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Report: Judge's inmate visits lasted up to 8 hours

BELLEVILLE (AP) — A published report shows jail visits of up to eight hours between a southern Illinois judge and a parolee who lived with him for a period of time and was later charged with first degree murder.

Lawsuit: Wells Fargo banker fired for not scamming customers

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has sued Wells Fargo Bank, saying she was fired for refusing to participate in a scheme to manipulate accounts and sell products that weren't in customers' best interest.

Affidavit: Doctor prescribed meds for Prince in another name

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed oxycodone under the name of Prince's friend to protect the musician's privacy, according to an affidavit unsealed Monday.

The document is one of several affidavits and search warrants unsealed in Carver County District Court as the investigation into Prince's death continues.

Illinois tweaking license plates to boost legibility

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — State officials say that they're making changes to Illinois' newly designed license plates to make them easier to read.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register ( reports Secretary of State Jesse White's office has received complaints.

Arkansas fights on multiple fronts to begin executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Arkansas fought on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.

Search targets suspect in Facebook video murder

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a behavioral health case manager who posted a gruesome Facebook video of himself randomly shooting a Cleveland retiree who was collecting discarded cans.

Cleveland police allege 37-year-old Steve Stephens fatally shot a 74-year-old passer-by on Sunday in an apparently random attack.

John Roska: You can only let your own underage kids drink alcohol

Q: Can I legally let my minor children drink alcohol under my supervision?

A: Only your own kids, and only at home. That's the "parental supervision" exception to the law that otherwise prohibits alcohol consumption by anyone under 21.

Danville's plan to cut spending faces vote Tuesday

DANVILLE — Danville aldermen will vote next week on a plan that contains personnel and spending cuts across all departments, including at least $708,000 in fire department cuts.

But they won't know until after Tuesday's vote exactly what those reductions entail — the loss of one firefighter or 16 of them.

Urbana man on probation arrested on sex, trespass charges

RANTOUL — An Urbana man on probation for sexually abusing a teenage girl almost four years ago has been arrested again for allegedly entering the same girl's home and committing a sex act in her presence.

Champaign man arrested over shots fired

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man who allegedly fired shots at a home in that city earlier this week was arrested Thursday.

Johnny E. Weatherall, 22, who listed an address in the 1200 block of North Champaign Street, is expected to appear in court Monday to be arraigned on a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm.