Champaign County Newswire

Champaign County Newswire

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  1. Grand jury indicts local teen on murder chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Peak Of Ohio

    A rural Urbana boy accused of killing his father's longtime girlfriend has been indicted in adult court on murder charges. Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi reports that Donovan Nicholas, 15, was indicted on single counts of aggravated murder and murder by the grand jury on Friday.

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  2. Area history, Dec. 16, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... Avenue and Lincolnshire and Foothill drives, six vacant lots and the Indian Acres Swim Club. In 2002, the Champaign County Board was to consider a contract to provide public and inmate phones at the two Champaign County jails. The proposed two-year ...

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  3. State crime lab testing racist cards left in area for unsafe substancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The News-Gazette

    ... Dec. 6, the same type of cards have shown up in other places around Vermilion County, and possibly in some Champaign County towns as well. In Westville last week, some of the cards were found tacked to bulletin boards at businesses, according to ...

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  4. Local birders to count feathered heads SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The News-Gazette

    While some of us will spend Saturday searching for that perfect gift, a group of dedicated volunteers will be far from the bustle of Market Place and North Prospect, searching for ... birds. It's the 118-year-old Audubon Christmas Bird Count - a sunrise-to-sunset census that takes place in communities throughout North America between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Staff writer Tracy Crane caught up Thursday with the organizers of the Champaign County event, HELEN PARKER and BETH CHATO , for a primer.

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  5. Man on parole for selling drugs acquitted of similar crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The News-Gazette

    The jury deliberated about four hours before acquitting Martez Taylor, 27, of six counts of delivery of heroin that allegedly occurred between Feb. 21 and May 23 in Champaign. For three days, the jury heard detailed descriptions of the sales of the small amounts of heroin to two different informants working with members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force.

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  6. Rotary's Cannon Grants put after-school program, food bank on the moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 14 | The News-Gazette

    ... said Joan Dixon, chairwoman of the selection committee. - Champaign Urbana Cradle to Careers (United Way of Champaign County serving as fiscal agent): $8,800 for "READY! For Kindergarten" toolkits to be used by home child care providers, providing ...

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  7. Weubbles Gone Wild: presenting alarming new projections for US temperatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | NorCalBlogs

    ... continental U.S.," Wuebbles said. "It is the difference between being able to resolve something as small as Champaign County versus the entire state of Illinois - it's a big improvement." The study looked at two different future greenhouse gas ...

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  8. Weapons charges dismissed after lack of response from victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County prosecutor Scott Larson dismissed charges Tuesday against a Champaign man after his alleged victim did not respond to the state's attorney's office's repeated attempts to reach him. Lawrence D. Agnew, 31, last of the 400 block of Briar Lane, had been charged in October with felony reckless discharge of a firearm and misdemeanor battery in connection with an Oct. 13 incident that apparently stemmed from a domestic dispute.

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  9. Westville woman charged in fatal Tilton crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    ... Jan. 2. Chad Lanham, 38, of Georgetown died in the crash, which occurred at around 6:15 a.m. Sept. 19. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Lanham was a passenger in Atwood's vehicle when it struck the rear end of a Jeep at the intersection ...

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  10. Area history, Dec. 13, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    In 1917, the Landers farmhouse, the oldest house in Vermilion County and for a time the only house along the state road between Vermilion and Champaign counties, was destroyed by fire. The Albert Hanner family, which lived there, escaped safely.

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  11. Longtime Rantoul banker slated to become county's next auditorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    ... personal lender at the First Bank of Rantoul. Eight years ago, Michaels brought her financial skills to the Champaign County Board, where she currently serves on the finance committee. On Jan. 1, the Rantoul woman will succeed John Farney as ...

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  12. County orders 4 properties in Old Scottswood neighborhood cleaned upRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County officials have sent notices to four homeowners in the old Scottswood neighborhood just outside Urbana, warning them to clear their properties of accumulated trash, debris and/or multiple inoperable vehicles. The four properties - at 206 and 404 S. Dodson Drive, 2420 E. Illinois St. and 2423 E. Elm St. - were tops on a list for neighborhood complaints, according to county Zoning Officer Jamie Hitt.

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  13. Go figure, Dec. 13, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    ... "It's time other people get broken in, and I've tried to do my best to get other people prepared for that." Champaign County judges who have been replaced the past two-and-a-half years - with a seventh change (caused by the March 2, 2018, retirement ...

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  14. Champaign man who shot at drug dealer sentenced to 12 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign County judge Monday sentenced a man who shot at a drug dealer, causing him to be cut with flying glass, to 12 years in prison. Jawuan Gipson, 20, who last lived in the 1000 block of Northwood Drive, Champaign, will have to serve at least 10 years of that sentence.

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  15. Arrest made in Champaign shooting investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance charges. He's in the Champaign County Correction Center. Police want anyone with information on this shooting to come forward by calling the Champaign Police ...

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  16. Doctor gave out opioid illegally, sentenced to prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A federal court in Champaign County found Sukhwinder Multani, 43, guilty of dispensing hydrocodone three times in 2014. Hydrocodone is an opioid that can lead to mental or physical dependence or addiction when used for too long, according to Mayo Clinic .

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  17. In wake of shooting, 'another normal day' at CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | The News-Gazette

    ... a 17-year-old from Champaign and an 18-year-old Parkland College student - were treated and released. Champaign County Board Chairman Pius Weibel, whose daughter is a Central student, happened to sit on the Danville side during Friday's game and ...

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  18. Retiring superintendent transformed treatment of juvenile offendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 11 | The News-Gazette

    At a recent ceremony recognizing Champaign County employees for their years of service, many were excitedly talking about retirements plans. After almost four decades of working with children in jail, Champaign County's Juvenile Detention Center superintendent is about to join the ranks of the retired.

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  19. 'Potential fight' might have sparked gunfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 9 | The News-Gazette

    ... Champaign Police Department's Investigations Division at 217-351-4545 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 or 373tips.com or via the free "P3 tips" smartphone app. Meaderds said it is not yet known if ...

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  20. UPDATED: man charged in Urbana shooting arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 9 | The News-Gazette

    ... n his whereabouts, contact the Urbana Police Department at 217-384-2320 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 or 373tips.com or via the free "P3 Tips" smartphone app.

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