Coffee with the Plant Experts 10-25-14

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Urbana man arrested for alleged molestation

URBANA - An Urbana man was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly molesting a young girl in that city.

Two gravely injured in overnight shootings in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - Champaign police are investigating two early-morning shootings Saturday that left two men gravely wounded. 

Champaign Deputy Chief Troy Daniels said it's possible that the shooting of a 35-year-old man in the 900 block of West Bradley Avenue at 2:14 a.m. may be related to another that occurred about 3:53 a.m. near Summit Ridge and Hedge Road.

Health-wellness fair set in Danville

DANVILLE — A free health and wellness fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave.

The event is being sponsored by Marcia Keys.

Pneumonia vaccine for people at risk

CHAMPAIGN — Here's something to consider when you get your flu shot: Some people also need a pneumonia shot.

There's nothing complicated about who needs a flu shot — it's advised for everyone 6 months old and up. But guidelines for pneumonia shots are based on age and health factors.

Middletown demolition plans move forward

MAHOMET — Now that students and staff are settled into the new Middletown Prairie Elementary, Mahomet-Seymour school district officials are setting a timeline for the demolition of the old Middletown building on Division Street.

Countdown to Nov. 4: 10 days

13th Congressional District candidates Ann Callis and Rodney Davis reported enormous spending in the first two weeks of October: $523,909 by Callis' campaign, $480,630 by Davis' team. Most of it went to TV and radio advertising.

AAUP plans session at UI on academic freedom

URBANA — The local chapter of the American Association of University Professors will sponsor a workshop on academic freedom early next month on campus.

The "Academic Freedom Policies and Procedures at AAUP and UIUC" event will be from 3-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. It will be held in room 407 on the north side of the Illini Union.

Area oil field owner testifies for drilling site

BLOOMINGTON — Testimony regarding a proposed oil drilling site in rural Downs will enter a fifth day and a 13th hour Monday night.

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