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Archive for July 24th, 2010

Road work planned for County Highway 6

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2010

Construction work will have a couple of La Salle County roads closed at times this week.

A three mile stretch of County Highway 6, also known as the Grand Ridge-Mazon Blacktop, will be closed from County Highway 15 east to County Highway 30 between 6:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Tuesday.

Stretches of County Highway 15 will be closed for construction on Wednesday and Thursday.  Construction will go north along County Highway 15 from County Highway 6 to County Highway 55.

You should use alternate route.

Exelon traffic will be able to reach the LaSalle Station by using County Highway 30, Illinois 170 or County Highway 39 to reach County Highway 6.

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Flood warning issued for Fox River

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2010

There’s a flood warning for the Fox River at Dayton.  At 4:45am Sunday,  The National Weather Service says the river was at a depth of 12 feet which is also flood stage.  The Fox is expected to swell to 13.5 feet by Monday afternoon and drop below flood stage by Wednesday afternoon.  At 14 feet,   homes one mile downstream of Wedron begin to flood.

On the Illinois River at Ottawa,  the river reading was within two feet of flood stage at 4:45am Sunday.  The National Weather Service expects the river to stay under flood stage and begin to recede.

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Four arrested after police called to Oglesby home

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2010

A complaint about loud noise in Oglesby ended with a handful of people being arrested.

Police went to Justin Murphy’s place early Saturday morning.  He was arrested on La Salle County failure to appear warrant for battery.  He was taken to the county jail.

Jessica Battaglia of Oglesby was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minor.  Cody Glenn of Peru and Joseph Welk of La Salle were arrested for underage drinking.  They were given notices to appear in court.

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Police say man called 911 for unlawful reasons

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2010

911 is for emergencies but that’s not why police say Daniel Roeling of Ottawa kept dialing.

Police say he made multiple 911 calls and provided false identification to officers when they went to arrest him Friday night.  He was taken to the La Salle County Jail for disorderly conduct and obstruction charges.

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Man sentenced to prison for having marijuana plants

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2010

It’s prison time for a man from Earlville who admits to growing marijuana.

Gregorio Cano was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for unlawful possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.

Cano was arrested by TRIDENT investigators last September for having 199 marijuana plants growing in various stages on his property.  Investigators say Cano attempted to make it seem the plants were growing wild.

The search also allegedly turned up guns but Cano only is charged with drugs.

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