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Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper has worked at the News-Sun since 2002 and covers the city of Springfield for the Springfield News-Sun. He began as a sports desk clerk and was hired as a  full-time sports writer in 2005. In 2012, he began a new assignment as a city reporter. Cooper is a graduate of both Southeastern High School and Wilmington. He now lives in Springfield with wife, Carey. Cooper became interested in journalism from growing up and reading sports books. He fell in love with telling stories about interesting people.

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88-year-old Springfield man alleges woman stole wallet after sex act
 An 88-year-old Springfield man accused a woman of stealing his wallet after she performed a sex act on him Wednesday, according to a police report. RELATED: Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car The man flagged down Springfield Police Division officers about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West...

Posted: 15 hours ago

An 88-year-old Springfield man accused a woman of stealing his wallet after she performed a sex act on him Wednesday, according to a police report. RELATED: Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car The man flagged down Springfield Police Division officers about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West...
Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car
 A Springfield woman faces assault charges after police alleged she slammed her minivan into another woman’s vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center. Katherine N. Lannom, 20, of 915 Essex St., was arrested on assault charges on Tuesday afternoon. A warrant for criminal damaging has also been requested, according to a police report...

Posted: 19 hours ago

A Springfield woman faces assault charges after police alleged she slammed her minivan into another woman’s vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center. Katherine N. Lannom, 20, of 915 Essex St., was arrested on assault charges on Tuesday afternoon. A warrant for criminal damaging has also been requested, according to a police report...
Coalition seeks to help Springfield businesses with drug epidemic
 A local coalition created to fight the drug epidemic in Clark County spoke with business leaders Wednesday about its role in the public health crisis. The Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Support Coalition held a forum to make business leaders aware of ongoing efforts in the community to create drug free workforce policies...

Posted: a day ago

A local coalition created to fight the drug epidemic in Clark County spoke with business leaders Wednesday about its role in the public health crisis. The Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Support Coalition held a forum to make business leaders aware of ongoing efforts in the community to create drug free workforce policies...
Springfield woman accused of leaving boy in hot car for an hour
 A Springfield woman has been accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy in a hot car at an apartment complex for more than an hour. Courtney R. Lavender, 22, 832 W. Pleasant St., has been charged with child endangering, according to a police report. The Springfield Police Division received a call that a boy was inside a car with the windows up and...

Posted: a day ago

A Springfield woman has been accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy in a hot car at an apartment complex for more than an hour. Courtney R. Lavender, 22, 832 W. Pleasant St., has been charged with child endangering, according to a police report. The Springfield Police Division received a call that a boy was inside a car with the windows up and...
Springfield man arrested, accused of injuring store owner in robbery
 A Springfield man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly injured a convenience store owner while attempting to shoplift a bottle of Long Island Iced Tea. Isaac L. Jones, 63, 137 S. Light St., was charged with robbery. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. RELATED: Springfield man indicted after accused...

Posted: a day ago

A Springfield man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly injured a convenience store owner while attempting to shoplift a bottle of Long Island Iced Tea. Isaac L. Jones, 63, 137 S. Light St., was charged with robbery. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. RELATED: Springfield man indicted after accused...
Feds offer $1B to fight drug epidemic as overdoses rise in Springfield
 More than $1 billion in federal grant money is available nationwide for communities looking to combat the overdose epidemic as deaths continues to rise in Clark County. However local leaders told a representative from U.S. Rob Portman’s office that more sustainable funding is needed over time to battle the problem. About 40 local leaders...

Posted: a day ago

More than $1 billion in federal grant money is available nationwide for communities looking to combat the overdose epidemic as deaths continues to rise in Clark County. However local leaders told a representative from U.S. Rob Portman’s office that more sustainable funding is needed over time to battle the problem. About 40 local leaders...
Springfield man indicted after accused of bringing heroin into jail
 A Springfield man has been indicted after he allegedly brought drugs into the Clark County Jail last November. A Clark County grand jury indicted Cody Michael Lloyd, 27, 2850 Oletha Ave., on Monday on charges of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse on the grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of heroin and aggravated possession...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Springfield man has been indicted after he allegedly brought drugs into the Clark County Jail last November. A Clark County grand jury indicted Cody Michael Lloyd, 27, 2850 Oletha Ave., on Monday on charges of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse on the grounds of a specified governmental facility, possession of heroin and aggravated possession...
Springfield mom indicted after daughter gets help during suspected OD
 A Springfield woman has been indicted after police alleged she overdosed and her daughter thought she had died and went to get help. Tessa Roberts, 27, of Springfield, has been charged with endangering children. She was indicted in the Clark County Common Pleas Court on Monday. RELATED: Woman allegedly skips out on $5K bill at Springfield...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Springfield woman has been indicted after police alleged she overdosed and her daughter thought she had died and went to get help. Tessa Roberts, 27, of Springfield, has been charged with endangering children. She was indicted in the Clark County Common Pleas Court on Monday. RELATED: Woman allegedly skips out on $5K bill at Springfield...
Springfield leaders to vote on $24M hazardous waste dump clean-up plan
 Springfield city commissioners might join other local governments in supporting a reduced cleanup at the Tremont City Barrel Fill, a closed hazardous waste dump in northern Clark County. A resolution acquiescing — reluctantly supporting without protest — the implementation of a $24 million plan as a remedy for the 1.5 million...

Posted: 2 days ago

Springfield city commissioners might join other local governments in supporting a reduced cleanup at the Tremont City Barrel Fill, a closed hazardous waste dump in northern Clark County. A resolution acquiescing — reluctantly supporting without protest — the implementation of a $24 million plan as a remedy for the 1.5 million...
Woman allegedly skips out on $5,000 bill at Springfield wedding venue
 A woman allegedly skipped out on a more than $5,000 bill for her wedding reception after getting into an argument with an employee at a local golf course over unruly children, according to a Springfield Police Division report. Police were sent to Windy Knoll Golf Course about 9:15 p.m. Sunday night on a complaint for theft and vandalism....

Posted: 3 days ago

A woman allegedly skipped out on a more than $5,000 bill for her wedding reception after getting into an argument with an employee at a local golf course over unruly children, according to a Springfield Police Division report. Police were sent to Windy Knoll Golf Course about 9:15 p.m. Sunday night on a complaint for theft and vandalism....
Springfield shooting victim identified
 A Springfield man shot in the back on Saturday has been identified by the Springfield Police Division. 25-year-old Daniel E. Lollis was shot in the lower back outside a home in the 1400 block of South Center Boulevard at about noon on Saturday afternoon, according to a police report. Lollis’ injuries are potentially life-threatening...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Springfield man shot in the back on Saturday has been identified by the Springfield Police Division. 25-year-old Daniel E. Lollis was shot in the lower back outside a home in the 1400 block of South Center Boulevard at about noon on Saturday afternoon, according to a police report. Lollis’ injuries are potentially life-threatening...