Coles County Newswire

Coles County Newswire

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  1. Farm Income and Innovations Conference to be held in NormalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The International Reception Bridge the Event will be the kick-off on July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adding Value to Your Farm Income with Specialty Grain Whole Farm & Family Financial Management: Timely Strategies & Lesson Learned Situation & Outlook for Crop Prices for 2018/2019 Illinois Farmland Value and Lease Trends How Meat Exports Enhance Your Bottom Line Cost to attend the conference: $25/person for the International Reception $35/person for conference $50/person for the International Reception & conference Hotel group rate $134/night Coles County Farm Bureau members can register by contacting the Coles CFB office at 217-345-3276.

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  2. Hearing today for former youth coach facing sex chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | Tribune-Star

    ... girls, that more victims would be coming forward and that the girls "have endured great emotional distress." Coles County State's Attorney Brian Bower is out of the office this week and Assistant State's Attorney Tom Bucher is scheduled to represent ... 3 comments

  3. View AlertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 27 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    ... --> ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN COLES COUNTY UNTIL 315 PM CDT... At 211 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Rardin, or 8 miles north of Charleston, ...

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  4. Register Now for the 2nd Annual Drag Racing Event at Corvette Funfest 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | Corvettes

    Our friends at Mid America Motorworks want to help you cure your need for speed with the 2nd annual Drag Strip Races at Corvette Funfest, sponsored by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Registration for the single day event is now open at www.corvettefunfest.com and the cost is just $25 per car! The Corvette Funfest Drag Racing event will be held Thursday, September 20th at the 1/8 mile strip at Coles County Dragway USA, which is about 30 minutes from the Mid America Motorworks campus in Effingham, IL.

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  5. Deputies: Help needed in wanted man searchRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... eston to make the arrest. Anyone with information on Finley's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or send a tip to Coles County Crime Stoppers here. People can also download "P3 TIPS" on mobile phone to submit a tip.

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  6. Cars trapped in Mattoon flooding; fire crews on sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Coles County Emergency Management Agency says heavy rain caused drainage issues in the city on Tuesday evening. Water started to flood a number of streets.

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  7. Indiana man planned to have sex with Illinois childRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... other people, including another two from central Illinois, also face prison time for child pornography crimes. Coles County man Gary Beals, 44, has to serve five years behind bars and five years of supervised release for distributing child ...

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  8. View AlertsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Coles County in east central Illinois... North central Cumberland County in east central Illinois... * Until 600 PM CDT * At 515 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Charleston, moving east at 20 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail.

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  9. Police: Meth found on men wanted on warrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Both arrests happened Saturday in the 1500 block of Lafayette Ave., when officers say both men had meth on them. Lonnie Sowell, 56, and Joseph May, 36, both had active warrants out for their arrests, with Sowell wanted in Coles County and May wanted in Edgar County.

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  10. Tom Kacich | Fifty years later, they remain 'Taken Before Their Time'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    In a year that was saturated with assassinations, riots, war, civil unrest and other acts of violence, a horrific crime in April 1968 in rural Coles County managed to stand out. Fifty years ago last week, 18-year-old Thomas Fuller II shot and killed five of the 11 children of Mr. and Mrs. William Cox, who lived on a farmstead 8 miles northwest of Mattoon.

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  11. Search continues for EIU student's killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... about Edingburg's shooting contact Charleston Police by phone at (217) 348-5221, through Facebook , or through Coles County Crime Stoppers .

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  12. Villa Grove man accused of molesting child out on bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    A Villa Grove man is free on bond after being charged earlier this week with molesting a child in Coles County several years ago. Coles County court records show that Colton Figgins, 29, who listed an address in the 300 block of South Richman Street, posted $10,000 cash Friday and was released from jail after having been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. The Class X felony charges allege activity that occurred on or about January 2015, court documents said.

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  13. Police: Meth, cash seized from central Illinois driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... e driver was violating the Illinois Vehicle Code. Nathan Kirkley, 28, was behind the wheel. He's behind bars in Coles County and faces several charges, including possession of meth with intent to deliver and misdemeanor drug charges.

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  14. Fourth wettest February/March on recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    April has been very wet as well with areas like Coles County recently seeing widespread flooding and snow falling overnight in many areas.

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  15. 5 women arrested in Charleston bar fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... loyed their own OC Spray, because people were still fighting when they, Eastern Illinois University Police, the Coles County Sheriff's Office, and Charleston Ambulance personnel all arrived.

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  16. UPDATED: tornado watch in effect for southern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    New 4:24 p.m. Tuesday: A flood warning has been issued until 3 a.m. for Coles County, Edgar County, and southeastern Douglas County until 3 a.m. Wednesday. *** New 2:45 p.m. Tuesday: A tornado watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for a portion of East Central Illinois.

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  17. UPDATED: Tornado Watch for section east central IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | The News-Gazette

    ... are: Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby. New 11:33 a.m. Tuesday: A flood warning has been issued for Coles County, Edgar County and southeastern Douglas County until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. ** Original story: The National Weather Service has ...

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  18. Accused arsonist arrested for bar fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... the arrest of Brian T. Griffin Wednesday afternoon. Griffin faces charges of Aggravated Arson and Battery in Coles County. The Chicago Police Department's Fugitive Apprehension Unit found and arrested Griffin while he was a passenger in a car. ...

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  19. Charleston woman fit for trial in 2-year-old son's deathRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... Weiss is being held at the Cole County jail and is due back in court next month. She has pleaded not guilty. A Coles County public defender who represents Weiss filed a motion asking for a clinical psychologist to examine her. The judge granted the ...

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  20. Cooks battle hard at 2018 'Culinary Cookoff'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... celebrity judges choose winners. HUMBOLDT, Ill. (WAND) - One person has died in an Amtrak vs car crash in rural Coles County on Friday morning. MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WAND) The father of a suspected shooter at Central Michigan University used to ...

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