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Archive for September 8th, 2009

Police investigate burglary at tattoo shop

Posted by wlpo on September 8, 2009

A tattoo parlor in La Salle was the target of burglars. Police are looking for any information about a burglary that happened at Half Way to Hell Tattoos on Third Street.
It happened during the early morning hours Monday. If you have information called the La Salle Police Department or Illinois Valley Crimestoppers.

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Schools Reacting To Obama Message

Posted by wlpo on September 8, 2009

Area schools are approaching this morning’s address by President Barack Obama in different ways.

In Peru, Superintendent Mark Cross says his students won’t be viewing the message at school today. Cross says his district isn’t interested in the controversial issues surrounding the 11 o’clock address. Cross says he support’s Obama’s message about succeeding in school but think parents can determine if their kid watches.

In Utica, parents must sign a permission slip if their students will watch at Waltham Elementary. In Seneca, many classrooms at the high school will show the address but parents can call the office to excuse their students from watching it. The superintendent says it’s not a district initiative to watch the program.

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Potato Cannon Kills DeKalb County Man

Posted by wlpo on September 8, 2009

43 year old Dennis Haberstich of Kingston was pronounced dead late Sunday night at Kishwaukee Community Hospital from injuries he sustained from a home explosive device. The county coroner says the device was a potato cannon.

Haberstich was apparently near the cannon when it exploded in his house.

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Part Of State Highway Closed In Mendota

Posted by wlpo on September 8, 2009

A stretch of Route 34 in Mendota is closed starting today.

Workers with Burlington Northern Santa Fe are going to rebuild their railroad crossings for the next 10 days or so in an area between Main Street and 6th Avenue.

Detours will be posted for both west and eastbound traffic.

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Marijuana Farm In Earlville

Posted by wlpo on September 8, 2009

When executing a search warrant Friday at the home of Gergorio Vasquez and Gregorio Cano, investigators say they found 199 cannabis plants growing in many different areas of the property. Officials think the plants were somewhere else and then transplanted to different areas of the Earlville home. Vasquez and Cano allegedly tried to say the plants were growing wild.

Besides the drugs, investigators say they also found several guns at the home. The house is at 832 North 46th Road in Earlville.

Vasquez and Cano were charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

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