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Clinton woman arrested on neglect charge

VERMILLION CO. – Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in September of 2021, after receiving information that a child had been neglected. The investigation revealed that Tabitha M. Dawson, 23, of Clinton, Indiana, allegedly had neglected a dependent. After reviewing the investigation, the Vermillion County Prosecutor’s Office issued...
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Vermillion county seeks input from residents

VERMILLION COUNTY, IN (WTHI) - Vermillion County's Economic Development Commission will hold another in-person forum on Thursday, June 30. Officials are hoping to get a better understanding of the public's perception of the community. The forum will be held at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds in Cayuga. That's from 6 p.m....
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One arrested in McDonald’s drive-through fight

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — A man was arrested in Charleston earlier this month after a fight broke out in the drive-through of a McDonald’s following a minor vehicle collision. The incident happened at the McDonald’s at 12 West Lincoln Avenue on June 19. Officers said that after the collision, one of the drivers – Lamont […]

Clinton woman charged with neglect of dependent

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Clinton woman has been arrested on the charge of neglect of a dependent. According to Indiana State Police, they began investigating claims that a child had been neglected in the fall of 2021, that investigation reportedly led them to Tabitha M. Dawson, 23, of Clinton. Tuesday officers arrested Dawson […]

Criminal investigation uncovers child neglect in Clinton, Ind.

VERMILLION CO., Ind. (WEHT) — Police believe a 23-year-old Clinton woman is responsible for a child’s neglect in Vermillion County. According to the Indiana State Police, Tabitha M. Dawson was arrested Tuesday morning. ISP says detectives opened a criminal investigation in September of last year after learning that a child had been neglected. An arrest […]

Lake Land College offering new Crime Scene Technician program

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Lake Land College is going to be offering a new Crime Scene Technician program starting in Fall 2022. The program is offered as a one-year certificate stackable with other Criminal Justice programs. Lake Land College will be one of only a few institutions in the state...

Family traditions at Skateland in Savoy

SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) – What do you think of when you hear the word roller skating? It might conjure up stories your mom told you about her years working at the roller rink, or skating around with that cute girl from school. But mostly, people think of a different era, and when you walk into […]

Semi-truck carrying creamer crashes on I-57

PESOTUM, Ill. (WCIA) — Part of I-57 in Champaign County is reduced to one lane as a result of a semi-truck crash. The crash happened in Pesotum at milepost 220. The truck, which was carrying creamer, rolled over into the right-side ditch. Illinois State Troopers were on the scene of the crash and said no […]

Relay sets records at Nike nationals

The Hinsdale Central High School 4x800 relay team finished the 2022 Illinois High School Track and Field finals with a second-place finish and the desire to keep on running. On the way home from that meet at Eastern Illinois University, coach Noah Lawrence suggested the foursome make a trip to Eugene, Ore., for the Nike Outdoor Nationals, the unofficial national high school championships held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. Just a couple of weeks later, Red Devils Colby Revord, Aden Bandukwala, Michael Skora and Daniel Watcke made the trip as the Dale Track Club - a name long ago adopted for Hinsdale Central track competitions that take place outside of the regular high school season. They made the most of the chance to compete.

Wetzel family tree

SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) – Mark Wetzel has planted over 100 trees in Savoy. It’s a title he never thought he would have. Sarah: “Did you ever think you would be planting more than 100 trees?”Mark: “No no no no no. It kind of maybe got out of hand a couple times.” From Oak, to Birch, […]

Institute of Aviation teaching next generation of pilots

SAVOY, Ill., (WCIA) — The Institute of Aviation at Parkland College is teaching and preparing the next generation of pilots. Students study and fly year-round at the Institute of Aviation with Willard Airport in Savoy.  These students will help with the national pilot shortage on cargo and commercial flights. This is just one of the […]

Darren Bailey Takes GOP Nod for Governor’s Race

(ABOVE) Senator Darren Bailey during a campaign stop in Westville. State Senator Darren Bailey has won the Gubernatorial Republican Primary, and will face incumbent J.B. Pritzker in the November General Election. During his stop at the Vermilion Regional Airport on Monday, Bailey stated that there are Democratic members of the General Assembly that have real desires to stand up to the governor.

Illinois Youth Crop Scouting Competition August 4th in Savoy

In a field, knowing how crops are progressing and being able to identify an insect can mean the difference between a profitable harvest and a bad year. The University of Illinois Extension is hosting the second annual Illinois Crop Scouting Competition on August 4th at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center in Savoy that will challenge teams of high school students from across the state, explains Commercial Agriculture Educator Dr. Chelsea Harbach:

RESULTS: Referendums in central Illinois

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — There were several referendums up for grabs Tuesday night with voters. In Mahomet, people were asked to vote on a $98 million referendum. It would pay for a new junior high, plus other upgrades in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. The plan is called the Bulldog Blueprint. The referendum failed. In Neoga, […]

Here's where you can celebrate America's birthday in the Wabash Valley

Communities in the Wabash Valley are preparing for July 4th activities. Here's a look at some places you can get in on the fun. Indiana's largest independence day parade will take place in Linton. The freedom festival parade starts at 10:00 A.M. on Monday. The carnival and live entertainment start Friday.