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Man arrested in cocaine case

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man who allegedly had more than an ounce of crack cocaine intended for sale was arrested Thursday by Champaign police.

Lt. Tom Walker said narcotics detectives had been investigating Dante M. Brown, 35, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Hedge Road, for alleged drug activity for more than a month.

Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, the railroad said.

Funeral home wants $35,000 it spent on Ernie Banks' funeral

DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Harrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service

LYNN ELBER, Associated Press
TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press


Temperatures started officially in the single digits this morning, but that wasn't stopping some college students from partaking in the Unofficial activities. Here's what we've seen so far:

Tuscola man faces heroin, DUI charges

URBANA — A Tuscola man who allegedly made himself sick with a heroin overdose was charged Thursday with possession of heroin and driving under the influence of drugs.

Man charged with aggravated domestic battery, robbery

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly broke the jaw of his former girlfriend and robbed her of her cellphone is being held in lieu of $125,000 bond in the Champaign County Jail.

Three UI students arrested over Ecstasy, cannabis

URBANA — Three University of Illinois students are in police custody, suspected of selling large amounts of Ecstasy and cannabis for about two years.

Firefighters honor Hoffman on anniversary of his death

CHAMPAIGN — Those who could remember recalled the snow vividly.

"There was about a foot of snow on the ground. The response was slower than normal," John Barker said of the fire call at 5:40 a.m. on March 4, 1960. "It was a small 1,050-square-foot home with a basement fire. There was snow piled up around the house so they didn't (immediately) recognize there was a basement."