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Mahomet Police are looking for vandals who struck the Mahomet-Seymour bus barn this weekend.
Police Chief Mike Metzler said that between 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, someone spray-painted obscenities on school buses and on the bus barn itself. Bus tires were also punctured.
Mahomet Police are investigating a string of burglaries that took place in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving.
Police Chief Mike Metzler said that five local businesses were broken into after 1 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. Three of those businesses—Victorian House, Bulldog Kids and the Hairpin—are in downtown Mahomet, while the other two—Los Zarapes and Peking House—are on Eastwood Drive.
There's a new name on the roster at Cornbelt Fire Protection District, but Glen Bocox won't be fighting fires.
Instead, he'll be lending aid and support to emergency personnel and their families.
Adjusting from a busy urban fire department to a small-town, volunteer department might seem like a big change. But Lloyd Galey, a retired Champaign Fire Department lieutenant who became chief of Cornbelt Fire Protection District on April 1, said that the transition has been “fantastic.”
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Mahomet Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
Students at Mahomet-Seymour High School are coming together to mourn the loss of one of their own this week.
Austin Dyson, 16, was killed in an automobile accident on Friday night north of Lake of the Woods. Two passengers in the vehicle, Ryan Shaffer, 15, of Champaign and Terrence "T.J." Washington, 16, of Mahomet were injured in the accident.
This Christmas was the first in 40 years that John Jay didn’t spend at the fire station.
The former Cornbelt Fire Chief said that he’d covered all major holidays during the past four decades. It wasn’t a requirement of his job, he said—he just wanted to make sure someone was available to answer the phone, if needed.
Anyone who saw Dave Parsons and Lutz Braunig at work last Thursday morning would’ve known at once that something big was in the works.
John Harpst joined Cornbelt Fire Protection District on a Monday night in 1966. Only three days later, he was on his way to his first fire—a burning storefront on Main Street.
A possible suicide threat ended without incident this morning after police cordoned off part of Mahomet.