Mattoon, ILWAND TV

Animal torture suspect arrested in Mattoon

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A suspect accused of animal torture has been arrested in Mattoon. Mattoon police said they arrested Erynn F. Johnson-Newburry, 19, at 12:35 p.m. on July 26 in the 1000 block of S. 17th St. He is accused of punching, kicking and biting a dog. Police said...
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Man suffers multiple gunshot wounds in Friday shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A 24-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon in Decatur. The Decatur Police Department says it happened around 12:50 p.m. in the 1100 block of East Condit. A short while after responding to the report of shots fired in the area, the victim showed up at a...
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Bicyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Decatur crash

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A bicyclist is fighting for his life after he was involved in a Decatur crash. Police said the 68-year-old victim was struck by a passenger vehicle at the intersection of North Monroe Street and Olive Street. He was moving east on Olive and crossing Monroe at the time.

Man accused of punching, biting dog

MATTOON, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — A 19-year-old is out of jail after being arrested for animal torture. Mattoon Police arrested Erynn F. Johnson-Newburry around 12:35 p.m. on Monday, July 26, in the 1000 block of South 17th Street. We're told that officers saw Johnson-Newburry throw a dog to the ground. He's...
Decatur, ILWCIA

Bicyclist seriously hurt after hit by car

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police said a bicyclist was seriously hurt after being hit by a car on Friday. Officers said the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Monroe and Olive streets. When police arrived on-scene, they found out the 68-year-old man had been traveling east on W. Olive and crossing Monroe Street. The vehicle was traveling south on Monroe and hit the man after trying to move around him.
Neoga, ILJournal Gazette and Times Courier

Neoga High School Class of 1981 celebrates 40th class reunion

NEOGA — The Neoga High School Class of 1981 celebrated its 40th Anniversary Class Reunion at the home of Dave and Bev Awalt on July 17. The evening began with a potluck dinner followed by a game called, “Nail it.” The class visited and caught up by a campfire later on.
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DUI arrest made after SUV became stuck on overpass train tracks

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Police said they arrested a man for driving under the influence after his SUV became stuck on the train tracks of a Decatur overpass. A WAND News crew in the area observed a white SUV on the Jasper Street overpass at about 3:45 p.m. Friday. Emergency responders were on the scene.
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Police: Decatur shooting victim came to hospital for treatment

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man was shot Friday afternoon in Decatur, police said. At 12:50 p.m., officers were detailed to 1100 E. Condit St. for shots fired. A short time later, a 24-year-old man came to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. The wounds are non-life-threatening. Detectives are investigating...
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Decatur gas price comparison: Cheapest gas in the area

(DECATUR, IL) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Decatur area offering savings of $0.42 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at County Market Express at 1420 E Pershing Rd. Regular there was listed at $3.23 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $3.65 at Shell at 3603 E William Street Rd, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.

Monticello beef producers become owners of national beef e-commerce company

MONTICELLO — A Monticello family is taking its cattle-producing farm into the e-commerce world — and, in the process, owning a piece of cyberspace. The Roaches — Rick, Sharon and Richard Roach, and Courtney Dyer — are now one of 17 families taking part in selling their beef products online at As owners, operators and producers of beef at Rakr Farms, they also attained an ownership stake in the website by virtue of their participation.
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Douglas County experiences COVID outbreak

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Douglas County is experiencing a COVID outbreak. It’s connected to a camp held last week in Tennessee. Public health officials say four people from Douglas County went to the camp and tested positive. Six more family members and close contacts also got COVID. Douglas County...
Mattoon, ILJournal Gazette and Times Courier

Motorized bicycle chase leads to Mattoon man facing firearm, drug charges

MATTOON — A man driving a motorized bicycle led police on a chase on Thursday that ultimately led to firearm and drug charges being filed against him in court, authorities said. The Coles County State's Attorney's Office filed felony charges of methamphetamine delivery, possession of a controlled substance, felon in...
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Decatur COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Decatur: 1. 570 N Fairview Ave (217) 422-1570; 2. 1595 E Cantrell St (217) 429-4248; 3. 3070 N Water St (217) 877-1327; 4. 255 1st Dr W (217) 428-1778; 5. 1818 S Airport Rd (217) 864-5912; 6. 420 1st
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Decatur

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Decatur: Saturday, July 31: Showers and thunderstorms during the day; while haze overnight; Sunday, August 1: Haze during the day; while haze then mostly clear overnight; Monday, August 2: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Tuesday, August 3: