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Bond set for man accused of leading Decatur Police on chase

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Bond was set for a man accused of leading Decatur Police on a chase throughout town Thursday. Jail records indicate bond was set at $250,000 for Patrick Hutton. This comes after officers said he was seen holding a gun in a car near Jasper and Eldorado streets. Police heard a shot […]
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1 dead in car crash in Bloomington early Friday

BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Bloomington Police say one person is dead after an overnight Friday car crash. In a release, police say that at around 1:25 a.m., officers witnessed a car drive through two red lights on Market Street - at Center and Madison streets. The car had...
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Driver dies in crash near Locust and White Oak in Bloomington

A driver who police had earlier tried to pull over was killed in a crash early Friday morning on Bloomington's west side. Bloomington Police said officers tried to pull over a car around 1:25 a.m. Friday after it blew two red lights on Market Street and struck another vehicle at a stop sign. The car didn't stop, and police ended their attempt for a traffic stop. The driver of the stopped vehicle was not injured.

Dead in Decatur Film Festival kicks off

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The 2022 Dead in Decatur Film Festival kicked off on Friday. This is the 5th annual independent general film festival. Film fans can catch 18 hours' worth of short and long films from a variety of genres. This year the film festival will be digital.

Ill. State Police arrest couple after investigating death of 3-year-old

DU QUOIN, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police (ISP) arrested a couple following an investigation by the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7 agents into the death of a 3-year-old girl. According to ISP, 45-year-old Isaac Hill and 41-year-old Katrina Simelton, both from Carbondale, were arrested and charged with...

Dr. Jacob Sams performs Illinois' 1st 'smart' total knee replacement

In May, Jacob Sams, MD, performed the first smart total knee replacement in Illinois at Decatur Memorial Hospital, the Herald & Review reported June 23. The new generation of wireless, smart implants are designed to provide personalized data that can be used to optimize outcomes for patients. They allow for improved remote monitoring, tracking steps, range of motion and other metrics for patients and physicians.
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Silent abortion-rights protestors rally in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Several neighbors in Bloomington flooded the McLean County Museum of History Friday after the Supreme Court made the monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Silent abortion-rights protestors covered the stairs of the museum Friday, holding signs and expressing their frustrations. Multiple speakers talked about...

One Person Dead In Single Vehicle Accident In Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - One Person is dead after a single vehicle car accident. Bloomington Police were notified of the crash at Locust Street and White Oak Road just before 1:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead, no one else was involved in the incident.

Man arrested after chase through Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police arrested a man Thursday evening after he led officers on a chase through town. Police officials said that just before 8 p.m., an officer was stopped in traffic in the area of Jasper and Eldorado Streets when he spotted Patrick Hutton, 26 of Decatur, holding a gun in a […]

Man arrested in early morning shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A man is recovering and another is behind bars after an early morning shooting Thursday. Decatur Police were called at approximately 1:30 a.m. to the area near Wood and Maffit Streets for a report of shots fired. A 22-year-old man from Decatur was found suffering...

One man injured in Decatur shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot early Thursday morning. Police responded to the area of Wood and Maffit Street at around 1:30 a.m. after being informed of shots being fired in the area. The victim was able to identify the suspect and a search of the […]

Bond set for man accused of pointing gun at Decatur officer

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- A suspect was taken into custody after Decatur Police said he pointed a gun in the direction of an officer. Decatur Police Chief Shane Brandel said on Thursday night at 7:51 p.m., a Decatur Police Officer was in the area of Jasper and Eldorado Streets stopped in traffic. The officer was stopped in traffic when they saw a driver of a vehicle near them holding a gun. The driver was later identified as Patrick Hutton, 26, of Decatur.

Man arrested after officer-involved shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Decatur man has been arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at an officer Thursday night. Decatur police say an officer saw Patrick Hutton, 26, in a car holding a gun near Jasper and Eldorado streets. A short time later the officer heard a...

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against man after wife’s deadly fall

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WCIA) — A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a man charged with domestic assault after his wife’s deadly fall in 2019. Bradley Jenkins, Allissa Martin’s husband, was initially arrested in connection to her death. Officials said she died after falling from the seventh floor of a parking garage. Charges against Jenkins […]