CRIME & SAFETY
Rollover crash causes slowdown on I-55 north of Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Illinois State Police have advised that a rollover crash in the center median has caused a slowdown on I-55 north of Springfield. The crash occurred around mile marker 105. Drivers should seek alternate routes if possible. ISP has not yet shared any information regarding injuries...
Springfield Police investigating bomb threat at gas station
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — UPDATE: Police have given the all clear and have said that there was no bomb found. Springfield police responding to a bomb threat at a local gas station tonight. According to police officials, an employee at the moto mart on south grand avenue received the...
Local Police Search For Missing Teen
Springfield Police are looking for a missing 16 year old identified as Eziekiel Torres. He is believed to have runaway from his family in Holyoke. If you spot him you are asked to call either Springfield Police or your local police department. (Photo provided by Springfield Police Department)
SPD investigating Sunday morning stabbings that sent several individuals to hospital
Springfield police are investigating a stabbing Sunday morning that sent several people to the hospital. The victim was found in the 19-hundred block of South 16th Street with wounds to his head and back; the 26-year-old man’s injuries were believed to be life-threatening, but at last report, his condition had stabilized.
Two men injured in stabbing incident on South 16th Street Sunday
Two Springfield men who may have stabbed one another were taken to separate Springfield hospitals in an incident on the city's east side Sunday morning. It occurred outside of a residence in the 1900 block of South 16th Street, said Springfield Police Lt. Scott Ligon. Police were summoned just before...
Springfield woman Indicted for aggravated DUI causing death
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — A Springfield woman has been indicted for aggravated driving under the influence causing death. Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright says the charges arose from an incident on May 1, at the intersection of Cook and South 2nd Streets in Springfield which resulted in the death of Kevin L. Crews.
SPD officer saves woman from fire at home on North Seventh Street
A woman was rescued from a fire in her two-story home in the 1100 block of North Seventh Street Sunday morning. Springfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Chad Bates said the woman refused treatment at the scene. ...
Springfield woman escapes serious injury, house severely damaged in Sunday morning blaze
An 84-year-old woman escaped serious injury, but her home was badly damaged in a weekend fire in Springfield. Fire Chief Ed Canny, Jr. says heavy flame was showing from the front of the home on North 7th Street when crews arrived Sunday morning. The elderly woman who lives there was...
Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — There was a vehicle vs motorcycle crash in Springfield on Friday morning. The Springfield Police Department says the accident occurred at Gregory and Ash at 9:50 a.m. Friday morning. We're told the driver of the motorcycle was taken to St. John's Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Woman facing DUI charges in connection to deadly Springfield crash
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman from Springfield is now facing criminal DUI charges for her suspected role in a deadly crash that happened earlier this month. Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright announced on Friday that two days prior, a grand jury indicted Marina Rhone, 29, in connection to that crash. She was charged […]
ISP announces seizure of 123 pounds of counterfeit drugs
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — Illinois State Police (ISP) announced that they seized 123 pounds of counterfeit drugs on I-57 Friday. According to an ISP Twitter post, the 500,000 fake pills they seized were laced with Fentanyl. An ISP update also said that the drugs have a street value between...
Measure enhancing penalties for DUI deaths and injuries in Illinois stalls
(The Center Square) – Another try for Lindsey’s Law, an Illinois measure increasing penalties for drunk drivers that kill someone and injure others, will have to wait for the fall. In 2015, cosmetologist Lindsey Sharp of Springfield went to Walmart with her son and her boyfriend. In the parking lot, Antione Willis, 31, who had been drinking and smoking marijuana, hit the three with an SUV, killing Lindsey and critically injuring her young son and her boyfriend. ...
Firefighters respond to house fire in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Firefighters were called out for a house fire in Springfield Monday morning. The Springfield Fire Department responded to a home in the 2000 block of S. 6th St. around 9 a.m. Local 37 Firefighters posted video of the fire on Facebook. Black smoke was coming from...
Springfield Police Seek Suspect
Springfield Police asking for help in finding a shoplifting suspect. Police tell us the suspect got away with about 250 dollars worth of merchandise. Anyone with information is asked to call Springfield Police. (Photo Credit: Springfield Police)
Bishop Paprocki’s statement
From Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois:. “The Attorney General’s inquiry into the history of clergy sexual abuse of minors in this diocese has served as a reminder that some clergy in the Church committed shameful and disgraceful sins against innocent victim survivors and did damage that simply cannot be undone. As bishop of this diocese, I cannot undo the damages of the past, but I have been and continue to be fully committed to ensuring we do all we can to prevent abuse from happening again. The changes our diocese enacted have proven to be effective as we are not aware of a single incident of sexual abuse of a minor by clergy alleged to have occurred in this diocese in nearly 20 years.
ICASA asking the state for more money
SPRINGFIELD – Services for rape victims hang in the balance because of a surprise drop in federal money. Illinois Coalition against Sexual Assault CEO Carrie Ward made her case to the Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee, asking for another $12 million in state dollars to bring the state participation to $20 million. She says the shortfall would mean layoffs, closure of satellite and outreach offices, and longer waits for services for victims of sexual assault.
Inside look: FBI response team uncovers how investigators gather evidence to solve crimes
FOX 2 had an in-depth inside look at how the FBI gathers hidden evidence, from white-collar crimes to violent crimes.
Shooting on Taylor Ave. – Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
Springfield Police are asking for your help in the investigation into a shooting May 18th around 6 p.m. in the 2400 block of Taylor Avenue. The suspect was described as a man with a beard with some gray hair, short hair, about six feet tall, approximately 130 – 140 pounds and wearing all dark clothing. The victim was treated for an apparent gunshot wound at a local hospital, and the injuries are considered non-life threatening at this time.
UPDATE: Sangamon Co. Coroner releases deceased motorcyclist’s name
Update 4 p.m. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Coroner has released the name of the motorcycle driver who died in a crash Thursday afternoon in Springfield. Coroner Jim Allmon said the man is 34-year-old Jordan Charnley of Springfield. Preliminary results from an autopsy performed on Friday indicate that he died from multiple blunt […]
One man dead in Thursday afternoon auto accident in Springfield
One man is dead after a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle Thursday afternoon in Springfield. The incident happened at North Dirksen Parkway and Northfield Drive. The 34-year-old man was transported to HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 2:30 pm. The victim’s name...
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