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Archive for August 5th, 2010

Missing Woman Found Alive In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on August 5, 2010

After searching for nearly seven hours, a 44-year old Ottawa woman reported missing was found alive.

Ottawa Police Chief Brian Zeilmann says the woman’s husband called police around 8:30 yesterday morning saying his wife went missing.  He was concerned about her since she apparently was making concerning statements like “give my rings to our daughter” and “cash is in the drawer and the credit cards are paid”.

Police located the woman’s car just before noon parked at the I&M Canal path just off Boyce Memorial Drive.  A search ensued with dozens of emergency officials, state police aircraft and search dogs.  The dogs picked up a scent heading west from Ottawa but it came to an abrupt halt.  The missing woman had apparently backtracked down the towpath and was eventually found on the east end of Ottawa just before seven last night.

The woman was taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital.  No word on any injuries.

Emergency responders from the county and cities of La Salle, Peru and Utica all aided in the search.

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Semi Loses Load

Posted by wlpo on August 5, 2010

Some interstate ramps you have to take a little slow.  A truck hauling wooden roof trusses lost its load while getting on Interstate 80.

It happened Wednesday afternoon on the westbound entrance ramp from Route 351.  Police say the trusses covered the ramp and part of the driving lane.

It was cleared with in a few hours.

The driver, Joseph Miller of Indiana, was ticketed with spilling a load on a roadway.

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Man accused of inappropriately touching girls at pool

Posted by wlpo on August 5, 2010

You worry about your kids getting hurt while swimming, but what about being touched?  A man faces seven counts of battery and maybe more charges after girls at the La Salle pool complained of inappropriately being touched or grabbed.

Bryan James of La Salle was arrested Tuesday evening.  He was being held the La Salle County Jail.

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Man taken to hospital after hit and run

Posted by wlpo on August 5, 2010

Sheriff’s Deputies want your help in finding the person who hit a man walking in Ransom.

It happened shortly before 3am Thursday near Route 170.  A man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator.  If you know who was driving, call the La Salle County Sheriff’s Department.

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Portion of CH 15 closed for work

Posted by wlpo on August 5, 2010

A two mile stretch of La Salle County Highway 15, or Joe Hettel Road, will be closed for construction Thursday.  The closure spans from Gentleman-Trumbo Road to Illini Beach Road from 7am until 6pm.

You should take a different route.

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