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Durst to Terre Haute

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A man accused of murder in California is temporarily moved to a federal prison in Terre Haute.

New York real estate heir Robert Durst is accused of murdering his friend Susan Berman in 2000.

Durst's attorney Dick DeGuerin says Durst's transfer will delay the start of proceedings in California, and make it harder for attorneys to visit and communicate with him.

He says Du ...

Champaign Shootings - Update

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Champaign police issue an arrest warrant in the weekend shootings they say started because of a fight.

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz says the fight that preceded the shooting Sunday near the University of Illinois campus appears to have begun after one woman spilled a drink on another at a party.

Police say that party was at an apartment in the Campustown area th ... READ MORE >>

Effingham Fire Department Open House

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Effingham fire department is inviting residents to their annual open house.

The department is hosting the event October 2nd from 12 till 3 at the Central Fire Station on West Fayette Avenue.
The open house will include station tours, raffles, coloring contests, bounce houses, and even a junior firefighter challenge.
The ...

Shaun Thomas Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

An Urbana man has pleaded guilty to the strangling of his wife.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Shuan Thomas turned himself in after strangling his wife, 37-year-old Jessica Thomas, and hiding her body in a plastic tote he bought from Wal-Mart.

Officials say Thomas is charged on three counts of murder with an intent to kill, and one count of concealing a h ... READ MORE >>