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Heat Advisory Extended Through Monday

IL (AP) -- Heat advisory remains in effect from 1:00pm this afternoon to 7:00pm CDT Monday. Dangerous levels of heat and humidity will occur from this afternoon through Monday afternoon. Heat index values will peak from 100 to 107 degrees in the afternoon hours with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and dew points in the 70s.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Beat the heat, check the backseat! Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9-1-1.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun. And check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Urbana Teen Caught in the Cross Fire

Updated: Wednesday, June 18 2014, 11:20 AM CDT

UPDATE: 17-year-old is recovering after being shot this past Saturday.

The teenager was among a group leaving a hotel party in downtown Urbana when a large fight broke out.

More than 150 people, all teens of in their early 20s left Landmark Hotel in Urbana around 1:00am.

The fight broke out in the hotel hallway and quickly grew and spread outside. That's when someone brought out a gun.

"At some point, as the fight continues on the parking lot, someone, the person who was never identified, fired a shot, which struck a car window, breaking a car window, a piece of bullet ricocheted off of the car and struck another person in the neck."

Police say the victim, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. He has since been released.

Police are unsure if the 17-year-old was the intended target and tell us most potential witnesses were uncooperative about the incident.

Police are now reviewing a surveillance tape.

Urbana Teen Caught in the Cross Fire

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