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No injuries in Urbana house fire

URBANA -- Nobody was hurt in a house fire Monday afternoon in Urbana.

According to an Urbana Fire Department report, firefighters were called to a home at 1605 Golfview Drive, U, at 3:46 p.m.

When they arrived, they saw heavy smoke showing from the attic area of the house, according to Urbana Fire Department Division Chief Jeff McDuffy.

Urbana man arrested for attack in Paxton home

PAXTON -- An Urbana man was arrested in connection with a robbery and stabbing incident on Easter Sunday at the home of a couple who minister a Paxton church.

Formal charges are expected to be filed Monday against Daniel D. Cobb, 51, according to the Ford County state's attorney's office.

Reports to police

Area police report the following:


100 block of East Armory Avenue: Computer, mini-stereo and electronic gaming system taken in a residential burglary Thursday.

1100 block of North Prospect Avenue: Gasoline stolen Saturday.

Danville groups back emergency lights

DANVILLE - Seconds count in an emergency.

That's why Danville's neighborhood associations are spreading information about flashing porch lights that can be activated by the flip of a switch, making it easier for police, fire and medical personnel to find a residence, day or night.

Motorcycle passenger injured in fall

CHAMPAIGN — A woman was being treated at a hospital for a freak injury Saturday night following a motorcycle mishap in southwest Champaign.

Champaign Sgt. David Griffet said a couple on a motorcycle was trying to leave Village Fair Place to make a left turn to go north on Duncan Road about 6:50 p.m. when the male driver lost control.

Recent reports made to area police

In crimes reported to area police:


500 block of Ash Street: 22-year-old delivery man for Jimmy John's reported he was robbed of cash and cell phone at gunpoint about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday.

2000 block of Moreland Boulevard: Unlocked apartment entered Wednesday between 3 and 4 p.m.; TV, gaming system, and computer stolen.

Several vehicles burgled in southeast Urbana

URBANA - Urbana police are looking for the persons responsible for several vehicle vandalisms in the southeast part of the city late last week.

Prosecutor: Contempt filing would be next in landlord case

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz is working with Sheriff Dan Walsh to make sure landlords for a rural apartment complex obey a judge's order.

Meanwhile, health officials were trying Thursday to find a place to stay for a family that was still living at the Cherry Orchard complex.

Health official: Apartments still have tenants

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator Julie Pryde said people continue to live at a northern Champaign County apartment complex two days after a judge ordered it closed for allowing the discharge of raw sewage into the environment.

Reports to police

In crimes reported to area police:


4000 block of Golf Creek Drive: House entered sometime between April 11 and 15; silverware valued at about $2,000 stolen.

2600 block of North Prospect Avenue: Purse reported stolen Tuesday.