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Mattoon Lawsuit

Friday, 31 October 2014

News Watch has learned a local man filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Mattoon.

Paul John Dhermy of Charleston filed the lawsuit on October 15th with the U.S. District Court in Urbana.

Dhermy claims his civil rights were violated.

Court documents list the defendants as the City of Mattoon, Mayor Tim Gover, Mattoon Police Chief Jeff Branson and an unknown person l ... READ MORE >>

Mikal Washington Sentenced

Friday, 31 October 2014

A Champaign military veteran has been sentenced to ten years in prison for shooting his wife.

Experts say 35-year-old Mikal Washington suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot his now ex-wife several times in their car in December 2012.

Washington was sentenced after pleading guilty but mentally ill to aggravated battery with a firearm.

Prosecutors di ...

Postal Service is Gearing up

Friday, 31 October 2014

We're not through with Halloween yet but the U.S. postal service is thinking about Christmas! 

The USPS is gearing up to help customers ship some 15.5 billion cards, letters, and packages in time for December 25th! 

To make sure your holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, here are some deadlines:
December 2nd for First-Class Mail Internatio ...

Accident Involving Todler Death: Accidental

Thursday, 30 October 2014

A Macon county pedestrian accident that killed a toddler is ruled accidental.

Macon County Coroner Michael Day says three year old Dallas Niles was killed September 30th when a truck hit the wagon Niles' mother was pulling him in.

Day says the accident happened at night in the 3400 block of East Orchard in Decatur.

He says it's common for people to walk in the street sin ... READ MORE >>