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SADORUS – A Georgia man died in an accident early Sunday morning in rural Champaign County.
Matthew Thomas Parvin, 21, of Rincon, Ga., was pronounced dead at 3 a.m. at the scene of the accident, according to the Champaign County coroner's office.
DANVILLE – A Chicago attorney once again is asking for a new trial for a 35-year-old Newtown man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his wife.
Stanley Hill plans to file a motion in Vermilion County Circuit Court today that says his client, Kenneth Gray, was denied a fair trial in October because the jury was not given proper instructions regarding the lesser charge of second-degree murder, which was offered as another option.
HEBER CITY, Utah – Recovery crews, including helicopters, continued a massive search Friday for a former White Heath woman and her husband who disappeared after their fishing boat capsized Wednesday.
Weather had improved and allowed searchers to get their best opportunities so far this week, according to Chris Epperson, spokesman for the Wasatch County Search and Rescue crew.
CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign man is accused of a stabbing of a woman at a store in June.
Champaign police arrested Aaron Dobyne, 36, who listed an address in the 200 block of East Hill Street, on Friday, according to Lt. Joe Gallo. He was arrested on charges of attempted murder and aggravated robbery.
URBANA – A spree of vicious armed robberies involving at least eight men who stole more than $400,000 resulted in convictions on federal charges Friday for four of the crew.
After 13 hours of deliberations and a total of 10 days of trial in U.S. District Court in Urbana, the jury of six men and six women found Brad O. Williams, Clinton Williams, Seville Williams and Rory Tucker, all of Kankakee, guilty of a total of 23 counts as charged, including armed robbery conspiracy, armed robbery and use of a gun in a violent crime.
URBANA – A St. Joseph teenager was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol early Saturday, less than 12 hours after she pleaded guilty in traffic court to speeding and not having a valid license.
Kelsey Hall, 17, is scheduled to be back in court Dec. 1 to be arraigned on charges of driving under the influence and improper lane usage.
DANVILLE – Vermilion County authorities are still investigating a motorcycle-vehicle accident that killed a 21-year-old South Danville man on Wednesday night.
Brandon Nixon was pronounced dead shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the scene of the crash near the intersection of Arlington and Alpha drives in Hegeler, Coroner Peggy Johnson said.
HEBER CITY, Utah – Authorities in north central Utah were searching for a former White Heath woman and her husband, missing in a reservoir since midday Wednesday, when their fishing boat capsized. Two other men with them swam to safety.
"They're calling it a retrieval, not a rescue," Andrew Springer of White Heath said Thursday morning of the massive effort in Wasatch County, Utah, to locate his daughter, Cathryn Springer Roundy, 23, and her husband, Steven Roundy, 29.
PESOTUM – Champaign County sheriff's deputies have learned that a 9-year-old Pesotum boy is responsible for vandalizing headstones at a Pesotum cemetery twice in three days.
On Wednesday afternoon, 38 headstones in the St. Mary's Cemetery at 1245 County Road 200 N were overturned, about 24 hours after workers had replaced them from a similar vandalism that occurred Sunday night or Monday morning.
URBANA – A Champaign County jury Tuesday found a Homer woman guilty of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for having sex with a teenage boy.
Kristen Buffington, 20, faces penalties ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison when she is sentenced by Judge Jeff Ford on Jan. 5. The mother of a 4-year-old child, Buffington will also have to register as a sex offender for 10 years.