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Victim Of Fatal Shooting Identified

A 19-year-old man is dead after a shooting Sunday night in Springfield. Police say the shooting took place in the 2000 block of Lions Court. As police were responding, they encountered a vehicle at Laurel and Wirt that was transporting the victim to the hospital. EMS crews were dispatched to that location and transported the man by ambulance to HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he died shortly after 7pm. Coroner Jim Allmon identifies him as 19-year-old Jamarius Williams of Springfield, and says he died of a single gunshot wound to the back.
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County Coroner identifies homicide victim

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Coroner has identified the victim of a shooting in Springfield on Sunday. The victim was 19-year-old, Jamarius Williams. He was pronounced dead at around 7 p.m. on Sunday, which was shortly after he arrived at the hospital. Officials said that an autopsy...
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'I finally get to say it': Springfield Lanphier grad Division-I basketball player at last

Yaakema Rose has one more leg on his long, winding journey as a collegiate basketball player. And the 2017 Lanphier graduate feels like he's earned it. Rose, a 5-foot-9 guard, will use his final year of eligibility at Eastern Illinois. It's the culmination of a process that began with doubts for the 2017 State Journal-Register large-school player of the year. The undersized guard started his collegiate career at Ranger College — a junior college in Texas — before going to Parkland, a junior college in Champaign, and then spending three years at NCAA Division II Missouri-St. Louis.

After Trump endorsement, gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is confident for primary win

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Tuesday is Primary Day and we'll have a better idea who will face off in November. Republican candidate Darren Bailey crisscrossed the state on this last day of campaigning.CBS 2's Tim McNicholas caught up with him in Springfield.Illinois State Senator Darren Bailey is wrapping up a tour of Illinois. He flew into the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, greeted voters, delivered a short speech and then CBS 2 talked to him just after that.TM: In Chicago, from grocery prices to gas prices, folks are really dealing with the effects of inflation. If you're elected, what will you do to combat...

Teen killed in Springfield shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A teen died after being shot in Springfield Sunday night. Police were called to the 2000 block of Lions Court around 6:40 p.m. for a shooting. The victim, Jamarius Williams, 19, was taken to the hospital but did not survive. The shooting is actively being investigated...

Springfield church struck by lightning

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A historic church in Springfield was damaged on Saturday after it was struck by lightning. The lightning strike left a large crack in the stone steeple of Grace Lutheran Church and caused small pieces of debris to rain down on the sidewalk. Nearby roads were closed in order to allow firefighters […]

Springfield Police investigate homicide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — One person died after a shooting that occurred in Springfield on Sunday. The County Coroner confirmed that the victim was a 19-year-old man. Police responded to reports of a shooting at around 6:40 p.m. When they arrived at Lions Court, off Johnson Park Drive, they encountered a vehicle attempting to transport […]

Victim Of Fatal Stabbing Identified

The Sangamon County Coroner has identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in Springfield. 26-year-old Thomas Shephard of Springfield died Thursday night in the emergency room at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Coroner Jim Allmon says an autopsy confirmed that Shephard died of multiple stab wounds. Springfield police say he...

State Revokes Car Rental Company’s Plates, But Company Says It’s Still In Business

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office says it has revoked the license plates used by a Springfield car rental business… but the business itself disagrees. A spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White says it took the action against Urgent Rent-A-Car last week because the company is not in compliance with state insurance regulations. But on its Facebook page and in a phone call, Urgent Rent-A-Car insists that it passed an “audit” by Secretary of State Police last week and says it remains open for business.

A look at the Illinois secretary of state candidates

SPRINGFIELD — Four Democrats are vying to succeed Secretary of State Jesse White, who has held the office since 1999: Sidney Moore alongside three established politicians: South Side Ald. David Moore (17th), city Clerk Anna Valencia and former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. David Moore. Moore has plans for digital...

Identity of Springfield deadly stabbing victim released

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The coroner is releasing the name of a person was stabbed to death in Springfield, according to police. On Thursday at 10:32 p.m., Springfield Police said they responded to an area hospital to a report of someone stabbed. Police said the victim was stabbed 3 times...