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Noelle McGee

Danville man convicted of breaking in to 90-year-old man's home, beating him up

DANVILLE — A 28-year-old Danville man is facing up to 60 years in prison after being convicted of breaking in to and burglarizing a 90-year-old man's home and beating up the man in July 2017.

A Vermilion County jury on Friday convicted Cole Huber of home invasion, residential burglary and two counts of aggravated battery.

18-year-old arrested in June shooting deaths at Danville motorcycle club

DANVILLE — An 18-year-old Danville man wanted in connection with a double homicide outside the Untouchables Motorcycle Club in June is behind bars.

Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said Deontae N. Bright was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Indianapolis area.

DACC basketball court to be named after man who brought tournament there

DANVILLE — When 16 of the best community college men's basketball teams compete for the national title in Danville in March, they will play on the Dick Shockey Court.

Danville High assistant principal chosen to lead Edison Elementary

DANVILLE — A Danville High School assistant principal is now leading Edison Elementary School.

Betsy Porter was named interim principal at the K-4 school at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

John Rossi, a DHS dean, was named interim assistant principal at the high school to fill Porter's position.

Teacher of the Week: Jessica Creech

Meet JESSICA CREECH, an eight-year veteran who's in her fourth year teaching special-education students in grades 3 through 5 at the Middlefork School in Danville, which is part of the Vermilion Association for Special Education cooperative. So what's the most challenging thing about teaching three grade levels in one classroom?

Man gets 6 years for hitting correctional officer at Danville prison

DANVILLE — A 44-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for hitting a correctional officer at the Danville prison.

Vermilion County State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy said William Ward pleaded guilty to aggravated battery of a peace officer, a Class 2 felony.

The incident occurred in August when Ward was incarcerated at the Danville Correctional Center.

Salt Fork football coach resigns

CATLIN — Longtime Salt Fork football coach Brian Plotner stepped down last week.

Superintendent Phil Cox said Plotner submitted his letter of resignation on Jan. 16. His resignation was effective immediately.

No one hurt after Hoopeston Area school bus hits car in Flatville

FLATVILLE — No one was seriously injured when a school bus taking Hoopeston Area Middle School students to a volleyball game in Thomasboro collided with another vehicle early Monday evening in Flatville.

Lt. Brian Mennenga of the Champaign County Sheriff's Office said the accident occurred about 5 p.m. at the intersection of county roads 2500 North and 2100 East.

Salt Fork to paint gym pink in honor of aide who lost battle to breast cancer

CATLIN — Cuba Poulson served as a personal aide to Salt Fork High School special needs students, but colleagues said she had "a huge heart" for all students.

Danville man acquitted of murder in retrial

DANVILLE — After spending eight years and two months behind bars for the murder of a 20-year-old Danville man almost a decade ago, Lafayette Harper will soon walk free.

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