Friday, October 20, 2017
Police are investigating why a man left his bags when he got off a northbound train Friday morning in Lincoln, prompting the train to be stopped and the other passengers evacuated. The Pantagraph reports passengers were told by Lincoln police to leave the train while bomb-sniffing dogs were used to determine if there is any danger. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari released news statement saying "As a precaution, 190 customers on Amtrak Train 302 have disembarked in Lincoln, while authorities examine items left behind by another passenger." There were no injuries reported.
So far, three people have been arrested on a variety of charges stemming from a weekend party where a fight between two women was live-streamed on Facebook last Sunday morning. Michael Burton of Bloomington is charged with unlawful taping of a video at a residence, a Class 4 felony, and publishing obscenity. Also charged is 21-year-old Betty Vo of Normal, with battery, and 19 year-old Gabrielle Shanahan of Bloomington, with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Two people have been arrested in connection with that Facebook Live streaming video of fight in Normal Sunday morning at an apartment on Parkinson Street. The Pantagraph reports a 25-year-old Bloomington man is facing preliminary charges of non-consensual dissemination of a sex image, publishing obscenity, and two counts of unlawful recording of a video at a residence. A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with that fight facing three counts of misdemeanor battery. Two men were arrested at the Parkinson apartment, but those charges filed against them on Monday actually came from incidences at a different party earlier that night.
There's one place where you won't see any players taking a knee during the national anthem. That's a Peoria Rivermen hockey game. In fact, the entire Southern Professional Hockey League is ordering its players to stand for the national anthem. SPHL president Jim Combs yesterday said they've had a rule since 2009 that requires players to stand. Combs said it wouldn't ever cross the mind of hockey players or hockey fans to take a knee during the national anthem.
A 25-year-old man is in custody following a domestic dispute in the 400 block of West Vernon of Normal early Wednesday where a shot was reportedly fired. The man was taken into custody on preliminary charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a former convict and criminal damage to property. There were no injuries reported.