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The Champaign News-Gazette
Clergy Corner, Nov. 17, 2017in my community, that's what's driven me." Coming Sunday Also on its way to b
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 hours ago
in my community, that's what's driven me." Coming Sunday Also on its way to becoming an annual tradition: the second Champaign County Interfaith Thanksgiving program, set for 3 p.m. at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The theme of this... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Champaign County law officer, Beavercreek man killed in car crashMECHANICSBURG, Champaign County A longtime Mechanicsburg police officer and ca
Dayton Daily News / Posted 16 hours ago
MECHANICSBURG, Champaign County A longtime Mechanicsburg police officer and captain at the Tri-County Jail in Champaign County died this week after deputies said a medical issue led to a car crash. Michael Schipke, 56, of Beavercreek, died Monday.... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Former Mechanicsburg police officer dies in Champaign County crashA longtime Mechanicsburg police officer and captain at the Tri-County Jail in C
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 18 hours ago
A longtime Mechanicsburg police officer and captain at the Tri-County Jail in Champaign County died earlier this week after deputies said a medical issue led to a car crash. Michael Schipke, 56, of Beavercreek, died Monday. Schipke was involved in a... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Plan commission opposes landmark status for 3 properties in Central's wayChris Kloeppel listening at right, Susan Appel, a member of the board of the Pr
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Chris Kloeppel listening at right, Susan Appel, a member of the board of the Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County, speaks on behalf of granting landmark status to three properties in the way of an expansion of Champaign... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Mom, teen son jailed for allegedly having guns, drugsagainst the pair stemmed from their arrest Tuesday morning. Assistant State's
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
against the pair stemmed from their arrest Tuesday morning. Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton said members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force went to the home with a search warrant Tuesday after having made two previous... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Mom, son jailed for allegedly having guns, drugsagainst the pair stemmed from their arrest Tuesday morning. Assistant State's
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
against the pair stemmed from their arrest Tuesday morning. Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton said members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force went to the home with a search warrant Tuesday after having made two previous... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Nursing home's future more uncertain after marathon meetingURBANA — Taking advantage of the absence of two Democrats, a majority on the Ch
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
URBANA — Taking advantage of the absence of two Democrats, a majority on the Champaign County Board on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning delivered a series of damaging blows to the county-owned nursing home. Democrats Robert King and Shana Jo... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Former county administrator may resume her post on interim basisURBANA — Champaign County Board members Tuesday agreed to begin negotiations to
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
URBANA — Champaign County Board members Tuesday agreed to begin negotiations to rehire former county Administrator Deb Busey as interim administrator. The current county administrator, Rick Snider, has resigned in order to become the village... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Misinterpreted tweet about Davis ruffles feathersof House Employ says it's an issue, so I hope people will choose the latter. pi
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
of House Employ says it's an issue, so I hope people will choose the latter. pic.twitter.com/DcSgKKuKpu Shifting seats Champaign County Board member Diane Michaels of Rantoul on Tuesday became the first Republican to express interest in... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Gifford Lions, first beneficiary marking 6 decades of thrivingof his interest in the German language. Germans helped to settle Gifford, which
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
of his interest in the German language. Germans helped to settle Gifford, which is tucked in the northeast corner of Champaign County. The town's community facility is called the German Fall Festival Building. Busboom had a grandparent on... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Roy Moore's accuser, wife pictured in yearbook under same high school class, report says(Nov. 15): There are no outages being reported in Clark County now, but the DP&
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 2 days ago
(Nov. 15): There are no outages being reported in Clark County now, but the DP&L online outage map continues to show 43 in Champaign County. There has been no word from DP&L as to what may have caused the outage in Clark County. Just over 100... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Urbana man fined $146,400 over neglected housesleft, and 3306 S. Pine Circle in Urbana's Yankee Ridge subdivision owned by Hen
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
left, and 3306 S. Pine Circle in Urbana's Yankee Ridge subdivision owned by Henri Merkelo, who was fined $146,400 by a Champaign County judge on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, for allowing them to deteriorate and not meeting deadlines to clean them... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Homeless man's sister files excessive-force lawsuit in his 2016 deathpronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital at 9:42 a.m. An autopsy revealed
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital at 9:42 a.m. An autopsy revealed no signs of trauma or injury to Mr. Turner. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup later said the cause of Mr. Turner's death was an irregular heartbeat due to an... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Man who allegedly flushed cocaine down toilet chargeduse of weapon by a felon and obstructing justice. The charges stemmed from a c
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
use of weapon by a felon and obstructing justice. The charges stemmed from a court-ordered search that members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force did at Chatman's home on Nov. 9. Police obtained a search warrant after a... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Nursing home manager: Census up, losses down, new services on wayURBANA — The census is up and net losses are down at the Champaign County Nursi
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
URBANA — The census is up and net losses are down at the Champaign County Nursing Home, the facility's new manager said Monday. And more improvements are coming, promised Suzanne Koenig, the president of SAK Management Services, which took over the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Central basketball coach's decision to cut senior prompts reviewa number of prominent local African-American leaders stepped to the microphone
