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An autopsy was conducted last Friday following the discovery of human remains at a fire scene in rural Homer.
Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said that remains found last Thursday in the rubble of a farmhouse leveled by fire on Jan. 24 were determined to be human.
Addison Chism and Austin Upton graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Basic Firefighter / NFPA Firefighter 1 Academy. Chism, of St. Joseph and Upton of Pesotum will serve on the St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Protection District.
ST. JOSEPH — Firefighters from eight area fire departments are trying to put out a fire that’s consumed a residence north of St. Joseph.
Firefighters were called about 11:37 a.m. to the 200 block of Chateau Drive, where flames and smoke were showing from a duplex.
“It’s a duplex and both are on fire,” Champaign County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Coile said from the scene.
A house fire caused $50,000 worth of damage to a home and its contents on Wednesday afternoon.
Homer Assistant Fire Chief Bub Miller said no one was home at the time the fire started.
Champaign County sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Mills said an off-duty Champaign firefighter saw flames coming from the house in the 1800 block of County Road 2700 E just before 1:30 p.m.
The state fire marshal's office will be in Broadlands on Monday trying to determine the cause of a fire that did tens of thousands of dollars in damage early this morning.
Fire hit three connected commercial buildings early Monday in Broadlands. Some 35-40 firefighters from several area departments responded.
Uriah N. Fosdick of St. Joseph has pleaded guilty in Champaign County Circuit Court to felony disorderly conduct.
The charges resulted from Fosdick, 34, making threats against St. Joseph-Ogden High School.
As part of Monday's plea agreement, a second charge of making a terrorist threat was dismissed.
A St. Joseph man in custody for allegedly making threatening remarks about causing harm at an area high school has a history of conflict with students and allegedly tried to kill himself earlier this month.
A St. Joseph man is scheduled to appear in court today after being arrested on Monday afternoon for allegedly making threats against a local high school.
Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh said that Uriah Nathaniel Fosdick, 34, who listed an address in the 500 block of North Main Street, St. Joseph, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies at 1:04 p.m. Monday.
A St. Joseph man was taken into custody this afternoon after allegedly making threats against a local high school.
In a message sent to parents of St. Joseph-Ogden High School students, Superintendent Jim Acklin said that at 1:04 p.m. today the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested Uriah H. Fosdick on an arrest warrant with a bond of $750,000.
The Heritage School Board approved the administrator salaries at the board meeting on Aug. 20: Dr. Allen Hall, Interim Superintendent will receive $66,000, Tom Davis, Assistant Superintendent, Heritage High School Principal will receive $96,500 and Kristi Sanders, Heritage Junior High & Elementary School Principal will receive $96,313.