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Ameren Phone Scam

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Charleston police say scammers are posing as Ameren representatives.

Lieutenant Brad Oyer of the Charleston Police Department says the callers are telling people their last power payment didn't clear, and that their power will be shut off in the next few hours if they don't send payment. 

They're instructing customers to pay via phone with a credit card or buy a MoneyPak.&n ... READ MORE >>

Champaign County Fatal Crash

Monday, 21 April 2014

A fatal crash kills two and leaves three injured in Champaign County. Officials say 62-year-old Dorothy Doxtator and 33-year-old Scott Doxtator of Indianapolis were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday afternoon on Route 49 just South of Homer Lake Road. Police say 19-year-old Xiang Cheng was driving the second vehicle and has been cited for improper lane usage. The identities and conditions of ... READ MORE >>

Urbana Domestic Disturbance

Friday, 18 April 2014

Officials were called to 902 East Harding Street Thursday night after reports of a male and female possibly fighting in an apartment.

After officials arrived on scene a man called out from the apartment claiming he was going to kill the female.

Officials entered the apartment where the suspect was found in the bathroom stabbing the female with a screwdriver.

Police say I ...

Local Road Projects

Friday, 18 April 2014

Two local counties will receive almost a million dollars for construction projects.

Governor Pat Quinn says part of that money will be used in Casey for new sidewalks, ramps, and  landscaping.   

He says Mattoon will receive money for repairs along a seven mile stretch near Lerna road.

Both projects are funded by Quinn's "Illinois Jobs Now" campaign.< ... READ MORE >>