Latest: 10:02 pm, 4/12/14, Saturday EFFINGHAM -- Sergeant Timothy Owens lived Missouri, but was originally from Effingham.
Update: 12:11 pm, 4/7/14, Monday EFFINGHAM -- Charges have been upgraded for at least one suspect in the death of an area woman.
Update: 3:58 pm, 3/28/14, Friday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- It's a place which is supposed to be centered around health, but this doctor's office became a place for crime.
EFFINGHAM -- Two people in Effingham County got busted for having meth.
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.
Update: 4:21 pm, 2/26/14, Wednesday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- Charges have been filed in a deadly traffic accident.
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: 1:17 pm, 12/18/13, Wednesday EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The State's Attorney says an anonymous tip led to the arrests of three people in a murder case.
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 -- Police want help finding a missing teen.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The man charged in the murder of his 7-year old niece won't face a jury until next year.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- One person was killed in a crash.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A man is walking across Central Illinois to help raise money for organ transplants.
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.
EFFINGHAM -- A man's body was found lying in bushes near 4th and Jefferson.
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.
Latest: 8:06 pm, 9/10/13, Tuesday WATSON -- A 7-year old Effingham County girl is dead, and family members say it was at the hands of her own uncle.
WATSON -- Willow Long's friends didn't want to wait until Wednesday to honor her, so they made their own memorial Tuesday.
WATSON -- It's been an emotional three days for the entire community.
EFFINGHAM -- Willow Long was a 2nd grader at Southside Elementary.
TUSCOLA -- Police arrested a Teutopolis woman for reportedly trying to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- One man is dead after his ATV collided with a train.
EFFINGHAM -- People are making a difference in the lives of dozens of homeless animals. They spent the morning volunteering to fix up the humane society.