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Courts Police Fire

Judge: Heroin bill is flawed

A first-of-its-kind heroin bill is now in passage stage in the state Senate after being unanimously approved by the House this week.

But a local judge who heads Champaign County's drug court thinks the legislation is misguided.

Suspect sought after stabbing, theft

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are looking for a man who stabbed another during an apparent robbery Friday morning a few blocks north of the police station.

Lt. Tom Walker said a 30-year-old man from Minnesota who had been in town only four days was walking alone in the 100 block of East Washington Street at 10:15 a.m. when he said a car pulled up and a man got out and confronted him.

Last of those in fake kidnapping sentenced to time served

URBANA — A Guatemala man who participated in the fake kidnapping of an Urbana woman from a Champaign shopping mall last almost a year ago has been sentenced to time served.

18-year-old sentenced to two years for plea in weapon case

URBANA — A teen-ager who was carrying a loaded gun on a city street in Champaign about a month ago has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Taiviontae Gatson, 18, who listed an address in the 1900 block of Melinda Lane, Champaign, pleaded guilty Friday before Judge Tom Difanis to aggravated unlawful use of weapons.

Theft from Walmart brings six-year sentence

URBANA — A Champaign man with a history of felony convictions has been sentenced to six years in prison for his latest.

Michael Brumfield, 42, who listed an address in the 200 block of Hessel Boulevard, pleaded guilty to retail theft over $300 before Judge Tom Difanis on Friday.

Judge dismisses two of six counts in suit against MTD

URBANA — A Champaign County judge has narrowed a lawsuit filed in connection with an accident involving a pedestrian who was run over by a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus this past February.

Second UI student in drug case pleads guilty

URBANA — The second of three former University of Illinois students arrested in March for selling drugs on campus has pleaded guilty.

Teens sentenced to juvenile prison for aggravated robbery

URBANA — Two teens from Champaign who admitted robbing a man of a cellphone on a city street have been sentenced to juvenile prison.

Lamarquis L. Wright, 17, of the 1300 block of North Hickory Street, and Jyuan L. Carter, 16, of the 2500 block of Campbell Drive, pleaded guilty Friday before Judge Tom Difanis to aggravated robbery.

Danville man arrested for Rantoul robbery

URBANA — A Danville man who allegedly robbed a woman he knew at gunpoint in her own home about a month ago has been arrested for that.

Anthony M. Brown, 25, who listed an address in the 1900 block of North Bowman Avenue, was arrested Friday morning at his home on a warrant issued earlier this month charging him with armed robbery.

Man reported stabbed in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - A man was reported stabbed on Friday morning in Champaign.

Emergency personnel responded near the corner of First and Washington streets at about 10:30 a.m. Friday,. after a report of a stabbing and robbery.