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Tombstones take a special kind of care

EFFINGHAM - Effingham County Genealogical and Historical Society promotes preservation of cemeteries and its tombstones. At least twice a year they host "cemetery hops" across the county. The next hop is planned in Mason in the the spring, President LoElla Baker said during a speaker session Saturda

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Young Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Sexual Abuse

Traveling dance instructor Charles Young has been sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The 34-year-old Young was found guilty in November by an Effingham County jury of criminal sexual assault for actions involving an underage dance student. Instead, in a negotiate


Mom who backed car over toddler has bail reduced in meth-possession case

A Beckemeyer woman who backed a car over her toddler son last year was granted a partial bail reduction Friday in her new meth-possession case. Nicole Voss, 36, was in St. Clair County Circuit Court for an initial appearance in the meth case. She was arrested Sunday after she allegedly drove a car o


Hammer sentencing is postponed again

The sentence hearing for the Vandalia woman who has been convicted of seriously injuring her infant child has again been delayed. A sentencing hearing for Aubree Hammer was scheduled for Wednesday morning, but on Monday, Hammer's sentencing was reset for 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. The sentence h


4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being - KMOV.com

4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted Updated: Thursday, March 15 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-03-16 00:46:31 GMT Prosecutors say jailhouse phone conversations helped lead them to four suspects accused


Prison Time in Clay County Case

A Flora man has been sentenced to prison for an offense in Louisville on Christmas Eve. 35-year-old Joshua Moheit was sentenced Wednesday to 3-1/2 years in prison on a charge of unlawful restraint. In exchange for a guilty plea to the charge, a Class X felony count of aggravated vehicle hijacking wa


Effingham trying to ease downtown parking woes

Vehicles fill one of several public parking lots in downtown Effingham Friday afternoon.Keith Stewart Photo A man exits his vehicle after finding a parking spot on East Jefferson Street in downtown Effingham Friday afternoon. Parking has been hard to come by according to some pedestrians and busines


Shelby County inmate escapes, turns himself back in

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A Shelby County Detention Center inmate was able to escape Wednesday before turning himself back in the following morning. 22-year-old Keegan Betts of Shelbyville was in jail on theft charges. He ran when he was being moved from one cell to the other. Officers chased him,