Severe Weather Alert Follow Us On Twitter #KCRGWX

Winter Weather Alert Follow Us On Twitter #KCRGWX

Current Alerts

Current Alerts Click to learn more

X Close

Live Scoreboard

Total Yards:
Passing Yards:
Rushing Yards:

Total Yards:
Passing Yards:
Rushing Yards:

Game Highlights

Scoreboard refreshes every five minutes
Click Here for our Friday Night Lights live stream and game chat

Swipe left and right to view more scores

Scores refresh every five minutes. View more scores

12-Year-Old Gets Probation for Prophetstown Fire

-->
  • Photo
PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy was sentenced to five years of probation after he pleaded guilty to setting a fire that destroyed a swath of a small northern Illinois community.

The boy was sentenced Tuesday in juvenile court after pleading guilty to a single count of arson for the July fire in Prophetstown that destroyed eight historic buildings.

In exchange for the plea, authorities dropped 18 other charges. The sentence was the maximum he could receive.

The boy's name isn't being released because of his age.

He was charged along with his 16-year-old half-brother. Legal proceedings against the teen are continuing.

Most of the buildings that were destroyed in the Whiteside County community of 2,000 were 150 years old.

Authorities say the fire was set in a recycling bin behind a restaurant.