Alabama inmate recaptured after escape
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Prison officials have captured an inmate who escaped over the weekend in north Alabama.
A statement from the Department of Correction says 29-year-old Bill Harold...
Alabama inmate in prison for burglary escapes facility
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate has escaped from prison facility in Alabama.
News outlets cite the state Department of Corrections as saying that 29-year-old Billy Harold...
NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A manufacturer of custom injection-molded plastic parts and components is expanding its operations in southern Indiana.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama physician accused of sexually assaulting patients is free on bail after his Friday arrest.
Dr. Michael Dick of Decatur was arrested Friday in Montgomery,...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a former school bus driver has been accused of having sex with an Alabama high school student younger than 19 in 2017.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton will deliver the keynote address at the Decatur Community Leaders Breakfast next month .
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting deaths of his adoptive parents nearly three years ago.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The interim director of Illinois' child welfare agency told a state House committee it's taking steps to improve policies and practices after a 2-year-old Decatur girl died...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers plan a hearing about the death of a 2-year-old Decatur girl who died from starvation and deprivation.
Decatur mother pleads not guilty in death of 2-year-old
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois woman accused in the death of her 2-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.
Alabama captures escaped inmate without struggle
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A 27-year-old Alabama inmate who escaped from a work release center has been recaptured.
The Department of Corrections says Dyron Rashad Primus surrendered without a...
Millikin University’s president plans to retire in 2020
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Millikin University will conduct a national search for a new president after President Patrick White announced plans to retire next year.
Alabama corrections officials looking for escaped inmate
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities are searching for a 27-year-old inmate who escaped from a work release center.
The state corrections department says Dyron Rashad Primus escaped the...
Illinois Senate plans statewide hearings on capital bill
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate plans hearings throughout the state as members look for input on shaping a new capital bill.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports...
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Millikin’s new $5M baseball stadium delayed due to weather
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Millikin University's new $5 million baseball stadium in central Illinois won't be complete in time for the 2019 season due to weather delays.
Man, 20, killed after explosion levels central Illinois home
SULLIVAN, Ill. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has died after an explosion leveled a home in central Illinois.
Central Illinois manufacturer to close this spring
LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois glass and metal manufacturer has announced it will close this spring.
The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports 150 people will lose their jobs when Ardagh Group closes its Lincoln plant April 30.
Decatur bans vaping in public places
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama city has voted to ban the smoking of electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping, in public places such as restaurants and bars.
The Decatur Daily reports that the Decatur City Council voted 4-1 to add e-cigarettes to the city's smoking ordinance.
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Groundbreaking set this week for Alabama rocket engine plant
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will break ground in Alabama later this week on a plant to build a new rocket engine.
Al.com reported that Blue Origin's groundbreaking is set Friday in Huntsville.
Illinois authorities investigate 2 dead at auto repair shop
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in central Illinois are attempting to determine the cause of death of two people whose bodies were found in an auto repair shop.
Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day says 34-year-old Beau W. Ford and 30-year-old Jacinda M. Jiles were found dead Saturday in the back room of the shop in Decatur.
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Environmentalists to foot bill for crane event amid shutdown
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An environmental group says it will help fund an event celebrating whooping cranes at a federal refuge in Alabama during the partial government shutdown.
The annual Festival of the Cranes brings hundreds of people to the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge near Decatur, but the facility is closed because of the funding impasse in Washington. Thousands of Sandhill cranes and about a dozen whopping cranes are there, nonetheless.
California businessman pleads guilty in corruption case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of a California-based health care company pleaded guilty Friday to trying to bribe an Alabama lawmaker to push legislation that would benefit his clinics.
G. Ford Gilbert, the owner of Trina Health clinics, pleaded guilty in Montgomery federal court to conspiracy to bribe a public official. Prosecutors said Gilbert was trying to use legislative influence to pressure Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama to cover a diabetes treatment at his clinics.
