Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

April 3, 2013

Police Beat

Effingham Police Department reported the following incidents. There were no injuries or citations unless otherwise reported.

• A vehicle driven by Pamela K. Erwin, 64, of Effingham, collided with a vehicle driven by Brenda S. Lustig, 49, of Effingham, at 8:15 a.m. Monday south of the intersection of Third Street and Temple Avenue.

• A vehicle driven by Dawn L. Cox, 47, of Louisville, turned in front of and was struck by a vehicle driven by Joseph E. Boyt Jr., 48, of Effingham. Boyt sustained injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital. Cox was ticketed for improper lane usage.

• A vehicle driven by John H. Barton, 63, of Effingham, struck a vehicle driven by Seth G. Harris, 16, of Watson, at 3:08 p.m. Monday at 1200 W. Fayette Ave.

• A vehicle driven by Stevi M. Ross, 23, of Effingham, struck a vehicle driven by Joann K. Thompson, 60, of Montrose, at 3:33 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fourth Street and Temple Avenue.

• Two semitrailers owned by ABF Freights of Effingham had diesel fuel siphoned from the tanks while parked at 1700 W. Wernsing Ave. between 8:30 p.m. March 26 and 4:30 a.m. Monday. A total of 310 gallons of diesel fuel valued at $1,240 was stolen.

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  • Meth suspect pleads not guilty

    The Beecher City man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in a Shumway home pleaded not guilty during a brief Thursday morning appearance in Effingham County Circuit Court.

    April 24, 2014

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    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hofer hearing delayed

    Proceedings were continued Wednesday for an Effingham woman accused of driving under the influence of drugs at the time of a traffic accident that killed a Watson teenager on her way to school.

    April 24, 2014

  • Missouri driver ejected, killed Tuesday ST. ELMO -- A driver from Missouri was killed when the semi she was driving overturned on Interstate 70 Tuesday. Royce E. Horton, 50, of Highlandville, Mo., was driving a maroon and white Freightliner truck-tractor westbound at 3:36 a.m. Tuesday on I

    April 24, 2014

  • Stew-Stras to upgrade technology STRASBURG -- With no new technology purchased since 2011, new computers will finally be coming to Stewardson-Strasburg Schools starting next year. Superintendent Michele Lindenmeyer said the district will be rolling out technology in phases over the

    April 24, 2014

  • Semi driver dead in accident on I-70

    A semi driver from Missouri was killed when their vehicle overturned on I-70 Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Shumway meth suspects plead not guilty

    Two of the four arrested in a Shumway methamphetamine bust earlier this month pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Effingham County Circuit Court.

    April 22, 2014

  • Man found dead from gunshot wound ST. ELMO -- Fayette County authorities are investigating two unrelated deaths over the weekend. Matthew Austin, 47, of St. Elmo was found dead in his pickup by a family member at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 501 W. Cumberland Road in St. Elmo. Austin appear

    April 22, 2014

  • Library seeks community support

    With a bid letting set for September and renovation of the old Fifth Third Bank slated to begin in December, the Library Board is actively looking for community support in fundraising. 

    April 21, 2014

  • Effingham man gets five-year sentence for meth lab

    An Effingham man was sentenced to five years in prison Monday on a charge of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing.

    April 21, 2014

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