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Archive for June 12th, 2009

Prison For Mom’s Role In La Salle Shooting

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2009

Dawn Pratt was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in prison on two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Prosecutors say she’s accountable for having her 14 year old son and another 13 year old boy from La Salle shoot Fabian Arness and Orlin Cano outside a house in La Salle last November. Arness and Cano recovered from their injuries.

Judge Cynthia Raccuglia admitted that she thinks Pratt has a mental disorder but it wasn’t bad enough to keep her out of prison. Pratt’s son and the other teen involved in the shooting already pled guilty and were given juvenile prison sentences.

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L-P Baseball Loses In Extra Innings

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2009

The L-P Cavaliers will play for 3rd place after falling 2-1 in eight innings today in Joliet.

L-P jumped to a 1-0 lead in the 2nd when Joe Goskusky singled home Zac Wolf. Chatham Glenwood tied it in the bottom of the 3rd. No runs were scored until the winning run in the eight.

L-P now plays tomorrow at 9am for 3rd place. You can hear the game on 96-5 WKOT or

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Estranged Wife Pleads Not Guilty To Hiring A Hitman

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2009

28 year old Christina Dent was arraigned yesterday on a charge of Solicitation of Murder for Hire. It’s a Class X felony with a possible sentence of 20 to 60 years in prison.

Dent was arrested last month after an undercover cop set up a meeting with her on the north side of Ottawa. The cop was acting like a hitman and after getting partial payment, he arrested Dent.

Prosecutors first heard about Dent’s plan when she approached a neighbor about hiring a hitman to kill her husband. Dent’s neighbor cooperated with police by having phone calls with Dent taped by police.

Dent was allegedly offering seven thousand dollars to kill her husband. She and her husband are separated and in the process of getting divorced.

Dent’s being held in the county jail on 500 thousand dollars bond.

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Buffalo Days return to LaMoille

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2009

Looking to get out of the house this weekend? LaMoille is holding their Buffalo Days this weekend.
The food and beer tent opens Friday at 4pm. There will be bouncers and games for kids and a free outdoor showing of “Speed Racer” at 8:30pm.
Buffalo Days continues Saturday with a tractor show at 8am, water fights, and Buffalo Days Parade.
The weekend wraps up Sunday evening.

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