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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.
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
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.
Man killed after his truck’s tire blows out near Nashville
Police said the truck’s tire blew, causing the truck to skid off the road and hit a tree. Waltrip was trapped inside the truck, which caught fire.
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.
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
Woman charged in Jersey County after giving sister’s ID at drug arrest
Regina L. Burks, 44, of Ramsey, Illinois, was charged with obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony, after allegedly giving a false identification to a Jersey County sheriff’s deputy during a drug-related arrest in July.
Addieville Man Dies After Crash on I-64 Monday
An Addieville man died as a result of a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 Monday night.Zachary Waltrip, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near Mile Marker 47.5 in Washington County.
Shelby 3 and outs Altamont
It was one more in a host of lopsided games this season in area softball. Shelbyille had their first 15-run win as they played 3 innings and out, besting Altamont on Monday, 18-0.Shelbyville is a perfect 6-0 this season, winning each of their first five games by the 10-run rule in 5 innings. On Mond
Ribbon cutting at John Boos & Co. Aug. 20
Effingham – John Boos & Co., a leader in gourmet butcher block kitchen furnishings, and stainless steel foodservice equipment manufacturing, moved truckloads of product to a new larger location for its Factory Showroom & Outlet. A ribbon cutting is scheduled on Monday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. at the John
Cowden-Herrick August School Board Meeting
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Cowden-Herrick C.U.S.D. 3A was held Thursday night.Action taken by the Board included approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Beecher City for Social Worker for the 2018-19 school year.After coming out of closed session the Board accepted a re
Author to discuss 'Illinois -- The Road to Statehood'
The public is invited to hear award-winning Chicago author Stan “Tex” Banash discuss “Illinois—The Road to Statehood,” at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Effingham County Museum, 110 E. Jefferson, in Effingham. The program is jointly sponsored by the Effingham County Museum and the Suzette Brumleve Memoria
Wish Granted: 14-year-old fighting leukemia gets camper
Getting young people out of the cycle of sickness and treatment can become extremely literal, when the item chosen is a trailer.The Make a Wish Foundation and Legacy Recreational Vehicles teamed up on Sunday to provide 14-year-old Tabbitha Kish with a pull-along trailer.She had an unexpected crowd a
Celebrity Tractor Games at Thresherman's Festival
Celebrity Tractor Games was a new event at the Mill Road Thresherman's Festival at the Effingham County fairgrounds this year. It started with drivers, aided by owners and operators, maneuvering through a 120-foot long maze. Blindfolded.The track included three loops, doubling back at one point befo
Man charged over loaded gun in 4-year-old son's backpack
© Richard Sharrocks/Moment/Getty ImagesPrison cell barsEDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — An Illinois man is charged with reckless conduct after authorities say his 4-year-old son found a gun in a backpack his father had brought to him at day care.The Belleville News-Democrat reports that authorities say 32-year-
Illinois man charged over loaded gun in 4-year-old son's backpack
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Dad accused of putting loaded pistol in backpack brought to child’s Glen Carbon daycare
A Maryville man packed his 4-year-old child’s backpack with bedsheets, covers and a loaded gun and then took it to the child’s daycare, according to charges filed in Madison County.Joshua Finley, 32, has been charged with reckless conduct. Finley, of Maryville, could not immediately be reached for c
Mason Man Sentenced for Mob Action
The sentence for the 25-year-old White comes with a recommendation from the Court for impact incarceration, also known as prison "boot camp". Rather than a sentencing hearing Thursday, attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense jointly recommended the impact incarceration remedy, which was a
WSS runs table at Beecher City
Windsor/Stew-Stras junior high softball (7-1) ran through the competition like a knife through hot butter at the Beecher City Tourney on Saturday. WSS beat St. Elmo/Brownstown in 2 1/2 innings, 16-4, beat CHBC in 2 1/2 innings, 17-0, then beat Mulberry Grove in 3 1/2 innings, 10-0.WSS had little tro
Woman arrested in fatal hit and run crash
DUQUOIN, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —The Illinois State Police (ISP) announces the arrest of Caitlin R. Happach, age 26 of Woodlawn, Illinois. The arrest stems from a fatal crash that occurred on I-64 near Nashville, Illinois, on January 5, 2018.