Courts Police and Fire

Danville teen hurt in weekend shooting

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating a shooting that injured a 15-year-old Danville resident over the weekend.

Police were called to the 800 block of North Griffin Street shortly after midnight Friday to a call of shots fired, Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said.


Thieves target catalytic converters

CHAMPAIGN — The theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle is more than just a noisy affair. At anywhere from $100 to upwards of $400 a pop, it can be expensive. And when fleet vehicles are victimized, the losses add up fast.


Mahomet man accidentally shot in leg

MAHOMET — A Mahomet man who was target shooting in the country with friends was accidentally shot in the leg Saturday afternoon.

A spokesman for Carle Foundation Hospital said Howard Yu, 27, was in fair condition after being shot below the right knee.


Cause of tool shed fire near Homer under investigation

HOMER — Personnel from the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 28 investigation team are looking into the cause of a fire at a tool shed northeast of Homer late Friday afternoon.

According to a fire department report, firefighters were called to a fire at a metal tool shed at 398 Lincoln Trail Road, about 5 miles northeast of Homer, at 5:51 p.m.


Judge: Test bloodstains for DNA in child deaths

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that DNA tests can be done on bloodstains in connection with the case of a suburban Chicago woman accused of stabbing to death her young son and a girl she was babysitting.


Woman dies in Piatt County crash

La PLACE — One woman died and a second was injured as a result of a two-vehicle collision in southwestern Piatt County Thursday morning.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Jorden Austin, 20, died at 5:13 p.m. Thursday in the intensive care unit at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.


Domestic dispute brings drug charge

URBANA — A domestic dispute between an Urbana man and woman led police to a small cache of cocaine Thursday.

Urbana police officer Matt Quinley said officers received a call about 10:15 a.m. Thursday that a woman was chasing a man with a knife at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of East Florida Avenue, Urbana.


Police seek help in Urbana shooting

URBANA — Urbana police are asking for help from the public in finding a man who allegedly shot another man on the city's east side last weekend.

Lt. Bryant Seraphin said officers were called to the apartment complex at 1404 Silver St. just after 1 a.m. on March 16, initially on a report of a domestic dispute. As they were en route, the call changed to one that shots had been fired.


Man faces sex charges

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man who allegedly sexually assaulted a young woman in his home last week has been criminally charged with multiple criminal counts.

Champaign police Lt. Bob Rea said his department was notified Wednesday by authorities at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where the teen went to be checked out after an assault that allegedly happened days earlier.


Man sentenced to prison in home invasion

URBANA — A Rantoul man who admitted he robbed a man of cash in the man's Rantoul home has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Travis P. Burke, 23, pleaded guilty Thursday to home invasion before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis.


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