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
a number of prominent local African-American leaders stepped to the microphone to show support for the player. Said former Champaign County NAACP President Patricia Avery, a candidate for lieutenant governor: "We are going to stand here and support... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Administrator: Champaign County's budget-cutting options 'not good'URBANA — A list of budget-cutting options for consideration by Champaign County
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
URBANA — A list of budget-cutting options for consideration by Champaign County Board members includes eliminating a re-entry program for people recently released from jail or prison, delaying the purchase of replacement radio units for sheriff's... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Champaign County investigates complaint about dog’s conditionsChampaign County residents reported a dog in what they believed to be poor cond
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Champaign County residents reported a dog in what they believed to be poor conditions but the dog warden checked and said it appears healthy. The Champaign County Dog Warden received a complaint from an Urbana resident, Logan Borroughs, earlier this... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
JUST IN: Wine, flowers and horses all part of new Greene County wineryproperty and produces estate-grown wines. And the Silver Creek venture comes ju
Dayton Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
property and produces estate-grown wines. And the Silver Creek venture comes just two weeks after another farm in southern Champaign County applied for a similar winery license. The owner of Folck Family Farm just north of the Clark County line... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Former UI student arrested in computer incidents, building damage21, of Bethesda, Md., was arrested by University of Illinois Police on Friday f
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
21, of Bethesda, Md., was arrested by University of Illinois Police on Friday for computer tampering and taken to the Champaign County Jail. He was released Sunday after posting $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in arraignment court... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Meet the Urbana business that has 1 family, 4 cows and new ideas on milkof the cows. One of the best parts of the new business, Joyce said, is it allo
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 5 days ago
of the cows. One of the best parts of the new business, Joyce said, is it allows them to share their experiences on the dairy farm with other families in Champaign County. “I believe every kid needs a cow and every cow needs a kid,” Joyce... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Privately commissioned poll claims tide turning against nursing homeDemocrats on the Champaign County Board have been saying for months that they f
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Democrats on the Champaign County Board have been saying for months that they felt justified in opposing the sale of the county nursing home because their constituents in the county's urban core opposed it in a ballot question last April. But County... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Search for Yingying Zhang: Family returning to China for mom's healthlearned on June 10 of the missing agricultural scholar's disappearance. Instead
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
learned on June 10 of the missing agricultural scholar's disappearance. Instead, her sister, Liqin Ye, made the trip to Champaign County with her brother-in-law and Xioalin Hou, longtime boyfriend to Ms. Zhang. Liqin Ye returned to China on... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Living in a 'no man's land'he contended. But most of this area is outside city limits, and he and his neig
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
he contended. But most of this area is outside city limits, and he and his neighbors are dealing with a cash-strapped Champaign County. "We're out here in no man's land," Van Pelt said. Complaint backlog Champaign County's Planning and... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
In Case You Missed It: 4 crime stories from this weekNews-Sun this week. Expert diagnoses 15-year-old murder suspect with split per
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 5 days ago
News-Sun this week. Expert diagnoses 15-year-old murder suspect with split personalities Donovan Nicholas, a 15-year-old Champaign County boy facing trial for allegedly killing his stepmother, has been diagnosed by a psychologist as having a... Read more
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Daily Herald
'How do I spend the rest of my life without my daughter?'in Champaign, Ill., announcing an increase in the reward for Yingying's whereab
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
in Champaign, Ill., announcing an increase in the reward for Yingying's whereabouts. At left is John Hecker, president of Champaign County Crime Stoppers. (Rick Danzl/The News-Gazette via AP) This Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 photo shows a memorial at... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Traffic stop leads to seizure of suspected meth in New Carlisle raidfrom the traffic stop led to a warrant search at 106 S. Smith St. in New Carlis
Dayton Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
from the traffic stop led to a warrant search at 106 S. Smith St. in New Carlisle sometime after 4 p.m. OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Champaign County teen is celebrated at funeral There were no residents at the address, but deputies and detectives from the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Child-adoption informational event set Nov. 22 at courthouseadopted children and those interested in adopting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
adopted children and those interested in adopting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 22 in the jury assembly room at the Champaign County Courthouse, 101 E. Main St., U. There will be a short program at 9:30 a.m. and refreshments will be... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
This year's Salvation Army toy drive set for Nov. 20 to Dec. 1520 to Dec. 15 this year. Last year, the drive collected nearly 2,600 toys and
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
20 to Dec. 15 this year. Last year, the drive collected nearly 2,600 toys and more than $4,600 for the Salvation Army of Champaign County to provide holiday gifts for children of needy families. Donors are asked to drop off new, unwrapped toys... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Traffic stop leads to seizure of suspected meth in New Carlisle raidfrom the traffic stop led to a warrant search at 106 S. Smith St. in New Carlis
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 6 days ago
from the traffic stop led to a warrant search at 106 S. Smith St. in New Carlisle sometime after 4 p.m. OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Champaign County teen is celebrated at funeral There were no residents at the address, but deputies and detectives from the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Tom's #Mailbag, Nov. 10, 2017a senior planner for economic development for the city of Champaign and preside
