Coroner identifies person killed in Decatur shooting that shut down roads Wednesday morning
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — One person was killed in a shooting that shut down roads in Decatur Wednesday morning. The Macon County Coroner has identified that person as Kemari A. Carr, 22, of Decatur. Carr was pronounced dead at Decatur Memorial Hospital Emergency Room at 6:53 a.m. shortly after arriving by ambulance.
Central A&M High School furthers driver's ed. with simulators
Driving is going virtual for some students in Shelby County.
Decatur Police offers $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Nicholas Lynch
DECATUR, Ill. (WICS) — The Decatur Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Nicholas G Lynch. Police are offering a $1,000 reward to the person who can provide information that leads to Lynch's arrest. We're told Lynch is wanted for aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a...
WSVZ & Family Drug Announce Shelbyville Students Of The Month For February
The WSVZ and Family Drug-Shelbyville Students of the Month for February 2024 were presented with their awards recently. Pictured from left to right are Will Stirrett, Toni Jones, Aly Douglass, and Kara Tipsword. Freshman: Will Stirrett, Sophomore: Toni Jones, Junior: Aly Douglass and Senior: Kara Tipsword. Regional Radio News congratulates...
Macon Resources hopes to 'Paint the Town Orange' for Developmental Disability Awareness Month
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Macon Resources is searching for businesses, nonprofits, schools, and other organizations to help “Paint the Town Orange," to raise awareness of and promote inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. March is celebrated nationally as Developmental Disability Awareness Month. “Paint the Town Orange” partners will...
Macon County Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 59 Incidents and 7 Crime Stories
Macon County Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 59 Incidents and 7 Crime Stories. During the last week, Macon County reported a total of 59 crime cases. The most common crime was arrests, with a total of 36 cases, accounting for approximately 61% of all crimes reported. This was followed by vandalism, which had 8 cases, making up about 14% of the total crime cases. Theft was the third most common crime with 5 cases. Assault and trespassing each had 3 cases reported, while burglary was reported twice. The least common crimes were shooting and robbery, each with one case. These statistics indicate a high rate of arrests compared to other types of crimes, suggesting a proactive law enforcement response. However, the presence of violent crimes such as assault, shooting, and robbery, albeit less frequent, add a note of caution to the overall crime situation in the place.
Ameren unveils new high-tech mobile command center in Decatur
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Ameren unveiled one of its new mobile command centers in Decatur on Thursday. Officials say it will help enhance storm restoration for customers around the country. “From the outside, it looks like it looks like a trailer, right? Doesn’t look that sophisticated,” Decatur Deputy City Manager Jon Kindseth said. “But when […]
Olympics-Salt Lake City submits bid to host 2034 Winter Olympics
(Reuters) – Salt Lake City officially submitted its bid to host the 2034 Winter Olympics on Thursday with officials hailing the moment as a “monumental day”. Even with no other cities in the running for the 2034 Games, Salt Lake City organisers have been cautious in their approach to the bidding process but could not contain their excitement as they hit a button submitting the formal application to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The gas price fluctuate between $3.36 and $3.49 in Mattoon as of 2024-03-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
Pana school board dismisses Jan Braden as girls basketball coach after two seasons
Pana is searching for a new girls basketball coach. The school board unanimously voted to dismiss Jan Braden as its girls high school basketball coach on Monday. Bobb and weave:Freshmen lead Glenwood to first state girls basketball appearance. Braden lasted two seasons with the Panthers. In his first season, Pana...
Parking Information for Monday’s Wind Farm Tour
For those who are partaking on the tour of the wind farm in Decatur, Illinois, on Monday, please park in the municipal parking lot or street parking. The courthouse parking lot should remain relatively clear. Further information on the wind tour is posted below. ***In light of the wind energy...
Tuscola Fire Captain returns home following cancer treatment
TUSCOLA, Ill. (WCIA) — A longtime member of the Tuscola Fire Department is back at home after receiving treatment for brain cancer. Captain Bill Schweighart has served in the Tuscola Fire Department for 28 years, but his biggest battle started in December, when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma. It’s the most common and most aggressive […]
Highschool Basketball | 01 March MacArthur Boys Game Notice
The MacArthur Boys Basketball team will have a Tournament game with Mt. Zion(Mt. Zion, IL) on 01 March, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Generals has won 3 games and lost 27 games, and the winning rate is 0.1.
Embracing Sudden Change
After pursuing her dream job as a professor at Millikin, Writing Center Director Danielle Patricio is off to accomplish bigger and better things at Richland Community College. Professor Patricio’s grandparents, her father, and two of her siblings attended Millikin during their collegiate years. Being employed at Millikin University has always been a dream for Patricio due to these family ties.
Habitat for Humanity to host 11th annual “Bags for Builds” fundraiser April 13th.
February 28, 2024 – Habitat for Humanity will host its 11th annual “Bags for Builds” charity event on April 13th at The Hall at 520 (formerly known as the KC Hall.) The cornhole tournament will include pro and amateur competitions as well as food and cash prizes. The participation fee is $50 per 2-player team (including T-shirts). Check in starts at 11am and bags fly at noon.
Local Richland Community College Faces Operational Challenges After Recent Cyber Attack
Richland Community College is dealing with the effects of a cyber attack that took place on February 17, 2024. The attack disrupted the college's systems, leading to the loss of phone services and other operational issues. The college's IT security team is working hard to assess and fix the situation, with the assistance of external cybersecurity professionals.
MISS A.L.A.H. CONTESTANTS
2024 Pageant. Five beautiful young women competed for the title of 2024 Miss A.L.A.H. last Saturday evening. Pictured in their evening gowns are Shelbey Grimsley, Addison Yeakel, Chloe Sadowski, Evanger Wiley, and Katheryn Perez.
Sadowski, Beck, and Wierman Crowned 2024 A.L.A.H. Royalty
NEW 2024 MISS A.L.A.H. ROYALTY CROWNED. The 2024 Miss A.L.A.H. pageant was held on Saturday, February 24 at Penn Station in downtown Arthur. Pictured is (front row) 2024 Junior Miss Congeniality Addison Dixon, 2024 Junior Miss 1st Runner-Up Katie Appleby, 2024 Junior Miss A.L.A.H. Layla Beck; 2024 Little Miss A.L.A.H. Reese Wierman; and 2023 Little Miss A.L.A.H. Harper Hale. (Back row) 2023 Junior Miss Emeline Greathouse, 2023 Miss A.L.A.H. Regann Bowles, 2024 Miss A.L.A.H. Chloe Sadowski; 2024 Miss 1st Runner-Up Evanger Wiley, and 2024 Miss Congeniality Addison Yeakel.
UIS receives grant to help with teacher shortage
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The University of Illinois Springfield received a $145,000 grant to help address the teacher shortage. The University’s School of Education is putting the money towards developing a new program that will include another college and a school district in Springfield and Decatur. UIS will use the money for 15 forgivable loans […]
Petition filed seeks to overturn murder convictions in Karyn Slover case
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — A mother and son convicted in the 1996 killing of Karyn Hearn Slover are asking for a new trial. Jeannette Slover and Michael Slover, Jr. were convicted in 2002 for the murder of Michael Jr.'s wife, Karyn. Michael Slover, Sr. was also convicted but died...