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Man sentenced to prison for DUI

URBANA — An Urbana man who struck a car and kept going while drunk was sentenced last week in Champaign County Circuit Court to four years in prison.

Lance D. Burnam, 32, of the 1200 block of North Berkley Avenue, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol — his third conviction for DUI.


At least one hurt in Champaign crash

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police were investigating a two-vehicle collision in north Champaign.

The accident happened at 3:13 p.m. on North Prospect Avenue on the Interstate 74 overpass. A sport utility vehicle flipped on its roof and a small car remained upright.


Planned burn of complex in Urbana delayed by winds

URBANA — A scheduled burn of the remaining five buildings in the Urbana Townhomes complex on Lierman Avenue has been rescheduled for Friday.

The controlled burn originally slated for Thursday has been postponed a day due to high winds being forecast.


Man facing drug charge

URBANA — An East St. Louis man who admitted to police he was selling heroin is due back in court next month.

Aaron P. Broadnax, 27, was arraigned Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court on a single count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in connection with his arrest Friday afternoon.


Rural Rantoul man arrested after stabbing

RANTOUL — A Rantoul Township man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his roommate in the neck.

Champaign County Sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said Brian L. Rosario, 24, who lived in the Fountain Valley Mobile Home Park just south of Rantoul, was caught in the park about 40 minutes after police were summoned.


No clear plan for downtown jail

By KLAUDIA DUKALA/CU-CitizenAccess

CHAMPAIGN — After more than 10 years of debate and studies of the defects of the downtown Champaign County jail, county officials still have no clear plan to replace it.


Associate judge position open in 6th Circuit

TUSCOLA — Attorneys interested in becoming an associate judge in the 6th Judicial Circuit have until May 5 to apply in the wake of an associate judge's promotion to circuit judge.


Rantoul teen arrested following residential burglary

URBANA — A Rantoul teenager is due back in court May 6 following his arrest in connection with a residential burglary over the weekend in Rantoul.

Christopher Anthony Barrigan, 18, was charged Monday with residential burglary, resisting or obstructing a peace officer and retail theft.

Barrigan is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $35,000 bond.


Two men arrested for wildlife violations

URBANA — Two area men are due in court next month following their arrests for wildlife violations at the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve.

Illinois Conservation Police say the men used a spotlight on a deer and attempted to shoot it from a road at night.


Death of Tuscola man hit by a train ruled accidental

TUSCOLA — Douglas County Coroner Joseph Victor has determined that the death of a man who was hit by a train last month was accidental.

Matthew J. Wilke, 26, of Tuscola was found by the tracks near Ohio and East North Central streets in Tuscola by a passer-by early March 9. The passer-by then reported it to Tuscola police.


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