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Police trying to locate missing Mendota man

MENDOTA - Police are attempting to locate a Mendota man who has not arrived home from a trip to Destin, Fla. Stanley B. Vodden, 69, of Mendota was expected to be home before or on Thursday, but he has not showed up, according to a press release from Mendota police. Police were notified by family mem

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-16 22:29:00

Fugitive remains on the lam

A woman wanted on a charge she helped beat a Utica man, and who was last seen in Hawaii, remains on the loose. Zenaida L. Glass, 44, along with Alan Longest, are charged with beating a disabled man Jan. 29 at the man's Utica home. Longest, 54, was arrested on a warrant Feb. 16 in Wilmington. Glass w

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-03-16 22:16:45

Stacy Peterson's Sister Claims to Know Location of Missing Woman's Body

Cassandra Cales wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that she has sonar images of Stacy Peterson's remains and is asking for donations to help recover them Stacy Peterson married Drew on October 18, 2003, shortly before Savio's death. She disappeared on October 28, 2007 and was officially reported missi

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-03-16 15:50:33

Granville woman accused of theft of more than $100,000 from Mark business

HENNEPIN - Chelsea I. Keen, 22, of Granville was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on a Class 1 felony theft charge, Putnam County chief deputy Chad Haage said. She's accused of exerting control over certain unauthorized purchases while working for Putnam County Painting in Mark, Haage said. She's

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-16 12:17:00

No bond reduction for gun defendant

A jailed La Salle man, who is facing gun charges, failed Friday in his bid for lower bond. Christian E. Leek, 23, is charged with stealing a .38-caliber revolver during the burglary of a Cedar Point home Feb. 20, then being found with the gun two days later, drunken, at a Peru bar. Leek has a felony

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-03-16 17:57:27

From living in a van to playing arenas

'Shazam' is the magic word that took musicians Caitlin Doyle and Zack Smith from living out of the back of their van to opening for the Dixie Chicks. When Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks heard Smooth Hound Smith's music in a Los Angeles club, the married members of the duo were the sort of hardsc

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-17 11:30:00

Man to be sentenced for false bill

A La Salle man awaits sentencing for passing a bogus bill. Timothy M. Rios, 29, pleaded guilty Friday to giving a woman a phony $100 bill, in April at a La Salle business, in exchange for five $20 bills. After Rios left, the woman saw the $100 bill was marked, "For motion picture use only." Such bil

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-03-16 17:57:45

Ottawa Y shut down to handle spill Thursday

Ottawa firefighters responded at 1:14 p.m. Thursday to the Ottawa YMCA for a report of a woman coughing from a reaction to a chemical. The building was evacuated for a chemical spill in the filter room under the pool as firefighters arrived. YMCA Executive Director Joe Capece said the facility was e

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-03-16 17:01:50