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Mahomet schools canceled after 'low-level' bomb/firearm threat

MAHOMET — School was canceled for the day Wednesday in the Mahomet-Seymour district after a bomb and firearm threat.

Teen accused of arson at home in Urbana

URBANA — An Urbana teen has been ordered to be back in court June 1 after being charged with attempted aggravated arson.

Mathieu Wilson, 17, who listed an address in the 100 block of East Washington Street, is accused of trying to set a fire at his mother’s residence about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday. He was staying with her.

Fallen tree damages fence in Urbana

URBANA — The Urbana Fire Department reports that a fallen tree caused damage to a fence Wednesday afternoon.

According to a fire department report, firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Berkley Avenue at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call that a tree had fallen near a house.

The only damage was to a fence, according to the report.

Danville police probe fatal shooting at parking lot; victim and suspect identified

DANVILLE - Danville police are investigating a Tuesday-night shooting that killed a Danville man.

Four-year-old 'was happy all of the time'

DANVILLE – Two candles sit in front of a house on Danville's east side in remembrance of a 4-year-old boy who apparently accidentally strangled himself on Monday evening.

"He was happy all of the time," Marcos Cruz Cruz said of his son Marcos Javier Cruz Santos. "We miss him very, very much."

Douglas County sheriff's deputy on paid leave over complaint

TUSCOLA — A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy is on paid leave while a complaint that he inappropriately touched a woman in a Tuscola store is investigated.

Drug charges in Urbana include proximity to park

URBANA — Two Urbana men are due back in court next month after being charged with possessing cocaine intended for sale.

Marion man held on $100,000 bond in heroin case

THOMASBORO — A Marion man who admitted making regular trips to Chicago for heroin is being held in the Champaign County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Chris Wheeler, 41, was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance after his arrest late Monday night on Interstate 57 near Thomasboro.

Urbana man charged in burglary at his apartment complex

URBANA — An Urbana man was charged Monday with burglarizing a neighbor in his apartment complex.

Terry Carter, 41, who listed an address in the 1700 block of East Colorado Avenue, was charged with residential burglary for entering another apartment in his complex on May 4 and stealing items.

Accident reported at Vermilion and Newell in Danville

DANVILLE — Emergency personnel have been called to a vehicle accident at the intersection of North Vermilion Street and West Newell Road.

At least one victim was entrapped at the scene of the crash that occurred shortly after 2 p.m.

A medical helicopter came to the scene in the area of Wal-Mart to airlift one victim to the hospital.