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Dollar General Robbery

Thursday, 23 March 2017

One person is facing charges after a store is robbed in Greenup.

Authorities say David Croy of Greenup is accused of robbing the Dollar General store on North Haughton highway last night.

Croy remains in jail charged with armed robbery.

Authorities say Croy was arrested near the Dollar General not long after the robbery happened.

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PADS Pending

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A homeless shelter is preparing to break ground on a new home of their own.

The Mattoon area PADS will host a groundbreaking ceremony April 19th at noon to kick off the construction of the new

facility.

A campaign earlier this year raised $50,000 to help construct the new center.

The building is expected to open at the end of this year,and will include separate s ... READ MORE >>


Charleston Purse Snatching Case

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A purse snatching investigation is underway in Charleston.

33-year-old Amber Watson is facing charges after the incident.

Charleston police say on Sunday March 19th, officers responded to Walmart for a theft report.

They say the victim in the case reported she was shopping when Watson grabbed her purse from her shopping cart and took off.

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Mattoon Cornerstone Christian Academy Closing

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A child care center on Lake Land's campus is no longer profitable and has to close.  
 
By May, the Cornerstone Christian Academy at Lake Land College will close its doors for good.

Co-director of the child care center Teresa Lang says low enrollment and a declining budget are reasons for the closure.

She says children and staff from the Mattoon f ... READ MORE >>