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Urbana man gets to 2.5 years for threatening state trooper during booking
URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted threatening an Illinois state trooper while being booked into jail last year has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Champaign County Judge Randy Rosenbaum handed down the sentence Wednesday to Keshawn T. Green, 28, after he pleaded guilty to threatening a public official.
Paxton Police Blotter: Indiana woman arrested for DUI after cops stop her speeding vehicle
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:. — Cecelia E. Smith, 41, of Lafayette, Ind., was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and ticketed for illegal transportation of adult-use cannabis and speeding during a traffic stop at 11:58 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Orleans Street. The traffic stop was conducted after Paxton police allegedly clocked Smith traveling at 58 mph in a 35-mph speed zone while driving a 2001 GMC Terrain east on Ottawa Road near Elm Street on Paxton’s west side. During the traffic stop, Smith allegedly failed field-sobriety testing. A breath test registered her blood alcohol content at 0.140, nearly twice the legal limit. The vehicle she was driving was seized by police under city ordinance.
Injured war veteran uses University of Illinois-born bionic hand tech to feel what he touches
PSYONIC makes state-of-the-art bionic prosthetic limbs where users can actually feel what they are touching.
Coroner: Illinois student died of hypothermia
The Champaign County Coroner has confirmed the cause of death for a University of Illinois student found dead on campus last month.
Ford Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for missing teen
PAXTON, Ill. (WCIA) — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the community in locating a missing teenager. Officials said Kyla Kemplin, 17, hasn’t been seen since Feb. 13. She is described as being white with black hair and blue eyes, 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighing 140 pounds. Other […]
Illinois boys high school basketball playoff scores (2/23/24)
Get live IHSA Illinois boys high school basketball playoff scores from Friday, February 23
Got big plans for Leap Day?
A week from today is Leap Day. That day that comes around every four years to help our calendar align with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. For the first time in four years, we have a February 29th on our calendar. Last February 29th we were beginning to feel the impending doom of a global pandemic. Thankfully that doesn’t seem to be the case now.
Weather Now: A Colder Weekend and a Storm by Next Week
Weather Now: A Colder Weekend and a Storm by Next Week.
Champaign woman gets 18 years in May shooting that left man seriously injured
URBANA — A Champaign woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for her involvement in a shooting last year in which a man was hit in the head but survived. Champaign County Judge Roger Webber handed down the sentence Wednesday to Genell D. Carter-Tucker, 27, after she pleaded guilty in January to aggravated battery with a firearm.
Experience Authentic Korea: Champaign's 4 Must-Visit Korean Restaurants
In this article, we explore four exceptional Korean restaurants located in Champaign. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Latest show of support for Booker T. Washington administrative team on tap tonight
CHAMPAIGN — A community meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. today in the latest show of support for Booker T. Washington STEM Academy’s administrative team. The school’s parent-teacher organization's meeting at Douglass Community Center is in response to the uncertain status of Principal Jamie Roundtree and Assistant Principal Rebecca Ramey.
Champaign man charged with breaking into home of girlfriend, hitting her
URBANA — A Champaign man was charged Tuesday with allegedly breaking down the door into the house his girlfriend lived in and punching her. Champaign County Judge Brett Olmstead arraigned Brenan Quizada-Lopez, 22, on charges of home invasion causing injury, criminal trespass to a residence while someone was present and domestic battery causing bodily harm.
BREAKING: AT&T Nationwide Outage
CHAMPAIGN Il. (WCIA) - Many AT&T customers are waking up across the nation without phone service. There is currently no word on when the outage will come back. This is a developing story.
'Technically dead': Piatt County man lucky to be alive after 2 heart attacks
When someone has a heart attack, every minute matters. Getting to a doctor quickly could be the difference between life and death. For one man in Piatt County, he's lucky to be alive today.
Family honoring Brandon Hardway with public celebration of life in Champaign
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Brandon Hardway’s family is reflecting on him and his life as they plan to honor him, privately and publicly, in the coming weeks. There are two services planned for Hardway: a private one for family and a public celebration of life. Erin Hardway, his wife, said she and her family know […]
Weather Now: Snow possible tomorrow, but temperatures are set to rise again
Weather Now: Snow possible tomorrow, but temperatures are set to rise again.
Watch the candidate forum for the Champaign County Coroner primary
Early voting has begun for the March 19th primary. While there are likely not many contested races on your ballot this spring, each race is important to pay attention to. At the county level, there are two Democratic candidates for coroner: Laurie Brauer and Seon Williams. The person Democratic voters choose will face the current interim coroner Steve Thuney in the general election in November.
Mahomet-Seymour wrestling qualifies for State Elite 8
For the fourth time in the past five years, the Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team has qualified for the Elite Eight in the Class 2A team-dual series. The Bulldogs upended Lincoln, 50-18, on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in the sectional finals at Taylorville. M-S won 10 of 14 matches and held a 6-2...
Urbana man charged with murder in wake of Champaign bar manager's death
URBANA — The Urbana man accused of shooting the manager of a downtown Champaign bar earlier this month has been charged with murder. Fidele Tshimanga, 24, was arraigned Wednesday on four counts of first-degree murder after shooting victim Brandon Hardway, manager of Pour Bros. Craft Taproom, died Saturday of his injuries.
Central Illinois pharmacies affected by software cybersecurity issue
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Pharmacies across the nation are struggling to fill some prescriptions with a network outage of a key software. Carle confirmed its pharmacies are affected by the service outage. “All Carle retail pharmacies in the Champaign-Urbana area are temporarily unable to process prescriptions due to a vendor, Optum Change Healthcare’s, network connectivity […]