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URBANA — An Urbana woman is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $25,000 bond after she allegedly sold prescription medicine to a police informant.
Heather D. Kite, 34, who listed an address in the 400 block of Beeson Drive, was charged on Monday with felony manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
If convicted, Kite faces between three and seven years in prison.
DeWITT — A former public official for the village of DeWitt has been arrested in Texas for alleged theft of more than $10,000 from the village.
Former DeWitt Village Treasurer Donna Evans, 51, formerly of Farmer City, was arrested on a warrant at her home in Shelby County, Texas, the DeWitt County sheriff's office said in a release on Thursday.
URBANA — A jury of six men and six women will have to decide Friday if circumstantial evidence is enough to convict an Urbana man of the first-degree murder of his estranged girlfriend.
TOM HAYS, Associated Press
COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press
URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he stole copper from a construction site about two months ago has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Kody Alagna, 24, whose last known address was in the 800 block of North Prospect Avenue, pleaded guilty Thursday before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd to theft with a prior burglary.
Champaign firefighters were called to a home to a report of a roof fire about 9:45 a.m. Thursday.
They quickly put the fire out at the home at 31 Ashley Lane.
ROYAL — Prairieview-Ogden officials are mulling the possibility of adding another defense tool to their arsenal should a violent offender ever enter the school.
The school board is seeking legal counsel on adding pepper spray for school safety.
URBANA — An employee at the Champaign County Nursing Home has been given a notice to appear in court after allegedly striking a 74-year-old resident at the home last month.
The unidentified female employee, a certified nursing assistant, allegedly punched the resident in the arm after he had punched her in the chest.
RANTOUL — A two-vehicle collision at an unmarked rural intersection southwest of Rantoul has claimed the life of a Mahomet woman.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup on Wednesday evening identified the woman as Jamie L. Froman, 52.