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Archive for January 29th, 2013

Streator parolee accused of having heroin

Posted by wlpo on January 29, 2013

          Less than a year after being released on parole, a man from Streator faces a new drug charge.  Police with TRIDENT arrested Daniel Neronsky Monday.

He’s accused of having four grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia and violating probation.  He was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

Nersonsky was sentenced to two years in prison for a drug conviction in 2011.

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Man Hit By Car Outside Streator

Posted by wlpo on January 29, 2013

Fog is blamed on a crash that sent a man from Streator to Peoria.

Randall Gross is in critical condition at St. Francis Medical Center.  He was taken there last night after being hit by a car while standing on Route 18 west of Streator.   Blanca Hernandez of Streator told deputies she couldn’t avoid hitting Gross because she couldn’t see him in the fog.

Hernandez wasn’t ticketed.

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Driver From Ladd Hurt In Interstate 80 Crash

Posted by wlpo on January 29, 2013

A man from Ladd is recovering in Peoria after a crash on Interstate 80.

Micah Robinson is listed in fair condition at St. Francis Medical Center.  He was taken there Friday after state police say he was hit by Carolyn Copeland of La Salle.

Officers say Copeland was westbound on Interstate 80 near La Salle late last week when she lost control, drove thru the median and into eastbound traffic where she hit Robinson.  She was ticketed for improper lane use.

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House Catches Fire North Of Peru

Posted by wlpo on January 29, 2013

Fire damaged a house north of Peru and caused a detour on Route 251.  Firefighters from Peru and La Salle were called to the home about a mile south of Route 52 at 8am Tuesday.

Crews arrived to find smoke and flames showing.  Soon Ladd, Mendota and Troy Grove were called to help.  It didn’t take long before the fire was knocked down.  Everyone who was home was able to make it out before the fire department arrived.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to help with the investigation.

Traffic was detoured onto side roads for a couple of hours.

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