2 more charged in fatal boat crash
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two more people face criminal charges in connection with a fatal July 4 boat crash on Smith Lake.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says troopers on Wednesday arrested...
Decatur officials hope new funding addresses vacant houses
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Decatur officials hope new funding for neighborhood revitalization efforts will help address vacant houses.
The Herald & Review reports there are nearly 200 vacant and...
Storm damage leaves thousands without power in Alabama
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Strong storms that knocked down trees and limbs left thousands without power in north Alabama.
Decatur Utilities says service was restored by early Tuesday to most of...
Alabama city studies gun ban at water park
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city is trying to figure out how to ban guns from a water park were two people were shot.
The Decatur Daily reports that officials say they need a change in...
Man accused of harming baby; blames injuries on 4-year-old
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man accused of abusing his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter blamed the girl's injuries on her 4-year-old sibling.
Democratic mayoral candidate kicked off Indiana city ballot
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — A Republican-controlled election board has kicked a Democratic mayoral candidate off the ballot in northeastern Indiana.
Alabama city rejects ‘A little different’ as slogan
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Decatur, Alabama, is looking for a new slogan, and it won't be "A little different."
The north Alabama city of 55,000 people is trying to come up with a new branding...
Police: Alabama woman fought off burglar with hot grease
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Police say an Alabama woman used a pot of hot grease to fight off an armed burglar.
Decatur police told reporters on Tuesday that officers responding to the scene last...
Decatur could OK Sunday morning alcohol sales
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Officials in an Alabama city are talking about easing restrictions on Sunday morning sales of alcoholic beverages.
A proposed ordinance changing the time alcohol sales...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure aimed at helping more Illinois students receive federal financial aid to attend college.
Decatur City Schools seeking 300 substitute employees
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Decatur City Schools is looking to hire 300 substitute employees — a week before the new school year begins.
The school district is looking to fill open positions...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Human remains found earlier this year in a northern Indiana cemetery have been confirmed to be those of a Michigan woman who vanished last year.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A report says the number of shootings in Decatur the first half of this year is at the lowest level since 2013.
The Herald and Review reports that there were 26...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy anticipates his team can avoid the pitfalls of success to drag down so many other NFL teams following sudden improvement.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Fishermen with a net are removing thousands of Asian carp from Lake Decatur dam in central Illinois.
The Herald and Review reports that the effort began Monday, days...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is considering options to deal with thousands of invasive Asian carp that are clustering near the base of the Lake Decatur...
- The Journal GazetteDecatur awarded grant to buy flood-prone sitesMay 17, 2019
- The Journal GazetteFlood warnings: Adams, Wells, Mercer, Paulding, Van WertApril 26, 2019
- The Daily JournalGrocery stores across Illinois are closing. Why?August 8, 2018
- The Journal GazetteDecatur attorney's license suspendedJune 26, 2018
- The Journal GazetteAt 39, father of 3 goes to collegeJune 17, 2018
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — 3M says it is expanding an investigation of possible chemical contamination around its north Alabama plant in Decatur.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — For months, Tim Tucker sidled up to the piano and repeatedly played the first line of what would become a stirring duet. Over and over again the notes of the melody flowed off...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — For those kids looking to step inside a 7-foot (2.1-meter) eyeball, the Children's Museum of Illinois is the place to go.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There have been several reports of alligators in north Alabama in recent weeks, including in the Tennessee River.
An alligator was recently spotted by a man walking...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — An animal hospital in central Illinois recently gave bereaved pet owners an opportunity to memorialize their beloved pets.
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Police rescued an Indiana woman after three deer crashed through a window, trapping her inside her apartment with the skittish animals.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Howard Buffett's foundation plans to build sober housing apartments as part of the $30 million drug treatment campus he's funding in the central Illinois city of...
MACON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in central Illinois say a Decatur man has died after his motorcycle collided with a deer.
The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports that Macon County Coroner...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — For Kayla Jackson, finding a summer job has been easier this year.
The recent Decatur High School graduate works two part-time jobs with her paychecks going toward her...
- Business WireAscend Announces Progress on Adiponitrile (ADN) ExpansionMay 15, 2019
- Globe NewswireINVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 Investing In AKRX, UMC, CAG or CNDT To Contact The FirmApril 8, 2019
- BusinessWireEdgemont Capital Partners Completes Sale of Decatur Radiology to Envision HealthcareOctober 17, 2018
Missing teen found dead in pond in Decatur park
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Police say a body found in a Decatur park has been identified as a 16-year-old boy missing since last weekend.
Dominic Walker's body was recovered Thursday from a pond...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Fire officials say a blaze at an Archer Daniels Midland Co. facility in Decatur is out after crews worked for more than six hours to extinguish it.
Alabama water system settle contamination suit with 3M
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama utility that provides drinking water to thousands of people has reached a settlement announced Friday in a lawsuit against 3M over chemical...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could become the next state to require third graders to pass a reading benchmark before moving to fourth grade, under a bill advanced by a legislative committee...
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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Covenant Christian 48, Pickens County 37
Decatur Heritage 67, Mars Hill Bible 57
Cornerstone School 59, Elba 54
Georgiana 55, Lanett 50
Francis Marion 50, McIntosh 44
Saint Luke's Episcopal 56, Ellwood Christian Academy 46