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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.

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."

Police investigate armed robbery

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating a reported armed robbery early Wednesday morning in Champaign.

According to a police report, a 46-year-old Champaign man said he was in the 1900 block of North Neil Street at 2 a.m. when he was approached by three men who robbed him of money at gunpoint. The men then ran off.

The description of the robbers is incomplete.

Cause of fire at courthouse under investigation

URBANA — Fire department officials say an overheated elevator motor produced a lot of smoke but no injuries at the Champaign County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon.

Urbana Fire Marshal Phil Edwards said firefighters were called to the courthouse, 101 E. Main St., at 5 p.m.

New: UI police review video of MTD bus hitting female student

URBANA — University of Illinois police say they have reviewed video footage of an MTD bus hitting a woman near Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Vacant office building to help firefighters train

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign firefighters will get a chance to exercise their skills in a vacant office building Thursday.

Molestation charges dismissed

URBANA — Criminal charges have been dismissed against a couple accused of molesting a child in Rantoul.

Victim in first of two Saturday shootings dies

An Urbana man has died after being shot over the weekend, the second fatality in Champaign from gunshot incidents separated by less than two hours.
Champaign County Coroner Duane E. Northrup said Yojevol Sturkey, 35, of Urbana, died at 8:16 a.m.

Robbery plea lands Champaign man 15-year sentence

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he robbed a convenience store clerk in April has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.