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Two men arrested on drug, weapons charges

Darius Jaleel Kirk, 23, who listed an address in the 200 block of South Grove Street, was charged in bond court with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of cannabis and parole revocation.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-10-14 23:04:00

UPDATE: Man shot to death in Champaign

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. There, inside a private residence, they found a man who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-10-14 13:48:00

Police ask for help solving deadly shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police are asking for help solving a deadly shooting. It happened around 1:30 Sunday morning, when police were called to Lawndale Drive between Scottsdale and Westfield. Inside a home there, they found a 35-year-old man with a deadly gunshot wound.

WCIA - 2018-10-14 20:29:59

Crime Stoppers | Suspect in roofing business burglary sought by police

According to a police report, officers were called to Bash Pepper Roofing, 712 N. Hickory St., Champaign, at 10:09 a.m. Oct. 2 to respond to a report of a burglary.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-10-15 09:30:00

Man shot to death in Champaign

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive at about 1:30 a.m. today. There, inside a private residence, they found a man who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-10-14 09:10:00

Crime Stoppers: Hickory St. theft

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance regarding a theft at Bash Pepper Roofing, located at 712 N. Hickory St. in Champaign.Those with information contact Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, 373tips.com or through the P3 Tips mobile app. Tipsters are always kept anonymous

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-10-15 12:42:00

Illinois 200: Bradley U. founder at top of voters' groundbreaking women list

SPRINGFIELD — Voters in the Illinois Top 200 project have put Lydia Moss Bradley, founder of Peoria's Bradley University, at No. 1 on the list of groundbreaking women in Illinois history.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-15 15:34:00

Police investigating fatal shooting in Champaign

On October 14, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive for a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 35-year-old male who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. The victim was found inside a private residence.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-10-14 10:03:30

Police search for more suspected gang affiliates

They're looking for 20-year-old Shamario Brown and 23-year-old Kenichi Townsend. Brown is wanted for a parole violation, and Townsend is wanted for aggravated battery. Both men were arrested for weapons charges in March 2017, and were found in the same house.


Decatur bar customers robbed at gunpoint during smoke break

DECATUR -- Customers at a Decatur bar who went outside for a smoke break were confronted by a masked man who robbed them at gunpoint Saturday night, police said.The robbery happened around 10:25 p.m. at Ken’s A-Frame, 1303 East Eldorado Street, according to Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland with Decatur

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-14 17:55:00

2 taken to hospital after 2-vehicle crash in Forsyth

One vehicle, a Hyundai Santa Fe, was overturned in the roadway after the crash. Its female driver and male passenger were taken to the hospital by ambulance but did not suffer serious injuries, a sheriff's deputy told a Herald & Review editor at the scene.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-14 20:50:00

CU Violence: Where recent shootings happened

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) —Eleven incidents of shots fired in three weeks.It's a fact that has the Champaign-Urbana community on high alert.Three of those incident, someone was actually shot. One in the foot, shoulder and arm.Police say they believetwo rival gangsare behind the violence.Since September


Man arrested for dragging woman into a car

36-year-old Ronald K. Poke of Danville is being charged with aggravated stalking, unlawful restraint, and domestic battery.


UNO's Diego Gutierrez scores twice as Mavericks best Western Illinois in Summit League play

Gutierrez, a Ralston graduate who has scored seven of UNO's 12 goals this season, put the Mavs in front by scoring from outside the box with just over six minutes left before halftime.

OMAHA.COM - 2018-10-13 22:11:00

Danville man accused of dragging woman into car at Rantoul gas station

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'We believe this is retaliation,' Chief Cobb says of recent violence

"None of this is random," Anthony Cobb said the day after shots were fired at the Oakwood Trace Townhomes in the 1000 block of North Third Street around 9:30 p.m., leading to the arrests of William Laws, 19, of Champaign and James Borden, 30, of Urbana. It was at least the third shooting incident in


UPDATE: prosecutor: slain man identified shooter

Ruselll faces 45 to 85 years in prison if he's found guilty. He told the judge Wednesday he needed until next Thursday to hire an attorney.Russell's $5 million bond was not changed. That means he has to pay $500,000 to get out of jail.Rietz said the shooting happened on the night of Aug. 23 outside


Police identify four top offenders suspected in gang violence

Kirk’s last known address was in the 1600 block of Sheffield Road. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 153 pounds and has an arrest warrant for a parole violation. There is no bond.


Jimmies top third-ranked Illinois

Haney turned over University of Illinois in the Jimmie zone and beat Fighting Illini goalie Jake Barnhart on the breakaway 17 seconds into the contest. Jamestown beat third-ranked Illinois 3-2, and the two teams will face each other for Round 2 tonight at 7 p.m."It was that early, I don't even know


Police ID four top offenders

On the heels of a community meeting to discuss an uptick in gang violence, Champaign County law enforcement released a list of four of the top offenders.Police say the men have arrest warrants and are associated with gangs. They are:— 32-year-old Eric Kirk of Champaign— 28-year-old Jamar Lewis of Ch