Police say 12-year-old killed by man playing with handgun
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old man claims he was playing with a handgun when it accidently fired and fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy in central Illinois.
Decatur police say the man told investigators he was with Marqueius Gray and relatives of the boy inside a home when he ...
Man arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old in Illinois
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in central Illinois.
The shooting happened Monday evening near downtown Decatur.
Police say officers responding to a report of shots fired found the boy, who was ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A group of historians plans a racially unified ceremony to honor 18 north Alabama soldiers who died during World War I but were memorialized in separate, segregated services almost 100 years ago.
The ceremony is at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Decatur Public Library.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A third man has been convicted in the 2013 death of an Alabama man during a burglary attempt.
News outlets reported a jury in Morgan County on Thursday convicted 29-year-old Charles Makekau of murder.
Makekau was charged in the shooting death of 21-year-old James ...
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EAST UNION, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died after a semi-truck failed to merge in a construction zone in central Indiana and struck a construction vehicle.
The crash happened Wednesday along U.S. highway 31 in Hamilton County, about 30 miles (49 kilometers) north of ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Voters in two Alabama counties ended the longtime practice of letting sheriffs pocket whatever profits they can generate from feeding prisoners as cheaply as possible.
Morgan County and Cullman County overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments to ban the ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A Decatur elementary school with one of the highest English-Language learner populations in the state is on an ambitious mission to have 60 percent of its students show growth in math and 50 percent in reading.
West Decatur Elementary — a Title 1 school with a 99 ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Local historian and author Peggy Towns has found a photograph that may change how the history of medicine and hospitals is written in Decatur.
After years of searching, she discovered a picture of the Cottage Home Infirmary and Nursing Training School. Cottage Home was ...
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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Medical Licensure Commission is holding an emergency meeting to vote on whether to suspend the medical license of a Decatur man accused of sexually assaulting patients.
News outlets report the Thursday meeting was prompted by the Alabama Board of Medical ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — When Richard Jones, a graduate of Tennessee Valley High in Lawrence County, was hired at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, his plan was to work at the Decatur plant for a year to save up money for college.
He celebrated 50 years of employment on Wednesday at the same red-brick ...
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Sheriff: Deputy shot fellow deputy in jaw with baton round
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says a deputy shot another deputy with a baton round at the office.
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Illinois EPA schedules household hazardous waste collection
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has announced household hazardous waste collection dates.
EPA Director Alec Messina said Wednesday that the collections allow residents to ensure that
Pipeline dumps 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into Indiana river
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — A Texas company says one of its pipelines has spilled more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into a river in the northeastern Indiana city of Decatur.
Houston-based Buckeye Pipe Line says it immediately shut down the line Friday evening when it detected a pressure ...
Woman who had 18-pound tumor removed now offers hope
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — For a year, Tiffany Spencer, the U.S. Air Force reservist, marathoner and bicyclist, searched for answers. She listened to the doctors’ diagnoses of colon, ovarian, cervical and appendix cancer. She read testimonials and studied medical terminology. She endured 20 rounds of ...
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HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge acquitted two Alabama police officers accused of assaulting a woman who claims she caught them having an affair.
Municipal Judge Michael Broom issued innocent verdicts for 31-year-old Zachary Charles Blanton and 27-year-old Brandi Leigh Reed during a non-jury ...
Inmate in Alabama’s Morgan County escapes work detail
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A jail inmate has walked away from a gas station while he and other inmates were heading for a work detail in Alabama.
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin says deputies are searching for 30-year-old Abdullah Kaaba Russell, of Decatur. The sheriff’s office says the van ...
Groups challenging Illinois panhandling ordinances
CHICAGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are challenging panhandling ordinances in 15 municipalities across Illinois.
Letters demanding repeal of the ordinances are being delivered Tuesday by the ACLU, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the National ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Alabama Center for the Arts celebrates two north Alabama landmarks.
The exhibit opened Monday at the arts venue in Decatur.
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Two elderly northeastern Indiana Amish women have been sentenced to two years on probation and ordered not to practice midwifery or medicine after authorities learned they were acting as midwives without any certifications or formal training.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff is avoiding testifying in two lawsuits by citing her Fifth Amendment right and saying she could face prosecution for unspecified crimes.
