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Man gets 11 life terms in child sex assault case

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has been given 11 life sentences after he was convicted of sexually assaulting three children under age 13.

Flash flood kills 5 children, 4 adults in Arizona

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly.

Woman killed in Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Details about what led a Minneapolis police officer to fatally shoot an Australian woman remained unclear Monday, with authorities saying only that officers were responding to a 911 call about a possible assault when the woman was shot.

Scholar defends Chinese-American researcher jailed in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor at Princeton University said on Monday.

O.J. Simpson faces good chance at parole over robbery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him when he asks state parole board members this week to release him after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia.

Police seek tips on four suspects

CHAMPAIGN — This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers and Champaign police need help solving several forgery and burglary to motor vehicle cases.

Over the last couple weeks, vehicles have been broken into in Champaign as well as other towns in Illinois and Indiana.

$700K question hangs in the balance

DANVILLE — Nearly three months into Danville's fiscal year, there are still no details on how the city will carve more than $700,000 out of the fire division budget — a reduction most aldermen agreed to in general months ago, with details to come later.

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Emergency street closure in Urbana

URBANA - A portion of a street in Urbana will be closed to through traffic for about six days due to an emergency repair.

Urbana Public Works Operations Manager John Collins said Illinois Street has been closed to through traffic from Lincoln Avenue to Gregory Street as a result of an emergency utility repair.