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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,
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.
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.
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.”
Madison County could become sanctuary for gun owners
"Police officers should be the only ones with guns," said James Wille, an Edwardsville resident. "If you have a gun it should be for recreational purposes."
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
Trucker indicted for armed robbery in alleged attempt to steal porn; authorities say he identified himself as Jesus
A Louisiana trucker was indicted Wednesday 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, New Orleans, first came to the attention of law enforcement after a confrontation in the City of
Man dies in Fayette County 4-wheeler crash; passenger airlifted to hospital
Authorities identified the driver as Billy Joe Tate Jr. The passenger, Macye T. Sarchet , 19, of Vandalia, was transported to Fayette County Hospital and later airlifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Parking lot renovation leads to Unexpected Discovery
Addressing the six abandoned tanks found during a parking lot project, the Effingham City Council Tuesday formally approved a contract with an environmental group.Public Works Director Steve Miller had asked for permission to work with Green Wave Consultants of Springfield two weeks ago under an eme
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
Motorcycle Operator Injured in Crash at Altamont
Woronowicz was cited for DUI alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash, and no valid insurance.
Workshop in Effingham for Those Interested in Doing Business w/State
The Illinois Department of Transportation will host an open house Tuesday, June 26 for individuals interested in doing business with the state. The free event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Thelma Keller Convention Center, Washington Room,1202 North Keller Drive, in Effing
Reeder named Teutopolis boys' basketball coach
TEUTOPOLIS -- Chet Reeder, a 2000 graduate of Sullivan, has been hired by the Teutopolis school board as the new boys' basketball coach.
Edwardsville news and events for the week of June 20
St. John's Community Care will host a Family Caregiver Support Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 20, at its Adult Day Program, 1015B Century Dr., in Edwardsville.
Effingham's Illinois College of Photography
The Effingham County Museum’s intent is to make people aware of the rich heritage of the area. That heritage is found in old photographs, clothing from yesteryear, formal documents, historic cookware, and a thousand other types of artifacts stored in basements and attics. When such items are brought
Madison County news and events for the week of June 20
• June 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 30 Hairpin Dr., Campus Box 1168, in Edwardsville.
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.