Courts Police and Fire
URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted having cannabis in his home intended for sale was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.
Raymond Barneske, 51, whose last known address was in the 900 block of Ford Harris Road, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver cannabis for having about 6 ounces (183 grams) of cannabis in his house on Dec. 12.
URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted hitting the mother of his child was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of probation.
In return for Durrell Brigham's guilty plea to domestic battery with a prior domestic battery conviction, a more serious case of residential burglary was dismissed.
URBANA — The city engineer for Champaign was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in the county jail and two years of probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.
URBANA — A Savoy man who admitted having more than 2 pounds of cannabis intended for sale in his home was sentenced to two years of probation.
Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said Brett Shaw, 24, of the 1200 block of Village Parkway had no prior convictions before pleading guilty Thursday before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to possession with intent to deliver cannabis.
DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College students have a unique opportunity to see the Fourth District Appellate Court in action next week.
On Wednesday morning, the court is moving its proceedings from its courtroom in Springfield to Room 302 at Vermilion Hall on DACC’s campus to give students the experience of viewing a session and hearing a case or two.
Punishment related to bullet that went through apartment
CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign police officer who fired his gun in a residential neighborhood last fall, killing a dog and sending a round through a nearby apartment, has been suspended for a day without pay.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign firefighters as well as firefighters from neighboring communities will soon receive leadership training as a result of a federal grant announced on Wednesday.
URBANA — The Champaign County state's attorney's office has filed additional charges against a Champaign man arrested after he allegedly tried to bring weapons into the Assembly Hall last month.
Kenneth P. Bergman, 64, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Hollycrest Drive, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon.
URBANA — Urbana police have been investigating an incident that happened Monday afternoon in which a 12-year-old girl said she was approached by a man in a truck offering her ice cream.