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6-year-old girl injured in hit-and-run in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign police are asking for help in finding information about a hit-and-run accident that left a 6-year-old girl injured late Thursday afternoon.

According to a Champaign police report, officers were called to the 500 block of Alabama Avenue, off Bloomington Road between State Street and Prospect Avenue, at 4:06 p.m. Thursday.

Father and son from St. Joseph killed in I-74 collision in Danville

DANVILLE - A father and son from St. Joseph were killed in a collision in Danville early Thursday afternoon.

State police are still investigating the truck-car crash, which also injured a Mansfield woman.

Man shot in Champaign early Thursday morning

CHAMPAIGN — A 24-year-old Champaign man was shot early Thursday as he tried to flee a stranger who had a gun.

Champaign police officers were sent about 1:30 a.m. Thursday to Provena Covenant Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim.

Power restored after tree limbs falls on line in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - Power has been restored to virtually all homes in Champaign, after a tree limb fell into a power line early Thursday, knocking out power to several hundred.

A tree limb fell onto a power line in the 700 block of West Columbia Avenue, according to Leigh Morris of Ameren IP, causing an outage that lasted from about 5:30 to just after 7 a.m.

Two more men sentenced to prison in fatal shooting in Danville

DANVILLE – Two more men were sentenced to prison on Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a Danville businessman and the shooting of his business associate.

Bond at $75,000 for 17-year-old accused of robbery

URBANA — Bond has been set at $75,000 for an Urbana man charged with robbing two Urbana men in their apartment last month.

Patrick L. Johnson, 17, who listed an address in the 2200 block of Country Squire Drive, U., pleaded innocent Wednesday to two counts of felony robbery.

If convicted, Johnson could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

Reports made to police

Area police report the following:


Vandals strike in two Vermilion County cemeteries

Ruth Callahan was surprised when a fellow Sidell resident knocked on her door early Saturday morning to report that headstones at the Fairview Cemetery had been knocked over.

"I was out there on Friday evening right at dusk," said Callahan, a cemetery board member. At that time, "nothing was wrong."

One of six co-defendants in Danville shooting sentenced to eight years in prison

DANVILLE – A 34-year-old Danville man was sentenced to prison in connection with a shooting that killed a Danville businessman and injured another exactly one year ago, and two of his co-defendants are scheduled to be sentenced today.

Woman dies from injuries in Urbana fire

SPRINGFIELD – A woman who was injured in a fire in Urbana several weeks ago has died.

Sangamon County Chief Deputy Coroner Doug Duff said Ashley Ames, 23, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in the burn unit at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Ms. Ames was hospitalized after a house fire on May 28 in a two-story rental property at 814 W. Stoughton St., U.