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Foursome Arrested For Drugs In Spring Valley

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2009

Four people were rounded up in Spring Valley yesterday by area drug officials. 

Matthew Persich, Dana Laughery, Nicole McNair and Beau Rambaud were all arrested for selling drugs in Spring Valley.  The arrests centered on heroin and marijuana sales.  TRIDENT officials say they found drugs and drug paraphernalia when making the arrests. 

Investigators say more arrests are pending.  Laughery, McNair and Rambaud were all taken to the Bureau County Jail.  Persich was being held is at the La Salle County Jail on a driving offense.

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Copper wire and truck stolen from power company

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2009

It’s not uncommon to hear stories about people stealing copper wire, but an Ameren IP truck? 

          Whoever broke into the Ameren IP property on Raccuglia Drive in La Salle early yesterday morning made off with a large amount of copper wire and a white 2007 Ford F150 truck complete with Indiana plates and a toolbox.  The truck should standout because it features the Ameren logo.

          If you have any information, call Illinois Valley Crimestoppers.

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Cherry Mine exhibit opens in Springfield

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2009

          An exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Mine Disaster opens Sunday in Springfield.

          “The Flames Caught Us” is an exhibit that documents the disaster which killed 259 miners plus rescuers.  The exhibit is at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

          Dave Blanchette with the Illinois State Historical Society says they had great response from relatives of the miners who provided a lot of the things in the exhibit.

          Blanchette says the exhibit will take you up close and personal with the miners.

          The Cherry Mine exhibit runs through March 31st.

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