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Sangamon Co. Coroner issues new death certificate in case now considered homicide
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Richard Burns said that thirteen years after losing his brother Patrick, the truth is finally coming out. "I'll always have that guy's back," Richard Burns told WAND News. Patrick Burns died in 2010 after an altercation with Sangamon County Sheriff's Deputies. At the time, the...
Detectives make new discoveries in Springfield murder investigation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a murder that happened in Springfield on Wednesday. No one has been arrested yet, but the Sheriff said detectives have made new discoveries in the case. Sheriff Jack Campbell said witnesses confirmed that Aaron Carter, 38, was shot during a fight in the […]
Dirty dozen: Glenwood gets 12 hits, strands 12 runners in sectional softball loss
CHATHAM — The Chatham Glenwood softball team did nearly everything it needed to do on offense. The only thing standing between the Titans and a sectional championship was the timely hit. Glenwood pounded out 12 hits but left 12 runners on base in a 6-3 loss to Mount Zion...
Sheriff seeks leads
Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell (pictured) says detectives have worked up enough information to get a physical description of the person who they say fatally shot Aaron Cutler, 38, during a fight Wednesday evening in the 300 block of South Paul Street. And they now believe someone dropped off the gunman near the scene.
Counties across Central Illinois are seeing homeless populations rise
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Counties across Central Illinois are seeing their homeless population rise after decreasing during the pandemic. Champaign, Macon, and Sangamon counties all saw increases in their homeless populations in the last year. While officials say more needs to be done to help, how to help is the question they’re trying to answer.
Grammy award-winning Kendell Marvel to headline Waverly Community Picnic
The annual Waverly Community Picnic will be held July 27 through July 29 at Salter Park in Waverly, Illinois. The event will open Thursday at 6 p.m. with Conner Family Amusement rides for all ages and the Queen pageant at 7 p.m. On Friday, there will be carnival rides, bingo, food vendors and musical entertainment by Eskimo Brothers.
One dead, one injured
One man is dead, and one is injured, following a reported fight Wednesday night near Clear Lake Avenue. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon says the victim Aaron Cutler, 38. Sheriff Jack Campbell says he was shot in the chest and a second man, believed to be in his fifties, was shot in the back.
Man identified from Springfield shooting on South Paul Street
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon, has released the name of the man who was shot in the 300 block of South Paul Street in Springfield. Allmon says Aaron Cutler, 38, was pronounced deceased by emergency room staff at 6:44 p.m. shortly after his arrival.
Sangamon County Fair: Win Tickets, Passes, & More!
The scent of corn dogs and funnel cakes will fill the air at the Sangamon County Fair from June 14-18 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin!. Even better, you can score the “Ultimate Fair Package” which includes a 4-Pack of Grandstand passes to see Blackberry Smoke, The Rodeo, Demolition Derby and Tractor Pull. Plus, you’ll receive a 4-Pack of gate admissions for each night, 4 free parking passes, 8 one-day wristbands For the Carnival Rides.
Man charged with hate crime in Springfield for incident at convenience store
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Charges have been filed against a man in Springfield for pulling out a knife in front of a convenience store employee. Everett D. Simpson, 44, was arrested on May 27. Paperwork from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office states that Simpson was loitering at Okam's Quick and Easy, a convenience store in Springfield. A store employee asked him to leave but Everett reportedly pulled out a pocket knife and told the employee "go back to your country."
Sheriff's office investigating Wednesday night shooting death of 38-year-old
The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a 38-year-old man Wednesday night south of Clear Lake Avenue. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon said that staff at HSHS St. John's Hospital pronounced the man dead at 6:44 p.m., shortly after a shooting in the 300 block of South Paul Street.
Sangamon County detectives continue searching for suspect in fatal Wednesday night shooting in Springfield
Sangamon County detectives are still searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting earlier this week in Springfield. 38-year-old Aaron Cutler died of multiple gunshot wounds after he was shot during a fight with the suspect Wednesday night in the 300 block of South Paul Street. Another man who was in the area but not directly involved in the fight was also wounded.
Sangamon County deputies issues 21 seatbelt citations during late May’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign
Even though compliance with seat belt laws in Illinois stands at around 93%, Sangamon County deputies found more than a few offenders during an extended Memorial Day traffic safety campaign. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which ran from May 19 through the May 30, produced 21 citations in Sangamon...
Bloomington Police arrest imprisoned man for 2021 fatal shooting
Bloomington Police have made an arrest stemming from a fatal shooting in November 2021. Police say detectives went to the Illinois Department of Corrections prison in Jacksonville on Thursday to serve arrest warrants for Osman “Gudda” McLaurin. McLauren, 26, faces murder and weapons charges in connection with the...
A place for the whole family
Adam Maas knows the challenges of dining out as a family. “Our family has a vegan, someone on (the) Paleo (diet), a vegetarian and a carnivore. A lot of our friends are gluten-free,” said Maas, who recently opened GOOD DECISIONS operating from the kitchen at DANENBERGER FAMILY VINEYARD in New Berlin.
Divernon Community Calendar
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Five valedictorians in AHS Class of 2023
Auburn High School held its 107th annual commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 Friday evening at Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of UIS. This year’s senior class had five valedictorians - Nathan Barth, Dresden Grimm, Jenna Sharp, Matthew Moldenhauer and Ben Warwick. The salutatorian was Laura Kaufmann. Barth will be attending Illinois College next fall, majoring in Business; Grimm […]
Kern repeats as 1A state champ in 300 hurdles, second in 110H
Jackson Kern cemented his place as Auburn High’s greatest track and field athlete by winning three medals at the Class 1A Boys Track and Field State Finals Saturday at Eastern Illinois University. Kern repeated as the state champion in the 300 meter hurdles as well as the runner-up in the 110 hurdles, and added a third medal as a member […]
List of inmates kept in Sangamon County Jail continues to grow despite mental health issues and judicial rulings
There are now four inmates in the Sangamon County Jail who have been found mentally unfit to stand trial, yet remain in county custody more than 60 days after that determination. Two more inmates passed that 60-day threshold this week. A recent change in state law now gives the Illinois...
Once again, it’s Glenwood
Lyla Franke scored a goal from right in front in the 12th minute off an assist from Makenna Yeager, and that was enough for the Chatham Glenwood girls soccer team as it claimed a 1-0 victory over Rochester to win the Class 2A Normal West Sectional title last Friday. The Rockets saw their season ended in the Sectional finals for […]
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