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Archive for October 18th, 2009

Man hits train near Earlville

Posted by wlpo on October 18, 2009

Would you notice a train coming down the tracks?  Apparently a man from Earlville didn’t.  Police say Matthew Ruddick hit the two locomotives on a train north of Earlville Saturday afternoon.

The crossing didn’t have a gate, but the train’s conductor says all of the lights and whistles were working. 

Ruddick told police he didn’t hear or see the train.  He was taken to the Mendota Hospital for treatment.

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Woman injured after swerving to miss a deer

Posted by wlpo on October 18, 2009

Watch out for deer and if you see one, don’t swerve.  That’s the usual driving advice for this time of year. 

A woman from Streator had to be treated for injuries after police say she rolled her car several times after swerving to miss a deer Saturday night.

Kathleen Morris was heading north on La Salle County Highway 15 about a mile north of Kernan when it happened.  She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.  Her condition is unknown.

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Man hospitalized after being attacked in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on October 18, 2009

An attack in La Salle has left a man hospitalized with head injuries.  Police are looking for the man they think did it.

Police were called to the Cigarette Depot on 3rd Street just after 7:30pm Saturday after a man reportedly attacked another man using a baseball bat.

          Police say the victim, a 19 year old man from La Salle, told them he was attacked by Terence Miller, considered homeless in the La Salle area.  The victim apparently walked to Illinois Valley Community Hospital and from there was flown to St. Francis Medical Center for head trauma. 

          Police are looking for Miller and others as they investigation several leads.

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Man arrested twice in one day in Streator

Posted by wlpo on October 18, 2009

A man in Streator apparently kept police busy Friday.  Officers went to an apartment on Park Street twice Friday, both times arresting Taurvis Coleman of Streator.

The first time was in the early morning hours for trespassing.  He was released with a court date.

Later that afternoon police were back and Coleman was arrested for aggravated battery to a police officer, resisting police, and criminal damage to property.  He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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