EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Southwestern Illinois authorities say a 28-year-old man stabbed two people during a weekend home invasion in what may be a case of mistaken identity.
Madison County prosecutors charged Grant Connor of Bridgeview with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and home invasion.
State's Attorney Tom Gibbons says Connor knocked on a Glen Carbon home's door claiming to have a disabled car. Then he charged, stabbing a 35-year-old man who offered to let him use the telephone.
That victim managed to grab a knife and stabbed Connor in the throat while a 33-year-old woman tried to intervene before also being stabbed.
The victims were released from a hospital. Investigators say Connor may have been searching for someone else with a similar name.
Court records don't show whether Connor has an attorney
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, focusing on sexual violence in adolescence, reveals that nearly 10 percent of youth in America reported that they perpetrated some type of sexual violence in their lifetime.
Sixteen years old was the mode age of first sexual perpetration and 98% who reported their age to be 15 years or younger the first time they victimized someone, were male.
It is not until ages 18 or 19 years old that males and females are relatively equally represented as perpetrators. The study further reveals that females were more likely to perpetrate against older victims and males were more likely to perpetrate against younger victims.
Researchers concluded that links between perpetration and violent sexual media are "apparent" and that victim-blaming appears to be common.
They suggest an "urgent need" for school programs that encourage bystander intervention, as well as implementation of policies that could enhance the likelihood that perpetrators are identified.
Keep your pennies in your pocket! That is the message from Metro Transit.
Beginning Monday pennies will no longer be accepted as payment on its MetroBus vehicles. Several months ago, the agency began phasing out rarely used 50-cent coins and $2 bills.
New fareboxes will still accept $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills, along with nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar coins. As with the old equipment, the new fareboxes will require exact change or a valid Metro pass or ticket.
The new machines provide more detailed passenger boarding information which will allow Metro to plan routes to better meet customer needs.
In the future, the new system will also allow customers to use faster and more convenient smart card technology payment methods.