A Fairfield man was jailed after a brief police pursuit in Albion. 30-year-old David Springmeyer is lodged in the White County jail for Edwards County authorities. Police became involved in the pursuit early Friday morning, during the pursuit Springmeyer’s vehicle crashed into the home of Charles and Karen Shupe in Albion. Springmeyer is then accused of stealing a car and driving it across town. Officers took Springmeyer into custody at a residence in Albion. Exact charges won’t be available until States Attorney Michael Valentine reviews police reports of the incident.
The Grand opening of the Bobcat Den will be Monday January 11th on the campus of Frontier Community College. The Bobcat den will offer a cardio room, Weight room, Racquetball court, a room for Yoga, Chair Yoga, Arobics, and Thai Fit, plus the student run Frontier Perks Coffee house serving coffee, espresso, lattes, and smoothies. There will be a one week free trial January 4th through the 8th where the public can use the facility from 7am to 7pm.
An Edwards County man was sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine charges. 44-year-old Joshua Millman of West Salem was sentenced to 114 months in federal prison, four years supervised release, and fined $600. Millman plead guilty to 3 charges of conspiring to make and distribute methamphetamine in Clay and Richland counties.
Boston-based DraftKings and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan agreed to an expedited schedule and a bench trial in a lawsuit that could determine the fate of daily fantasy sports betting in the state. An order filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court shows Madigan agreeing to respond to DraftKings’ complaint by Jan. 22nd. A trial, if necessary, would begin June 27th or as soon after that as the court could hear the case. Another industry leader — New York-based FanDuel — filed a separate, similar lawsuit in Sangamon County.
22-year-old Michael Lee Wyant, Jr. of Benton is due in court next week on charges he provided alcohol to a large party on Oct. 24 where minors were present. Police say 17-year-old Clay Kelley of Macedonia left that party and crashed his car through a house on Bessie Road. The accident claimed the life of 17-year-old Isaiah Snowden, a senior at Hamilton County Senior High School in McLeansboro. Kelley is being tried as an adult in connection with the death.