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Two Decatur women sought by police in separate gun threat incidents

DECATUR — Police said they are seeking two Decatur women involved in separate incidents of making threats with a gun. Detective Sgt. Steve Carroll with the Decatur Police Department said the first trouble occurred Friday night when a man said a 51-year-old woman pulled a gun and menaced him by pressing the barrel of the weapon against his teeth.
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Woman Dead In Shelbyville Semi-Pedestrian Crash

Illinois State Police are investigating an accident in Shelbyville Friday that left a pedestrian dead. WAND-TV reports that a semi was attempting to make a right-hand turn at Route 128 and Main Street when a woman in a wheelchair entered the roadway. The semi struck the 58-year-old woman. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
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Illinois mother, son sentenced in money laundering conspiracy involving drugs

URBANA, Ill. – A federal judge recently sentenced a central Illinois mother and son in a money-laundering conspiracy involving drugs. Jennifer Fisher, 50, of Springfield, Illinois, was sentenced to 14 months in prison with a $10,000 fine. Her son Courtney Johnson, 32, of Decatur, Illinois, was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison.
DECATUR, IL

Pedestrian dies after deadly crash

  SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A pedestrian has died as a result of being hit by a truck-tractor semi trailer. Shannon D. Watkins, 58 from Shelbyville, died on July 1st. Semi-truck driver Michael L. Snow, 53, struck Watkins. Investigators state that the semi trailer was stopped at the intersection of Illinois Route 128 and Main […]
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Troopers investigate deadly crash involving semi vs pedestrian

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police said it is investigating a deadly crash involving a semi and pedestrian. ISP said on Friday at 1:52 p.m. Troopers responded to IL 128 at Main Street in Shelbyville for a report of a crash. The preliminary investigation indicated a semi was stopped...
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Springfield Woman Headed To Prison For Drug Conspiracy Involving Son

A Springfield woman is headed to prison for a drug conspiracy that also put her son behind bars. 50-year-old Jennifer Fisher pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges that she helped her son hide and sell hundreds of pounds of cannabis and laundered the proceeds of those sales. Fisher was sentenced to 14 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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Watch now: Hike through history at Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park

A little known but important Abraham Lincoln site is located 10 miles west of Decatur. Melody Arnold, chairperson of the Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park, and James Farris, head of the group's historical research and development committee, discuss the park's significance.
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Hancock Takes Lead Late, Scores At Macon

MACON, Ill. – The 95Q/Dynagraphics Firecracker 40’s presented by the Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau lived up to expectations when it came to excitement on Saturday night. The BillingsleyRewards.com Big 10 Modified class came in with a huge field of 27 cars for the 40-lap main event....
MACON, IL
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ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. John F. Adams, 70th

LAKEWOOD — Mr. and Mrs. John and Betty Adams will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with an open reception on July 9th, from 4-9 p.m. at VFW Post 4829, 513 S. Cedar, Shelbyville, IL 62565. John F. Adams and Betty Jo Hopper were married on June 21, 1952,...
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Decatur Park District offering full slate of 4th of July activities

DECATUR — The Decatur Park District is offering a variety of activities to help families celebrate the Fourth of July, ending with fireworks over Lake Decatur at dusk. The day begins with the annual Staley Run White and Blue fun run at 8 a.m. in Nelson Park. Kids can take part in the half-mile run at 7:30 a.m. or join the adults in the 2-mile or 5K run/walk.
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Decatur butchers prep for Fourth of July cookout crowds

DECATUR — After preparing for a long Fourth of July weekend, local butchers on Saturday were just getting started on one of their busiest days. “This is our busiest weekend of the year for sure,” said Zach Keck, co-owner of Decatur’s Notorious mEATS and the food truck Notorious P.I.G. BBQ.
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Marijuana Possession and Money Laundering Result in Prison Terms for Mother and Son

For conspiring to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute it and money laundering, a mother and her son received a 14-month prison term and a $10,000 fine. In a plot involving hundreds of pounds of marijuana, the government presented evidence showing that Jennifer Fisher assisted her son Courtney Johnson of Decatur. In order to expand their business, Fisher helped her son launder the money. This included storing cannabis all over Decatur. Johnson was found to have several pounds of cocaine with the intention of selling it.
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Decatur woman arrested after using umbrella as a weapon, police report

DECATUR — A Decatur woman was jailed after police report she attacked a man using an improvised weapon apparently made from a broken off section of an umbrella. Detective Sgt. Steve Carroll with the Decatur Police Department said the 50-year-old victim suffered a wound to the stomach after the woman, aged 43, jabbed him with the foot-long section of what appeared to be a section of a metal umbrella shaft.
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