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ATV sets rural Tonica field on fire

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2013

ATV’s are a popular and easy way to get around rural properties until they catch fire.  Tonica and Oglesby firefighters were called to a field fire Saturday afternoon along Route 178.

Tonica Firefighter Rick Turri says the fire spread to a harvested field and grass waterway.  Firefighters quickly had the fire out.  The ATV was destroyed.


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LPHS band receives third place at weekend tournament

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2013

          The season ended Friday for the LP High School football team but not for the marching band.  The Marching Cavaliers took third overall at a competition Saturday at Eastern Illinois University. 

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DUI and other tickets for a Sheridan man

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2013

If you’ve been drinking don’t drive, especially if your license has already been revoked.  Gary Schiavo Jr. of Sheridan was given a handful of tickets after being stopped by La Salle County Sheriff’s Deputies early Sunday morning.

Schiavo was arrested for DUI, driving while license revoked, no insurance and having a loud muffler and was taken to the county jail.

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Ottawa woman gets 24 years in 2011 beating death

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2013

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) – A 32-year-old Ottawa woman has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for role in a 2011 beating death.

The News-Tribune reported Saturday that Jamie Lomeli’s sentence was near the minimum of what she could have received.

She was convicted of felony murder last month for luring Darrio Hunter to her home in 2011 by repeatedly texting him.

Prosecutors say Hunter thought he was being summoned to sell cocaine, but instead was beaten and stabbed to death by Lomeli’s brother and a second man.

Lomeli apologized for her role while pleading for leniency.

Prosecutors say Lomeli lured Hunter to her home so Luis Lomeli and Jason Ward could rob and beat him. Luis Lomeli previously was sentenced to 45 years in the case, and Ward to 30 years.

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