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KCC baseball heads to NJCAA World Series Final Four

ENID, OKLAHOMA. – The Kankakee Community College baseball team is in the final four of the NJCAA World Series.

After dropping its first game in the NJCAA Division II World Series tournament, Kankakee Community College has put together three straight victories to keep its season alive.

Once again facing elimination, the Cavaliers (51-11-1) ousted Pitt Community College (NC) Tuesday evening 14-6.
The win puts KCC into the Final Four. The Cavaliers take on Parkland College (52-7-1) at 7 pm Wednesday night.

In the win over Pitt (42-9), KCC's Nick Albanese led the offense, going 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Alex Mandeville followed, going 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs as Dylan Dodd finished 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.

On the mound, Kyle Flessner picked up the win in 4 2/3 innings of work. Flessner allowed six earned runs on 10 hits while walking three batters. Brennan Kelly threw 2 1/3 innings of relief, allowing no hits and striking out two.

The Cavaliers pounded out 12 hits, breaking the game open with a seven-run 5th inning. KCC scored two in the second inning, two in the third, seven in the fifth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh.

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Weekend storm damage in Hoopeston, Rossville

Clean-up efforts continued Tuesday in northern Vermilion County where high winds, heavy rains and hail did damage in Hoopeston, Rossville and Bismarck Friday night.

No injuries were reported. The storm flooded streets and farm fields. Trees and power lines were down. The Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency reported hail in excess of two inches. Winds reached 70 mph.

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Kankakee shooting leaves man in critical condition

An afternoon shooting in Kankakee Tuesday left a man in critical condition. The victim was shot in the neck following what police are calling an altercation in an alley near Bourbonnais Street and Harrison Avenue.

Police believe there was only one shooter, but several shots were fired. The victim's name has not been released.

Tuesday's violence follows the city's third homicide on Sunday.

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Hopkins Park man arrested in Jasper County on multiple felony warrants

A 30-year-old Illinois man who authorities say is a prime suspect in a two-state drug operation is in custody in Jasper County, Indiana. Sheriff’s Police report Dennis Hogan will be held for authorities in Kankakee County.

The sheriff's office received information Friday, through federal sources working with area drug task force units, on a wanted subject fleeing from Hopkins Park. Agencies warned the suspect may be armed and dangerous.

A Jasper County press release stated, the wanted man was identified as Hogan, also known by his street name "Dino." He was wanted on a violent felony involving the use of a firearm, and was named a prime suspect in a drug operation between Indiana and Illinois.

Hogan was located riding in the backseat of a vehicle along State Road 14. Hogan was taken into custody with incident.

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More I-65 closures expected ……

More construction on Interstate 65 will cause some temporary closures and delays for motorists in Indiana this week.

A resurfacing project closes three ramps in White and Jasper Counties.

In White County, the U.S. 24 entrance ramp to I-65 southbound will be shut down for the project.

In Jasper County, the I-65 southbound exit ramp to U.S. 231 and the U.S. 231 entrance ramp to I-65 northbound will be closed.

The remaining open ramps at these two interchanges will be used for the detour on I-65.

Transportation officials report work on all three ramps is expected to be completed by the end of July.

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