Courts, Police, and Fire

Courts, Police, and Fire

Single-car accident west of Champaign injures one

CHAMPAIGN - A person was injured in a single-car accident just west of Champaign on Interstate 72 about 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

Preliminary information from Illinois State Police was that there was only one person in the car on eastbound 72. The car reportedly left the road and hit a tree near mile marker 178, which is near Bondville.

Man accused of mother's death has history of mental illness

URBANA — A Champaign man accused of fatally stabbing his mother then setting a fire to cover the death has a history of mental illness, according to court documents and police reports.

Danville homicide under investigation

DANVILLE – Danville police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a 26-year-old Danville man dead.

Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said police were called to a home in the 1500 block of East Fairchild Street around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Three critically injured in rural intersection crash

SEYMOUR — Three people were listed in critical condition late Saturday at an Urbana hospital following a morning accident in western Champaign County.

Champaign County sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Vercler said the collision happened at a rural intersection about 3 1/2 miles south of Seymour at 9:55 a.m. and involved a car and a pickup truck.

DUI crash victim forgives driver

URBANA — Diane Smith has a huge heart.

Even though she can't walk or use her dominant hand because of critical injuries inflicted on her by a drunken driver last summer, she has forgiven the man and told the judge who sentenced him that prison probably wasn't the best place for him.

Man charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

URBANA — A Champaign man has been criminally charged with sexually molesting a teenage girl.

Manson Davis, 32, who listed an address in the 3300 block of Kimberly Drive, was arraigned Friday on three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, alleging three different acts with a teenage girl from Champaign that happened on March 22 and 31 at his home and hers.

Updated: Police arrest man in woman's death

Updated 2:41 p.m. Friday.

CHAMPAIGN — Police have arrested a Champaign man in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in his burned-out Champaign apartment Friday morning.

Apartment fire in Champaign

Champaign firefighters and investigators at the scene of a fire in an apartment building at State and Healey Streets in Champaign on Friday, April 12, 2013. 

Prairie North 2013 Disaster Drill

More than 15 local and state agencies took part in the first day of a three-day emergency response exercise April 11 to 13 called Prairie North 2013.They were at the  empty Abbott Acres apartment complex in Rantoul on Thursday, April 11, 2013.The agencies included local fire and police departments, area hospital and ambulance services, and Illinois emergency agencies.

Probation follows plea for possession of stolen vehicle

URBANA — A Champaign teen who admitted his role in the theft of a vehicle last year has been sentenced to two years of probation,