Charleston woman dies in traffic accident

A Charleston woman has died from injuries suffered in an auto accident in that city.

Ethelyn Pumphrey, 87, of Charleston was in an auto accident at Loxa Road and Illinois 16 at Charleston at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

GCMS board approves higher tax levy

GIBSON CITY – GCMS school board members gave final approval to a 7.8 percent increase in a tax levy to fund the 2011-12 school year's budget.

Former Champaign officer arrested for DUI

URBANA – A former Champaign police officer who resigned her post two years ago after pleading guilty to drunken driving has been arrested again for driving under the influence.

Man arrested in drug case

URBANA – A Champaign man is due back in court Jan. 18 after being charged with having cocaine and cannabis for sale.

Taylor Howell, 21, who listed an address in the 1000 block of Pomona Drive, Champaign, was charged Monday with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

Teen arrested for spraying bleach in cousin's face

URBANA – An Urbana teen has been charged with two counts of battery after his arrest for spraying bleach in another teen's face.

Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said Devante Kyse, 17, who listed an address in the 700 block of East Pennsylvania Avenue, was arrested Sunday afternoon after an incident that occurred at his home.

Man charged in break-in at ex-girlfriend's home

URBANA – A Champaign man accused of twice entering an ex-girlfriend's home without permission has been charged with residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence.

Cause of fire at Danville business undetermined

DANVILLE — Local and state fire Investigators are listing the cause of a Monday night fire that destroyed a building on West Main Street in downtown Danville as undetermined, according to Public Safety Director Larry Thomason.

Another device available for Project Gutenberg books

URBANA – Project Gutenberg's digital library of more than 33,000 books became available by a new means last week.

The library can now be downloaded to WikiReader, a palm-sized touchscreen device that's billed as an "electronic encyclopedia."

State still looking for information on salmonella cause

The state health department is continuing its investigation into a salmonella outbreak reported in several counties in Illinois, including Champaign.

Specifics of petition filed in Vermilion County election

A petition filed Monday in court alleges the following mistakes in the Nov. 2 election warrant a full recount in the race for Vermilion County clerk, which was won by one vote by incumbent Lynn Foster over challenger Dennis Miller.

– In three precincts, there were a total of three ballots for Foster that were not initialed by an election judge.