Alvin Harris Jr., who was charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend Sharreta Day and her 9-year-old son on Monday, told police she stabbed him first, according to a search warrant application filed in St. Clair County Court.
Hawaii County Police Capt. Robert Wagner said no motive has been established in the murder of a homeless woman in Hilo allegedly committed by Curtis Q. Hodges, 35, of Shiloh. Wagner said the woman was stabbed multiple times in her neck.
James Klauzer of Springfield on Saturday caught an 81.4-pound flathead catfish in Sangchris Lake near Springfield, a fish so big it set the state record for its kind. Klauzer’s fish took the record away from the 78-pound flathead Jody Harris of Carlyle caught out of Carlyle Lake in 1995.
In each of the last six seasons, the Montini Broncos have been on the field for the Illinois Class 5A state football championship game. The Broncos followed up four straight state titles from 2009 to 2012 with a pair of runner-up finishes, losing in the title game in 2013 and 2014 to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin. Griffin defeated the Broncos, who play East St. Louis on Saturday, 29-14 last November to win the state title.