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Paris Parks 9/1/14

While the Labor Day holiday is almost over, many families used today as a time to relax together at a local park. But in this town, several parks have been victims of vandalism. The Paris park board has been trying to decide if spending money on new equipment would be worth it, given the problems. News Watch's spent the day in Paris talking to families about what a prettier park, means to them. READ MORE>

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Lake Mattoon Accident

A man is taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana after an accident at Lake Mattoon.

Neoga Fire Department ambulance coordinator Alan Baker says the incident happened Saturday evening.

He says the department was dispatched to the lake for a man who jumped into the water and hit his head.

Baker says the victim, who's name is not being released, was treated for a serious


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Drake Named OVC Offensive Player of the Week

Eastern Illinois wide receiver Adam Drake has been named the Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the week after his performance in Thursday's game.

Drake caught 11 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in EIU's loss to Minnesota.

The Panthers return to action Saturday against Southern Illinois.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m. and you can catch all the action on Hit M ... READ MORE >

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