Courts, Police, Fire

Courts, Police, Fire

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after early morning shooting in Danville

DANVILLE — One person is dead and another hospitalized following an early Sunday morning shooting in Danville.

According to Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason, police officers were called to the 1500 block of East English at 3:15 a.m. after receiving reports of shots fired.

Mahomet man injured in crash

MAHOMET — A Mahomet man is being treated for injuries he received in a single vehicle crash Sunday afternoon north of Mahomet.

According to a state police report, Ronald K. Phelps, 75, was driving a 2009 light green Hyundai Sonata eastbound on County Road 2650 E approaching Illinois 47 at 12:39 p.m. when his vehicle left the road and into a ditch on the right side of the road.

Boil order for part of Tolono

TOLONO - A boil order has been issued for a portion of Tolono.

Village authorities said the order was issued following a water main break on the southeast side of town.

The area affected includes homes south of the Norfolk and Western Railroad and east of the Canadian National Railroad.

UI cop files complaint over his harassment investigation becoming public

URBANA — A University of Illinois police officer who was the subject of a sexual-harassment investigation has filed a complaint with the department about the information becoming public.

Meanwhile, Chancellor Robert Jones has met with some of the police department's female officers and is reviewing how to address their concerns, according to a campus spokeswoman.

UPDATE: 1 dead, 4 hurt in head-on crash on U.S. 45 near Thomasboro

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m.:

URBANA — The driver of a vehicle involved in a head-on collision with a garbage truck Friday afternoon on U.S. 45 south of Thomasboro has died.

Former Paxton man gets 50 years for murder in February shooting in Texas

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas — A former Paxton man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the February murder of a 38-year-old man in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Champaign man gets 4 years in robbery at north Champaign hotel

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he threatened a hotel clerk to get her to hand over money has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Denzel Jordan, 24, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Holly Hill Drive, pleaded guilty Friday before Judge Tom Difanis to robbery.

Man gets probation for stealing tools from van in Urbana hotel parking lot

URBANA — A Bloomington man who admitted stealing hundreds of dollars worth of tools from a work van in the parking lot of an Urbana hotel last month has been sentenced to two years of probation.

State police responding to three crashes on I-74 in, near Urbana

URBANA — State police are responding to multiple crashes on Interstate 74 between Urbana and St. Joseph.

Around 1 p.m., Illinois State Police at District 10 tweeted that they were responding to a crash in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 186.5 between Urbana and St. Joseph.

Champaign man gets 12 years for sexual assault of girl

URBANA — A Champaign man who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a child has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Toti Tatu-Commis, 39, who listed an address in the 400 block of East Bradley Avenue, will have to serve at least 10 years behind bars and then faces deportation to his home country of Congo.