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Motorcycle ride in Princeton takes deadly turn

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2015

A motorcycle crash on the north side of Princeton has taken the life of a DePue man.

55-year-old Ricardo Sandoval was pronounced dead around 8 o’clock Saturday night after crashing his motorcycle in the Princeton Tech Park just south of Interstate 80. The Princeton Police Department says he was approaching a curb when he applied the brakes and lost control, leaving slide marks nearly 30 feet long. His Yamaha bike was found up against a street sign about 50 feet away.

Sandoval wasn’t wearing a helmet.

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Annual Harvest Fest returns to Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2015

A farmer’s market, music, and costume parade are just of few of the things going on in downtown Oglesby this Saturday. The city is celebrating Harvest with a number of activities in the lot near city hall on Walnut Street.

While you’re shopping for fresh vegetables, enjoy watching the teams participating in the annual Scramble scavenger hunt. It’s much like TV’s Amazing Race with teams racing around Oglesby trying to win their share of $800. That begins at 11:30.

Children can get dressed up for the costume parade and trick-or-treating at three. Starting around the same time is a bonfire downtown with face painting, pumpkin decorating and other kid’s activities.

Harvest Fest also has something for adults- a Zombie Pub Crawl starting at 6:30.

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Bureau County escapee tracked down out west

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2015

The man who escaped a prisoner transport van near Princeton has been captured in the state of Oregon.

According to the California Department of Corrections, 36-year-old Joshua Drinnon was found by federal agents at a homeless shelter Monday in Ashland, Oregon. He was taken back into custody without a fight.

Drinnon escaped from a rest stop on westbound Interstate 80 near Princeton back on September 2nd. He was on his way back to San Diego from Tennessee where he had a court date.

Drinnon is in the middle of a 17-year-sentence for a robbery committed in California.

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Several shaken up after a van rolls over near Peru hospital

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2015

A crash involving two minivans in Peru sent four children to Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Sixty-one-year-old Pamela Hayes of Spring Valley is accused of failing to yield at the intersection of West and 7th Streets just before 9 Monday morning. She was hit in the rear tire area by 64-year-old Linda Hoadley of Peru. The impact caused Hayes’ van to turn onto its side.

Hayes was taken to IVCH along with five of Hoadley’s passengers including a six-year-old boy and three girls ranging in age from a year to 10 years old. All the children live in Mendota.

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