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Bourbonnais man dies in fatal crash on Illinois Route 50

A 27-year-old Bourbonnais man is dead after his car slammed into a semi-trailer, which had detached from its cab and blocked Route 50 in Bourbonnais.

Jonathan Grams was pronounced dead at the scene early today (Tuesday). State Police and the Kankakee County Coroner’s office investigated just after 2:30 am. The crash happened on Route 50 at 11000 N.

Police report 54-year-old Mitchel Hendricks of Watseka was operating a semi hauling a flatbed trailer westbound on 11000 N. The semi made a left turn onto Route 50 going south. The semi lost the flatbed trailer it was hauling. The trailer came to rest blocking all four lanes of highway 50.

Police stated about five-minutes later the southbound Grams vehicle struck the trailer as it sat in the middle of the roadway.

Route 50 was shut down for about four and a-half hours.

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Armed Robbery in Ford County town of Melvin

Ford County Sheriff deputies and Gibson City Police responded to an armed robbery in Melvin Saturday. The call was in response to an incident at the Melvin Convenient Store on Main Street in Melvin.

Sheriff Mark Doran reported a white male, late 30’s or early 40’s, between 5’5” and 5’7” tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds entered the store. The suspect was armed with what appeared to be a black pistol and wearing a tan ski mask, black shirt, coat and shoes, and blue jeans. The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money, then left. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash heading west bound on foot.

Video surveillance has been reviewed. Citizens with information are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (217) 379-2324 or Ford County Crimestoppers at (217) 784-4173.

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Bank robbed in Lafayette, Indiana

The Lafayette, IN Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Saturday in Lafayette.

Police were called to the Lafayette Community Bank on Cougill Lane around 11:38 am.

Police said a man entered the bank and demanded money from multiple tellers. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

No one was injured and no weapon was displayed, police said.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot to 6-foot-1 man, wearing glasses, a red sweatshirt and a hat.

This incident is still under investigation. Detectives are also looking into any connection between this robbery and one from November 18 at the Lafayette Bank and Trust on Maple Point Drive.

Anybody with any information regarding the case is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or use the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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Chebanse bank robbed

The Federated Bank at Chebanse was robbed this (Monday) morning. A man, described as white, wearing a brown coat, robbed the facility on First North Street at 9:50 am. No one was injured.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police report the suspect implied he had a weapon. There was no word on how much money was involved.

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Manteno woman killed in snowmobile crash

A Manteno woman was killed in a snowmobile accident Sunday night.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said 24-year-old Kristin Agrue was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center just after 10 pm. She was thrown from the snowmobile she was riding on and was struck by another one that was following behind.

Sheriff's deputies were at the crash site this morning investigating. The accident happened at 1000N Road near 2000E Road.

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