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School officials: Possible threat at middle school in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Springfield School District 186 received a message about a possible threat to Jefferson Middle School on Friday. According to officials, just before 2 p.m., the district received a message from a community member who overheard anonymous sources talking about a possible threat to Jefferson Middle School at the end of the […]
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Sheriff's office responds to threat at Jefferson Middle School

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible threat at Jefferson Middle School on Friday. We're told District 286 security was notified of a threat at dismissal. The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office says the threat was about a shooting or involved firearms. No specific...
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Decatur Police remind community about illegal vehicles within the city

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police are sending a “friendly reminder” about some vehicles that are not allowed in certain parts of the city. In a social media post, officers said it is illegal to operate the following vehicles in parks or on city streets & sidewalks: Dirt bikes UTVs ATVs Golf carts Mini-bikes Officers […]
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Therapist provides tips on child mental health after Texas tragedy

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Schools across central Illinois are closing their doors for the summer, but the fear of violence may not be out of reach. Champaign therapist Trevor Kendrick says parents can sometimes be afraid to talk to their children about gun violence in schools. But she urges...
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Quincy beats UIS 20-6 in NCAA Super Regional game one

Springfield, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) - The University of Illinois Springfield baseball team hosted Quincy University in the NCAA Super Regional. The Hawks won game one 20-6. Game two is Saturday at 11 a.m. If the Prairie Stars win then the series-deciding game three will be 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two.
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Central Illinois police train to handle school shootings

Police officers in Urbana and Springfield have plans in mind in case of a possible mass shooting like what happened on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. The two departments are considering what they must do if faced with a situation where every second matters. "You have to imagine that each one...
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TBI: Illinois man shoots, kills father at East Tennessee rest stop

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - An Illinois man was charged after shooting and killing his father in East Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Officials with the TBI, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol were requested by the 12th Judicial District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, May 27, around 7:00 p.m. EST.
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SMTD moving to diesel-hybrid buses

Springfield, Ill (WAND) – Look for low emission buses to be rolling into Springfield area bus stops in the not to distant future as the Sangamon Mass Transit District transitions to Lo/No emissions buses. “We’ll be phasing out the 34 diesel buses with 34 diesel-electric hybrid buses,” SMTD Managing...
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Illinois Man Charged in Fatal Shooting at East Tennessee Rest Stop

MARION COUNTY – An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents, Marion County deputies, and THP troopers has resulted in the arrest of an Illinois man, charged with shooting his father inside a rest area off the interstate. At the request of 12th Judicial District Attorney General J....
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Volpert’s No-No and Five RBI Day Leads SHS Over Rochester For Regional Title

Freshman Mia Volpert pitched a complete game no hitter and had five RBI’s thanks to two home runs at the plate which helped lead Springfield to a 9-0 victory over the Rochester Rockets in Friday’s Regional championship game. The Senators advance to Tuesday’s semifinal in Mt. Zion where they will face off against either Mahomet-Seymour or Danville.
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Man killed in Springfield shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD - A 25-year-old man is dead after a Tuesday night shooting in Springfield. The Sangamon County Corner has identified the 25-year-old as Jayvon Watson of Springfield. Watson was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening, where he was pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m. He was shot multiple times in the...
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Glenwood Shuts Out Rochester To Win Sectional Title

Last season, the Glenwood Titans lost one game. It was to Triad in the 2A Chatham super sectional and the Knights went on to win the 2A state title. Glenwood will get a shot at revenge this season as the Titans beat Rochester 2-0 in the 2A Chatham sectional championship on Friday night to set up the rematch with Triad next Tuesday. Gigi Yurevich got the shutout in goal and Haden Vlcek and Ainslie Wilson scored the goals for the Titans. Glenwood hosts Triad on Tuesday night at 6 pm for a trip to state next weekend.
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ILLINOIS STATE NEWS BRIEF (5/28/22)

(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) yesterday reported 36,843 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, with 45 additional deaths since May 20th, 2022, a week ago Friday. It’s the first drop in coronavirus cases in Illinois after eight straight weeks of increases. According to the CDC, 15 Illinois counties are now rated at the High Community Level, all in northern Illinois. An additional 30 counties in Illinois are now rated at Medium Community Level. The IDPH continues to urge everyone to still observe the safety precautions of avoiding large gatherings of people, using face coverings, and becoming vaccinated and/or boosted as soon as possible. More information and details are available on the www.dph.illinois.gov website or by going online at www.covid.gov.
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Coroner identifies victim in Springfield deadly shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon has recently identified the shooting victim who died at HSHS St. John’s Hospital on Tuesday night. Results from an autopsy conducted on Wednesday indicate 25-year-old Jayvon Watson of Springfield died from multiple gunshot wounds. The death is being investigated as a homicide and remains under investigation […]
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