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Archive for November 8th, 2011

Fire Guts Log Cabin

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2011

A log cabin is a total loss outside Princeton.

Firefighters from all over Bureau County responded to the log cabin fire just after noon Monday about four miles southwest of Princeton.  Dwayne and Tracy Braddy owned the cabin but were out of town when the fire happened.

Wyanet Fire Chief Don Prince says the cause of the fire is under investigation.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office looked at fire scene today.

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Police searching for a third driver in crash that killed an Oglesby man

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2011

If you’ve been following the story of the crash on Interstate 39, the man killed was from Oglesby.  Police say 36 year old Eduardo Nieto  was driving a pickup truck that was hit by a van before catching on fire Monday afternoon near Oglesby.

Nieto was pronounced dead at the scene.  The man driving the van, Roberto Tovar of Aurora was able to walk away from the crash.

Police think the van was heading north when it was possibly cut off by a blue pickup truck, causing the van to cross the median into the other lanes of traffic.

If you know anything about the blue truck or saw the crash call the District 17 State Police in La Salle.

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Cocaine Bust In Peru

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2011

California drivers may want to avoid driving through the area, especially if they’re hauling drugs.

State Police say they pulled over James Pearl of California Monday morning for speeding on I-80 in Peru.  After a drug dog arrived, troopers say the found over seven pounds of cocaine hidden in a cargo area of Pearl’s Jeep.

He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.  Pearl was taken to the county jail.

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Streator woman killed in crash on Route 18

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2011

A crash between a car and ComEd truck has left a woman from Streator dead.  Investigators say 21 year old Jennifer Taylor was on Route 18 west of Streator Monday night when she crossed into the path of the oncoming truck.  Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.

The person driving the truck was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator.  Police haven’t given out his name or condition.

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