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
a senior planner for economic development for the city of Champaign and president of the board of directors of the Champaign County Historical Museum. Andrew Weiss, director of planning for the Champaign Park District, said there is "very... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Family’s pony fatally shot in head at close range, authorities saymade to protect freedom in America by veterans. “This is an... Hundreds of peo
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 6 days ago
made to protect freedom in America by veterans. “This is an... Hundreds of people attended the funeral Friday for a Champaign County teenager killed in car accident last week. Sara Marie Hess, 15, a sophomore at Graham High School, died... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Champaign County teen remembered as ‘really inspiring’Hundreds of people attended the funeral Friday for a Champaign County teenager
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Hundreds of people attended the funeral Friday for a Champaign County teenager killed in car accident last week. Sara Marie Hess, 15, a sophomore at Graham High School, died after another car rear-ended the one in which she was riding on Ohio 235... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Billings police ask for public's help in locating armed robbery suspectkills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 7 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
2 charged; cop who shot at one of them back on dutya Class 4 felony, stemming from an Oct. 28 incident in the 1300 block of Hanove
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
a Class 4 felony, stemming from an Oct. 28 incident in the 1300 block of Hanover Drive in northwest Champaign. Meantime, Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Officer Edward Sebestik, who fired in the direction of Smalls but did not... Read more
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Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
SBLHC to stop accepting Health Alliance insuranceChief Executive Officer John Snyder said "there may be" some increase in patien
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier / Posted 7 days ago
Chief Executive Officer John Snyder said "there may be" some increase in patients traveling to Carle facilities, perhaps in Urbana or others in Champaign County, where Carle is based. But it's by choice, not because of insurance coverage, h... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Officer involved in shooting back on dutya Class 4 felony, stemming from an Oct. 28 incident in the 1300 block of Hanove
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
a Class 4 felony, stemming from an Oct. 28 incident in the 1300 block of Hanover Drive in northwest Champaign. Meantime, Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said Officer Edward Sebestik, who fired in the direction of Smalls but did not... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
FBI looking for Montana fugitivekills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 7 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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ABC Montana
FBI looking for Montana fugitivekills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
ABC Montana / Posted 7 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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ABC Montana
Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Secure Butte Veterans Homekills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
ABC Montana / Posted 8 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Secure Butte Veterans Homekills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 8 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Danville man arrested in shots-fired incidentweapon but did not hit anyone. Sebestik was placed on leave during the investig
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
weapon but did not hit anyone. Sebestik was placed on leave during the investigation, but he returned to duty on Tuesday. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said she is not pursuing any criminal charges against Sebestik, who is a 5-year... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
The Health Reporter Is In, Nov. 9, 2017to beef up community response to cardiac arrest. The other part of the plan was
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
to beef up community response to cardiac arrest. The other part of the plan was rolling out the PulsePoint Respond app in Champaign County late last month by Presence Regional EMS and METCAD, the local emergency dispatch agency. Presence hopes to... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
United Way's Farmers Feeding Families crop to be harvested ThursdayLocal farmers are pitching in Thursday to harvest crops that will be sold to he
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
Local farmers are pitching in Thursday to harvest crops that will be sold to help feed families in need. The United Way of Champaign County is hosting its fourth annual Farmers Feeding Families, in which corn and bean crops planted on 80 acres of... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
County nursing home borrows $50,000 to meet payrollURBANA — The Champaign County Nursing Home had to use another $50,000 from an e
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
URBANA — The Champaign County Nursing Home had to use another $50,000 from an existing loan from the county's general corporate fund to meet payroll on Tuesday, according to County Auditor John Farney. And much of a batch of outstanding bills... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Jelly Belly's holiday favorites bag is Thanksgiving dinner in candy formkills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
KHQ Spokane / Posted 8 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Spokane County deputies warn of continuing scams in our areakills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
KHQ Spokane / Posted 8 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Cancer patient reschedules radiation treatment to see Garth Brooks in concertkills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
KHQ Spokane / Posted 8 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Spokane Police arrest inmate who walked away from work detailkills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills w
KHQ Spokane / Posted 8 days ago
kills woman after she rejects marriage proposalPolice: Pennsylvania man kills woman after she rejects marriage proposal Champaign County Sheriff's Office KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Unity student accused in shooting threat pleads guilty to disorderly conductRietz agreed to dismiss another charge of falsely making a terrorist threat. Th
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
Rietz agreed to dismiss another charge of falsely making a terrorist threat. That will happen at the time of sentencing. Champaign County sheriff's deputies investigated the threat, searching the boy's home. No guns, explosives or anything else... Read more
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