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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou


Police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead

(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 10:37 p.m. ET]. The shooter at the manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being fired Friday by the company where the shooting occurred, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday nigh


DeLong named 4th Judicial Circuit associate judge

VANDALIA – Jeffrey A. DeLong has been named an associate judge of the 4th Judicial Circuit. Chief Judge Kimberly G. Koester said the circuit judges selected DeLong to replace Amanda Ade-Harlow, who was elected resident circuit judge of Shelby County in November.


One Injured in Fayette County Accident

One person was injured in an accident that occurred in Fayette County on Sunday morning. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on I-70 westbound at milepost 53 at 8:16am.


Suspect in kidnapping, carjacking, and police chase later takes own life

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Illinois State Police Say the suspect in a deadly car chase earlier this week has taken his own life. The chase ended in Bond County, Illinois where police and the suspect, Leslie Austin, exchanged gunfire.


Two Sentenced to Four Years in IDOC in Fayette County Court

The following has been released by the Fayette County State’s Attorney’s Office:. On February 8, 2019, Nick Maness, age 40, of Ramsey, Illinois, pled guilty to the offense of Theft, and was sentenced by Honorable Don Sheafor to 48 months, to be served in the Illinois Department of Corrections.


'I looked right down the barrel' of the gun, says Illinois motorist who survived a kidnapper's deadly crime spree

BOND COUNTY, Ill. • After helping his brother install a garage door opener, Charles Schuster was driving home Tuesday night and saw a helicopter shining a spotlight ahead of his path on Route 140. Sirens wailed as lights from police cars moved toward him.


Truck driving too fast in icy conditions led to crash, police say

VANDALIA -- A driver was injured and another ticketed in a crash Sunday morning on Interstate 70 in rural Fayette County. Sgt. Ryan Finney with the State Police said a 63-year-old man from Indianapolis was treated at Fayette County Hospital after his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck driven by


Several Crashes Due to Icy Weather

-- Two semis collided at 8:16am Sunday on I-70 Westbound, just east of the Mulberry Grove interchange. A semi driven by 63-year-old Stephen Baxter of Indianapolis, IN was traveling at a slow speed due to severe weather and icing on the roadway and was rear-ended by a rig driven by 59-year-old Hugh F


Brownstown School Board Acts on Various Matters

Brownstown school board members acted on various matters at this month's meeting. The Board agreed that the Brownstown district will be the administrative agent for the Fayette County Early Childhood Block Grant for next school year; approved an intergovernmental agreement on alternative education p


HSHS ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL: Amy Liefer named Director of Business Development for HSHS Southern Illinois Hospitals

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital issued the following announcement on Feb. 12. HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland are pleased to announce that Amy Leifer has accepted the position of director of business development for all th


Prison Time Handed Out in Two Fayette County Cases

Prison terms have been handed out in two Fayette County court cases. Ramsey resident Nick Maness has been sentenced to four years in prison. The 40-year-old Maness pleaded guilty to theft.


Lincoln's Birthday Event at Vandalia Statehouse

The Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a special event on Saturday, Feb. 9. The free party, a tradition at the site since 1973, will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Firefighter With Down Syndrome Quits After Relentless Bullying, Then His Family Steps In

Jason Eagan, 33, has been a firefighter since 2016. The Sandoval, Illinois, man also has Down syndrome. Unfortunately, several other firefighters in the department reportedly relentlessly bullied Jason — and a few months ago, he had to quit.


Centralia man charged with aggravated battery following alleged severe spanking of young girl

Bond has been set at $5,000 for a 34-year-old Centralia man who has been charged with aggravated battery to a child. Centralia Police arrested Andrew Rushing of Anderson Street after a family member notified them on Wednesday of the bruising the girl under the age of 13 received as a result of a sev


Friends heartbroken over death of Florissant man killed in carjacking attempt

PANAMA, IL - Friends of 67-year-old Gregory Price are heartbroken over how the Florissant man’s life came to an end. Price was an innocent bystander as an abduction suspect who wounded his ex-girlfriend led police on a chase the started in Jefferson City, Mo and ended near Greenville, IL Tuesday nig


Analysis: Vandalia administrators rank 196th in state for average pay

Administrators in Vandalia Community Unit School District 203 earn an average of $112,386 per year, ranking 196th out of 864 districts in the state, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.


12-Year Prison Term for Drugs in Fayette County

A California man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for being caught with a large quantity of drugs in Fayette County. 32-year-old Raul Perea of Pomona, California pled guilty to unlawful possession of controlled substance on June 28, 2017. After Perea was stopped, State Police found severa


Centralia woman faces new methamphetamine charge

Bond has been set at $15,000 for a 44-year-old Centralia woman who was formally charged in Marion County Court with unlawful possession of under five grams of methamphetamine. Centralia Police say they stopped Tammy Crabtree of South Hickory while she was walking at 6th and Poplar to do a check on h