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Streator woman gets prison for role in fatal crash

On Thursday in Livingston County, a Streator woman was ordered to prison in connection with a fatal traffic crash. Denise R. Woodring, 55, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but could parole in several years. She was driving with prescription drugs in her system when her car collided with a car dr

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-01-18 20:48:15

Marseilles homeless woman, off streets, warm in motel

For months, Marseilles citizens have been concerned about a homeless woman sleeping in doorways and city sidewalks with her belongings in tow. Marseilles Police Chief Jim Hovious is one of those citizens. "We had tried to get her help for a long time in many different ways, but, in the warmer months

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-01-19 03:30:00

Yorkville Weekend Weather Calls For Sun, Rain, Fog

YORKVILLE, IL - This weekend is a mixed bag of weather for Yorkville. Expect sunny or partly sunny skies Friday and Saturday with a good chance of rain Sunday. Be prepared for fog, too. If you can stand a little extra wind, Saturday's your best bet for outdoor activities.4-day Forecast for Yorkville

PATCH - 2018-01-18 17:30:09

Four police departments look to cooperate

Four Illinois Valley police departments could one day operate under one roof. Mayors from La Salle, Peru, Oglesby and Spring Valley announced Thursday the cities are looking into sharing a police station and the possibility of a shared police services agreement. "I think we all kind of agreed when t

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 22:44:00

Dummer leads Lady Hubs bowling team at Morris, Sterling invitationals

Rochelle senior medals in second place at Sterling MLK Invite STERLING - Rochelle senior Katie Dummer found her groove on the lanes when the Lady Hubs varsity bowling team battled in an eight-team field at Sterling's MLK Invitational on Monday. Rochelle placed seventh overall, knocking down 4,634 pi

ROCHELLE NEWS-LEADER - 2018-01-19 03:35:22

Streator police ID victim in fatal beating, say they have a suspect

STREATOR - Streator police have identified a man who died following a Dec. 16 battery and say they've pinpointed a suspect - but no one has yet been placed in custody. David Cross, 46, died Dec. 29 from injuries sustained in a battery reported Dec. 16 in the 400 block of East Livingston Street, Stre

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-17 14:31:00

Former manager of Peoria County's lead program guilty of misconduct

PEORIA - Jurors took about two hours Thursday to find the former head of Peoria County's lead hazard program guilty of official misconduct for steering grant money toward his now-wife's rental home nearly seven years ago. Dale E. Clarkson faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced on March

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-19 00:20:08

Henry man charged for violating probation, child sexual assault a second time

23-year-old Brodie Brozak of Henry has been sentenced to five years behind bars for sexually abusing a minor while on probation for that very offense. The Peoria Journal-Star says Brozak had previously been sentenced to four years of probation for sexual abuse of a teenage boy in February of 2016. D

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 07:53:00

Christie releases Point Pleasant Beach murderer who claimed to be battered woman

Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 12, 2018 commuted the sentence of Lisa Pyatt, convicted in 1993 of fatally stabbing her fiance, Kevin Patrick McGowan, three days before their wedding. Kathleen Hopkins In one of his last official acts, outgoing Gov. Chris Christie commuted the 40-year prison sentence of

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 11:00:01

Lollipop-licking man robbed Chase Bank in Stafford, cops say

STAFFORD - A man remains unidentified after he passed a note to a bank teller Thursday afternoon, took money and fled on foot, police said. During the exchange at the Chase Bank, on Martin Truex Jr. Boulevard in the Manahawkin section of town, the man held a lollipop in his mouth, said Stafford Poli

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-19 03:21:24

Police misconduct: Seidle said he was overwhelmed by custody dispute

After killing his ex-wife, former Neptune Police Sgt. Philip Seidle said he was talked out of killing himself by a fellow officer. File video by Thomas P. Costello edited by Andrew Ford. Andrew Ford After killing his ex-wife, former Neptune Police Sgt. Philip Seidle said he was talked out of killi

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

DOYLE: Brick Hospital another Byrne legacy

Brendan Byrne was a great governor of New Jersey. His recent passing recalled his achievements: Pinelands Preservation, school funding, the sports complex, casino gambling. As a New Jersey assemblyman, elected with him and serving throughout his eight years as governor and 10 years more, I knew firs

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 20:52:53

NJ job market tanks at end of 2017, but here's who's hiring

New Jersey's job market tumbled in December as employers struggled with frigid weather, a changing retail landscape and finding qualified workers. The state lost 11,400 jobs last month. Its unemployment rate dipped from 5.1 percent to 5 percent, but mainly because people dropped out of the work forc

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 18:06:41

Watch: Fishermen Dive Into Freezing Water Before Terrifying Motorboat Crash

A dramatic video captured three fishermen jumping into freezing Columbia River to avoid being injured when another boat plowed into their vessel. One of the fishermen has now filed a $372,500 lawsuit, accusing the driver of being distracted by his cellphone moments before the crash. The incident too


One young man's courage amid exposure to substance abuse

[Brick Township High School senior Cameron Cohen shared how substance abuse has impacted his life. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS] BRICK TOWNSHIP - Cameron Cohen, a Brick Township High School senior, stood before a crowd of 600 and ripped down the facade he had constructed for himself, revealing a li

STARNEWSGROUP.COM - 2018-01-18 14:19:39

Go inside a Neptune homeless encampment

Carlos Santiago and Paul Merker return to the camp to start cleaning up in preparation for the groups return. About one dozen homeless people who live in a small encampment in the woods have been staying at the Crystal Inn since severe cold weather and snow hit the area. Donations collected made th

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-19 04:32:58

Stratford Man Sentenced For Large-Scale 'Fencing' Operation

STRATFORD, CT - A Stratford man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a large-scale fencing operation that cost retailers more than $3.9 million, according to federal authorities. Matthew Harwood, 43, was also ordered to pay a $35,0

PATCH - 2018-01-18 20:00:45

Bridgeport police make drug bust at scene of Tuesday shooting

Bridgeport police made several arrests and a large drug bust Thursday at the same place where someone gunned down a young man earlier this week. Authorities say they hope they are closer to finding Jawuan Green's killer. He turned 21 on Sunday and was shot to death Tuesday morning. The shooting happ

NEWS 12 - 2018-01-19 04:05:00

Man sent to prison for running shoplifting operation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for running a large-scale fencing operation. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Matthew Harwood, of Stratford, will report to prison March 19 after being sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison. Related Cont

WTNH.COM - 2018-01-18 20:37:30

Headless chickens found in Bridgeport court

BRIDGEPORT (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom. Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthou

BRISTOL PRESS - 2018-01-19 05:57:00