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Edgar County ArsonsWednesday, 4 December 2013
Two fires in Edgar County are being investigated as arson.
The most recent fire was at the Rosebud Saloon in Paris on November 27th.
The Illinois State Fire Marshal's office says that fire is under investigation.
This fire came after another suspected arson at the Edgar County Airport.
Officials say on November 20th someone spray painted two twin-engi ... READ MORE >>
Winter Weather PreparednessWednesday, 4 December 2013
Illinois State Police are urging motorists to prepare for winter driving.
Drivers are encouraged to think of safety first before heading onto roads that are slick from snow and ice.
They say to remember to fill up your gas tank, allow plenty of extra time, and take it slow.
Other safety tips include:
-plan ahead and only make absolutely necessa ... READ MORE >>
Mattoon Hot Wax IncidentWednesday, 4 December 2013
A Mattoon woman is arrested after getting into a fight with a family member.
Police officials say Seanta Wilbourn was charged with domestic battery on Monday. They say Wilbourn threw a chair at a family member and burned them with hot wax.
Only minor injuries were reported.
Wilbourn was taken to the Coles County Jail.... READ MORE >>
Ten Arrested in Loxa Drug OperationWednesday, 4 December 2013
Ten people are arrested in connection to a local drug operation.
According to the Coles County States Attorney's office, a majority of the people arrested were charged with possession of methamphetamine precursor.
They say the drug operation took place in Loxa recently.
Several of the ten arrested will appear in court tomorrow.
Newswatch will continue to follow t ... READ MORE >>