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Archive for September 29th, 2012

Heroin Bust In Streator

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2012

Two drug arrests under one roof in Streator.

Members of TRIDENT along with Streator Police search a home on East Main Street Thursday and arrested Robert and Jennifer Almanza.  Robert Almanza picked up for unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.  He’s accused of having heroin.  Jennifer Almanza was picked up for having cannabis and paraphernalia.

Robert Almanza was taken to the La Salle County Jail while Jennifer was released with a court date.

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SUV Fire On Interstate 180

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2012

An SUV burst into flames near Princeton.

Princeton firefighters and state troopers got a call Friday afternoon around one for an SUV that had rolled into a ditch and caught fire on Interstate 180 near Route 6.  According to the NewsTribune, a passerby pulled the driver out of the burning SUV.  The driver was taken to Perry Memorial Hospital.

The driver’s name hasn’t been released.

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Freedom House Names New Director

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2012

There’s a new woman in charge of a domestic and sexual violence shelter.

Rosemary Cain has been named executive director at the Freedom House in Princeton.  She’s been the interim director since April.  The Freedom House board says it picked Cain after a nationwide search.

Freedom House assists domestic and sexual violence victims in Bureau, Marshall, Putnam, Henry and Stark counties.

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Charges Filed Against Mother Accused Of Dumping Baby

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2012

TOULON, Ill. (AP) – A 19-year-old Toulon mother has been charged with dumping her 3-week-old daughter along a road and lying to police about the baby’s whereabouts.

Kendra Meaker of Toulon was charged Friday with obstruction of justice and endangering the life or health of a child. Bond was set at $100,000. An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for Mia Thompson. The baby was reported abducted from outside the Toulon post office. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says the baby was being cared for at a hospital.

A telephone listing for Meaker in Toulon was disconnected. Her aunt, Sandra Hollingworth of Marseilles, says the family has endured “a hellish 24 hours.”

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