Courts Police Fire

Courts Police Fire

Truck-car accident closes U.S. 45 temporarily

URBANA — One person was taken to the hospital Saturday after a car and a semi-trailer truck collided on a state highway north of Urbana.

Illinois State Police said that at about 1:15 p.m., Don Yearwood, 57, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., was driving a semi north on U.S. 45, just south of Ford-Harris Road.

Champaign parolee facing drug charge

URBANA — A Champaign man on parole for a drug conviction has been charged with another drug offense after police found suspected cocaine on him.

Kyle L. Greer, 26, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Hedge Road, was charged Friday with a single count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine following his arrest Thursday afternoon.

Champaign man held on burglary, robbery charges

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly burgled a house and robbed a business in Champaign in a three-hour span Thursday evening is being held in the Champaign County Jail.

Nathaniel Curry, 26, of the 700 block of Bethume Court was arraigned Friday for residential burglary, robbery and resisting a peace officer in two separate cases. Judge Brett Olmstead set his bond at $125,000.

Five wounded in shooting in Danville

DANVILLE — Danville police need help finding the person or people responsible for a shooting in that city early Saturday that left five people wounded.

A release from Cmdr. Joshua Webb of the Danville Police Department said officers were called to Seminary and Jackson streets just after 3 a.m. for shots being fired.

Immigration Project feted for efforts to fight injustice

CHAMPAIGN — When Rebekah Niblock was a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she began teaching English as a second language to immigrants who were new to the community.

Georgetown man killed in two-vehicle crash in Tilton

TILTON — A 38-year-old Georgetown man died after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Tilton, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

In the crash, Chad A. Lanham was the passenger of a vehicle that struck the rear end of a Jeep in an intersection, Northrup said.

Mr. Lanham was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

FBI warns of consequences of social media threats

CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI's new public service campaign designed to make people think before making social media threats includes the voice of someone who has made them.

Attack on 94-year-old vet nets 20-year sentence

CHICAGO (AP) — A 20-year prison sentence was handed a Chicago man who pleaded guilty to attacking a 94-year-old World War II veteran.

Olajuwon Claiborne was tearful as he apologized Thursday to the now 95-year-old Josephine Regnier before being sentenced by a Cook County judge.

Mattoon residents, students sing praises of teacher who subdued shooter

MATTOON — Growing up in Casey, Amy Hines knew of Angela McQueen. She starred in basketball at nearby rival Marshall High while Hines' dad was coaching girls' basketball at Casey-Westfield.

"I knew her back then, and she was aggressive on the court," Hines said of McQueen.