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Police seek gunshot victim who left hospital

URBANA — Police are looking for an Urbana man who was shot in the leg early Wednesday morning who left an area hospital while he was still being treated.

Man sentenced to probation for aggravated criminal sexual abuse

URBANA — A Rantoul man who admitted having sexual contact with a child in his care back in 2009 has been sentenced to probation.

Mistrial declared in armed habitual criminal case

URBANA — A Champaign County jury was unable to reach a verdict Wednesday in the case of a Champaign man accused of being an armed habitual criminal.

Judge Tom Difanis declared a mistrial for Naytwane A. Adams, 39, who last lived in the 300 block of East Park Avenue. The judge continued his case until Aug. 4.

Tuscola man faces DUI charge in crash into off-duty officer's truck

SAVOY — A Tuscola man is scheduled to appear in court next month on a driving under the influence charge after he allegedly crashed his car into the rear of an off-duty police officer's truck, then took off, over the weekend.

Moments later, Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said, Bryson Gibson's PT Cruiser burst into flames a few blocks from the accident scene.

Man faces federal child-porn charges

PEORIA — A Sullivan man accused of having and distributing child pornography has been indicted for that offense.

A release from the office of Jim Lewis, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, said that a federal grand jury in Peoria on Wednesday indicted Justen W. Troxell, 30.

Two charged with weapons violations near site of fatal shooting

URBANA — A Champaign couple have been charged with weapons violations after a gun and ammunition were found at their northwest Champaign home, across the street from where a man was shot last week.

17-year-old sentenced to 5 years for aggravated battery

URBANA — A Rantoul teen who a judge said reacted with "explosive anger" during a fight sparked by the flashing of a gang symbol was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison.

"He had to know he was going to inflict great bodily harm by stomping on this man's head," Judge Heidi Ladd said of Darryl Haynes, 17.

Fire displaces family in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A fire apparently started by improperly disposed charcoal has displaced a family from its north Champaign rental home.

Champaign firefighters were called to 609 Corey Lane at 3:14 a.m. Wednesday where they found flames coming out the roof of the single-story home.

Dashcam video shows confrontational Texas traffic stop

MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Peoria police ask for help solving 3rd homicide in a week

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Police in Peoria are asking for the public's assistance to help them solve the city's third homicide in a week.