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Rockford woman killed in car crash

MCHENRY, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 27-year-old Rockford woman was killed in a two-vehicle car crash on Wednesday evening in the 17000 block of U.S. Route 176. The initial investigation indicated that a 2005 Honda Civic was traveling west bound on Route 176 and veered into the oncoming lane of traffic, where

WIFR - 2018-01-18 19:40:00

Rockford man accused of 1993 murder back in jail

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - It's been almost a year since Patrick Pursley was released from prison for a 1993 murder he said he didn't commit. Now he's back in the Winnebago County Jail on different charges. He faces charges of attempting to foil or defeat a drug screening test back in December. Pursle

WIFR - 2018-01-18 00:23:00

Rockford woman killed, Marengo man hurt in McHenry County crash

A Rockford woman has died and a Marengo man is hurt after a two-car crash in the unincorporated town of Union in McHenry County Wednesday night. According to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, a 2005 Honda Civic driven by a 27-year-old Rockford woman was going westbound on Route 176 around 9:30 p.

13 WREX-TV - 2018-01-18 20:21:00

'That's him,' mother says of Peoria man charged in Rockford teen's fatal shooting

ROCKFORD - The mother of a teenage boy fatally shot while riding in a sport utility vehicle with her identified a Peoria man as one of those in a vehicle from which bullets were sprayed into their SUV. Latravius Q. Stringer, 27, is accused in the fatal shooting of Lavontay Allen, 15. Allen, of Rockf

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-01-17 23:01:17

Defendant threatened to kill Rockford woman before her death in '08, prosecutors tell jury

ROCKFORD - A Rockford woman was choked and injured previously by the man she was dating before her body was found along the shore of the Rock River two weeks after she disappeared, prosecutors told jurors on Wednesday. The on-again, off-again relationship was marked by domestic violence and threats,

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-01-17 17:38:55

Murder trial for man accused of killing Rockford teen continues

The murder trial for the man accused of killing a Rockford teenager is a drive-by shooting is now underway. Latravius Stringer is charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old Lavontay Allen. Officials say Allen was shot when he was riding in the car with his mother in the area of Preston Street and

13 WREX-TV - 2018-01-18 07:52:00

Ryley Walker coming to Rockford next month

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Ryley Walker is coming to Rockford as part of the Coronado Americana Music Series. Walker takes the stage at the Coronado Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Walker released his third studio album in the summer of 2016 called, "Golden Sings That Have Been

WIFR - 2018-01-18 21:24:00

Man charged in Machesney Park gas station armed robbery

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection to the Mobile gas station armed robbery last week. According to the sheriff's office, David Baney, 32, was arrested on the 8400 block of Elm St. in Machesney Park on Tuesday. Baney faces armed robbery charges after he allegedly w

13 WREX-TV - 2018-01-17 18:53:00

Advisory: Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego counties could see another 4 to 8 inches of snow

WATERTOWN - Residents in Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties could see 4 to 8 inches of snow through Friday morning. The National Weather Service said in its winter weather advisory that the snow could cause difficult travel conditions. They also warned motorists of reduced visibility given the nar

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-01-18 19:48:00

Two Sunmount cases postponed, one set for dismissal

TUPPER LAKE - Three Sunmount employees charged with fighting with a resident and cover-up had their trials postponed in Tupper Lake town court Wednesday evening, with one set to be dismissed under certain circumstances. Joshua D. Beitter, 35, and Magnus S. Stalhammar, 44, both of Tupper Lake are e


Hotel Saranac opens this afternoon

The Hotel Saranac is seen on Jan. 3 from Academy Street in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo - Griffin Kelly) SARANAC LAKE - At long last, the historic, massively renovated Hotel Saranac is set to reopen at 4 p.m. today, General Manager Michael Salyers confirmed around 12:30 p.m. Most aspects of th


Trudeau features Zonker in carnival poster

SARANAC LAKE - "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau's poster for the 2018 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival shows Zonker viewing the Adirondack mountains with fireworks in the sky and the Ice Palace in the distance. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival poster design s

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-01-18 19:50:49

Saranac Lake mayor to seek re-election

SARANAC LAKE - Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau is running for a third term. In a video announcement, he said he hopes voters will support him "so that Saranac Lake will reach its full potential with an exciting future." In a statement, he said his major themes will be "getting more good-paying job

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-01-17 19:29:37

Old Mountain Road case back in court

A riderless snowmobile is stuck in snow on the Old Mountain Road trail in February 2010. (Photo provided - Andy Walkow) LAKE PLACID - The long-running Old Mountain Road case went back to court Wednesday in Albany, where lawyers argued whether the state broke the law in claiming this town road as a


Life at Baker's: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

To Henry James (expatriate American author): "... Our house - emphatically Baker's - is on a hill and has a sight of a stream turning a corner in the valley - bless the face of running water! And sees some hills too, and the paganly prosaic roofs of Saranac itself: the Lake, it does not see, nor do


Saranac's Duffield, Woodruff set indoor track school records

Peru's Ella Messner races in the 800-meter relay. PLATTSBURGH - Saranac's Cameron Duffield and Rachael Woodruff both broke school records in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference indoor track and field Wednesday at the Plattsburgh State Field House. Team scores were not provided to the Press-Republic

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-01-18 04:57:00

Chris Christie stopped while trying to skip TSA security line at Newark Airport

Chris Christie was told to get in a security line with everyone else after he apparently tried to pass through a gate access area at Newark Airport that he used when he was governor, sources tell Eyewitness News. Christie was being escorted by a New Jersey State Police trooper at the time. During a

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-01-18 19:09:08

Car careens through New Jersey parking lot, crashes into river along with parked car

Two cars landed in a river in New Jersey on Thursday afternoon. Crews worked to remove the cars from Third River in Nutley near Harrison Street. One of the cars was caught in a fence in between the CVS parking lot and the river. Officials say a car went through the parking lot and crashed through th

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-01-18 21:24:50

Man walking on Thruway with gas can is charged with possessing stolen car

CATSKILL, N.Y. >> After stopping to assist a New Jersey man who was walking alongside the Thruway with a gasoline can, state troopers wound up arresting him for allegedly possessing a stolen car, police said Thursday. Nicholas J. Santana, 40, of Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested about 2:05 a.m. Thursda

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-01-18 05:00:00

A lot of people in N.J. came from Trump's "s---hole" countries

Those immigrants from Trump's "s---hole" countries? A lot of them live in New Jersey (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) They battle the same endless traffic and transit delays, they pay the same outrageous property taxes and they number more than the entire city of Paterson. They are the 1

NJ.COM - 2018-01-18 12:46:01