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Archive for September 19th, 2009

Second man arrested for meth charges

Posted by wlpo on September 19, 2009

Shortly after police with TRIDENT searched a home on Fourth Street in La Salle they thought was being used to make meth, they were at a home on Wright Street.
Terry Kiefel of La Salle was arrested for unlawful possession of meth precursors and unlawful use of a property.
Officers with TRIDENT and the state police Meth Response Team went through the house Friday night.
Kiefel was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Man arrested for meth again, child removed from home

Posted by wlpo on September 19, 2009

While cocaine and marijuana seem to be more widespread, meth remains a problem. Investigators think they found a home in La Salle where the drug was being made.
A man already on parole for a meth-related conviction was arrested after TRIDENT and the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team searched his home Friday night.
Owen Byrne is being held in the La Salle County Jail for unlawful possession of meth precusers, a class one felony.
A child that was in the home was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. The Department of Children and Family Services was contacted.

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Crosswind runway almost ready in Peru

Posted by wlpo on September 19, 2009

Before the ribbon can be cut to away a new crosswind runway at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport, an electrician needs to finish work on the lighting.
The crosswind runway has been all but complete for about two weeks according to Chuck Studer, who manages the airport. The north-south runway, which was temporarily shortened during construction, has reopened to its full length.
Work on the crosswind runway started last summer and was supposed to be done by last Thanksgiving.
The project costs $2.6 million, most of which is being paid for using federal money.
Studer says once the issue with the lighting is completed, IDOT officials will need to give their final approval. He’s not sure when that will happen.
When it does, a ceremony is expected.

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