All Courts, Police, and Fire Content

All Courts, Police, and Fire Content

Danville police emphasize safety on St. Patrick's Day weekend

DANVILLE — Danville police will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend to crack down on drunken drivers and unbuckled motorists.

Philo pursuing nuisance property in court

PHILO — An attorney pursuing litigation against a nuisance property is hopeful that the village will have ownership by the end of June.

Couple charged with aggravated battery to a child

URBANA — An Urbana couple accused of using excessive corporal punishment on their children has been criminally charged in Champaign County Circuit Court.

Urbana police Lt. Bryant Seraphin said his department was notified Thursday night after three girls were brought to Carle Foundation Hospital by representatives of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Classes set for Champaign County CASA program

URBANA — The Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocate program will conduct training classes for potential new advocates to speak up for the more than 350 abused and neglected children in the Champaign County court system.

Spitting brings two-year prison term

URBANA — A Champaign woman who admitted spitting on a nurse at a local hospital was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison.

Nadine Godden, 50, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of Parkland Court, pleaded guilty in Champaign County Circuit Court to aggravated battery.

Killer of 3 in Danville gets 3 consecutive life terms

URBANA — Nearly six years after three Danville residents were gunned down on the city's east side, a Chicago man was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison for their murders.

Rantoul man arraigned on charge of criminal sexual assault

URBANA — A Rantoul man who allegedly had sex with a teenage girl against her will two years ago has been charged with criminal sexual assault.

Rantoul police last week arrested Demetris Mason, 28, whose last known address was in the 200 block of Winding Lane, on a warrant that had been issued about a month before.

Jury convicts man of weapon, theft charges

URBANA — A Rantoul man who possessed a stolen rifle at another man's home last fall has been convicted of weapon and theft charges.

A Champaign County jury on Wednesday deliberated about two hours before convicting Matthew E. Conley, 31, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of Falcon Drive, of unlawful use of weapons by a felon and theft over $300.

Jordanian convicted of Urbana rape caught in Mexico

TUCSON, Ariz. — A former Urbana man convicted of rape and kidnapping who's been on the run for more than two years has been picked up by federal authorities in Arizona.

Man on parole charged with drug crime

URBANA — A Champaign man on parole for a drug-related conviction has been charged with another drug crime.

Kendun Payne, 31, who listed an address in the 400 block of East Columbia Avenue, was arrested early Tuesday morning by Champaign County sheriff's deputies after a search at his home.