Courts Police Fire

Courts Police Fire

Police analyzing driver's cellphone in I-57 wreck that killed Camargo girl

URBANA — A Mattoon man issued traffic tickets in connection with an Interstate 57 crash in June that claimed the life of a Camargo child is due back in court next month.

Danville parolee convicted in June 2016 shooting

DANVILLE — A 23-year-old Danville man will likely be heading back to prison for shooting another man while he was on parole.

Gun possession leads to six-year sentence

URBANA — A Champaign man will turn himself in next week to begin a six-year prison system for possessing a gun when he wasn't supposed to.

Charles Thomas, 44, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Kirby Avenue, admitted to Judge Heidi Ladd that he was guilty of being an armed habitual criminal.

Forecasters say flooding could worsen in suburban Chicago

GURNEE (AP) — Forecasters say flooding in north-suburban Chicago could worsen over the weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service says the Des Plaines River and Fox River could crest on Saturday even though the area isn't getting fresh rainfall. The flooding prompted Lake County to issue a disaster declaration.

The latest: 2 Ukrainians killed in Egypt attack on tourists

CAIRO (AP) — The latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

An Egyptian security official says two Ukrainian female tourists who were among the six wounded in a stabbing attack in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada have died.

The latest: Jerusalem shrine to remain closed after attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on an attack by Palestinian gunmen in Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 6 p.m.

Israel's government says a Jerusalem holy site that was the site of a deadly attack earlier in the day won't reopen before Sunday, after additional security assessments.

Court: Board's prayer practice violated Constitution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials in North Carolina violated the Constitution by opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Patrol vehicle collides with garbage truck, killing Pennsylvania trooper

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — A marked patrol vehicle collided with a garbage truck early Friday, killing one state trooper and injuring a second.

The crash occurred at around 2:30 a.m. as Trooper Michael Stewart and his partner were traveling on Route 711, just outside Ligonier, in western Pennsylvania, state police said.

Reward for info on UI scholar's whereabouts raised to $50,000

CHAMPAIGN — The largest reward in Champaign County Crime Stoppers' 31-year history is about to get even bigger.

The organization will announce this morning that the reward for information concerning the whereabouts of missing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, presumed dead by the FBI, will be raised — from up to $40,000 to up to $50,000.