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Final debate brings up new issues for 13th District candidates

NORMAL -- In their third and final debate Thursday night, the candidates in Illinois' 13th Congressional District broke little new ground, repeating many of the talking points they had stressed in two previous face to face meetings this month.

WDWS election coverage roundup

Here's a roundup of audio stories related to the November 2014 election:

Champaign man sentenced to 10 years for 2012 shooting

URBANA — A Champaign man who experts agreed suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot his wife two years ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

With credit for good time and time already served, Mikal Washington, 35, could be released from prison in about 61/2 years.

Freeze warning issued for East Central Illinois

Your Halloween costume may need a few extra layers.

That's because the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties.  It's in effect from midnight Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday.

Rantoul woman charged with attempted burglary

URBANA — A Rantoul woman who police found allegedly trying to break in a home in that village has been criminally charged.

Kayle Shadix, 25, who listed an address in the 1300 block of East Grove Street, was arrested about 3 p.m. Wednesday for allegedly trying to break into a relative's home in the 100 block of Mitchell Court.

Rantoul man gets 12 years for fifth DUI

URBANA — A Rantoul man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for his fifth driving under the influence conviction.

Champaign County Judge Richard Klaus called Denny Busboom, 41, of the 1000 block of Pinecrest Drive a "danger to the public."

Water line break closes part of Stadium Drive in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - Stadium Drive between Neil and Oak streets in Champaign has been closed to all traffic due to what is being described as a major water line break that happened about 8:15 a.m. Thursday.
A release from the University of Illinois suggested the street should reopen by 6 p.m. Thursday.

Waukegan schools, teachers reach tentative deal

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Negotiating teams for the Waukegan teachers union and school district reached a tentative contract agreement early Thursday after a four-week teacher strike.

Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has ordered the release of a prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double killing.

Viral video documents New York street harassment

DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press