Courts, Police, Fire

Courts, Police, Fire

UI law students take a minute to reflect, as well as assess

CHAMPAIGN — Carlisle Shelson graduated from Michigan State University in 2017, amid the sexual-abuse scandal involving MSU team doctor Larry Nassar.

She's now a first-year student at the University of Illinois College of Law, where a sexual-harassment case involving a tenured professor has rocked the law school for the past few weeks.

Chicago man accused of stealing from employee areas of 4 Champaign stores

URBANA — A Chicago man accused of entering Champaign businesses and stealing from employees faces up to 30 years in prison if he's convicted.

Antonio Carr, 22, was booked into the county jail over the weekend after having been charged a month ago with four counts of burglary.

Woman accused of stealing from man she knew

URBANA — A homeless woman who hails from Champaign faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of stealing from a man she knew.

Autumn Boastick, 39, was arraigned Tuesday for residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence in connection with an Oct. 16 incident at a home in the 2300 block of Valley Brook Drive, Champaign.

Champaign man accused of having meth for sale in June

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly had methamphetamine that he intended to sell in June is due back in court Jan. 8.

Joshua Auteberry, 33, of the 2100 block of Southwood Drive was picked up Monday on a warrant that had been issued about a month ago, when he was charged with delivery of methamphetamine and possession of a look-alike substance.

Urbana man faces weapons, domestic-battery charges in argument

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly struck a woman in the head and threatened her with a gun has been charged with being an armed habitual criminal.

Ben Anderson, 33, who listed an address in the 1000 block of Berkley Avenue, was also charged Tuesday with unlawful use of weapons by a felon and domestic battery.

Parkland student accused of stealing, pawning neighbor's laptop

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly stole a computer from a neighbor has been charged with residential burglary.

Leo Bannon, 21, who listed an address in the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue, is due back in court for a probable-cause hearing Nov. 27. If convicted of the charge, he faces four to 15 years in prison.

Tolono man who got 45 years on federal sex charges gets 5 more in state case

URBANA — A Tolono man sentenced last week to 45 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting three girls has pleaded guilty to molesting a fourth girl in a state case.

Joshua E. Lange, 40, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

CNN sues, demanding return of Acosta to White House

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials to cover the White House be returned because it violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press.

Florida recount chugs along as irregularities surface

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election recount chugged along Tuesday as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the elections for Senate and governor.

Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno that killed at least 42 people.