Michael Kiser

Michael Kiser

Dense fog advisory expires

A dense fog advisory is in effect for a portion of East Central Illinois Wednesday morning.

The advisory includes Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, Shelby and Vermilion counties. It is in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Visibility is at one quarter of a mile or less at times. Be sure to use your headlights as drive this morning and slow down.

UPDATED: rural Danville woman charged in wife's murder

New 3:42 p.m. Friday:

Prosecutors said a blow to the head led to bleeding on the brain and the death of a rural Danville woman at the hand of her wife last weekend.

UPDATED: witnesses saw Champaign man run to tracks before being hit by train

New 3:30 p.m. Friday:

Danville police said witnesses saw a Champaign man running toward the railroad tracks just before he was hit by a train and killed on Thursday night.

Danville man facing charges in crash that injured Champaign motorcyclist

A Danville man is due back in court next month in connection to an alleged DUI accident in Macon County that injured a Champaign man on a motorcycle.

Forty-six year-old Donald Roberson Sr. is facing three counts of aggravated DUI and one count each of aggravated reckless driving and driving with a revoked license. He is due back in court on Aug. 8.

Illini draw Gonzaga in Maui Invitational opener

The Illinois men's basketball team will open November's Maui Invitational against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

The tournament announced the pairings Tuesday morning. Other teams in the field include Duke, Auburn, Iowa State, Arizona, Xavier and San Diego State.

Pilot unhurt after forced landing of crop duster in Piatt County field

MANSFIELD — The Piatt County Sheriff’s Office said a pilot was not injured when his small plane had a forced landing in a field Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said emergency crews were called about 7 p.m. Sunday to a field about 3 miles west of Mansfield and south of U.S. 150.

Vermilion board chairman chosen to fill out Hays' term in Illinois House

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron doesn't think he will have an unfair advantage in November's election by filling out the rest of state Rep. Chad Hays' term when the Catlin Republican steps down in September.

Felony DUI charges filed in weekend fatal crash in Mahomet

URBANA — A Mahomet man is facing DUI charges in connection with a weekend crash that claimed the life of his passenger.

On Monday, prosecutors filed two counts of aggravated driving under the influence against Chad Smith, 27. He was initially ticketed for driving under the influence of alcohol following the single-vehicle accident around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Flood advisory remains for southeastern Iroquois County

7:06 p.m. Thursday update

A flood advisory has been issued for southeastern Iroquois County until 10 p.m. Thursday.


2:20 p.m. Thursday update

A flood advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 5:15 p.m. Thursday.


12:27 p.m. Thursday update

Fire displaces residents of Champaign mobile home; no one hurt

UPDATE, noon:

CHAMPAIGN — Two residents of a southwest Champaign mobile home have been displaced after an early-morning fire there Thursday.

Champaign Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith said firefighters were called to the New Century Estates Mobile Home Park, 4809 W. Windsor Road, about 3:45 a.m.