TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A storm that swept through the Midwest and the Northeast just a week before the start of spring dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of northern New England and caused pileups on the Ohio Turnpike involving at least 40 vehicles, leaving three people dead and a state trooper seriously injured.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.
URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he picked up a falsified prescription for a painkiller last fall was sentenced to prison earlier this week.
Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis sentenced Shaun Thomas, 35, of the 1700 block of Olympian Drive to 45 months in prison for burglary.
MATTOON - An Effingham County man who was thrown from a pickup truck on Interstate 57 was killed Wednesday night when another motorist drove over him.
Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers identified the man killed as Leroy A. Alwardt, 70, of Mason, which is just south of Effingham.
MONTICELLO — Two Decatur men and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with four robberies — three in Piatt County and one in Macon County.
Police believe the trio is responsible for three Subway sandwich shop robberies in Piatt County — two in Bement and one in Monticello — as well as another at a Casey's in Long Creek on Monday.
URBANA — A 20-year-old Westmont woman who joined a group of suburban Chicago men intent on selling a veritable smorgasbord of club drugs in Urbana a year ago was sentenced Wednesday to four years of probation.
URBANA — A Champaign man who failed to turn himself in to begin serving a prison sentence in December was arrested by Champaign police in that city Tuesday for having a loaded weapon.
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous explosion that may have been caused by a gas leak flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring 18 and leaving an undisclosed number missing.
NORWOOD (AP) — A central Illinois woman died after a fire in a mobile home in the Peoria County community of Norwood.
The Peoria Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1cSJkyO ) County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says the woman was found inside the home. Authorities haven’t released or name or age.
CHICAGO (AP) — A late winter storm dumped more than 5 inches of snow in the Chicago area, causing power outages and headaches for commuters.
But the National Weather Service says the worst has ended.