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Casey Phone Scam

Friday, 20 October 2017

    The Casey Police Department is warning the community about a phone scam.

    The department said a person claiming to be "Emily" is calling Casey residents to alert them of late power bill payments.
    They said the city of Casey does not have an employee named Emily.

    Police said resident ...

Effingham Police

Friday, 20 October 2017

    In response to the mass shooting epidemic, a local police department is receiving new safety armor.

    Officials said the Effingham City Council agreed to spend $9,000 on new equipment for the city's police department.

    Police Chief Jeff Fuesting said safety is a priority, and the new equipment allows them to be more pre ... READ MORE >>

Tolono Caregiver Charged

Thursday, 19 October 2017

A Tolono woman is arrested and accused of shaking an infant in her care.

Officials said 41-year-old Michele Reed is facing charges of aggravated battery of a child after police received a call of an unresponsive infant in her home.

They said the sixth month old suffered brain damage and remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Officials said if convicted, Ree ...

Funkhouser Farm Remains

Thursday, 19 October 2017

An Effingham farmer discovered the remains of a man in a soybean field.

Effingham Sheriff David Mahon said a farmer of Funkhouser Farm found the remains in an area three-quarters of a mile south of U.S. Route 40 near Effingham.
An autopsy released Wednesday morning identified the remains as 52-year old Erik Douglas Nelson of Effingham.
Nelson's family reported him missing in J ... READ MORE >>