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Archive for May 21st, 2012

LPHS board president finds car tire slashed

Posted by wlpo on May 21, 2012

Hard feelings over coaching changes at LP High School or just random acts of vandalism?  Days after the LP Board of Education decided to remove head baseball coach Bill Booker and boys track coach Jake Burke from their positions, the school board president went out to his car to find a tire slashed.

Jim Quesse of La Salle noticed the vandalism Sunday morning.

In Peru, burned LP caps and T-shirts were found at the head football coach’s house Saturday morning.

La Salle and Peru Police are looking into it but nobody’s been blamed for it.

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Denver man arrested for drugs near La Salle

Posted by wlpo on May 21, 2012

It doesn’t matter where you stash your drugs, the police dog will sniff it out.  A traffic stop on Interstate 80 near La Salle early Monday morning left a man from Colorado arrested on a felony marijuana charge.

Jeremiah Buist is accused of having 48 grams of marijuana and something to smoke it with.  He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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More than 700 kids enjoyed a day of fishing a Baker Lake

Posted by wlpo on May 21, 2012

There were hundreds of lines in the water at Baker Lake in Peru as 600 children were introduced to fishing.  The 14th annual Kid’s Fishing Expo was Saturday.

Tom Wall with the Better Fishing Association says more than 700 kids were fishing.

Their next event is the Lock 14 Kid’s Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 9.

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New terminal to open at Marquis Energy in Hennepin

Posted by wlpo on May 21, 2012

An ethanol plant in Hennepin is growing its operations.  Marquis Energy plans to use a new terminal near Hennepin to move more than 250,000 barrels of crude oil from the Bakken Shale Reserve.  That’s scheduled for June 1.

Construction has started on a tank storage terminal and barge loading center at a plant in Missouri.  It will be used to bring crude oil from Canada and North Dakota to oil refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Man arrested after alleged chase in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on May 21, 2012

There’s usually a reason why people have their drivers licenses suspended.  Police say Austin Smith of Oglesby gave them a chase through a neighborhood near Oglesby Lincoln School Sunday.

Police say Smith wouldn’t pull over when they wanted to stop him and lead them on a chase that ended with Smith crashing his motorcycle near Lincoln School.

Smith was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving while license suspended, disobeying a stop sign, and speeding was was given a notice to appear.

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