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Police seek info after card fraud

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers and the Champaign Police Department are seeking the public's help solving crimes using a cloned credit card.

According to police report, fraudulent transactions totaling more than $600 were made with a cloned credit card at multiple locations in Champaign, Rantoul and Tuscola on Sept. 25.

48 months probation in gun case

URBANA — A Danville man convicted for shooting at people and a vehicle in southeast Urbana in April has been sentenced to probation.

On Friday Judge Heidi Ladd sentenced Kaleb C. McLain, 21, who listed an address in the 100 block of East 10th St., to 48 months of probation and to 150 days already served in the Champaign County Jail.

Pot-growing, gun possession net 9 years in prison

URBANA — An Urbana man who had a cannabis-growing operation and dozens of guns in his home has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Man, 25, fatally shot in Danville

DANVILLE — Danville police spent Sunday investigating a shooting early Saturday morning that took the life of a man in that city.

According to a police report, officers were called to the 900 block of Campbell just before 3 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report that somebody had been shot.

John Roska: Registering a copyright

Q: I want to know if I need to copyright something. Some people tell me anything I create is automatically copyrighted, and others tell me I have to register my copyright. If I have to register, how do I do it?

Person of interest in arson investigation in custody

A man who authorities believe has information about an arson fire just outside the Champaign city limits this week is in custody.

Urbana Fire Chief: Thursday's downtown fire could have been much worse

Urbana Fire Chief Brian Nightlinger says a fire at a restaurant in downtown could have been much worse if not for the efforts of firefighters.

Crews were called to the Sitara Indian Restaurant and Lounge at 114 South Race Street at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The city says the building was built in 1887 and the two buildings nearby were built in 1905.

Champaign man arrested for firing gun into the air after fighting with another man

A Champaign man was arrested Friday morning for shooting a gun off into the air after a night of physical and verbal altercations with his girlfriend's brother.

Champaign Police spokesperson LaEisha Meaderds says police were called to the 400 block of Briar Lane around 10:20 a.m. on Friday for reports of shots fired.

UI student injured after climbing and falling from bell tower

A University of Illinois student is recovering from injuries after falling from the McFarland Bell Tower on the campus' South Quad.

UI Police spokesman Patrick Wade says the 19-year-old man, whose name is not being released, fell about 20 feet around 7 a.m. Friday. He was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital with lower body injuries.

Massage therapist convicted of assault

EDWARDSVILLE (AP) — Jurors in southern Illinois have convicted a male massage therapist of assaulting a woman during a massage in Edwardsville in 2015.