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Archive for January 8th, 2014

Alleged Spring Valley Shooter Appears In Court

Posted by wlpo on January 8, 2014

If you’ve been following the fatal shooting in Spring Valley, the man accused of pulling the trigger remains behind bars.

Angel Moreno of Spring Valley made an initial court appearance Tuesday in Bureau County Court and was appointed a public defender.  He’ll be arraigned Friday for involuntary manslaughter.

Moreno was arrested last Saturday at his home after allegedly shooting 23-year old Kyle Zinser in his leg.  Zinser was pronounced dead in Moreno’s house.  Investigators say Moreno waited several hours to call 911 after shooting Zinser.

Moreno is being held in the Bureau County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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La Salle is looking to replace their city engineer

Posted by wlpo on January 8, 2014

A civil engineer that knows a thing or two about sewer separation work is needed in La Salle.  City engineer Mike Furlan is retiring March 7.

Furlan was hired as an assistant engineer to work under former engineer Pam Broviak in 2008.  The following year, Mayor Jeff Grove appointed Furlan to be the only engineer.

Grove says they’ve begun advertising for his replacement in hopes of having someone hired by the end of January.

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Peru Child Is The Face Of Easter Seals

Posted by wlpo on January 8, 2014

The newest ambassador for the Easter Seals of La Salle & Bureau Counties is from Peru.

Three-year old Carter Blair will appear at Easter Seals events this year including the annual telethon which is April 4th at Ottawa High School.  Blair was born eight weeks premature and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  He’s the son of John and Hollie Blair of Peru.

Easter Seals provides services to children like developmental therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy.

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