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Flood warning will expire overnight

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2015

     The flood warning on the Illinois River at LaSalle will expire at 3am Monday. That word from the National Weather Service at Romeoville. The reading at 10:45am Sunday was 20.3 feet, mere inches above flood stage. The river level is expected to drop below flood stage Sunday evening.

    A Flood Advisory at Ottawa continues. The reading just before 11am Sunday was just under 2 feet below flood stage. It’s expected the river level will fall.

    

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Cubit signed to permanent position

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2015

Bill Cubit was the voice of optimism on Saturday. Moments after Illinois’ 24-14 loss to Number 17 Northwestern, Cubit started talking about what had been an uncertain future for the program before the school dropped the interim tag from his job title when it announced a 2-year contract with the Illini coach earlier in the day.

Cubit was promoted from offensive coordinator when Tim Beckman was fired right before the season.

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Princeton hosts “Bowling for a Cure”

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2015

Raising funds for breast cancer can be as easy as bowling in Princeton this Saturday. Anna Flaig is one of the organizers. She told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” in this their 2nd year, they decided to join the Bowling Association and Princeton’s “Pin Splitter Lanes” just west of the fairgrounds.

Flaig said the response has been good and perhaps, 25 -30 spots remain for the last shift starting at 6pm. The $20 fee gets you 3 games with $15 dollars of the fee going to “Bowl for the Cure”. Shoe rental is extra. It’s a “9 pin -no tap” event…meaning if you knock down 9 pins on your first throw, it’s considered a strike. To sign up, contact Anna Flaig at 878-3521 or Sherry Allen at 878-1230.

This is not connected with “Relay for Life”.

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State questions 3rd cannabis doctor

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2015

Doctor Bodo Schneider may get his license revoked in a medical board case getting underway this Tuesday. He’s the third Illinois physician to face punishment related to medical marijuana in a state where legal sales started this month.

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Minor flooding reported at LaSalle

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2015

    The flood warning on the Illinois River at LaSalle will expire Sunday evening. That word from the National Weather Service at Romeoville. The reading at 8:45pm Saturday night at LaSalle was 20.4 feet, about a half-foot above flood stage. The reading is expected to stay steady through Sunday and fall below 20 feet sometime Sunday night.

    The Illinois at Ottawa is approaching flood stage according to a map provided by the Weather Service. The same map indicates the Vermillion near Streator is not approaching flood stage at this time.

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Ottawa police looking to ID man

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2015

    Ottawa Police are following what Peru police do when they need to identify a suspect on security cameras. They take a picture, post it on Facebook and let you do some detective work. Police have a good clear picture of a man in a red “Under Armour” sweatshirt with a baseball style type cap leaving an Ottawa business after a retail theft.

    It’s believed this person may be responsible for the crime or have information. If you can identify this person, you’re asked to call Ottawa Police. The picture is up on all of our stations’s facebook pages.

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Med Cannabis regulators differ among states

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2015

Marijuana-friendly doctors in states with similar medical cannabis laws face starkly different treatment by government regulators. When it comes to oversight of doctors, enforcement practices vary in the 23 states allowing medical cannabis. How governments oversee pot doctors has become an issue, even in more tolerant states such as California and Colorado.

Illinois takes a tough approach. Dr. Bodo Schneider may get his license revoked in a medical board case getting underway Tuesday. He’s the third Illinois physician to face punishment related to medical marijuana in a state where legal sales started this month.

On the other hand, New Jersey has taken no disciplinary action against any doctors related to medical marijuana since sales started 3 years ago. Not even against one gynecologist who markets himself on a “DrMarijuanaNJ.com” website.

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Utica Christmas celebration Sunday

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2015

    Utica’s Township Community Hall will be bustling Sunday afternoon for the “Christmas in the Village” event. Crafts, games, carriage rides, barbershop quartet, refreshments, a Christmas story and visit with Santa are all on the agenda. The Village’s Christmas tree will also be lit. Hours are 1:30 – 4:30pm.

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Minor flooding expected at LaSalle

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2015

    It’s a familiar site. The Illinois River at LaSalle out of its banks. It’s expected again this weekend although, the National Weather Service says the flooding will be minor. The Illinois is expected out of its banks Saturday morning and be a foot above flood stage by Sunday morning. Flood stage is 20 feet. The warning will expire Monday morning.

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Holiday crash injures several teenagers and kills woman in Marshall County

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday proved to be a fatal day in Marshall County.

Deputies were called around 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon about a crash at the intersection of Route’s 40 and 17 near Tanner’s Orchard. Nineteen-year-old Jacob Schlosser of Henry is accused of running a stop sign and hitting a sedan driven by a 15-year-old boy who had a learner’s permit.

Forty-seven-year-old Linda Stahl of Bradford was a passenger of the 15-year-old and was pronounced dead after the crash. Schlosser, the 15-year-old and three of his other passengers, all young boys were taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. They’re all in stable condition.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the county coroner are still investigating the fatal crash.

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