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Local news headlines for Thursday, May 17

Not the finest day for local news, but hey, we don’t choose these things.

The man who allegedly slashed the throat of a U of I law professor in the Illinois Terminal has been ruled mentally competent to be tried for the crime:

·         Man fit to stand trial for attempted murder” (N-G)

Your daily update on Tim Johnson’s house seat, and the Republicans who want it:

·         Habeeb: Wassink doesn’t have necessary support” (N-G)

·         Johnson sets 2 town-hall meetings” (N-G)

Nuclear waste, and where to stash it:

·         Forum to cover Clinton landfill permit request” (N-G)


A three-year old was accidentally shot by his 14-year-old uncle in Urbana. Horrible:

And some other stuff:

·         Hot rods coming to Champaign” (N-G)

·         Police memorial events scheduled Thursday” (N-G)

·         Ride of Silence is scheduled” (N-G)

·         Touch a Truck 2012” (WCIA)

·         Woman Falls for Rental Scam” (WCIA)

·         Crime Expected To Increase During Summer” (WAND)

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