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Oglesby boil order lifted

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2012

Oglesby Commission Dennis Yborra told AM 1220 WLPO news at Noon Sunday that a boil order issued earlier this weekend has NOW been lifted.

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this could be a problem

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2012

The financially troubled Xenia rural water district in central Iowa is struggling with a new challenge – finding someone to replace the utility’s only licensed operator, who resigned after being charged with murder. Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Powell of Ogden quit Wednesday. He’s accused of strangling his wife last Saturday and is being held in the Boone County Jail on $2 million bond.

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step up in campaigning

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2012

The campaigns to win Illinois’ most competitive congressional races are coming down to the wire, featuring negative ads, shifting positions and millions of dollars pouring in from national organizations. Among Illinois’ most volatile campaigns is the battle between freshman U.S. Representative Joe Walsh, an outspoken tea party favorite, and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran.

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Kat’s perspective on Hurricane Sandy

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2012

New York City has a challenge in the first half of this week. Hurricane Sandy will likely combine with two winter weather systems to create a hybrid superstorm. Miller Media President, Joyce McCullough’s daughter, Kat, works for CNN in New York. Kat told us she had just returned from purchasing non perishable food and had filled every container in the house with water. Could this storm close the New York Stock Exchange? Kat stated that the Stock Exchange is in an area likely to be evacuated first if dangerous condition unfold. Kat McCullough will be likely be working long hours at CNN Headline News in New York and may be seen on camera from time to time.

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disturbances lead to arrests

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2012

County deputies look into two disturbances Saturday.  Just after 4am, deputies responded to a disturbance near Rutland in the panhandle of the county. 23-year old Lucas James Timmerman of Minonk was charged with reckless driving after deputies say he rammed the back end of a car he was following into a driveway. Timmerman was also charged with DUI and released on a notice to appear.  After 10:30pm yesterday (Saturday), deputies looked into another disturbance west of Earlville on North 46th Road. 45-year old Rickard Little of Earlville was taken to the county jail on charges of domestic battery, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

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