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Three arrested after burglary and search in McNabb

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2011

You can run but you can’t hide for long, especially if it’s a damp field you’re hiding in.  Three men faces burglary charges after a break-in, traffic stop, and manhunt in Putnam County.

It began before sunrise Saturday morning when police stopped Cody Donnelly of Tonica on the McNabb Blacktop.  With him where Christopher O’Shana and Nicholas Rick of Oglesby.  Police began to suspect that they had broken into a business in McNabb.  While Donnelly and Rick were arrested, police say O’Shana ran into a field and wouldn’t be found until after 10am.

Donnelly and Rick face two counts of burglary because police think they broke into another business the day before.  O’Shana was arrested for burglary and obstruction of justice.  They’ve been separated with one each staying the Putnam, Bureau and La Salle County Jails.  Their bond hearings will be Sunday.

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Fall Colors hikes continue at Starved Rock State Park

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2011

It’s a good weekend for a hike at Starved Rock State Park.  The annual Fall Colors Weekend continues through Sunday.

You’ll be able to take guided hikes of the park.  They’ll leave from the visitor’s center at 9am and 1pm Sunday.

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Sports writer to speak about high school football in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2011

Fans of football might want to be at the LaSalle Public library on Tuesday.

Dusty, Deek and Mr. Do Right: High School Football in Illinois will be presented by longtime fan and sportswriter Taylor Bell on Tuesday at 6 pm.

Bell will share the stories of the greatest players, toughest coaches, most memorable games and fiercest rivalries in Illinois history

Admission is free.

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La Salle man accused of domestic violence

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2011

Things apparently got out of a hand at a home in La Salle.  A 911call led police to the home on Bucklin Street Friday evening where Johnny Wiese was arrested for domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic battery.

He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Police find the man they were looking for in Putnam County

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2011

The excitement is over in Putnam County.  A man that police had been looking for since early Saturday morning has been caught.  The man apparently had been hiding in a field, suspected of breaking into a couple of businesses in McNabb overnight.

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies had set up surveillance points around the field and brought in an aerial fire truck to get a better view.

The man was caught around 10:30am.

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