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First responders: Woman dies in Rochester crash

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — On Saturday, at around 7:30 a.m., the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Police Department and Rochester Fire and EMS responded to a single-vehicle accident on Boyd Farm Road, southeast of Rochester.  First responders said when they arrived at the scene, they found a black 2011 Chevrolet Silverado truck in a […]
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Woman killed when vehicle overturns

The Sangamon County Sheriffs office is reporting the death of a 38 year old Edinburg woman in a single vehicle crash in the 11000 block of Boyd Farm Road, southeast of Rochester. It happened Saturday morning around at 7:30. First responders found a 2011 Silverado truck in a field on...
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Edinburg woman dead following single-vehicle crash

A 38-year-old Edinburg woman died early Saturday morning after she was involved in a one-vehicle accident. The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to an accident at the 11000 block of Boyd Farm Road at 7:29 a.m., where they found a black 2011 Chevrolet Silverado rolled over on its side in a field. Sheriff Jack Campbell said deputies believe the vehicle had been heading eastbound towards Edinburg before it crashed in the field. ...

Woman dies after car accident in rural Sangamon County

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WSRP) — A woman died after a car accident in rural Sangamon County at 7:29 a.m. on Saturday. According to the Sangamon County Coroner, the 38-year-old woman was from Edinburg, IL. Several departments responded to the accident including the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office, Rochester Police Department, and...

PrideFest makes triumphant return to downtown Springfield

Nestled between the many rainbow flags, banners and t-shirts at PrideFest Saturday afternoon was a kaleidoscope of umbrellas.  It was a sign of how the weather wasn't exactly cooperating with the event's return to downtown Springfield after a two-year absence. Nevertheless, thousands of people shielded themselves against the heavy rains before it all cleared up...

14-year-old arrested on attempted murder charge

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A 14-year-old in Decatur was arrested by the United States Marshals Service on Tuesday and is being held at the Peoria Juvenile Detention Center for a shooting that occurred on April 26. On April 26, Decatur Police responded to a shots fired call at the Concord Apartments at around 8:30 p.m. […]

Pridefest Draws Large Crowds Despite Rain

Even periodic heavy rains did not deter large crowds from turning out for the first full in-person Springfield Pridefest in three years. After a two-year layoff because of COVID, the celebration of the LGBTQ community in Springfield drew thousands of people in its return on Saturday. Dozens of vendors took...

Coroner: Man dies after hit by train in Springfield

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon recently confirmed the death of a 41-year-old Springfield man after he was hit by a train. The coroner said his office responded to an incident that happened last night. According to him, a pedestrian was hit by a train in the area of North Ninth […]

Man dies after being struck by train

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WSRP) — A Springfield man died after being struck by a train on Friday night. According to the Sangamon County Coroner, the 41-year-old man was hit on a railway north of 9th St. and east of Converse St. The coroner said the man was pronounced dead at...

Pedestrian Struck By Train, Killed In Springfield

A 41-year-old Springfield man is dead after being struck by a train Friday night. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon says the pedestrian was struck in the vicinity of 9th and Converse. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 9:30pm. The man’s name was not immediately released, and police are...

Pridefest rain or shine

Despite some rain, Springfield’s LGBTQIA+ community – and its allies – turned out for Pridefest, the first one in person since the pandemic. Entertainment, food trucks, and booths from businesses and organizations filled the blocks just east of the Capitol Saturday. One of the organizers, Dean Mentjes,...

Woman Running From Cops Gets Her Car Stuck In Wet Cement

On Monday morning, a 53-year-old woman was driving recklessly and racking up complaints from Rochester residents. Nine complaints were reported to police within six days, which included driving erratically and using a bullhorn to, in her words, "spread the word of God" as she drove. Around 4:30 on May 16th,...

Weird Al Appearance In Springfield Postponed

COVID-19 has forced the postponement of a big name concert in Springfield. Comic musician Weird Al Yankovic had to delay his planned appearance Sunday night at UIS. Yankovic announced late last week that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Although his symptoms are mild, the performer has called off several scheduled dates on his current tour. His Springfield appearance will be rescheduled for the fall… but the exact date has not yet been set.

One Woman Dead After Single Vehicle Crash Near Rochester

One woman has been found dead near the wreckage of a vehicle that was discovered early Saturday morning near Rochester. Authorities were called to the 11-hundred block of Boyd Farm Road around 7:30am Saturday and found a truck that had apparently run off the road and rolled over in a field. The body of a 38-year-old woman from Edinburg was found next to the passenger side of the vehicle.

Home severely damaged in Lincoln fire; garage destroyed

LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) - A family is likely displaced after a home was severely damaged in a Lincoln fire, firefighters told WAND News. WAND News Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District the response happened at 17 Oakwood Drive. Crews had the fire under control before 7 p.m. and were still on the scene at that time.