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'Day of reckoning' as Champaign man pleads guilty in '85 murder case

WHEATON - A Champaign man whose DNA linked him to a decades-old murder case in northern Illinois has pleaded guilty to that crime for a sentence of 80 years in prison. Michael R. Jones, 64, who last lived in the 2500 block of Southmoor Drive, admitted that he murdered Kristina Wesselman, 15, of Glen

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-01-18 23:43:00

1 dead after car strikes concrete bridge

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - One person is dead after a crash on Lakeshore Drive in Decatur, according to Decatur Police. Police say they responded to Lakeshore Drive on the eastbound ramp under the bridge for Route 51 South around 7:25 p.m. They found a 53-year-old Mt. Zion man who had been operating a

WAND TV - 2018-01-19 20:19:00

Crash kills one man and sends a woman to the hospital

WRSP A single car crash kills one man and sends a woman to the hospital in Decatur. Police were called the the scene around 7:30 pm Thursday night, The crash happened on the East bound ramp of Route 51 south to Lakeshore Drive. Officers say the 53 year old Mt. Zion man lost control of his car and cr

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-19 08:51:51

Man confesses to killing a 15-year-old more than 30 years ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- Just days before a convicted sex offender was set to stand trial, he confessed to a murder that happened 30 years ago. 64-year-old Michael Jones, of Champaign, pleaded guilty to the 1985 murder of 15-year-old Kristy Wesselman near Glen Ellyn, Ill. He has been held in the Du

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-01-19 10:00:09

Champaign man accused of raping teen girl twice

URBANA - A Champaign man accused of raping a teen girl twice in 2016 remains jailed in lieu of $250,000. Davon L. Rodgers, 26, of the 1200 block of North Sixth Street, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of criminal sexual assault following his arrest Wednesday afternoon at a Champaign home. A warr

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-01-19 15:00:00

Champaign man arrested in Urbana sex assault

URBANA - A Champaign man is due in court Thursday following his arrest on charges of criminal sexual assault. Davon Lamont Rodgers, 26, who listed an address in the 1200 block of North Sixth Street, is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $250,000 bond. According to Urbana police Lt. Richard S

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-01-18 02:45:00

Man shot during home invasion

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police are investigating a shooting. It happened about 2:30 am, Friday, in the 1300-block of West Bradley. When officers arrived, they found a 34-year old man with a gunshot wound to the hand. An investigation determined a suspected entered the house through the window and sho

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-01-19 16:14:38

Five at 5: Gas prices expected to jump after refinery outage and 4 other stories you should see

A refinery outage Wednesday in Roxana is predicted to affect gasoline prices throughout much of Illinois by as much as 20 cents a gallon. Four other stories you should read are Illini have a new offensive coordinator, Cape Air responds to SkyWest appeal, Rauner to start airing Pritzker adds and the

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-01-18 22:50:00

2 Houstonians Killed With 3 Others In New Mexico Helicopter Crash

RATON, NM - Two Houstonians were among five people who were killed Wednesday, when their helicopter crashed in Raton, New Mexico. Killed in the crash were Charles Ryland Burnett, 61, of Houston; co-pilot Paul Cobb, 67, of Conroe; Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett, 60, who was also from Colora

PATCH - 2018-01-18 20:45:17

Road rage suspect with previous assault convictions arrested in Humble

Dana Burke Published 10:38 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 Road rage suspect with previous assault convictions arrested in Humble 1 / 55 Back to Gallery A road rage suspect with a lengthy criminal history is accused of pointing a gun at another driver in Humble on Jan. 15. Joe Becerra, 31, was quickly

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-19 16:38:00

Police Across Texas Report Rash of Tire, Wheel Thefts

New technology is allowing tire thieves to act like racing pit crews to quickly remove wheels from vehicles. Crooks are using cordless, high-impact guns to remove lug nuts, even locked wheels, more efficiently. And it's happening all across Texas, including the Houston region. "We've got cases in K

IHEART.COM - 2018-01-19 10:36:13

HPD: 2 carjacking suspects arrested, 1 on the run after crash in SW Houston

Houston police apprehend two of three suspects after a carjacking and store robbery Jan. 17 in the Westbury area. HOUSTON - Houston police have arrested two carjacking suspects after a crash Wednesday night in the Westbury area. A third suspect is still on the run, the police department said. Invest

CW39.COM - 2018-01-18 14:56:29

3 Suspects Arrested In Double Murder Of Spring Couple

HOUSTON, TX - The Harris County Sheriff's Office have arrested three men for the execution-style murder of a Spring couple on Saturday. The three suspects, who have not yet been identified, face capital murder charges for the robbery and murders of Bao and Jenny Lam. READ: Investigators Release Vide

YAHOO! - 2018-01-17 20:48:18

ABACUS Plumbing, AC & Electrical announces hiring Steve Piatt And Shawn Tillman

HOUSTON, TX -- ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is pleased to announce the hiring of two major department head managers. The recent hire of Steve Piatt and Shawn Tillman can only be described as a huge win for Abacus. "We feel really excited and fortunate that both Steve and Shawn have

CONTRACTORMAG.COM - 2018-01-19 15:37:59

NASA removes first African-American woman set to be on space station crew

Jeanette Epps, who was celebrated a year ago as the first African-American crew member scheduled to go on the International Space Station, was pulled off the team and will not be a part of the June launch, according to a statement from NASA released late Thursday evening. Serena Aunn-Chancellor, who

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-19 04:00:00

Video: Texas A&M student pulls risky stunt on iced-over pool for $25

William Axford Published 7:01 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 Now Playing: Texas A&M students pushed one of their colleagues across a frozen pool in a chair, ending with the student falling through the ice. Media: Houston Chronicle This week's cold temperatures across Texas made for icy conditions t

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-19 13:01:00

Police: Daytona arrest woman in killing of boyfriend found without arms, legs

DAYTONA BEACH - A Daytona Beach woman is charged murder in the death of her live-in boyfriend, who was missing his arms and legs when police discovered his remains in July. The extremities of Jeffrey Albertsman, 55, were later found in a fernery in west Volusia County, police said. He was also shot

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-01-18 23:52:37

Police Identify 3 Juveniles They Say Vandalized Horizon Elementary In Port Orange

Port Orange, FL - Port Orange police have identified and interviewed three Port Orange students who they say are responsible for the vandalism of 18 Horizon Elementary school classrooms in Port Orange over the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend. The students, ages 12, 13, and 14, are all student

NEWSDAYTONABEACH.COM - 2018-01-18 18:31:17

Another freezing morning, but here comes the warmup

ORLANDO, Fla. - Many in Central Florida again woke up to freezing temperatures Friday morning. "One more bitterly cold start as temperatures continue to drop behind the strong front that brought cold air," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "We are starting off in the 20s and 30s." Marion, Fl

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-01-19 11:05:01

Previously charged with murder, man in botched drug deal gets probation in plea agreement

A man once charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old Seminole High School student was granted a plea deal on a drug charge Thursday and in exchange may testify against another defendant. Justin Seale, 20, of Longwood pleaded no contest to sale of a controlled substance. Kaleb Rabun, 16, was

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2018-01-18 23:54:35