Body found 14 hours after Decatur fire was of resident
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a body found inside a central Illinois home more than 14 hours after it was destroyed by fire was that of a 67-year-old woman who lived there.
Decatur’s $30 million drug treatment campus opening in 2019
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The first two facilities for a central Illinois city's $30 million drug treatment campus are on pace to open during the coming year.
Body found at scene of Decatur home destroyed by fire
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a body was discovered in the rubble of a Decatur home more than 14 hours after it was destroyed by fire.
The Herald & Review reports the body was found around 10:40 p.m. Friday.
Indiana community using creativity to help rehab park
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Residents of a small northeastern Indiana city are finding creative ways to help raise more money for rehabbing a youth baseball park.
The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that community boosters in Decatur have sold handmade quilts, T-shirts and fleece sweat shirts.
Man charged in slaying surrenders to police
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement in Alabama says a man charged in a slaying has surrendered to police.
Decatur police spokeswoman Emily Long says 36-year-old Lashawn Kentrell Caudle was charged with capital murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Lewis.
Looking for Santa? He’s at Decatur woman’s home
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — There's no waiting at Janice Malcom's house until Christmas morning to see if Santa Clause has paid a visit.
After some 30 years of collecting, this time of year means that Malcom's home on the far west side of Decatur is adorned with nearly 300 jumping, sitting, dancing and laughing Santas. There are Santa figurines, and everything from pillows to coffee mugs with Santa's image on them. The tree is adorned exclusively with Santas or red and white ornaments.
Police seize gambling machines from Alabama church
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say 17 gambling machines have been seized from a Decatur building that held a church and antique store.
EXCHANGE: Thrift stores see mixed blessing with donations
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — It's the holiday giving season, but for some charities and thrift stores collecting used items, there's a fine line between a blessing and a burden when it comes to what's being received.
2018 Indiana All-State Class 5A Team
QB_Zach Neligh, 6-1, 175, Sr., New Palestine
RB_Charlie Spegal, 5-11, 225, Jr., New Palestine
RB_Kenny Tracy, 6-0, 195, Jr., Decatur Central
WR_Bo Sanders, 6-2, 185, Sr., Indianapolis Cathedral
WR_Malachi Qualls, 6-1, 180, Jr., Anderson
TE_Haven Montefalco, 6-5, 220, Sr., Indianapolis Cathedral
Man pleads not guilty in boy’s accidental shooting death
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 12-year-old central Illinois boy.
Alabama sheriff agrees to plead guilty to tax charge
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff who leaves office next month has agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor tax charge.
News outlets reported Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin signed an agreement Tuesday to plead guilty to failure to file a 2015 tax return.
The U.S. Justice Department said Franklin will enter the plea Jan. 10. Her replacement takes office Jan. 15 after she did not seek re-election.
Alabama students to stage rock shows for learning
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — High school students in an Alabama city are being introduced to a new tool for learning: Rock-and-roll.
The city school board in Decatur has approved a $70,000 contract for a program meant to let students gain real-world skills by planning and promoting a rock concert.
Decatur schools to pay substitute teachers more
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Substitute teachers in Decatur City Schools have received a 10 percent to 13 percent pay raise, and school officials hope the increase will help attract substitute employees.
Superintendent Michael Douglas says there's a shortage of substitute teachers statewide, and Decatur is suffering the same problem. Currently, he says the district is able to get substitutes about 70 percent of the time they are needed. Douglas says that number needs to be at about 90 percent.
Alabama man gets life in roommate’s slaying
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Alabama man to life without parole in the killing of his roommate more than five years ago.
Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson handed down the sentence Wednesday to 29-year-old Charles Makekau during a hearing in Decatur.
News outlets report Makekau was convicted of murder in the killing of 21-year-old James "Jamie" Patrick Travers II. Two other men are already serving prison sentences in his death.
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta
DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m., and was centered about 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 15 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude aftershock struck.