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Post-vigil protest for slain Georgia Tech student sees 3 arrests

ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said.

Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said.

This day in history, Sept. 19, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2017. There are 103 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Sept. 19, 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces succeeded in driving out the American troops, the Americans prevailed in a second battle the following month.

Area history, Sept. 19, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, eight alleged bootleggers were in the clutches of the law following a series of raids the previous afternoon. Among those arrested was Col. A.C. Stagner, who allegedly operated a semi-roadhouse near Homer Park. He was nabbed while waiting to leave town on a train.

Cast-iron musical clock new to downtown Effingham

EFFINGHAM (AP) — A law firm in downtown Effingham has added a more than 500-pound cast-iron clock that will play music.

Bement site named to National Register of Historic Places

BEMENT (AP) — A central Illinois home where Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas had a historic meeting is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Summit's tactics shift to motivating at-risk youths

URBANA — Having worked for 17 years with teens who have made poor decisions, Siobhan Reynolds has a pretty good handle on what they need to hear to make better choices.

The energetic Champaign County juvenile probation officer also knows if you deliver the message in a fun way, the youngsters are more likely to get it.

So she's lined up a hip-hop violinist to help her.

Police search for bar burglary suspect

MAHOMET — Champaign County Crime Stoppers and the Champaign County Sheriff's Office need help solving a burglary at a Mahomet bar.

About 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, a woman tried to break into the back door of It'll Do 2 bar, 215 S. Lake of the Woods Road but did not get in.

Rolling Stone founder says he's selling his stake

NEW YORK (AP) — Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the counterculture movement and changed music journalism forever.The New York Times reported Sunday that Wenner and his 27-year-old son, Gus, the president and chief operating officer of Wenner Media, hope to stay on at the magazine,

Champaign council to review proposed video-gambling restrictions

CHAMPAIGN — This week, the city council will comb through proposed regulations on video gambling, including a new license for gambling-centric establishments.

This day in history, Sept. 18, 2017

Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2017. There are 104 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Sept. 18, 1947, the National Security Act, which created a National Military Establishment and the position of Secretary of Defense, went into effect.