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Westville man dies following crash in Danville

URBANA — A Westville man died on Sunday afternoon from injuries he received in a crash nearly a week ago in Danville.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said that James A. Roberts Sr., 50, of Westville, was pronounced dead at 12:41 p.m. Sunday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

John Roska: Completing supervision doesn't erase record in case

Q: I successfully completed supervision in a criminal case several years ago. When I negotiated the plea, I was told that once I successfully completed supervision I wouldn't have any record. But I recently got turned down for a job because a background check turned up that record. Why is it still a public record? What can I do?

Police: Danville man 'fine' after jumping off bridge into Vermilion River

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating why a man jumped from Memorial Bridge into the Vermilion River early Saturday evening.

Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said the man, who was not identified, jumped off the east side of the bridge as a police car approached. The officer was not chasing the man at the time, he said.

Pair reach settlement with library over records requests

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Two people have reached a settlement with a suburban Chicago library in an ongoing dispute that started with complaints about pornography.

Father pleads in case of guns in truck at SJ-O

URBANA — A rural Urbana man who admitted he left guns in a truck that his son drove to school has been convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Guilty plea brings 35 year prison sentence in Farmer City murder

A man described by a local sheriff as "pure evil" is headed to prison for 35 years in connection with the murder of a Farmer City man in 2013.

Shots fired into north Urbana home; two in custody

URBANA - Urbana police are trying to sort out who may have been involved in an early-morning shooting Friday in the north end of that city in which several shots were fired into a house.

No one was hit or physically harmed in the shooting in the 1200 block of West Beslin Street, that happened about 12:25 a.m., said Lt. Bryant Seraphin.

Training set on drug to counter heroin ODs

DANVILLE — As a Westville police officer, Tom Kirby has seen firsthand the horrible consequences of heroin in East Central Illinois.

Four to stand trial in Vermilion County heroin case

DANVILLE — Four people will stand trial on charges stemming from one of the largest heroin busts in Vermilion County.

Deportation likely after guilty plea

URBANA — A Champaign man will likely be deported back to Guatemala as a result of his admission to a Champaign County judge that he had sex with a teen-age girl.