Courts, Police, Fire

Courts, Police, Fire

Trump says we'll make decision if Kavanaugh accuser credible

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to "make a decision" on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.

Florence's flooding claims 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials.

Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general."

Trump, in a Hill.TV interview released on Wednesday, said that he's "so sad over Jeff Sessions," whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

Trump says he's not concerned about Manafort cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's not concerned about what his former campaign chairman is telling investigators in the Russia probe.Trump says that if Paul Manafort tells the truth to special counsel Robert Mueller's team then he doesn't see a problem.

College settles ex-football player's suit over hazing

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A former member of a Christian college football team has settled his lawsuit against the school and four of five teammates accused of attacking him.

The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports Wheaton College officials on Tuesday announced the confidential settlement involving Charles Nagy.

Convicted killer admits slaying 2 girls in 2005

WAUKEGAN (AP) — A former Marine already sentenced to death for killing a sailor in Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally attacking two girls in a suburban Chicago park 13 years ago.

Death of witness spurs dismissal of drug charges

URBANA — Charges against a Champaign man accused of selling heroin to a police informant have been dismissed because that person died.

Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton said the witness was crucial to the prosecution of Elmore Leshoure, 43, whose last known address was on West Eureka Street, so he was forced to dismiss the charges on Tuesday.

Jim Dey | Appeals court gives inmate choice on pursuing payout

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

That's what they say — but is it true?

State prison inmate Donald Beard Jr. is skeptical about that old saw, and he has a point.

McDonald's employees protest sexual harassment in workplace

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Legally Speaking: Melby Huddleston

At 18, MELBY HUDDLESTON was a successful communications and advertising entrepreneur in Venezuela when she decided to follow her parents to Champaign County.