Alabama city limits ‘large, dangerous’ funeral processions
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A city in Alabama is limiting the number of vehicles allowed in funeral processions after local authorities say they became "large and dangerous."
Scottsboro Boys to get museum in Decatur
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 100 years since being wrongly accused of rape, the nine African Americans known as the "Scottsboro Boys" will be honored in a new museum in Alabama.
$21M aerospace facility opens in north Alabama
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A new, $21 million aerospace facility has opened in north Alabama.
The Huntsville-based Dynetics will use the center in Decatur to assist with the design, construction...
Woman sentenced to prison in crash death of son
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a wreck that killed her son.
Limestone County Circuit Judge Chad Wise imposed the sentence on 43-year-old...
Boy, 5, dies when school bus hits SUV along Illinois highway
SULLIVAN, Ill. (AP) — A collision between a school bus and a sport-utility vehicle has killed a 5-year-old central Illinois boy who was a passenger on the bus.
A look at the first decade of the NFL, the 1920s
A look at the NFL's first decade, the 1920s:
FRANCHISES: The first season, 1920, the American Professional Football Association had 14 teams, including two Tigers (Cleveland and Chicago)....
3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental...
No fair in 2019 for Alabama’s Morgan County
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — After nearly 70 years, the Morgan County Fair won't occur this year in Alabama.
WAFF-TV reports the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Decatur has been on the market for more...
Abbeville 50, Geneva County 20
Alabama School for the Deaf 46, Shoals Christian 38
Ivanka Trump makes workforce announcement in Alabama
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Ivanka Trump visited a robotics training center in Alabama to make a workforce development announcement.
News outlets report that President Donald Trump's eldest...
Advocates showcase hemp at farm show as multiuse crop
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The National Hemp Association showcased the versatility of hemp during the recent Farm Progress Show in central Illinois.
Car owner Hardy starts final DuQuoin race after 64 years
DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A Decatur stock car owner will start his final Ted Horn 100 race at the DuQuoin State Fair after 64 years in racing.
Dave Hardy's cars won back-to-back championships on...
The Latest: Perdue says Trump to act on ethanol waivers
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's visit to Illinois (all times local):
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President...
Perdue says Trump will act to soften ethanol-waiver impact
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday that President Donald Trump plans to soften the blow to farmers after his administration allowed some small oil...
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...
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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...
Bears kicking derby about to take center stage at camp.
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...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — 3M says it is expanding an investigation of possible chemical contamination around its north Alabama plant in Decatur.
Musician offers peek inside song selected for Showtime
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...
North Alabama teens finding less struggle for summer jobs
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...
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...
Bill would require third graders to meet reading benchmarks
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...