EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A Watson man won't get a lighter sentence after pleading guilty to murdering his niece.
WATSON -- A lot of work has gone into getting Willow's Park ready in Effingham County. 7-year old Willow Long was murdered by her uncle last fall. The dedication for the park is this weekend.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A Watson man may not serve the rest of his life in prison.
WATSON -- Her neighbors and friends are building a park in her honor. But they still need help getting to their $40,000 fundraising goal.
Latest: 4:16 pm, 3/28/14, Friday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The man who confessed to killing his 7-year old niece is now registered as a sex offender.
Update: 6:01 pm WATSON -- The case is closed and the killer is behind bars, but for people here, they will never forget Willow Long.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The mother of murdered 7-year old, Willow Long, pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to police.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The mother of a murdered 7-year old was granted a continuance Thursday.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- Willow Long's mother was back in court Thursday.
Latest: 5:52 pm, 12/10/13, Tuesday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The Watson mother whose daughter disappeared and was found dead in September was in court Tuesday.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The man charged in the murder of his 7-year old niece won't face a jury until next year.
ILLINOIS -- It’s one of the most frightening moments a parent can experience: Your child disappears and you have no idea where he or she could be.
SHELBY COUNTY -- Ciara DeRyke faces drug paraphernalia charges.
WATSON -- People in Effingham County have a new plan to honor a 7-year old murder victim.
Update: 10:06 pm EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A Watson man pleaded not guilty to murdering his 7-year old niece, but people in the community are trying to focus on the little girl instead.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- It will likely be months before a Watson man goes on trial for murder.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A grand jury indicted a Watson man on three counts of murder.
EFFINGHAM -- 7-year old Willow Long was laid to rest Monday.
WATSON -- People in Effingham County were frustrated at the time it took for some things to happen when Willow Long was reported missing, so they started a petition to give kids like her more help.
WATSON -- A 3-year old is in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) after his big sister was brutally murdered.
Update: 4:26 pm WATSON -- Investigators are in Effingham County searching for more evidence in the murder of Willow Long.
WATSON -- Family members are making arrangements to bury Willow Long with help from the community.
Latest: 6:01 pm EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- New details emerged in court Wednesday about the disappearance and death of 7-year old Willow Long.
WATSON -- People are putting together a candlelight vigil in Willow's honor.
WATSON -- Willow Long's friends didn't want to wait until Wednesday to honor her, so they made their own memorial Tuesday.