June 2010

Danville man arrested for sexual assault at knifepoint

DANVILLE – Patrol officers caught a 51-year-old registered sex offender early Monday morning as he was sexually assaulting a female at knifepoint in her home, according to Danville police.


Traffic stop in Champaign leads to arrest of Urbana man on drug charge

CHAMPAIGN – An Urbana man was being held at the Champaign County Jail on $10,000 bond following his arrest for possession with the intent to deliver marijuana.

According to a Champaign police report, officers pulled over a vehicle in the 700 block of West Bloomington Road, C., at 6:50 p.m. Friday. for a traffic stop.


Former law partner of sheriff challenges opponent's candidacy petitions

URBANA – An ally of Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh is challenging the candidacy petitions filed last week by an independent candidate hoping to unseat the two-term sheriff.


Theft trial delayed for former president of Danville Crimestoppers board

DANVILLE – The former board president of Vermilion County Crimestoppers is now scheduled to stand trial in September for stealing thousands of dollars in tips money from the organization.

Jerry L. Geren, 57, of St. Joseph, this week was set to stand trial on one count of theft over $10,000, a Class 2 felony.


Illini closer undergoes Tommy John surgery

Bryan Roberts expected to miss 2011 season


Small nearing major invite

Illini golf coach in contention at PGA Professional Championship


Man rescued after getting his fingers stuck in a bank depository

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Fire Department says it took more than an hour and a half Sunday to rescue a man who got his fingers stuck in a night depository at a Champaign bank.

According to a fire department report, a man got his fingers stuck in a depository at National City Bank, 1771 W. Kirby Ave., C, at 12:48 p.m. Sunday.


Women's hoops assistant leaves

Illini women's basketball assistant coach Patrick Klein has resigned after three seasons.


Teens, teeth and vampires

Some people might look at a picture of a vampire and think: blood.

Nancy Greenwalt, executive director of SmileHealthy, sees teeth.

So SmileHealthy, a Champaign County-based dental program for under-served kids, is making vampires the centerpiece of its latest oral health education campaign in hope of getting teens' attention.


Two arrested for home invasion over incident at Urbana motel

URBANA – Police have arrested two men for home invasion following an incident early Monday morning at an Urbana motel.

Zachary Duke, 23, who listed an address in Urbana, and Richard L. Mullens, 50, who listed an address in Champaign, pleaded innocent Monday to felony home invasion.