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Courts Police Fire

Man to prison for heroin case

URBANA — A Champaign man who was on probation for leaving the scene of an accident in Piatt County where a motorcyclist was seriously injured has been sentenced to two years in prison for having heroin.

No tickets issued in crash that led to woman's death

CHAMPAIGN — No tickets were issued in a three-vehicle accident earlier this month that resulted in the death of a Monticello woman, according to a Champaign police report.

Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn shared a portion of the report involving the Oct. 10 accident that took the life of Marty Fischer, 56, of Monticello on Wednesday.

Updated: 2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting

DOUG ESSER, Associated Press

Toddler taken from Tennessee family found in Illinois

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say a toddler at the center of an Amber Alert has been found safe in Illinois.

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son


Brothers wielding fake knives banned from campus

URBANA — Two brothers from Urbana have been banned from the University of Illinois campus after their decision to “have fun” resulted in numerous complaints to police about men with knives and caused widespread alarm due to misinformation on social media.

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

AARON BEARD, Associated Press
EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Urbana police may start Taser training in December

URBANA — Police Chief Patrick Connolly says he wants to start training officers on how to use Tasers as soon as December and plans to have a draft policy ready for city council approval in November.

Jim Dey: Fatal shooting moves to trial for damages to family of victim

It's been three years since a retired, but still prominent, member of the Champaign-Urbana community was shot and killed in a farm field near Mahomet.

It's been two years since Gerard James, a cousin of the 80-year-old victim, Harlan James of Champaign, was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

PETE YOST, Associated Press