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LPHS homecoming royalty to be named Monday

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2014

Performing before a crowded high school gymnasium takes courage and talent.  Watch LP students perform music,  dances and more during the traditional homecoming variety show.

It is st 7pm Monday in Sellett Gym.  The 2014 homecoming court will be introduced and the king and queen will be crowned.

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Ottawa man arrested on a heroin charge

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2014

A home in Ottawa was the most recent TRIDENT search.   Officers went to Keon Carmichael – Herring’s home Friday and arrested him for unlawful possession of a controlled substance,  heroin.

Police say he is also known as Cowboy.  Carmichael – Herring was being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $750,00.

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Former prosecutor stands accused

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

A former Illinois prosecutor newly accused of suffocating his first wife in 2006 told investigators he found her dead in bed but never called emergency responders or offered her life-saving measures. That’s according to transcripts of a coroner’s inquest five weeks after 38-year-old Cory Lovelace’s death in Quincy.  They were  obtained by the AP and the Herald Whig newspaper.

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Date set for new LaSalle Casey’s

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

November 13 you can get breakfast pizza at the LaSalle Casey’s and park in a much larger lot. Jackie Curran became its manager in June. Curran said Casey’s is upgrading nationwide and the LaSalle store on Fifth Street will be identical to the Peru store – starting with the parking.  Other additions include a sub-station and seating.

The old store will close November 12 and the new store – directly across the street – will open the next day. A grand opening is planned for the November 14. Curran says they’ll be employing 33 people – mostly part-time positions. Applications are being taken now.

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Weather change coming

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

Now – more than ever – is the time to start watching for slow moving farm vehicles. Harvest in open areas is cranking up and farmers have the weather for it. It’s been sunny all the past week with gradually warming temperatures.

Now, the National Weather Service says there’s a change coming in the second half of the week. Rain is in the forecast from Wednesday night into Friday. Expect daytime temperatures to be 68 Friday and only 62 next Saturday.

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Utah authorities handling mysterious deaths

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2014

Police in Springville, Utah are working to find out what killed 5 members of a family whose bodies were found in a home. Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play.   The house was checked for carbon monoxide but the test was negative, though any of the gas that was present could have dissipated. The bodies were found by an older son and his grandparents. The area is near Provo.

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Run/walk begins homecoming week activities at LPHS

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 2014

You’ll see runners in the streets of La Salle and Peru Sunday morning. Homecoming week at LP High School begins with the second annual LP Cavalier 5K Run/Walk.

The race begins at 8:30am Sunday below the clock tower at the high school and will end up inside of Howard Fellows Stadium. Check-in begins at 6:45am in the cafeteria.

Registration is $25 each, $50 for a family of at least three, and $15 for LP students.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest on I-80

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 2014

Not a lot gets by a police dog. State Police troopers say a police dog led them to arresting Mitchell Cole of Sheridan Friday night.

Police say Cole was in a car that was stopped on Interstate 80. The car was searched after a dog noticed drugs. Cole was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

The person driving was given a written warning.

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Area congressmen wants air restrictions for Syria

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 2014

The fight against the Islamic State would be made easier with a no-fly zone over Syria, according to Congressman Adam Kinzinger. Your Republican Representative has been in Turkey and met Friday with members of the Free Syrian Army.

He says with the United States and others targeting ISIS, Bashar al- Assad can focus his resources on defeating the Free Syrian Army. He thinks a no-fly zone would level the playing field for the Free Syrian Army against both ISIS and Assad.

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Liquor commission tickets five area businesses

Posted by wlpo on September 26, 2014

It’s probably been awhile since you were carded before buying alcohol, but there was a time when your age wasn’t so obvious.

Five businesses in Putnam County were ticketed for allegedly selling alcohol to people under 21 during a sting Wednesday by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.

Ticketed were Bellino’s Tavern in Standard, Country Corner Convenience Store in McNabb, Da Rajun Cajun Bar and Grill in McNabb, Marko’s in Mark and Pagan O’Leary’s in Granville.  Eight other businesses passed the test.

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