Courts, Police, Fire

Courts, Police, Fire

UPDATE: Campustown gas leak contained; streets reopened


CHAMPAIGN — Several Campustown streets were closed for a few hours near midday Monday as crews worked to contain a gas leak.

Champaign Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith said the leak happened around 10:50 a.m. at the intersection of John and Locust streets when a construction crew apparently hit a 4-inch gas line. He said one apartment was evacuated as a precaution.

Danville man facing charges after drive-by shooting

DANVILLE — A 22-year-old Danville man faces multiple weapons charges following his arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning.

Woman hospitalized after motorcycle crash on I-57 near Tuscola

TUSCOLA — State police said a gust of wind is to blame for a motorcycle crash Sunday on Interstate 57 near Tuscola that left one woman critically wounded.

Probation violations net prison time for man who set fire in Urbana jail

URBANA — A St. Louis man who set a fire in a public bathroom at the satellite jail in Urbana almost four years ago is headed to prison for three years.

Demetrius Williams, 37, admitted Monday to Judge Roger Webber that he violated the probation he had received for arson by failing to report to probation officers in Rock Island and getting arrested in Iowa in March.

Chicago police officer fired for lying about arrest

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who was cleared in a 2013 fatal shooting of a teenager has been fired after a video revealed he'd lied about what happened when he arrested a man in another incident.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the city's Police Board voted last week to fire Officer Kevin Fry and his partner, Officer Robert Lobianco.

Trump demands Justice Department investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

TOKYO (AP) — A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of which involved lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers, a researcher said Monday.

Officer who shot school gunman gets ovation at graduation

DIXON (AP) — A school resource officer who was hailed a hero for shooting and arresting a gunman at a northern Illinois high school received a standing ovation as he led students into their graduation ceremony.

Officer Mark Dallas' 18-year-old son, Josh, was among the Dixon High School students forced to run for their lives during the shooting Wednesday.

School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — An outgoing and "really funny" student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service and a substitute teacher who frequently hosted gatherings were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school.

Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests.