Canton man arrested for alleged burglary while on pretrial release
CANTON (25News Now) - A Canton man was arrested Saturday for multiple counts of burglary. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office says Cole T. Hyett, 36, was arrested on the preliminary charges. The sheriff’s office says they utilized GPS technology to assist in their investigation. They say that at...
Garage a total loss during Canton fire
UPDATE (Wednesday, February 28th, 8:30 a.m.) — The Canton Fire Department aided in the response to a garage fire late Tuesday night in Fulton County. According to Fire Chief Mark Hanlin, the fire broke out around 7:20 p.m. on East Linn Street in Canton. The department was aiding the response of Copperas Creek Fire to the scene.
Jury reaches verdict in Daylon Richardson murder case
Jurors in Henry County have reached a verdict in the case of a man accused in the death of Knox County Deputy Nicholas Weist. Daylon Richardson has been on trial since Monday, February 26 on two counts of murder related to the death of Weist in 2022. Richardson was found...
Alleged home invasion leads to chase, vehicle on fire in farm field
Two men are in custody after allegedly breaking into a Fulton County home then fleeing from authorities Monday morning.
Teens arrested for allegedly throwing concrete and transmission fluid at passing cars
KNOX COUNTY, Ill. – Three teenagers in Knox County are in trouble with the law after they allegedly decided to throw concrete off a bridge and on to passing cars. The Knox County Sheriffs Department says 19-year-old Mason Stone, and 18-year-olds Grant Oyler and Hayden Herschelman were arrested Monday and face charges of Theft, Burglary, Criminal Trespass to property, Vehicular Endangerment, and Criminal Damage to Property.
Fulton County Faces New Ransom Demand as LockBit 3.0 Cyberattack Saga Continues
Fulton County is back in the crosshairs of the notorious LockBit 3.0 cybercriminal group, which is now demanding another ransom with a new deadline, officials confirmed. Following the January cyberattack that crippled several government services, the group is threatening to leak sensitive data unless their demands are met by Thursday at 8:39 a.m., as confirmed by cybersecurity sources and reported by Atlanta News First.
Prosecution rests in trial for man accused of killing deputy
The prosecution rests its case in the murder trial for Daylon Richardson, the man accused of killing Knox County deputy Nicholas Weist. One crime scene expert and an accident reconstructionist took the stand today to share their expertise in processing a crime scene. The state brought photos to the attention of the jurors and the prosecution used those photos during expert testimony to paint the picture of the crime scene. Paul Kuhn, a sergeant for the Illinois State Police Traffic- Crash Reconstruction Unit says he walked the scene and took photos. He also says that helped him determine Daylon Richardson hit deputy Nicholas Weist with his car.
Knox County, IL – Authorities Seek Identification of Overpass Incident Suspects
Knox County, IL – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to identify individuals involved in dangerous overpass activities. Allegedly, these subjects have been hurling objects onto passing vehicles below, posing a severe risk. The Sheriff’s Office emphasizes the urgency of this matter, citing potential life-threatening...
Deer hunting 'a cycle of life.' But fewer people are hunting in Illinois.
Mike Foulk walked along the edge of a harvested farm field southeast of Macomb just after sunrise on a hazy, damp, and chilly morning in early December. It was firearm hunting season in Illinois, and Foulk hoped to spot a deer. He is one of a decreasing number of firearm deer hunters in Illinois.
How Macomb pulled off one of the biggest comebacks of the IHSA basketball playoffs
CANTON — That’s why it’s called March Madness. Macomb mounted a comeback for the ages, rallying from 17 points down to upset No. 3-ranked Manual, 41-40, in the Class 2A Canton Sectional semifinals on Wednesday night. The Bombers are now a game away from making the Elite Eight for the first time since a 2006 Class A boys basketball state quarterfinal appearance.
National Weather Service is warning of increased risk of fire in Central Illinois
LINCOLN, Ill. (WMBD) — The National Weather Service in Lincoln is warning of an increased risk of fire in Central Illinois on Monday. A Red Flag warning is currently affecting much of Central Illinois, including Peoria, Tazewell, McLean, Woodford and Fulton Counties from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. According...
Annual Fundraising Auction for Galesburg Christian School Set for March 15th
On Friday, March 15th, the Galesburg Christian School will hold their annual fundraising auction at The Vault in Galesburg. With 269 current students enrolled and the recent addition of a new building, Administrator Bob Nutzhorn says proceeds this year will assist in offsetting costs of running the school:. “It is...
Canton's Culinary Treasure: 3 Pizzas You Can't Miss
This article presents three exceptional pizzas found in Canton. Have you had the chance to taste any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below:
Separation agreement gives $325K to former MDH CEO
The former CEO of the hospital in Macomb did not walk away from the job empty-handed. The separation agreement between McDonough District Hospital and Brian Dietz pays him $325,000, part of which will go toward Dietz’s legal expenses. Tri States Public Radio obtained the agreement by filing a Freedom...
WIU Office of Public Safety Report 02/23 to 02/26/2024
The crime log incidents posted may not match the crime statistics as reported in the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report per the federal Clery Act, as the crime log is compiled using the Illinois Crimes Code and the crime statistics are required by law to be compiled using the Federal Uniformed Crime Reporting definitions.
Victoria, IL – Swift Rescue on Green Oaks Lake Following Boating Accident
Victoria, IL – Last Wednesday, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received an urgent report of a boating accident on the west side of Green Oaks Lake in Victoria, IL. Two individuals had reportedly fallen into the icy lake waters. According to the sheriff’s office, their Water Rescue Team...
Prep sports recap for Feb. 28, 2024
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — The Macomb Bombers pulled off a big upset in the class 2A boys basketball postseason. The Bombers erased a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat the Manual, 41-40, in the sectional semifinal at Canton on Wednesday. The Rams were the top seed in the sectional. Elsewhere, Lathan Sommerville scored […]
McDonough District Hospital Offering Free Colorectal Screening Kits During March
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and McDonough District Hospital is offering a non-invasive screening test for free, explains Vice President of Business Strategy Patrick Osterman:. “Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. It makes getting screened very important. It used to be that turning the...
Bunker Links marks 100 years of golf in Galesburg
A golf course in Galesburg is marking its 100th season this year. Bunker Links Municipal Golf Course opens for its centennial season on Friday, March 1. “We are thrilled to open Bunker Links for the first day of the centennial season and hope that the forecasted terrific weather will equate to a very busy start […]
Galesburg toy company takes $20,000 top prize in ‘Shark Tank’-like competition
A Galesburg-based toy company recently emerged as the winner of a $20,000 grand prize during a “Shark Tank”-like business plan pitch contest. Lux Blox LLC of Galesburg was one of four finalists which competed in the Bank Tank pitch contest sponsored by Fortress Bank on Thursday in Davenport, Iowa.