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Man accused of running over person twice after Champaign bar fight

CHAMPAIGN Ill. (WAND)- The Champaign County State's Attorney said a man is in custody after a bar fight that sent a person to the hospital. Julia Reitz said police arrested Brendan L. Trumann, 19 of Savoy, for one count of Aggravated Reckless Driving, a class 4 felony, one count of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class 4 felony, and one count of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, a class 2 felony.
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Teen charged after hit-and-run outside U of I bar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA) — A Savoy teenager was charged with three felonies on Monday following a hit-and-run incident on the University of Illinois campus that went viral on social media. 19-year-old Brendan Trumann was charged on one count each of Aggravated Reckless Driving, DUI and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. Champaign County […]
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Police: Man charged after running over person twice, damaging cemetery

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — A Savoy man is facing multiple charges after reportedly driving under the influence, pointing a BB gun at people, running someone over, and damaging a cemetery. Champaign Police say it all started around 1:45 a.m. Sunday that Brendan L. Trumann, 19, was kicked out of...

Crime Stoppers looking for thieves

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help to find two thieves. A person from Champaign County had their credit card stolen, and police say two women have been using it to pay for thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise from various Menards stores across the area. In total, the two women have stolen […]

Catlin man arrested for child endangerment

CATLIN, N.Y. (WETM) – A Chemung County man has been arrested for allegedly endangering a child after a dispute over the weekend, according to the sheriff’s office. Tyler Pack, 28, of Catlin, N.Y, was arrested by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office on June 26 in connection to the incident. The Sheriff’s Office said that Pack […]

Melissa Etheridge coming to Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — A Grammy award-winning musician is coming to Champaign. Melissa Etheridge is set to perform at the Virginia Theatre this fall. She'll take the stage on Sunday, October 2. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $89.50, plus processing fees. Tickets...

Learning from tragedy: Mahomet’s ‘unique’ school safety strategy

MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) — Middletown Prairie Elementary School is the “home away from home” for the youngest school-age kids in Mahomet-Seymour, and it’s equipped with one of the most distinct safety strategies in central Illinois. Plans for the school were in the works in the wake of the 2012 shooting death of 28 people at […]

Million-dollar makeover of downtown Paxton’s streetscape almost done

PAXTON — The million-dollar makeover of downtown Paxton’s streetscape is nearly complete — several weeks ahead of schedule. “It’s good (to be almost done),” Mayor Bill Ingold said Monday. “I mean, I’ve been dealing with this (project) for six years, and I know there are a lot of people who thought it would never happen, so we are pleased to get it done. I hope it’s going to bring people to town to see what we’ve done.”

Urbana supercentenarian reaches 111 years old

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) – She’s lived through two pandemics, 20 presidents, and more American history than most of us can imagine. Over a century ago, Vivian Forst was born. Saturday, surrounded by family, she celebrated her 111th birthday. “She’s someone who has gone through so much and is...

Illinois picks up 2023 commitment from TE prospect out of Florida

It has been a whirlwind month of June for tight-end prospect Nathan Guinn. It all culminated in a commitment to Bret Bielema and Illinois on Monday. On June 11, Guinn attended a camp at Illinois. His performance there was enough to catch the eye of the Illini staff as he landed an offer. Guinn also made plans to return on an official visit.

Jolie Noire fashion line celebrates black diversity and inclusion

The Christian singer/songwriter, billboard #1 chart-topping, and two-time Stellar Award nominee, Keyondra Lockett and her Atlanta based celebrity fashion stylist sister, Kim Lockett join us via zoom with their 2022 fashion must haves. The sisters are the founders of Jolie Noire, a luxury, essential ware brand that recently launched in...

Gifts, donations and payments with Bulldog Blueprint vendors

It’s not unusual to see the Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education approve facility projects. Over the last decade, the district has erected an elementary school, put on an addition and renovated the building; made upgrades including a new roof and bathrooms in Lincoln Trail Elementary; updated the Mahomet-Seymour High School fieldhouse and administrative offices, to name a few projects.

Soaring to new heights in Savoy

SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) – It was 3-years-ago when Boy Scouts of America changed its name to Scouts BSA and opened the doors for girls to join. One of those girls is from Our Town Savoy. Not only did she become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Scouts, she’s the first girl from Savoy […]

Parkland College Automotive Program to Begin EV, Hybrid Training

Parkland College's automotive program has purchased a new Mustang Mach E electric SUV for students to study. The Mach E, purchased from Shields Auto Center of Rantoul and funded by a Perkins grant, is a fully electric vehicle (EV) that students in the automotive program will use to gain hands-on experience with electric and hybrid automotives.

‘We’re back and we’re better’: youth hip-hop camp returns to campus

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) – A unique summer camp for middle and high schoolers is back in session. Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) instructors say it’s “the most exciting week of the year.” They teach hip-hop writing, producing, performance and more to kids from in and out of state. Last year, because of the pandemic, they […]