Coles County Newswire

Coles County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Coles County, IL.

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  1. Alcohol to blame for fatal crash Wednesday, July 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    The Coles County Coroner ruled the cause of a fatal accident June 26th was alcohol related.

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  2. Area update: Fundraiser to help family after fatal crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The News-Gazette

    Less than a month after a Coles County accident that took the lives of Arcola teenager Christopher D. West and his father, Paxton resident Christopher L. West, the community will rally around their family. Philo resident Cliff Stoker, a friend of the younger West's grandfather, Terry McCartney, has organized a fundraiser that will be held 1 to 7 p.m. July 24 at Traxside Sportsbar in Tolono, featuring live performances by the bands Family Matters, Spectrum, Crazy Johnny, Birds on a Wire, Whiskey River and Dody & Frazier.

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  3. Child Battery Trial Begins TodayMonday, July 11Coles County, Ill...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    Coles County, Ill A trial is set to begin today in Coles County for 44-year-old Patricia L. Brant. A jury will hear both sides of the claim that Pierson Eaker was battered while in the care of Brant at her Charleston day care in Feb. of 2014.

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  4. Search Leads To Arrest of Coles County Man Wednesday, July 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    Mattoon, Ill Mattoon Police and the U.S. Marshal's Service teamed up in a search for a Coles County man wanted on a warrant.

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  5. Mattoon man arrested on charges of assault, parole violationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A Mattoon man who was on parole from prison for a murder charge is back in custody after allegedly striking a woman. The Mattoon Police Department says officers teamed up with the U.S. Marshals Service and Coles County Probation officers to arrest Charles Drum, 46. Authorities say Drum was wanted on a Coles County arrest warrant for assault, and also faces a charge of violation of parole.

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  6. "Home is Where the Heart is" Coles County Family Presented Habitat for Humanity HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Today the thirty fifth habitat for humanity home in Coles County was blessed and given to a family in need. Home is where the heart is... and for one family in Charleston... having a forever home is a dream come true.

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  7. Where To See The Fireworks In IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    ... display. In Clark County you can go to Fairview Park at 9am or the West Union Park at dusk on the Fourth. Coles County will hold their display at the Coles County Airport on the Fourth at dusk. In Edgar County you can go to Twin Lakes Park in Paris ...

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  8. Accident claims father, sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | The News-Gazette

    An accident this week in rural Coles County claimed the life of 15-year-old Arcola student Christopher D. West and his father, Christopher L. West, 38, of Paxton. According to the Coles County Sheriff's Department, a 1996 Chrysler Sebring left the roadway near the intersection of county roads 1500 North and 1820 East sometime before 6:15 a.m. Monday and "crashed through the overhead door at the Morgan Township building, striking a backhoe, and then spun around and struck a township pickup truck that were both parked inside."

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  9. Charleston Man Sentenced For Heroin, Gun OffensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... pistol. At the time Brown possessed the gun, he had at least four prior felony convictions from Cook and Coles County. The East Central Illinois Task Force investigated the charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller prosecuted the case in the ...

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  10. Father And Son Die In Single Vehicle AccidentWednesday, June 29Coles...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    Coles County, Ill The Coles County Sheriff's Department has released the identity of the father and son killed Monday morning in a single car accident. 38-year-old Christopher L. West and 15-year-old Christopher D. West both of Paxton, IL were killed when their car left the roadway near the intersection of County Roads 1830E and 1500N.

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  11. Senior Nutrition Program Continuing In Coles CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Coles County Council on Aging Program has announced it is participating again this year in the USDA Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. The program offers Coles County seniors who are income eligible and age 60 or older with coupon checks exchangeable for foods such as fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs.

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  12. House Dedications To Be Celebrated In Coles CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Coles County Habitat for Humanity will be celebrating the dedication of two houses being built in the county this year by CCHFH. The families will have a no-profit, zero-interest mortgage on the houses.

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  13. Man Wanted in Murder Investigation Found in CentraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... 36, of Mattoon and Matthew S. Cook, 31, of Mattoon have each been charged with intimidation. Adamson is back in Coles County, facing charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, and intimidation.

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  14. Mattoon police seeking person wanted in connection with deadly shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... man. Mattoon police say Shawn Adamson, 33, is wanted for questioning in regards to the June 18 shooting. Coles County Crime Stoppers also says Adamson is wanted on an arrest warrant for possession of methamphetamine. Authorities say Adamson ... 2 comments

  15. Mattoon Police charge 3 people in homicide; Seeking a fourthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... was transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, where they later succumbed to their wounds and died. The Coles County Coroner is withholding that person's identity until all relatives have been notified. 24-year-old James Shafer, of Mattoon, ...

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  16. Mattoon man facing charge of threatening a public officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Mattoon police officers, along with Coles County Sheriff's Deputies, arrested Matthew Estes, 41, at about 10:37 p.m. Authorities say Estes allegedly went to the home of an off-duty Coles County corrections officer and yelled threats of physical harm while standing in the officer's yard. Estes faces a preliminary charge of threatening a public official.

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  17. Sheriff To Race In UniformRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    Coles County, Ill Area 5k racers need not worry if the suddenly see a uniformed police officer running along beside them at an upcoming race. Coles County Sheriff, Jimmy Rankin, says he wants to set a good example of personal wellness for people in the community.

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  18. Updated: severe thunderstorm warnings, watch issued for southern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    New 3:09 p.m. Wednesday: From the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN COLES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS... * UNTIL 330 PM CDT * AT 300 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MATTOON... MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH. HAZARD...70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

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  19. Severe thunderstorm warning issued for southern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    From the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CENTRAL COLES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS... NORTHEASTERN MOULTRIE COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS... SOUTHERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS... * UNTIL 330 PM CDT * AT 225 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ARTHUR...OR 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF SULLIVAN...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

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  20. Man charged in Westfield home invasion tells News 10 he will accept a plea dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    ... won't get a second chance," said Beeman. Davis is completing community service for a traffic violation out of Coles County. He will be back in a Clark County courtroom on July 6. Beeman is working with state representatives in hopes of creating a ...

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