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Mattoon Fire Department New Equipment

The Mattoon Fire department has a bunch of new gear! The department recently received a ten thousand dollar grant which helped it buy training and upgraded equipment. News Watch's Derrick Jackson spoke with Mattoon's Assistant Fire Chief Sean Junge, who says the new gear was definitely needed. The grant money was provided by S and S Service company. Firefighters say the money couldn't have come READ MORE>

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Maggio Plea

A man who originally pleaded guilty to killing his brother is denied a reduced bail.

Brian Maggio is currently serving a 35-year sentence for the murder of his brother.

Officials say Maggio shot and killed his brother Mark Maggio outside their family-owned IGA grocery store in Tolono back in 2010.

Maggio orginally pleaded guilty, but retracted his plea to get a


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Eastern Illinois Volleyball

On the volleyball courts Eastern Illinois probably wishes they had one back at the Penn State Alumni Classic.

They had a two sets to one lead against undefeated East Carolina but let it slip away.

Your final is ECU 25-22, 24-26, 24-26, 25-18, and in the deciding set 15-8.

The Panthers took their loss into a matchup with number three in the nation Penn State, and ... READ MORE >

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