Decatur police on Friday made an arrest in the stabbing death of a 24-year-old Decatur man at Oakland Avenue and West Main Street on Thursday night.
Four other stories you should see are former Coles County coach gets 60 years in prison, school mascots of the odd kind, Stanley Rodgers talks about the death of his mother and Caterpillar sees more profits ahead.
Police make arrest in stabbing death of Decatur man
Police have arrested 48-year-old Ray M. James of Decatur in the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Cody L. Drew in the 100 block of South Oakland Avenue on Thursday night.
Sgt. Steven Carroll said in a statement that James was arrested on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after police interviewed witnesses, collected physical evidence at the scene and served a search warrant. The investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with information should contact police with information, he said.
Former Coles County coach gets prison in sex assault
A former girls youth basketball program coach who in late June pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal sexual assault received the maximum sentence, 60 years in prison, Friday afternoon.
Barry S. Wolfe, 54, of Martinsville faced charges alleging sex acts with two of his former players from 2013 to 2015, when both were ages 17 and younger. He was the founder of an area AAU basketball program for girls ages 17 and younger in Illinois and Indiana, as previously reported.
The stories behind unique Central Illinois mascot names
The Monticello Sages nickname is unique — there isn’t another “Sages” in the country. But it’s just one of several unusual sports team nicknames in Central Illinois and statewide.
Interesting nicknames stand out because so many aren’t. Most teams are one of 15 or 20 intimidating animals or warlike figures.
Stanley Rodgers tries to move on after death of mother
St. Teresa football is merely part of Stanley Rodgers' journey since his mother, Nancy Rodgers, died on March 21 at the age of 57. Nancy died in her sleep from a pulmonary embolism.
There were contingency plans in place for Stanley. Nancy was never sure she would have children, and had Stanley later in her life. If anything happened, Stanley was to move in with his aunt Karen and her husband Jerry Davidson.
But no matter how much planning is in place, the death of a parent is a shock to the system.
Caterpillar sees more profits ahead
After posting two consecutive quarters of record profit per share, Caterpillar Inc. still sees room for "significant" revenue growth despite a trade battle that has injected uncertainty into the market.
That's how Amy Campbell, the company's director of investor relations, generally portrayed the heavy equipment maker's fiscal position on Thursday to analysts at the Jefferies 2018 Global Industrials Conference in New York.
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