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin cited the need to avoid self-incrimination to delay sworn testimony in two ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer is on administrative duty after being charged with assaulting a minor.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school teacher who was paid nearly $130,000 while on leave fighting charges that she had sex with students has resigned.
The Decatur city school board accepted the resignation of Carrie Cabri Witt on Monday.
Superintendent Michael Douglas tells ...
Man who claimed to represent big acts gets prison time
ATLANTA (AP) — An Illinois man who falsely claimed to represent big-name entertainers, including musicians like Migos, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert, and duped clients out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced Friday in Atlanta to serve nearly four years in federal prison.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A school system in Alabama will no longer allow students to use cellphones in its high school and middle school classrooms.
Local news outlets quote Decatur City Schools Superintendent ...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The foundation of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s son plans to invest $30 million in a central Illinois campus of facilities to help people with drug addiction and bring together social services.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The foundation of Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett says it’s making an “unprecedented investment” in Decatur.
The announcement involves community health and will be made Wednesday. No other details were released Monday.
Buffett is the son of billionaire ...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A health care company is closing a central Illinois call center less than three years after it opened and laying off about 150 workers.
Convey Health Solutions has notified state and city officials that it will permanently close its call center in Decatur by ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Gathered around a road map laid across the tiled classroom floor, children watched robotic cars navigate the twists and turns of a street. With one final day to perfect their codes, the young computer programmers analyzed every command to drive forward, turn and ...
FINDLAY, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois will provide money to try to spark interest in a resort along Lake Shelbyville that closed nearly a decade ago because of environmental and financial problems.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Thirteen years before Darwin Brazier fired 30 rounds with an SKS semi-automatic rifle, killing his ex-wife and two others at their Limestone County home, his ex-wife told authorities about his threats to use such a weapon.
In 2005, Debra Brazier — who had taken the ...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Traps that can catch more than 500 mosquitoes are being set up in central Illinois to enable rapid testing for West Nile virus after the virus showed up unusually early in the state this year.
The Macon Mosquito Abatement District is tracking the virus by setting up ...
Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes can afford homes in Decatur, Illinois, the metropolitan area with the nation’s most affordable houses. At the other end of the affordability spectrum is the San Jose, California, metro area, where high ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — General Electric Co. is expanding an appliance plant in north Alabama.
Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Friday the company will enlarge its Decatur factory in a $115 million project that will increase the workforce by 255 fulltime positions.
The expansion will bring ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Unless lawmakers intervene, Alabamians later this year could get their beer and wine without having to enter a store.
The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board this week approved a rule change allowing grocery stores that offer online ordering to let customers place ...
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana attorney’s law license has been suspended after she allegedly failed to cooperate with an Indiana Supreme Court investigation into misconduct charges she faces.
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush signed an order last week suspending Jill ...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has been arrested after firing shots at his parents following a high-speed chase southwest of Chicago.
Decatur police Sgt. Steve Carroll tells
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — It’s full steam ahead for a $2 million train track expansion at a zoo in central Illinois thanks to the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
The train route at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur will now stretch alongside the lake shoreline and take passengers to the ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis area is getting its first baby box where people may anonymously surrender a healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution.
The box announced Thursday is going in at the Decatur Township Fire Department. The padded, climate-controlled box notifies ...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been sentenced to four years of probation for fatally shooting his 2-year-old nephew while playing “cops and robbers” with a real handgun.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Children’s Museum of Illinois will open a pro-law-enforcement themed exhibition next month.
The two-story, 7,000-square-foot exhibit is called “Heroes Hall.”
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — More than two dozen Illinois schools have started esports teams as the Illinois High School Association has recognized video gaming as an emerging high school sport.
Eisenhower High School is one of those schools, and so far more than 30 students at the Decatur school ...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama rheumatologist denies allegations that he sexually assaulted or had inappropriate contact with six female patients.
Dr. Michael Dick of Decatur told the
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Six women are suing a north Alabama rheumatologist, accusing him of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior while they were his patients.
News outlets report that the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Morgan County Circuit Court against Dr. Michael Dick of ...