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Courts Police Fire

The latest: Nelson credits Rubio for attending town hall

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local):

11 a.m.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida is giving fellow Sen. Marco Rubio credit for being the only Republican to attend a televised town hall meeting after the school shooting in their state.

The latest: NRA says left exploiting Florida school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing supporters of gun control of exploiting the mass school shooting in Florida to promote an anti-gun agenda.

Trump backs raising minimum age for more weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action.

Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF not sure it can

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre— but officials aren't sure they can.

White nationalist sues Twitter for banning his accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions.

Prosecutor: Drug case informant was under investigation

SCHAUMBURG (AP) — Prosecutors say they decided not to pursue drug charges against a former suburban Chicago police officer because a key informant was under criminal investigation.

Woman arrested in Tuesday shooting in Urbana

URBANA — A 27-year-old Champaign woman is in the county jail in connection with the Tuesday afternoon shooting of a man in Urbana.

Area flooding: Main east-west highway through Sidney shut down

SIDNEY — Rising waters around Sidney have prompted county officials to shut down the main east-west highway through the small southeastern Champaign County village.

UPDATE: Woman rescued from Salt Fork north of St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — Emergency responders have rescued a woman whose sport utility vehicle went into the rain-swollen Salt Fork north of St. Joseph.

Champaign County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Mennenga said preliminary information is that at 10:29 a.m., an  SUV on County Road 1700 N, just west of 2200 E, was swept into the water as the driver tried to ford water that was too deep.

No bond for man accused of breaking judge's window with snowball

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been ordered held without bond for using a snowball to shatter a window at a judge's home.

Felony charges of criminal damage to property and threatening a public official were filed against 36-year-old Michael Laureto.