Mary Schenk

Mary Schenk

Coroner: Man found in pool of blood in Campustown died of natural causes

URBANA — An Urbana man found in a pool of blood in Campustown early Thursday apparently died of natural causes.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said an autopsy done Friday on Robert W. Chambers, 28, of Urbana showed that he did not die as a result of a cut to his leg.

Two Urbana men charged after search of apartment turns up gun, pot

URBANA — Two Urbana men found to have a gun and cannabis in their home Wednesday have been criminally charged.

Isiah Jordan and Walter Partee, both 24 and of the 800 block of West Ohio Street, were arrested following a court-authorized search of their apartment.

Friends, family of woman killed in U.S. 45 accident seek harsher charges for other driver

URBANA — Family and friends of a Rantoul woman killed in a traffic accident in September on U.S. 45 want prosecutors to file more serious charges against the man who hit her.

UPDATED: Urbana student found without gun; no 'continued concern' for safety

URBANA — A day that began with six detectives investigating a tip about an Urbana High student with a gun ended with police declaring the case closed.

“At this point, there is not a continued concern for the safety of students and staff at Urbana High School,” Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said late Thursday afternoon.

Truck driver who caused I-57 crash headed to prison

URBANA — An Arkansas truck driver whose drug use apparently led to an Interstate 57 crash that seriously injured one person and damaged several vehicles faces several years in prison.

Body of Urbana man found in Campustown

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Urbana man early Thursday in Campustown.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Robert Chambers, 28, was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital’s emergency room. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Man gets probation, home confinement for running away from traffic stop

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he tried to run away from a traffic stop has been sentenced to two years of probation and three months of home confinement.

Urbana man resentenced to 7 years for violating probation on drug conviction

URBANA — An Urbana man who failed to comply with most of the conditions of a probation he received for dealing drugs has been resentenced to seven years in prison.

Judge Tom Difanis on Monday resentenced David Saldana, 40, who listed his address as a University Avenue motel, for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Urbana woman gets 7.5 years in robbery, attack on pregnant woman

URBANA — An Urbana woman who pleaded guilty to two violent crimes that happened this year has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Emanuelle McFall-Miles, 26, who listed an address in the 1200 block of West Church Street, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Tom Difanis to aggravated robbery and aggravated battery to a pregnant woman.

Urbana man accused of sexually assaulting woman as she slept

URBANA — An Urbana man accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she slept remains in the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Octavius Jackson, 39, who listed an address in the 1200 block of South Vine Street, was arrested Sunday by Urbana police and charged Monday with criminal sexual assault.