WEIU News Watch: News Highlights
Mattoon Man Arrested For Dog Abuse
Mattoon Police arrested 26-year-old Michael Shutts on December 2. Police say he is accused of abusing his dog at a home in the 400 block of West Park Plaza. Witnesses told police they say saw the abuse, and couldn't believe what was happening to this 10-pound dog. A local resident who witnessed the abuse says he saw Shutts tossing the dog up and letting it drop on the ground. The dog is a READ MORE>
News Watch Headlines
Champaign police say multiple people were robbed at gunpoint in the same neighborhood.
Police say in both cases this week, the crimes took place in an area known as Dobbins Downs.
Police say the first victim was a pizza driver who was robbed of money and food when he was delivering in the 1500 block of Kingsway Drive.
The other victim, a lo... READ MORE >
Sports Watch Headlines
Eastern Illinois soccer Head Coach Adam Howarth resigned from his position today after his 14th season with the Panthers.
Howarth posted a 90-140-23 record during his time including two 12-win seasons in 2000 and 2007.
Howarth is an EIU almnus and played for the Panthers from 1989-1992.
Assistant Coach Mark Hansen takes over the duties of Howarth through the spring.... READ MORE >