Courts, Police, Fire

Courts, Police, Fire

Christensen's lawyers say he offered to plead guilty, reveal location of remains

CHAMPAIGN — Within six months of his arrest, Brendt Christensen offered to plead guilty and reveal everything he knew about the location of Yingying Zhang's remains, his lawyers said Tuesday.

Man ordered held in slaying of club security guard

CHICAGO (AP) — A second man charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard at a popular Chicago nightclub has been ordered held without bond.

Jon Elliot Poole is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Sound Bar security guard Thurman Bailey on March 8. He was arrested last week by U.S. Marshals in Georgia, where he'd moved after the shooting.

Tension brews between cities, states over opioid lawsuits

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tension is emerging between lawyers representing state and local governments over the path forward in a set of lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.

Prosecutors: Once-secret sex offender deal must stand

MIAMI (AP) — A once-secret plea deal reached a decade ago with wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must stand, despite objections from many of his victims who were teenagers at the time, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing.

Trump: Woman who alleged sexual assault not my 'type'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his "type."

"I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened," Trump told The Hill in an interview at the White House.

House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House proposed somewhat tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. moves migrant kids after bad treatment exposed

The U.S. government has removed most children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas near the border with Mexico following reports that more than 300 children were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

Vehicle strikes, kills girl in Chicago driveway

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 4-year-old girl was killed and an 8-year-old girl was injured after they were struck by a vehicle backing up in a driveway.

White House blocks Conway from House oversight hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers.

Mattoon teacher who subdued shooter named Carnegie hero

MATTOON (AP) — A central Illinois teacher has been named a Carnegie hero after subduing a teen who opened fire at Mattoon High School in September 2017.

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