bomb threat, multiple agencies, like secretary of state police respond.


West Springfield residents still cleaning flooded basements after storms

"There are so many people with thousands and thousands of dollars’ worth of damage,” one Mill Creek Estates resident, Julie Giacomini, said.


Man accused of attempted murder in South Jacksonville last week to make first court appearance today

Twenty-four year old Glenn VanAvery, of 1335 South Diamond, was apprehended by local authorities late last Wednesday night after officers from South Jacksonville Police, Jacksonville Police and Illinois State Police Crime Services determined he was the primary suspect in the murder of his mother, 53


Two men found dead after weekend shootings

The second man, 47-year-old John Buecker of Springfield, was found during a welfare check in the Oakwood Mobile Home Court off Peoria Road Saturday night.


Springfield day care under investigation for possible neglect

"You never think this is going to happen to your child," said Allison Morgan, a Springfield mom.


Local man connected to two murders

Springfield, Ill. (WICS) —A 38 year old Springfield area man is behind bars accused of two homicides.Police were called to two scenes.The first in the 800 block of Daniel avenue and the second in the Oakwood mobile home court off Peoria road.Jason Danenberger, was arrested Saturday for first degree


Police: Homicide suspect connected to two deaths

Police say Jason Danenburger, 38, is believed to be involved in the death of 53-year-old Thomas Poudzunas. Officers found Poudzunas unresponsive just before 11 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of North Daniel Avenue before he died at St. John’s Hospital. Police called his gunshot wounds suspicious.


Illinois candidate apologies for decade-old blackface photo

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Pedestrian using crosswalk dies after being hit by car in Irving

The investigation determined 20-year-old Shane Green, of Irving, had been driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier southbound on Pine Street when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was walking on the roadway.


Illinois to fund Medicaid preventative dental services

Democratic Rep. Greg Harris, of Chicago, said the expansion is expected to create savings by avoiding or delaying costly restorative services for adults, such as filings or extractions.


Many gather for fundraiser for Shane Shomidie's daughters

Today, June 17th, Shane Shomidie's family hosted a fundraiser for Shane’s daughters.