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Courts Police Fire

Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church.

Rantoul check forger free until sentencing

URBANA — A Rantoul man who admitted taking part in a series of illegal financial transactions that deprived people of thousands of dollars faces the possibility of going to prison.

Over the objection of a prosecutor, Judge Roger Webber agreed to release Brandon Jackson, 30, of the 1500 block of South Pointe Drive from jail while he's awaiting his March 31 sentence.

Clinton man facing meth-related charges

CLINTON — A Clinton man is in the DeWitt County jail on drug-related charges following his arrest Wednesday.

A release from the Illinois State Police said Richard A.P. Gharrett, 32, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials, a Class 2 felony.

If convicted, he faces penalties ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison.

Dense fog advisory

Illinois State Police are warning of dense fog this morning in all nine counties of District 10.

Heavy fog Wednesday morning was the apparent cause of a 10-vehicle accident on Interstate 74 eastbound in Vermilion County that left one person dead and several others injured. 

Troopers remind motorists to turn on their headlights. 

Chicago parolee charged with sandwich shop holdup

URBANA — A Chicago man on parole for aggravated robbery in two northern Illinois counties has been charged with the holdup of an Urbana business Tuesday night.

Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said just before 8 p.m., a man entered the Subway restaurant, 802 W. University Ave., and demanded cash from the two employees present.

State alleges violations at daycare where girl drowned

A Vermilion County daycare facility has been reprimanded by the state for neglect after a four year-old girl drowned in a pool there last fall.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services spokesperson Veronica Resa said the Shawnee's Little Shadows Daycare Facility at 64 Maplewood Avenue south of Danville has received two allegations of neglect.

Matt Rush pays attorney fees, bringing civil case to close

It's possible the public may never hear from Matt Rush again after the embattled former police officer's one outstanding court case came to an early close Wednesday.

Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

Police: Suspects in N. Korean's death coated hands with poison

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

The latest: Pipeline protesters burn structures as camp ends

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

Cleanup efforts at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp are on hold after negotiations broke down between authorities and camp leaders.