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N.M. police probe other attacks after transients killed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent months.


Chicago man dies after police use stun gun

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 41-year-old man has died after Chicago police used a stun gun while trying to break up a fight.


Kidnapping, robbery charges against Chicago man dismissed

PAXTON — A judge has dismissed all charges against a Chicago man whom police described as the "mastermind" behind the December kidnapping and armed robbery of a Paxton businessman.

Judge Paul Lawrence granted the prosecution's motion to dismiss the case against 43-year-old Manuel Samano-Santoyo on Monday — the day he was to stand trial in Ford County Circuit Court.


Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of terrain.


1 dead, 3 hurt in Washington Park shooting

WASHINGTON PARK (AP) — Police say one man is dead and three other people were injured during a shooting outside a Washington Park nightclub.

Illinois State Police Lt. David Bivins identified the victim of the early Sunday shootings as 18-year-old DeLarren S. Patterson of Washington Park.


2nd fatal shooting in 25 days stuns residents

CHAMPAIGN — While Champaign police continued their search Sunday for the gunman responsible for the city's second fatal shooting in 25 days, a North Sixth Street neighborhood remained in stunned disbelief.

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Sexual assault reported near Champaign's West Side Park

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating a reported sexual assault that happened over the weekend in Champaign.

According to a police report, an 18-year-old woman told officers that somebody sexually assaulted her in the vicinity of West Side Park sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 12:49 a.m. Saturday.


Police seeking robber who slashed victim, 23

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday morning in Champaign.

According to a police report, a 23-year-old Champaign man was at the corner of John and First streets at 3:15 a.m. when he was approached by another man wearing jeans and a dark blue, black or green hooded jacket who demanded his wallet.


Police investigate reported sexual assault in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating a reported sexual assault that happened over the weekend in Champaign.

According to a police report, an 18-year-old woman told officers that somebody sexually assaulted her in the vicinity of West Side Park sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 12:49 a.m. Saturday.


Police investigate armed robbery in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday morning in Champaign.

According to a police report, a 23-year-old Champaign man was at the corner of John and First streets at 3:15 a.m. when he was approached by another man wearing jeans and a dark blue, black or green hooded jacket who demanded his wallet.


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